|Launched||June 23, 2004|
|Closed||February 23, 2009|
|Owned by||Ethnic Channels Group|
|Picture format||4:3 (480i, SDTV)|
Inter+ (2004 - 2005)|
Channel 5 (2005 - 2007)
1+1 International (2007 - 2008)
Tonis was a Canadian category 2 Ukrainian language digital cable specialty channel owned by Ethnic Channels Group (ECG) with its name licensed from the owners of the Ukrainian television channel, Tonis.
The channel broadcast a variety of programming primarily from Tonis including news, sports, cultural programs, and talk shows.
In September 2003, Ethnic Channels Group was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television channel called Ukrainian TV One, described as "a national ethnic Category 2 specialty television service providing programming primarily in the Ukrainian language."
On June 2006, in its effort to boost subscription to the channel, ECG re-branded Channel 5 as 1+1 International which broadcast programming from 1+1 International, a Ukrainian-language TV channel from Ukraine. 1+1 International, itself, was an international channel broadcasting programming from Studio 1+1 for Ukrainian communities outside the Ukraine. The channel broadcast a variety of programming including news, documentaries, talk shows, and more.
In the fall of 2008, the Ukrainian channel, 1+1 International, became no longer available in North America. By that time, Rogers, the largest Canadian television service provider at the time, had dropped the Canadian channel from its line-up due to low subscriptions. As a result of both of these situations, ECG, yet again, rebranded the channel as Tonis (in Cyrillic: “Тоніс”). The channel broadcast programming from Tonis, an informational & educational channel from Ukraine.
|2004 - 2005||2005 - 2007||2007 - 2008||2008 - 2009|