Bold (TV channel)


Bold (TV channel)

Infobox_TV_channel
name = bold
logofile = Bold logo.svg
logoalt =
logosize =
launch = September 4, 2001
(as Country Canada)
March 27, 2008
(as bold)
closed date =
picture format =
share =
share as of =
share source =
network =
owner = Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
slogan =
country = Canada
broadcast area = National
headquarters = Toronto, Ontario
former names =
replaced names = Country Canada (2001-2002)
CBC Country Canada (2002-2008)
sister names =
web = [http://www.cbc.ca/bold bold]
sat serv 1 = Bell TV
sat chan 1 = Channel 641
sat serv 2 = Star Choice
sat chan 2 = Channel 512
cable serv 1 = Available on most Canadian cable systems
cable chan 1 = Check local listings

bold (sometimes referred to as CBC bold) is a Canadian English language category 1 digital cable specialty channel owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) that airs a mix of drama, comedy, arts and culture and sports programming.

History

Licensed as Land and Sea on November 24, 2000 by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) as a joint venture between Corus Entertainment (70%) and the CBC (30%); it was intended as a service dedicated to programs of interest to rural Canadians and their lifestyles. The channel was launched on September 4, 2001 as Country Canada; based on the CBC Television series . On November 1, 2002 Corus sold its interest in Country Canada to the CBC and thus changed its logo and its name to CBC Country Canada shortly thereafter.

After the sale, the service began a shift in its programming and continuously promoted itself and its programs as a channel, according to its website, dedicated to "celebrating Canada, its land, people, regions and passions" with less emphasis on rural programming. This shift included an increase in dramatic television series from Canada and Britain that had little to no relation to the rural lifestyle along with amateur sports coverage including alpine skiing, curling, snowboarding and more. In further continuation with this shift, CBC Country Canada began to no longer promote itself as a rural lifestyle service, rather as a secondary general entertainment service to the CBC.

On March 27, 2008 at 12:01 a.m. EST, CBC Country Canada was rebranded as bold to better reflect the shift in programming CBC Country Canada was moving in, and to focus its programming on drama, comedy, the arts and sports rather than an informational service. In scheduling, the CBC would often refer to the channel as CBC bold.

Noted series as of March 2008

* "The Comeback"
* "Funland"
* "Intelligence"
* "Live From Abbey Road"
* "The Mind of the Married Man"
* "MVP"
* "Respectable"
* "The Tudors"
* "Sensitive Skin"
* "Solstrom"

ee also

* List of Canadian television channels

External links

* [http://www.cbc.ca/bold bold]


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