Canal Panda (Spain)

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Canal Panda
Launched5 December 1996
1 April 2011 (relaunch)
Closed1 January 2001
Owned byDreamia
AMC Networks International Southern Europe
Picture format16:9 (576i, SDTV)
SloganDisfruta de muchas sorpresas
(Enjoy many surprises)
Broadcast areaSpain
Formerly calledPanda Club (1996–1998)
Sister channel(s)Biggs
Canal Hollywood
AMC
Blaze
Canal Cocina
Crimen + Investigación
Dark
Decasa
Historia
Odisea
Sol Música
Somos
Sundance TV
XTRM
Websitecanalpanda.es
Availability
Satellite
Movistar+92
Cable
Vodafone78
Basque Country (autonomous community) Euskaltel86
Galicia (Spain) R152
IPTV
Movistar+92

Canal Panda is a Spanish basic cable and satellite television channel, which was the first cable channel dedicated to children's programming, mostly animated series.

History[edit]

First Canal Panda logo used from 1998 to 2015

Canal Panda was the first Spanish and Portuguese channel exclusively dedicated to children and teens. Its daily broadcast was 20 hours a day, without interruptions, and with a big variety of programs such as cartoons, anime, live-action series, children's films and special programs about sports, music and culture.

It was founded in 1996 with the name Panda Club and, two years later, it was changed to Canal Panda.

Initially it was distributed in Spain, but on 1 January 2001 it ceased to exist Vía Digital platforms by being replaced to Megatrix, with distribution deal with Antena 3.[1] In 2004, Megratix closed its broadcastings with the fusion between Canal Satélite Digital and Vía Digital.

In 1 April 2011, it was relaunched in Spain due to a decision of Chello Multicanal for recovering the brand.[2] Since then, it is considered an Iberian channel.

In 6 July 2015, the channel changed its look and logo.[3]

Programs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antena 3 acuerda con Multicanal la distribución de Canal Megatrix". www.abc.es (in Spanish).[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Canal Panda vuelve a España de la mano de Digital+, ONO y Movistar Imagenio". mundoplus.tv (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  3. ^ "Canal Panda renueva su imagen | Bluper". www.elespanol.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-05-14.