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Encyclopedia > BBC Canada
BBC Canada
BBC_Canada_logo.gif
Type Digital cable specialty channel
Country Flag of Canada Canada
Availability National
Owner Alliance Atlantis (80% & managing partner)
BBC (20%)
Launch date September 7, 2001
Website www.bbccanada.com

BBC Canada is a general entertainment Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel. Along with BBC Kids, it is a joint venture between Alliance Atlantis and BBC Worldwide. Image File history File links BBC_Canada_logo. ... Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ... A specialty channel or specialty service is a television channel, generally not available through conventional broadcast television, which consists of programming focused on a single type or targeted at a specific demographic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Alliance Atlantis Alliance Atlantis is a Toronto-based media company. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is one of the largest broadcasting corporations in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of more than £4 billion. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Category 2 channels are Canadian television channels defined by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission which may be carried, optionally, by all digital cable television and direct broadcast satellite providers. ... Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ... The term television channel generally refers to either a television station or its cable/satellite counterpart (both outlined below). ... BBC Kids is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel owned by Alliance Atlantis and BBC Worldwide. ... Alliance Atlantis Alliance Atlantis is a Toronto-based media company. ... BBC Worldwide Limited is the wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation, formed out of a restructuring of its predecessor BBC Enterprises in 1995. ...

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Programming

As BBC Canada is effectively a Canadian channel which merely happens to be partly British-owned, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's broadcasting regulations require it carry a quota of Canadian content. In addition to BBC programmes, therefore, it also broadcasts Canadian series such as Real Renos, Debbie Travis' Facelift, Holmes on Homes and more. BBC Canada is also prohibited to air newscasts, however BBC World is available in Canada. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, in French Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) was established in 1968 by the Canadian Parliament to replace the Board of Broadcast Governors. ... Debbie Travis Facelift is a home improvement reality television show produced in Canada for Home & Garden Television. ... Holmes on Homes is a Canadian television series airing on Home & Garden Television in Canada, and also on several other Alliance Atlantis networks in Canada (including BBC Canada and Life Network), as well as in Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. ... BBC World is the BBCs 24-hour international, news and information television channel, launched in January 1995. ...


BBC Canada is also the only channel in Canada that puts its TV rating on the top-right side of the screen, the opposite of the standard top-left side, as the channel's identifying digital on-screen graphic (DOG) occupies the top-left side, in line with those of several British television channels. DOG on BBC News 24. ...


Noted Series

Life on Mars is a British television drama series, which was shown on BBC One in January and February 2006. ... See also WAGs, acronym for footballers wives and girlfriends. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Hotel Babylon is a BBC television drama series based on the book of the same name by Imogen Edwards-Jones and Anonymous, first shown in January 2006. ... The Office is a British television comedy series, created, written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, and first aired in the UK on BBC Two on July 9, 2001. ... Coupling is a sitcom written by Steven Moffat, produced by Hartswood Films for the BBC, that debuted on BBC2 in May 2000, and ended in 2004. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Kumars at No. ... How Not To Decorate was a television series which aired on Five in the United Kingdom in which designers Justin Ryan & Colin McAllister helped redecorate notoriously ugly or unstylish homes, in a format similar to the What Not to Wear series. ... What Not to Wear is a makeover television show. ... The Thick of It is a British comedy television series, which satirises the inner workings of modern British government. ... The Smoking Room is a British television sitcom, written by Brian Dooley, who won a BAFTA for the series in 2005. ... This article is about the television series. ...

See also

The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is one of the largest broadcasting corporations in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of more than £4 billion. ...

External links

  • Official Site
Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.

Television Assets: BBC Canada | BBC Kids | Discovery Health Channel (Canada) | Fine Living (Canada) | Food Network (Canada) | HGTV (Canada) | Historia | History Television | IFC (Canada) | Life Network | National Geographic Channel (Canada) | One: The Body, Mind & Spirit Channel | Séries+ | SCREAM | Showcase Television | Showcase Action | Showcase Diva Alliance Atlantis Alliance Atlantis is a Toronto-based media company. ... Braun HF 1, Germany, 1958 OT-1471 Belweder, Poland, 1957 Television is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound over a distance. ... BBC Kids is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel owned by Alliance Atlantis and BBC Worldwide. ... Discovery Health Channel is a Canadian category 1 digital cable television channel with programming based on human health issues. ... Fine Living Canada is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications and The E.W. Scripps Company. ... Food Network is a Canadian cable television specialty channel based in Toronto. ... HGTV Canada, which stands for Home & Garden Television is a Canadian cable television specialty channel owned and operated by Alliance Atlantis Communications (80. ... Historia is a Canadian French language television channel which presents programming about history. ... History Television is a Canadian cable television specialty channel which presents programming about history and some non-historical programming of military and technology interest. ... IFC is a Canadian category 1 digital cable television channel which features dramatic and comedic films, documentaries, and television series about the film making process and the world of film-makers. ... Life Network is a Canadian cable television specialty channel owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications. ... The National Geographic Channel is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel that is owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications and National Geographic Channel. ... Séries+ is a Canadian French language cable television channel devoted to drama owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications and Astral Media. ... Scream is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel owned by Corus Entertainment and Alliance Atlantis Communications. ... Showcase Television, now often just Showcase, is a Canadian cable specialty television channel owned by Alliance Atlantis. ... Showcase Action is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel, which features action movies and television series aimed primarily at men. ... Showcase Diva is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel. ...


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BBC Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (222 words)
As BBC Canada is effectively a Canadian channel which merely happens to be partly British-owned, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's broadcasting regulations require it carry a quota of Canadian content.
BBC Canada is also the only channel in Canada that puts its TV rating on the top-right side of the screen, the opposite of the standard top-left side, as the channel's identifying digital on-screen graphic (DOG) occupies the top-left side, in line with those of several British television channels.
BBC Canada is prohibited from airing newscasts; however BBC World newscasts are made available through the channel itself (also available on digital cable and satellite), CBC Newsworld, and some PBS stations carried in Canada.
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