Wild TV logo
|Owned by||Wild TV Inc.|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Slogan||Canada's Hunting and Fishing TV Network|
|Bell TV||Channel 389 (SD)|
|Shaw Direct||Channel 131 / 456 (SD)|
|Available on many Canadian cable systems||Check local listings, channels may vary|
|Bell Aliant||Channel 140 (SD)|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 424 (SD)|
|MTS||Channel 185 (SD)
Channel 1185 (HD)
|Optik TV||Channel 9359 (SD)
Channel 359 (HD)
|SaskTel||Channel 164 (SD)
Channel 464 (HD)
|VMedia||Channel 393 (SD)|
Wild TV is a Canadian English language Category B specialty channel broadcasting programming focusing on hunting, fishing, shooting, and the outdoors. The channel is owned by Dieter Kohler through Wild TV Inc.
Wild TV was launched in September 2004. It began with limited coverage, mainly distributed through a few smaller cable distributors including Access Cable and Westman Communications. Wild TV was a one-channel operation rather than a large commercial entity operating many channels, and had narrowly targeted programming, so it lacked the clout needed to get carriage by major cable companies. However, subsequently Wild TV expanded its carriage across Canada, reaching deals with major cable companies including Cogeco, Rogers Cable, Shaw Cable, Videotron, Bell TV and Eastlink, as well as satellite company Shaw Direct.
Wild TV reached its first international distribution agreement with TelstraClear in New Zealand. It first aired on July 1, 2009 on TelstraClear's InHomeTV service (Channel 39). Wild TV ceased broadcasting on TelstraClear during June/July 2010.
In 2010 and 2011, Wild TV was launched in several European markets including Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Slovenia.
Wild TV HD
On January 28, 2010, Wild TV HD was launched as a high definition simulcast of Wild TV's standard definition feed. It is available on Rogers Cable, MTS, Optik TV and SaskTel. On December 4, 2013, Videotron added Wild TV HD.
- Wild TV is excited to announce it strongest third quarter line-up to date; launching June 27, 2011 Wild TV press release 2011-06-21
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