Wild TV

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
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Wild TV logo
LaunchedSeptember 2004
Owned byWild TV Inc.
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
SloganCanada's Hunting and Fishing TV Network
CountryCanada
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersEdmonton, Alberta
Formerly calledWild TV (2004-2019)
Wild Pursuit Network (2019)
Wild TV (2019 - present)
Websitewildtv.ca
Availability
Satellite
Bell TVChannel 389 (SD)
Shaw DirectChannel 131 / 456 (SD)
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systemsCheck local listings, channels may vary
IPTV
Bell Aliant Fibe TVChannel 140 (SD)
Bell Fibe TVChannel 424 (SD)
Channel 1424 (HD)
Bell MTSChannel 185 (SD)
Channel 1185 (HD)
Optik TVChannel 9359 (SD)
Channel 359 (HD)
SaskTelChannel 164 (SD)
Channel 464 (HD)
VMediaChannel 393 (SD)

DistributionEdit

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.

In March 2019, Wild TV was renamed Wild Pursuit Network when it entered into a partnership with Pursuit Channel in the United States.[3] The partnership ended in the late summer of 2019 and the channel's name was changed back to Wild TV.


International broadcastEdit

New ZealandEdit

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.

EuropeEdit

In 2010 and 2011, Wild TV was launched in several European markets including Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Slovenia.[4]

Wild TV HDEdit

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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