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DejaView is a Canadian English language specialty television channel owned by Corus Entertainment. It primarily airs television shows from the 1970s to 2010s.

DejaView
DejaView logo.svg
LaunchedSeptember 4, 2001 (2001-09-04)
Owned byCorus Entertainment
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
CountryCanada
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario
Sister channel(s)CMT
MovieTime
Showcase
ABC Spark
Adult Swim
BBC Canada
History
History2
Global News: BC 1
Websitedejaviewtv.ca
Availability
Satellite
Bell TVChannel 636 (SD)
Shaw DirectChannel 176 (HD)
Cable
Available on most cable systemsChannel slots vary on each provider
IPTV
Bell Aliant Fibe TVChannel 268 (SD)
Bell Fibe TVChannel 636 (SD)
Bell MTSChannel 233 (SD)
Optik TVChannel 9506 (SD)
Channel 506 (HD)
SaskTelChannel 136 (SD)
VMediaChannel 293 (SD)
ZazeenChannel 123 (SD)

HistoryEdit

In November 2000, Global Television Network Inc. (then owned by Canwest) was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a national English-language Category 2 specialty television service called Pop TV, described as "featuring classic programs from the beginnings of television. Programming will explore vintage television and the cultural impact of television on our society by providing a window on television history."[1]

The channel was launched in September 2001 as DejaView.[2]

After DejaView's parent company, Canwest, filed for creditor protection in October 2009,[3] Shaw Communications subsequently completed a purchase and took over the assets of Canwest's broadcasting arm on October 27, 2010,[4] which was announced in February of that year,[5] and renamed the company Shaw Media.

On April 1, 2016, DejaView's parent company, Shaw Media, was acquired by Corus Entertainment. It became a sister station to CMT, as with its other sister stations such as MovieTime.

In late 2016, a 1080i high definition simulcast of the standard definition feed was launched.


ProgrammingEdit

Throughout the channel's existence, it has primarily aired sitcoms and television dramas from the United States and Canada, however, other genres of programs have aired including game shows, reality television, and lifestyle series.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Decision CRTC 2000-567 CRTC 2000-12-14
  2. ^ "Digital channels struggling at start of third year on cable and satellite TV". Sympatico.ca. August 2003.
  3. ^ Clark, Andrew (October 6, 2009). "Canwest Global Communications files for bankruptcy protection". The Guardian. England. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
  4. ^ Shaw Completes Purchase of Canwest Broadcasting Assets Marketwire press release 2010-10-10
  5. ^ Shaw moves for Canwest control, CBC.ca, 2010-02-12

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