Leonardo World (Canada)

Leonardo World

Leonardo World logo
Launched June 15, 2005
Closed September 18, 2007
Owned by Telelatino Network Inc.
Corus Entertainment (50.5%)
Italo Rosati (16.5%)
Romeo Di Battista (16.5%)
Joseph Vitale (16.5%)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National

Leonardo World was a Canadian category 2 Italian language digital cable specialty channel. It was an all-lifestyle channel showcasing Italian arts and culture ranging from cuisine to travel. It was a Canadian version of the Italian channel Leonardo World. It was primarily distributed in a package with two other channels called Super Trio Italiano. The other channels were SKY TG24 and Video Italia. All three channels were wholly owned by Telelatino Network Inc., a consortium majority owned by Corus Entertainment, with the exception of Video Italia Canada which was 80% owned by Telelatino Network Inc. and 20% owned by Gruppo Radio Italia.

On September 11, 2007 Vidéotron discontinued carriage of Leonardo World Canada and on September 18, 2007 the remaining carriers, Rogers Cable and Mountain Cablevision discontinued carriage of the service as well. Leonardo World ceased operations on December 19, 2007 and no longer exists.

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