Piwi+ (formerly Piwi) is a French pay television channel for children aged 3 to 6, owned by the Canal+ Group.[1][2]

Piwi+
CountryFrance
Slogan"Le jardin d'éveil des tout-petits"
HeadquartersIssy-les-Moulineaux
Programming
Language(s)French
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerGroupe Canal+
Sister channelsTélétoon+
History
Launched3 December 2003; 16 years ago (3 December 2003)
Former namesPiwi (2003-2011)
Links
Websitewww.piwiplus.fr
Availability
Terrestrial
Easy TV (Congo)Channel 20
Cable
SFR (via Canal+)Channel 217
VOO (Belgium)Channel 64
Satellite
Canal+Channel 131
TélésatChannel 45
Canal+ CaraïbesChannel 151
Canal+ RéunionChannel 110
Canal+ AfriqueChannel 83
IPTV
OrangeChannel 97
FreeChannel 143

Piwi was first launched on December 3, 2003 as the preschool channel from Télévision Par Satellite.[3] In 2007, TPS merged with its competitor Canalsat.

In 2016-2017, Piwi+ became a Canal+ exclusive all around the world. It is also distributed on VOO in Belgium and Teleclub Les + in Switzerland.

Les Vacances de PiwiEdit

Before the television channel's debut, the early television series was first premiered on July 9, 2002 entitled Les Vacances de Piwi, a French-Canadian computer-animated edutainment musical children's show for young children aged 2 to 5 years old. It was first aired on Télé-Québec Jeunesse in Quebec, and then it aired on France 5 for Les Zouzous and Télétoon for Les Minitoons in France that premiered later on November 2, 2002.

The series was finally released on VHS and DVD and aired on TFO in Quebec and later on Playhouse Disney France and Piwi in France that premiered later in December 3, 2003.

CharactersEdit

  • Soleil (voiced by Naïke Fauveau) is a 3-year-old female Piwi with yellow body and amber rays.
  • Gourmand (voiced by Brigitte Guedj) is a 6-year-old male Piwi with amber body and kiwi green bubbles.
  • Étoile (voiced by Caroline Combes) is a 6-year-old female Piwi with magenta body and yellow feathers.
  • Radar (voiced by Valérie Lecot) is a 8-year-old male Piwi with violet body with crimson satellites.
  • Ventouse (voiced by Fily Keita) is a 7-year-old female Piwi with kiwi green body and crimson suction cups.
  • Ressort (voiced by Sauvane Delanoë) is a 9-year-old female Piwi with crimson body and indigo springs.
  • Peinture (voiced by Blanche Ravalec) is a 5-year-old male Piwi with turquoise blue body and yellow fountain tanks.

ProductionEdit

The series was produced by DKP Effects in Toronto, Canada and EnSky Studios in Montreal, Quebec. The series was created in Alias Wavefront Maya and Avid DS for 3D animation and visual effects.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BLOG.lenodal.com : Avant-première : le nouveau système visuel des chaînes Canalsat". blog.lenodal.com.
  2. ^ "BLOG.lenodal.com : Avant-première : le nouveau Canalsat : Télétoon+ et Piwi+". blog.lenodal.com.
  3. ^ "La chaîne Piwi pille-t-elle Tiji ?". Libération.fr (in French). Retrieved 2018-06-29.

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