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BBC Canada
BBC Canada logo.svg
BBC Canada logo
Launched September 7, 2001
Owned by CW Media (80% & managing partner)
BBC Worldwide (20%)
Slogan The Best And Boldest Of British Television
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Website BBC Canada
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 635
Shaw Direct Channel 534
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings, channels may vary

BBC Canada is a Canadian English language category 2 digital cable specialty channel. It presents programming from the BBC. Along with BBC Kids, it is a joint venture between CW Media (a division of Canwest and GS Capital Partners) and BBC Worldwide.

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Programming

Since BBC Canada is licensed as a Canadian channel, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's (CRTC) broadcasting regulations require that it carry a quota of Canadian content. In addition to BBC programs, therefore, it also broadcasts a number of Canadian series as well.

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Noted series

History

Licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in November 2000 to Alliance Atlantis, the channel was launched on September 7, 2001 under its current name.

On January 18, 2008, a joint venture between Canwest and GS Capital Partners bought Alliance Atlantis and gained AAC's interest in BBC Canada.

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