Wild TV

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Wild TV
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Wild TV logo
Launched September 2004
Owned by Wild TV Inc.
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Canada's Hunting and Fishing TV Network
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Edmonton, Alberta
Website Wild TV
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 389 (SD)
Shaw Direct Channel 131 / 456 (SD)
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings, channels may vary
IPTV
Bell Aliant Fibe TV Channel 140 (SD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 424 (SD)
Channel 1424 (HD)
Bell 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.

Distribution[edit]

Wild TV logo 2004 - 2012

In May 2003, Dieter Kohler was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television specialty channel called The Hunting Channel, which was described as service that "would be devoted to all aspects of hunting and fishing. It would include programming that educates the viewer on the conservation and future of wildlife, food preparation, and safety issues relating to the use of firearms and bow and arrow hunting."[1]

The channel launched in September 2004.[2] While initially being available only through a few smaller television service providers such as Access Cable and Westman Communications, it has since become wildly available across Canada on all major television service providers including Cogeco, Rogers Cable, Shaw Cable, Shaw Direct, Videotron, Bell TV, and Eastlink.

International broadcast[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

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.

Europe[edit]

In 2010 and 2011, Wild TV was launched in several European markets including Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Slovenia.[3]

Wild TV HD[edit]

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.

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