Space is a Canadian English Category A specialty channel owned and operated by Bell Media. It features speculative fiction and paranormal programming including scripted television series, films, documentaries and more. The network's original slogan was The Imagination Station, still sometimes used informally by fans.
|Launched||October 17, 1997|
|Owned by||Bell Media|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Slogan||It's all around you|
|Bell TV||Channel 627 (SD)|
Channel 1746 (HD)
|Shaw Direct||Channel 528 (SD)|
Channel 275 87 (HD)
|Available on most Canadian cable systems||Channel number varies|
|Bell Aliant Fibe TV||Channel 209 (SD)|
Channel 425 (HD)
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 627 (SD)|
Channel 1632 (HD)
|Bell MTS||Channel 122 (SD)|
Channel 1122 (HD)
|Optik TV||Channel 392 (HD)|
Channel 9392 (SD)
|SaskTel||Channel 72 (SD)|
Channel 372 (HD)
|VMedia||Channel 281 (HD)|
|Zazeen||Channel 100 (HD)|
The channel was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in 1996. It debuted on October 17, 1997 at 6:00 p.m. ET, under the ownership of CHUM Limited, airing the film Forbidden Planet, followed by a commentary on that film by author Robert J. Sawyer, followed by the film Mars Attacks!. The Sawyer commentary was the first example of the interstitial materials — mostly produced by Mark Askwith — that have become SPACE's signature: short, snappy, mini-documentaries on science fiction and science topics shown between programs, collectively known as "SPACE Flow". Daily installments include Space News (formerly SPIN, for "Space Information and News").
CTVglobemedia took over Space on June 22, 2007, as a result of a takeover of CHUM Limited. At the same time, the Citytv stations were sold to Rogers later that year. Ownership changed hands once again when on April 1, 2011, BCE Inc. gained 100% control of CTVglobemedia's non-publishing assets that it did not already own, placing Space under the ownership of Bell Media.
On February 8, 2011, the Reeves-Stevenses submitted a letter to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in support of an application by CTVglobemedia to renew the broadcasting license of Space.
On March 4, 2013, Space introduced a new logo and imaging campaign, "It's all around you", to coincide with the premiere of the channel's new original co-production Orphan Black. The new branding was meant to reflect the channel's increased focus on fantasy and "phenomenal" programs by downplaying sci-fi imagery, in favour of scenes incorporating tangible, real-life imagery depicted in "phenomenal" means. Through Bell Media's acquisition of Astral Media, Space is now co-owned with the French-language science-fiction channel, Ztélé (since renamed Z).
On June 7, 2018 during the CTV upfronts, it was announced that Space would be rebranded as CTV Sci-Fi, as part of a re-branding of several Bell Media specialty channels under the CTV name.
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