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bpm:tv logo
Launched September 7, 2001
Closed June 1, 2015
Owned by Stornoway Communications
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan Dance with Attitude
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Sister channel(s) The Pet Network
Website bpm:tv

bpm:tv (beats per minute television) was a Canadian English language Category B specialty channel owned by Stornoway Communications. bpm:tv's programming is devoted to dance music, club lifestyle, and the EDM genre - electronica, house, techno, eurodance, trance.


  • History 1
  • Programming 2
  • VJs & hosts 3
  • References 4


The channel's original logo on a blue background. A 2D version of its current logo, it has used several different colours through its use until 2004, when it introduced its current 3D version.

In November 2000, a partnership between Stornoway Communications and Cogeco called Stornoway Communications Limited Partnership, was granted approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television channel called The Dance Channel, described as "a national English-language Category 2 specialty television service devoted to all aspects of dance."[1]

The channel was launched on September 7, 2001 as bpm:tv with a schedule largely focused on music video programming focusing on electronic dance music but steered away from the European based underground EDM and redirected its interest towards a more mainstream radio sound .[2]

In January 2004, the CRTC approved an application by Stornoway to acquire Cogeco's interest in the service.[3]

On April 30, 2015, Cogeco announced on their Facebook page that bpm:tv will be "shutting down operations" effective June 1, 2015.[4] The shutdown was subsequently confirmed by bpm:tv via an official announcement posted on their website.


The majority of bpm:tv's schedule was made up of music video-based programs. Other programs featured artist profiles, concerts, dance programming, and club lifestyle programs.

VJs & hosts

  • Jorie Brown
  • Marie Cauchon
  • René Escobar
  • Scott Fox
  • Aminder Gill
  • Dalton Higgins
  • Troy Jackson
  • Patricia Jaggernauth
  • Louie Lavella
  • A.J. Leitch
  • Brian Mangubat
  • MC Mario
  • DJ Marky D
  • Simone Maurice
  • Vishanti Moosai
  • Joy Olimpo
  • Cinar Onat
  • Miss Raquel
  • Adam Rodness
  • Jeff Rustia
  • Chris Sheppard
  • Aliya-Jasmine Sovani
  • Emily Tan
  • Kaley Tate
  • Joanne Varkas
  • Scott Willats


  1. ^ Decision CRTC 2000-690 CRTC 2000-12-14
  2. ^ Stornoway acquires Movieola New Technology Magazine 2001-10-03
  3. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-2 CRTC 2004-01-07
  4. ^ [2] Cogeco announces bpm:tv's shutdown
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