|Launched||September 7, 2001|
|Closed||August 15, 2016|
|Owned by||Stornoway Communications|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
ichannel was a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel owned by Stornoway Communications. Its programs focus on public, social and current affairs. Its programming includes films, documentaries, and talk shows.
In November 2000, a partnership between Stornoway Communications and Cogeco was granted a category 1 television broadcasting licence by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) called The Issues Channel, described as "a national English-language specialty television service dedicated to public affairs programming, that will examine matters of public interest and concern in an engaging format."