Canal J is a French television network dedicated to children’s programming. It is available through digital terrestrial television service ‘TNT’ and is aimed at children aged between 4 and 16 years old.
Created on 23 December 1985 at the initiative of the French corporation Hachette, Canal J was first broadcast on the cable network of Cergy-Pontoise. With 300 households subscribing on that first day, the channel broadcasts mostly cartoons for 3–13 year-old children by video cassettes headend. The program schedule is composed of modules of two hours multicast.
The launch in November 1992 of CanalSatellite analog (DTH seven channels) allowed Canal J to be received throughout France. In 1993, Canal J created the event on television rebroadcasts daily Island children to older children nostalgic for the years 1974–1982 to find Casimir and Leonardo, and attracting the same an older audience. The channel also broadcasts Spirou (a co-exclusive first broadcast) and ingrown exclusive magazines such as Cine pissed or missing links, enabling it to reach an even wider audience and to pass the one million subscriber mark in 1994.
In February 1997, the chain launched its website Canalj.net which was awarded in Biarritz that year. The site was completely redesigned on 1 January 2001 to become the first site editorial and community youth channels for children. Canal J reached 2 million subscribers in January 1998.
Canal J launched two versions: the first devoted exclusively to girls, on cable and CanalSat, 1 September 2004: Girls TV . The second, 18 November 2005 on television, on the TNT free in partnership with France Televisions: Gulli . In parallel, Canal J arrived on the pay offer of TNT.
Following the merger CanalSat / TPS, Canal J, Filles TV and TiJi arrived on GST in the summer of 2007. The chain had 5.5 million subscribing families.
Since 27 August 2007, the chain changed its logo from its leaves spiral logo dating from 2000 for a more modern look, created by Gideon. Logo Canal J 1985–1989 aussi 2011
The costs of broadcasting on the DTT were too expensive to be written off by the low number of subscribers, the channel will make its frequency TNT 30 April 2009.
New frequency Canal J and Canal J HD
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