Space (TV channel)
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- For the unrelated Latin American channel of the same name, see Space (Latin American TV channel).
|Launched||October 17, 1997|
|Owned by||Bell Media|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Slogan||It's Everywhere.....you're surrounded|
|Bell TV||Channel 627 (SD)
Channel 1746 (HD)
|Shaw Direct||Channel 528 (SD)
Channel 275 87 (HD)
|Available on most Canadian cable systems||Channel number varies, check your local listings|
|Bell Aliant Fibe TV||Channel 209 (SD)
Channel 425 (HD)
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 627 (SD)
Channel 1632 (HD)
|MTS||Channel 122 (SD)
Channel 1122 (HD)
|Optik TV||Channel 9392 (SD)
Channel 392 (HD)
|SaskTel||Channel 72 (SD)
Channel 372 (HD)
|VMedia||Channel 281 (HD)|
|Zazeen||Channel 100 (HD)|
Space is a Canadian Category A specialty channel owned and operated by Bell Media. It features science fiction, fantasy, horror and paranormal programming including scripted television series, films, documentaries and more. The network's original slogan was The Imagination Station, still sometimes used informally by fans.
The channel was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in 1996. It debuted on October 17, 1997 at 6:00 p.m. ET, under the ownership of CHUM Limited, airing the film Forbidden Planet, followed by a commentary on that film by author Robert J. Sawyer, followed by the film Mars Attacks!. The Sawyer commentary was the first example of the interstitial materials — mostly produced by Mark Askwith — that have become SPACE's signature: short, snappy, mini-documentaries on science fiction and science topics shown between programs, collectively known as "SPACE Flow". Daily installments include Space News (formerly SPIN, for "Space Information and News").
CTVglobemedia took over Space on June 22, 2007, as a result of a takeover of CHUM Limited. At the same time, the Citytv stations were sold to Rogers later that year. Ownership changed hands once again when on April 1, 2011, BCE Inc. gained 100% control of the assets that CTVglobemedia did not already own, placing Space under the ownership of Bell Media.
On March 4, 2013, Space introduced a new logo and imaging campaign, "It's all around you", in anticipation of the premiere of the new original series Orphan Black. The new branding was meant to reflect the channel's increased focus on fantasy and "phenomenal" programs by downplaying sci-fi imagery, in favour of scenes incorporating tangible, real-life imagery depicted in "phenomenal" means. Through Bell Media's acquisition of Astral Media, Space is now co-owned with the French-language science-fiction channel, Ztélé (since renamed Z).
Current and First-run shows
- Dark Matter
- Doctor Who
- Face Off
- Orphan Black (production host and partner with BBC America)
- Paranormal Witness
- Scare Tactics
- Viral Video Showdown
- Z Nation
- The X-Files Miniseries
Canadian past and re-run shows
- Defying Gravity
- Hilarious House of Frightenstein
- Primeval: New World
- Prisoners of Gravity
- Stargate SG-1
- Stargate Atlantis
- Stargate Universe
- The X-Files
- Unexplained Canada
American and British past and re-run shows
- The 4400
- Babylon 5
- Battlestar Galactica
- Being Human (UK)
- Being Human
- Blood Ties
- Captain Star (2005–2006) 
- The Chronicle
- Dark Matters: Twisted But True
- Do No Harm
- Flash Gordon
- The Following
- Ghost Mine
- The Girly Ghosthunters
- Grand Star
- Grimm (still in production, but no longer airs on Space)
- The Incredible Hulk
- Lost in Space
- Night Stalker
- Relic Hunter
- Ripper Street
- Robot Combat League
- The Sentinel
- Shadow Hunter
- Space Precinct
- Steve Smith Playhouse
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
- Total Blackout
- The Dresden Files
- The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne
- Todd & The Book of Pure Evil
- Total Recall 2070
- True Blood
- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
- War of the Worlds
- InnerSPACE (formerly The Circuit) - Space's flagship show, InnerSPACE is a daily entertainment talk show that covers film, television, video games, technology, comic books, gadgets, and all things genre. Hosted by Ajay Fry, Morgan Hoffman and Teddy Wilson.
- Behind the Scenes - A look at the creation and bringing to life of various sci-fi series and specials, features interviews with writers, editors, stars and others.
- The Conspiracy Guy - Suggested conspiracy theories from an odd-ball character.
- Fanboy Confessional - An celebration of geek and nerd cultures. Each episode focuses on an individual group such as LARP, Furry, Steampunk and real-life superhero.
- HypaSpace - News and information as well as the latest gossip from the entertainment industry, specifically science fiction and fantasy genres
- It Came From The Basement! - A look at people's eclectic collections of sci-fi related material
- Shadow Hunter - A series that focuses on the paranormal as seen by a ghost hunter (hosted by Darryll Walsh)
- Shelf Space - A look at and interviews with authors of science fiction, fantasy, comic books, and science fact
- The SpaceBar - Late night movie "host segments" wrapped around a sci-fi movie, vaguely reminiscent of Mystery Science Theater 3000
- Space Interstitials
- SpaceNews - News tidbits relating to space, NASA, CSA and Earth-based satellites
- Space Top 10 Countdown - Space counts down what’s hot and what’s caught our attention in genre film and television, from superheroes, movie villains, aliens and killer cyborgs. Hosted by Space on-air personalities Kim Poirier and Jonathan Llyr.
- The Twelve Days of Space-mas: Twelve days of marathons, either of popular Space programs or of similarly themed science-fiction or fantasy movies. This usually includes the Doctor Who Christmas Special on Christmas Day.
- The Spacey Awards: Space presents its own awards called the Spacey Awards to the best in sci-fi, fantasy and horror films, TV series, and video games. Some of the awards are voted on by viewers and the others by Space.
- Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: Aired for several years at Christmas.
- Decision CRTC 96-605 CRTC 1996-09-04
- SPACE HD to Launch July 6
- "Bell Media's Space gets a new look". Marketing Magazine. Retrieved 4 March 2013.