|Launched||2 April 1996|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
|Slogan||"La chaîne de la connaissance"|
132, avenue du Président Wilson
History of the channel
Encyclopédia was launched in 1996 with the launch of the AB Sat satellite package as a documentary channel dedicated to encyclopedic knowledge, but mostly on science and engineering, notably medicine and modern inventions.
Its main rival is Planète.
Its programmes consist of documentaries based on discovery, knowledge, and all scientific disciplines (ecology, medical science, astronomy, etc.).
- Au cœur de la science : weekly magazine presented by Michel Chevalet exploring one scientific theme in the news.
Encyclopédia was originally shown only on AB Sat, but is now available through a contract on French and Swiss cable networks, on the Nouveau Canalsat satellite package, and through AB Groupe, the channel is available on the major ADSL packages.
- (French) Programmes on Encyclopédia