Space (TV channel)

"Space Channel" redirects here. For the video game, see Space Channel 5.
For the unrelated Latin American channel of the same name, see Space (Latin American TV channel).
Launched October 17, 1997
Owned by Bell Media
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan It's all around you
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Sister channel(s) Z
Website Space
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, check your local listings
Bell Aliant Channel 209 (SD)
Channel 425 (HD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 627 (SD)
Channel 1632 (HD)
MTS Channel 122 (SD)
Channel 1122 (HD)
Optik TV Channel 9392 (SD)
Channel 392 (HD)
SaskTel Channel 72 (SD)
Channel 372 (HD)
VMedia Channel 281 (HD)
Zazeen Channel 100 (HD)

Space is a Canadian Category A specialty channel owned and operated by Bell Media. It features science fiction, fantasy, horror 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.


First logo, used (sometimes with slightly different variations) the shape of triangle from 1997 to 2005.
Second logo, used from 2005 to 2013.

The channel was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in 1996.[1] 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 the assets that CTVglobemedia did not already own, placing Space under the ownership of Bell Media.

On July 6, 2011, a high definition simulcast of Space was launched.[2]

On March 4, 2013, Space introduced a new logo and imaging campaign, "It's all around you". The new branding was meant to reflect the channel's increased focus on fantasy and "phenomenal" programs, downplaying sci-fi-oriented imagery for scenes incorporating tangible, real-life imagery depicted in "phenomenal" means.[3] Through Bell Media's acquisition of Astral Media, Space is now co-owned with the French-language science-fiction channel, Ztélé (since renamed Z).


Space's programming includes series, miniseries, television movies, and movies.

Current and First-run shows

Upcoming shows

Past and Re-run shows



Original programming



See also


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Coordinates: 43°38′59″N 79°23′25″W / 43.649701°N 79.390233°W / 43.649701; -79.390233

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