Planète+ Thalassa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Planète+ Thalassa
Planete+ Thalassa.png
LaunchedSeptember 15, 1999 (1999-09-15)
ClosedJanuary 1,  2016 (2016-01-01)
Owned byCanal+ Group France Télévisions
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
576i (SDTV)
SloganAvec la mer, revenez à l'essentiel
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
Broadcast areaFrance
HeadquartersBoulogne-Billancourt, France
Formerly calledPlanète 2 (1999-2002)
Planète Thalassa (2002-2011)
Sister channel(s)Planète+
Planète+ CI
Planète+ A&E
Websiteplaneteplus.com
Availability
Satellite
Canalsat81 (HD/SD)
Cable
Numericable140 (SD)
IPTV
Canalsat81 (HD/SD)

Planète+ Thalassa was a French TV channel, owned by Canal+ Group & France Télévisions. It is part of Planète+ channels. The channel has stopped on 1 January 2016 after that France Télévisions and the CANAL+ Group agreed to close the channel.

History[edit]

On September 15, 1999, the channel was launched with the name of Planète 2.

On July 2002, Canal+ Group and France Télévisions signed a contract for the launch of a TV channel, showing programs based upon the famous French program Thalassa, which has been broadcast on France 3 since 1975 . This new channel replaced Planète 2 on November 1, 2002.

Because of the addition of + letter on Canal+'s thematic channels, Planète Thalassa became Planète+ Thalassa on May 17, 2011 as well as the other Planète + channels.

The channel closed his gates on the 1st day of 2016. It is because of the Découverte (Discovery) thematic too strong that CANAL+ & France Télévisions decided together to close the channel. The CANALSAT (now known as CANAL) subscribers can still watch the other Planète + channels from channel 80 to 83.