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Love Nature
Love Nature TV.png
CountryCanada
United States
Kenya
Netherlands
Mexico
Paraguay
Vietnam
Thailand
Hong Kong
Broadcast areaWorldwide
Argentina
Canada
Singapore
Malaysia
Indonesia
United Kingdom
Turkey
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario
Programming
Picture format4K UHD
1080i (HDTV)
(downscaled to 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerBlue Ant Media
Rock Entertainment Holdings
Sister channelsZooMoo
Blue Ant Entertainment
Blue Ant Extreme
Smithsonian Channel
Makeful
History
LaunchedMarch 12, 2006; 15 years ago (2006-03-12)
Former namesOasis HD
(2006-2014)
Oasis
(2014-2015)
Links
Websitetv.lovenature.com
Availability
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systemsChannel slots vary on each provider
Argentina GigaredBuenos Aires, Campana and San Pedro:
Channel 24.4 (Digital)
Channel 625 (HD)
General José de San Martín:
Channel 35
Argentine Littoral:
Channel 29.4 (Digital)
Argentina ExpressChannel 881 (HD)
Argentina TelecentroChannel 4001 (4K)
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 563 (HD)
Satellite
Canada Bell Satellite TVChannel 810
Channel 1625
Canada Shaw DirectChannel 131
Channel 366
Star TVCanal 258
Turkey D-SmartChannel 73 (HD)
Turkey TivibuChannel 109 (HD)
Zuku TV (Kenya)Channel 410
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 400 (4k)
IPTV
Bell Aliant Fibe TVChannel 449
Bell Fibe TVChannel 1661
Bell MTSChannel 1602
Optik TVChannel 713
SaskTelChannel 471
VMediaChannel 112
myTV SuperChannel 402
Channel 403(4K)
Unifi TVChannel 502 (HD)

Love Nature is a Canadian-based specialty television channel. The channel broadcasts documentaries and television series related to wildlife and nature.

The channel's Canadian operations are owned solely by Blue Ant Media, while the international operations are jointly owned by Blue Ant Media, Rock Entertainment Holdings and Smithsonian Networks.

History

As Oasis HD

In August 2005, John S. Panikkar (co-founder of the channel's original owner, High Fidelity HDTV), was granted a licence by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch OasisHD, described as "a national English-language Category 2 high definition specialty programming undertaking... featuring urban and wild landscapes by Canadian and international cinematographers."[1]

The channel launched in Canada on March 12, 2006, as Oasis HD,[2] focusing on wildlife and nature programming, similar to its current format.

On December 21, 2011, High Fidelity HDTV announced that it had entered into an agreement to be purchased outright by Blue Ant Media. While initially purchasing 29.9% of the company, the remaining 70.1% would be purchased once it is approved by the CRTC.[3]

Logo as Oasis from 2014 to 2015.
Logo as Oasis from 2014 to 2015.

In the summer of 2014, the channel dropped the "HD" moniker and was re-branded as Oasis with a revised logo and new website.

On January 19, 2015, Oasis re-branded again, this time as Love Nature. The re-branding coincided with an announcement by Blue Ant Media that it planned to produce 200 hours of nature programming per-year in 4K Ultra HD.[4]

International expansion

On July 14, 2008, then owners High Fidelity HDTV, announced that it had reached an agreement with Cameron Thomson Group to distribute then Oasis HD, throughout Europe.[5] Although the channel did not launch internationally as planned.

On December 14, 2015, Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks jointly announced that it was partnering in a new joint venture called Blue Skye Entertainment, with the new company focusing on developing and distributing 4K Ultra HD wildlife and nature programming globally via SVOD and linear television services under the Love Nature brand and Smithsonian Network's stand-alone streaming service, Smithsonian Earth.[6] The new company's first product launch came with the launch of the Love Nature SVOD streaming service, which launched in 32 countries at launch, in February 2016.[7]

The channel's first international linear television distribution agreement was signed with StarHub TV in Singapore in November 2016.[8]

The channel launched on Virgin Media on channels 293 and 294 in the United Kingdom on 21 July 2018.

The channel launched on Ziggo on channel 205 in the Netherlands on 1 February 2019.[9]

The channel launched on MyTV SUPER on channels 402 and 403 in Hong Kong on 11 March 2019, available in HD and 4K formats.

The channel launched on Unifi TV on channel 502 in Malaysia and channel 746 in the United States on 15 January 2020, available in HD and 4K formats.

The channel launched on AIS Play on channel 505 in Thailand on 1 August 2020, available in HD and 4K formats.

The channel launched on Cignal TV and SkyCable on Channel 203 and Channel 200 in Philippines on 1 January 2022 available soon in HD formats.

References

  1. ^  Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-363 CRTC 08 02 05
  2. ^ Bell ExpressVu Invites Canadians to Explore New High Definition Oasis and Visual Treasures Archived 2011-10-02 at the Wayback Machine BCE press release 2006-03-13
  3. ^ Blue Ant Media Enters Agreement to Acquire High Fidelity HDTV CNW press release 2011-12-21
  4. ^ "Blue Ant rebrands Oasis as Love Nature". Cartt.ca. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  5. ^ HDTV aims for Europe; Playback Magazine; 2008-07-14
  6. ^ "BLUE ANT MEDIA AND SMITHSONIAN NETWORKS LAUNCH JOINT VENTURE BLUE SKYE ENTERTAINMENT". Blue Ant Media.
  7. ^ "Love Nature, a New 4K (Ultra-HD) Wildlife and Nature Video Streaming Service, Launches in 32 Countries Worldwide". www.businesswire.com. 22 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Love Nature lands on Singapore's StarHub". Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  9. ^ Jarco Kriek (31 January 2019). "Ziggo voegt nieuwe zender toe" (in Dutch). TotaalTV.nl.

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