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Canal Panda



Canal Panda
Launched December 5, 1996
Owned by AMC Networks International Iberia (Spain)
NOS (Portugal)
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Audience share 1.5% (Week 10 '14, [1])
Country Portugal, Spain
Broadcast area Portugal, Angola, Mozambique
Headquarters Lisbon, Portugal
Formerly called Panda Club (1996-1997)
Sister channel(s) Panda Biggs, Canal Hollywood, MOV
Website canalpanda.tv

Canal Panda (logo) - Canal Panda
Canal Panda (logo)

Canal Panda is the first Portuguese cable television channel dedicated to children's programming, mostly animated series. The channel was founded in 1996 as Panda Club in Spain and Portugal, but the name was changed to Canal Panda in 1997. In 2000, the channel left Spain, thus concentrating efforts on the Portuguese market. The mascot is in fact a panda, hence the name.

Canal Panda is owned by Dreamia, a joint-venture between AMC Networks International Iberia and NOS.


The channel launched on April 1st, 1996 as Panda Club, airing certain American Broadcasting Company!ABC shows aimed at kids, until ABC sold it's stake in Multicanal TPS.

Within a year, the channel rebranded to it's current name and logo.

In 2000, the channel left Spain, thus concentrating on the Portuguese market. The channel started airing local content made for the channel, mostly during breaks. In 2008, it started broadcasting in Angola and Mozambique.

For their tenth anniversary in 2006, Canal Panda released a CD featuring Ilona Mitrecey, D'ZRT and others, followed by another release in 2007.

For their thirteenth anniversary in 2009, Canal Panda launched Panda Biggs, a channel which broadcasts anime and archived programmes from Canal Panda and is aimed at teenagers and young people.

In 2011, Chello Multicanal relaunched the channel for Spanish Pay-TV. Then, Movistar TV (IPTV) reached an agreement to carry the channel from 1 March.

Children, teens and young people's shows



Live Action

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