Historia (TV channel)

This article is about the specialty cable channel in Canada. For a similar channel in Spain and Portugal that also uses the Historia name, see History (European TV channel). For other uses, see Historia.

Historia logo
Launched January 31, 2000
Owned by Corus Entertainment
(branding licensed from A+E Networks)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec
Sister channel(s) History
Website Historia (French)
Bell TV Channel 133 (SD)
Channel 1862 (HD)
Shaw Direct Channel 756 (SD)
Channel 398 / 232 (HD)
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings
Bell Aliant Channel 863 (SD)
Channel 963 (HD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 124 (SD)
Channel 1124 (HD)
MTS Channel 431 (SD)
Optik TV Channel 8017 (SD)
Channel 2017 (HD)
SaskTel Channel 257 (SD)
Telus Quebec Channel 43 (SD)
Channel 543 (HD)
VMedia Channel 116 (SD) (QC)
Zazeen Channel 209 (HD)

Historia is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel owned by Corus Entertainment. The network broadcasts programming related to history and historical fiction, and a sister network to the similar English-language network History.


Original logo used from the channel's launch until August 23, 2010
Second logo used from the channel until March 9, 2015

Licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) as Canal Histoire to Alliance Atlantis and Premier Choix Networks (Astral),[1] the channel was launched on January 31, 2000 as Historia.

On January 18, 2008, a joint venture between Canwest and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners known as CW media bought Alliance Atlantis and gained its interest in Historia. The new company also acquired Historia's English language equivalent, History Television (now History).

On October 27, 2010, Shaw Communications completed its acquisition of Canwest and Goldman Sachs' interest in CW Media, giving it control of CW Media's 50% interest in Historia.[2][3]

On March 4, 2013, Corus Entertainment announced that it would acquire Astral Media's stakes in Séries+ and Historia, as well as several other properties, under separate transactions with the two companies. The purchase was tied to Bell Media's pending takeover of Astral Media; an earlier proposal had been rejected by the CRTC in October 2012 due to concerns surrounding its total market share following the merger, but was restructured under the condition that the companies divest certain media properties.[4] In a separate deal, Corus also acquired Shaw's interests in Séries+ and Historia, giving it full ownership.[5] The deals were approved by the CRTC on December 20, 2013[6] and Corus become the full owner of the channel on January 1, 2014.[7]

On October 21, 2014, Corus reached an agreement with A&E Networks to acquire French-language rights to programming from History, the U.S. counterpart of Historia's former English-language sister network. On March 9, 2015, the network was re-launched under History's logo and branding, although the network still carries the Historia name.[8] Historia was re-united with its English-language counterpart in April 2016 following the reorganization of Shaw Media into Corus.

Historia HD

On October 30, 2006, Astral Media launched a high definition simulcast feed of Historia.


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