| September 8, 1997|
Canal Vie (French)
| 480i (SDTV)
Canal Vie is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel owned by Bell Media. Canal Vie airs lifestyle and entertainment programs aimed at women in the form of talk shows, documentaries, reality TV series, and films. Programs focus on a variety of topics including home improvement, cooking, health, parenting, and relationships.
Canal Vie Wikipedia
In September 1996, Radiomutuel inc. was granted approval for a television broadcasting licence by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for Le Canal Vie, described as "a national French-language specialty service that is dedicated to information and entertainment programs focused on three very specific subjects: lifestyle (human relations, social and interpersonal), health (physical and mental), and outdoor activities for families or individuals."
The channel launched on September 8, 1997 as Canal Vie.
In June 1999, Astral announced its intentions to purchase Radiomutuel, which was approved by the CRTC on January 12, 2000. The transaction closed shortly thereafter.
On March 4, 2013, the Competition Bureau approved the takeover of Astral Media by Bell Media. Bell filed a new application for the proposed takeover with the CRTC on March 6, 2013; the CRTC approved the merger on June 27, 2013, effectively turning over control of Canal Vie to Bell.
On October 30, 2006, Astral Media launched Canal Vie HD, a HD simulcast of Canal Vie's standard definition feed.Saint Pierre and Miquelon - distributed on SPM Telecom systems.