name = Galaxie
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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
slogan = The Continuous Music Network
broadcast area = National
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web = [http://www.galaxie.ca Galaxie]
Galaxie is a Canadian multilingual
digital broadcastingor digital television radioservice that was launched in 1997 and is owned and operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Galaxie offers 52 commercial-free
musicchannels, each devoted to a particular genre of music, using no live, on-air disc jockeys. Most channels operate in either English or French languages, however Galaxie offers 7 channels that operate in several different languages.
Galaxie services have also sometimes aired on
CBC Radio Oneand CBC Radio Twoas substitute programming in situations, such as the 2005 Canadian Media Guildlabour dispute or brief periods of technical difficulties, when regular programming could not be aired.
* Note: Not all channels are required and/or carried by all providers that carry the service.
Galaxie is distributed through
digital cableor direct broadcast satelliteservice providers such as Bell TV, Star Choice, Rogers Cable, Shaw Cable, Vidéotron, Cogecoand more.
Because of service duplication,
Max Trax(another music provider) and Galaxie agreed in 2002to provide a joint 40-channel audio distribution service to satellite and digital cable television providers. This service is known as the "Max Trax Galaxie Package". The package consists of 20 Galaxie and 20 Max Trax channels.
* Note: Channels marked in BOLD lettering indicates the Galaxie channels included in the Max Trax/Galaxie combo.
* Channels marked with (*) indicates that only certain providers carry this channel in the package.
The service sponsors a number of "Galaxie Rising Star Awards" presented at a variety of music festivals and awards presentations each year, including
Canadian Music Week's Indie Awards, the East Coast Music Awards, and the Western Canadian Music Awards, among numerous others. [ [http://www.galaxie.ca/en/2/etoiles.html Galaxie Rising Stars Program of the CBC] ]
Galaxie also sponsors an annual Songs from the Heart competition for new and emerging songwriters. The
Colleen Peterson Songwriting Awardis presented to the winner of the competition.
* [http://www.galaxie.ca Galaxie]
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