Knowledge (TV channel)

Knowledge (TV channel)

Infobox TV channel
name = Knowledge
logofile = Knowledgelogo.svg
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logosize = 100px
launch = January 12, 1981
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owner = Crown Corporation
slogan =
country = Canada
broadcast area = National
headquarters = Burnaby, British Columbia
former names = Knowledge Network (1981-2008)
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web = [ Knowledge]
terr serv 1 =
terr chan 1 =
sat serv 1 = Bell TV
sat chan 1 = Channel 268
sat serv 2 = Star Choice
sat chan 2 = Channel 354
cable serv 1 = Vancouver
cable chan 1 = Channel 5
cable serv 2 = Victoria
cable chan 2 = Channel 4
sat radio serv 1 =
sat radio chan 1 =
online serv 1 =
online chan 1 =

Knowledge is a Canadian English language public educational cable television network in the province of British Columbia. It is owned by the Open Learning Agency, a provincial crown corporation, and began broadcasting on January 12, 1981.

It broadcasts on cable 5 in the Vancouver area and is available on cable systems throughout British Columbia. Knowledge's broadcast licence is for satellite-to-cable programming only, although it also broadcasts over-the-air in remote locations throughout British Columbia where local volunteers maintain repeater sites where cable television is not available. The network is also available on the Bell TV satellite service, on channel 268, and on Star Choice channel 354.

Knowledge receives funding both from the British Columbia government and its " [ Partners in Knowledge] ".

On September 28, 2008 Knowledge Network was rebranded as Knowledge.


Knowledge is British Columbia's public educational broadcaster and is required to be distributed as part of the basic cable service in British Columbia.

It had formerly broadcast from 06:55 AM-Midnight until July 2007 when programming hours were expanded to 06:00 AM-01:00 AM. In late 2007, Knowledge Network began changing its logo from the green tree to its new wordmark logo, and as of June 2008 the green tree logo has been removed. The previous two logos are still used as not all videos have been updated to display the new Knowledge logo. fact|date=July 2008

The network obtains an average of 1.5 million viewers, or over one-third of British Columbians per week (Spring 2006 BBM Canada). Currently, within the province, the station holds the number one position on weekday mornings for kids age two to six. Also, it has experienced an increase in viewers age 29 to 49 for its prime time programs. As well, it continues to maintain its popularity with viewers age 55+ for daytime and weekend viewing.

In its programming, Knowledge covers a full range of topics including politics, history and culture, arts and music, health, parenting, and science.

With funding from the provincial government and over 23,000 individual donors, Knowledge produced over 50 hours of original programming per year.

Due to changes in its business plan, Knowledge no longer produces its own unique style of programming. Instead it will obtain programming from other sources.


Telly TV airs from 6:00am-6:00pm. Telly TV contains shows for preschoolers, like " Hi-5", "Martha Speaks", "Dora the Explorer", and "Timothy Goes to School".

The Family Block airs from 6:00pm-8:00pm. It has shows like "Emily of New Moon", "Heads Up!", and "Taste Buds".

Former BlocksThe Box formerly airs from 6:00pm-7:00pm. It contains shows for teenagers like "Reach For the Top", "Serious Desert", and "Spellz".

Former Logos

External links

* [ Knowledge]

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