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IDNR-TV logo
Launched October 2, 2006
Owned by IDNR-TV Inc.
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan Canadian To The Core
Votre Télé
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Website IDNR-TV
Cablevision du Nord Channel 138

IDNR-TV (an abbreviation for In Depth Natural Resources Television),[1] sometimes referred to as Natural Resources Television, is a Canadian Category B specialty channel owned by IDNR-TV Inc.

IDNR-TV's programming is devoted to the coverage of natural resources including industry related and social issues programming. Specifically, programming focuses on the latest trends affecting the natural resources sector, market news, coverage of industry events, educational programming, and more. The channel is licensed to provide a bilingual service in English and French. While the vast majority of the programming is broadcast in English, French programs are also aired.


In October 2004, IDNR-TV was granted approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a channel called The Natural Resources Television Channel, described as "an English-and French-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking that will offer programming focusing on the field of natural resources."[2]

The channel was launched on October 2, 2006 as IDNR-TV on selected Persona digital cable systems[3] (now called EastLink), and in early 2007, the channel was launched on Cablevision du Nord.[4]

A few years after EastLink purchased Persona, IDNR-TV was removed from all EastLink systems, leaving Cablevision du Nord in Quebec the only distributor of the channel.[5] In May 2012, the channel reached its first major distribution deal with Cogeco in Quebec,[6] however, the deal fell through in August 2012.[7] The deal would have seen IDNR-TV carried on Cogeco's basic service in Quebec in the fall of 2012.


  1. ^ IDNR-TV delivers natural resource industries programming to Canadian viewers 2012-01-25
  2. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-447 CRTC 2004-10-08
  3. ^ IDNR-TV's Television Debut Marketwire press release 2006-09-20
  4. ^ IDNR-TV Announces Increased Coverage Marketwire press release 2006-12-12
  5. ^ After a decade of prospecting, Ivor Barr hopes his mining channel will soon strike carriage gold
  6. ^ IDNR-TV signs on with Cogeco Quebec 2012-05-14
  7. ^ Cogeco pulls plug on IDNR-TV 2012-08-22

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