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 logo
|Owned by||Wild TV Inc.|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Slogan||Canada's Hunting and Fishing TV Network|
|Formerly called||Wild TV (2004-2019)|
Wild Pursuit Network (2019)
Wild TV (2019 - present)
|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 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)|
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."
The channel launched in September 2004. 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. The partnership ended in the late summer of 2019 and the channel's name was changed back to Wild TV.
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 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.
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-133 CRTC 05-01-13
- About Us Wild TV About Us page undated
- WILD TV, Pursuit Channel Form North American Alliance The Outdoor Wire, 03-22-19
- 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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