REV TV Canada

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REV TV Canada
REV TV Logo.png
REV TV Canada logo
CountryCanada
Broadcast areaNational
SloganCanada's own Motorsports Network
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario
Programming
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerREV Sports Entertainment Inc.
History
LaunchedJanuary 10, 2017
Former namesMAVTV Canada (2017-2020)
Links
WebsiteREV TV Canada
Availability
Cable
EastlinkChannel 737 (HD)
VidéotronChannel 171 (SD)
Channel 771 (HD)
Satellite
Bell Satellite TVChannel 413 (SD)
Channel 1413 (HD)
Shaw DirectChannel 324
IPTV
Bell AliantChannel 124 (SD)
Channel 624 (HD)
Bell Fibe TVChannel 414 (SD)
Channel 1414 (HD)
Optik TVChannel 962 (HD)
TbaytelChannel 737 (HD)

REV TV Canada is a Canadian English language exempt Category B specialty channel owned by REV Sports Entertainment Inc. The channel broadcasts programs related to motorsports and other automotive shows.

History[edit]

In May 2015, Anthem Sports & Entertainment announced that it had reached an agreement with Lucas Oil to launch its MAVTV-branded channel in Canada as a localized Canadian channel.[1] Despite the announcement, no expected launch date was specified by either party as no agreements with television service providers were reached at that point.

Original logo from 2017 - 2019

In December 2016, the channel's parent company announced that it had reached an agreement with the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA), allowing the channel to become available for distribution to its membership of independent Canadian cable television service providers, which would see the channel launch on January 10, 2017.[2] The press release announcing the launch of the channel excluded any reference to Anthem Sports & Entertainment; instead referencing REV Sports Entertainment Inc., now the owner of the channel. Heading the channel was Mike Garrow, referenced in the original press release in 2015 announcing the licensing agreement with Anthem Sports & Entertainment, who at the time would "oversee the rollout and launch of MAVTV Canada, working with Anthem's technical and production teams."

Logo from 2019 - 2020

The channel launched as expected on January 10, 2017 through several CCSA members as MAVTV Canada under licence from Lucas Oil.[3] In June 2017, the channel launched in high definition, with Tbaytel, the largest distributor of the channel at the time.[4] Less than a month later, the channel was launched on Eastlink.[5] The channel was subsequently launched on additional providers since.[6]

In May 2020, the channel was renamed REV TV Canada, ending the licensing deal with Lucas Oil.

Programming[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LUCAS OIL'S MAVTV IS COMING TO CANADA! InsideTrackNews.com 05-06-16
  2. ^ MAVTV Network Coming To Canada RoadRacingWorld.com 12-06-16
  3. ^ MAVTV Canada Facebook post 01 10 17
  4. ^ MAVTV kicks into gear on Tbaytel, Cartt.ca, 06-23-17
  5. ^ MAVTV races onto Eastlink, Cartt.ca, 07-05-17
  6. ^ MAVTV gets green light from Bell, Cartt.ca, 01-11-18

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