The Pet Network

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The Pet Network
The Pet Network logo 2012.png
The Pet Network logo
Launched December 3, 2004
Owned by Stornoway Communications
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan Come. Sit. Stay.
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Sister channel(s) ichannel
Website The Pet Network
Availability
Satellite
Shaw Direct Channel 556 / 187
Cable
Cable Cable Channel 454
Cogeco Channel 125
Eastlink Channel 157
Rogers Cable Channel 268
Shaw Cable Channels Vary
Source Cable Channel 141
Westman Communications Channel 92
IPTV
MTS TV Channel 255

The Pet Network is a Canadian English language Category B specialty channel owned by Stornoway Communications. The Pet Network broadcasts entertainment and information programming featuring pets in the form of films, documentaries, and dramas.

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In November 2000, a joint venture between Stornoway Communications and Cogeco were granted approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television channel called The Pet Network, described as "a national English-language Category 2 specialty television service devoted to pets and working animals."[1]

Original logo used from 2004 - 2009

Prior to the channel's launch, in January 2004, the CRTC approved an application that would see Stornoway acquire Cogeco's interest in the proposed service.[2]

The channel was launched on December 3, 2004 on Rogers Digital Cable.[3]

On October 20, 2010, The Pet Network was launched on Shaw Cable, giving the channel widespread distribution in Western Canada for the first time.[4] On November 2010, Shaw Direct added the channel to its lineup, giving the channel national distribution.[4]

The Pet Network logo from 2009 - 2012

On November 12, 2012, to coincide with the launch of the channel's 2012-2013 fall programming launch, The Pet Network underwent a rebranding including of a new logo, on-air graphics, and website.[5]

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