Family Channel (aka Family) is a Canadian Category A English and Programming Channel now owned by DHX Media. It was at one point in time the Canadian counterpart of an American channel, the Disney Channel. This channel also airs Slugterra in Canada, despite it already airing on Disney XD (Canada), and now Family CHRGD.


The Channel was launched September 1, 1988 Family is the most popular children's channel in Canada in terms of overall viewership; it is available in approximately 6 million Canadian households as of 2013. Originally a joint venture between Allarcom Pay Television and the operators of First Choice (now The Movie Network), the channel was most recently sold by Astral Media (which had been acquired by Bell Media) to children's programming distributor DHX Media.


Main article: Wikipedia:List of programs broadcast by Family Channel

Since its beginning till late 2015, Family Channel programming had consisted mainly of Disney Channel programming, but its since moved on; now consists of shows from DreamWorks and other broadcasters, and more "Family Original Series" which includes "Slugterra".