THEMA Canada, a subsidiary of the CANAL Group, is making its Planete, StudioCanal, ES1, Saisons and France 24 channels available to the public from now until the end of the month. The 5 channels represented by the group will be available to subscribers of Videotron and Cogeco, in solidarity with all citizens encouraged to stay at home.


Follow all the international news with France 24, the world’s continuous news channel. France 24 broadcasts 24/7 in 385 million households on 5 continents. The channel has 79.8 million weekly viewers worldwide. The editorial staff of France 24 offers from Paris a French view of the world and relies on a network of 160 correspondents’ offices covering almost all the countries of the world and shares among other things an international perspective on the pandemic.


The PLANÈTE channel offers a unique, rich and diverse offering that makes it one of the most popular documentary channels in Quebec. It is distinguished in particular by its bold and singular scripts and its clear editorial lines that take a fresh and curious look at the world and deal with the issues of society, culture, history, science and justice.


Drawing on the repertoire of the greatest French and European directors from the 1930s to the 2000s, STUDIOCANAL broadcasts more than 260 films a year from its exclusive catalogue, from films by Melville, Ozon, Truffaut and Godard, through Oury, Buuel and Patrice Leconte. The channel allows viewers to revisit the films of Isabelle Huppert, Louis De Funès, Jean Gabin, Audrey Tautou, Fernandel and Christian Clavier.


Launched in Quebec last December, ES1 is the first French-language e-sports channel. ES1 has since its introduction been a true success in France right from its launch in 2018, with more than 800,000 viewers per month in France. Follow shows on the most popular genres of eSports; sessions in the company of the greatest French and Quebec players; world-class competitions, exclusive entertainment with leading esports personalities and previously unaired documentaries make up the channel’s programming.

Channel Numbers for ES1

Bell Télé Fibe : 157 (HD) and 1157 (HD)

Bell Alt Télé : 157

Vidéotron illico : 777 (HD)

Vidéotron Helix : 220 (HD)


Lovers of nature and wide open spaces can discover SAISONS, the French-language channel dedicated to the discovery of hunting, fishing and nature. It presents a program that adapts to each of the seasons as well as to the peculiarities of these practices around the world.