|Launched||6 June 1996|
|Closed||30 March 2015|
|Owned by||AB Groupe|
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)|
|Slogan||La chaîne pour comprendre|
|Headquarters||La Plaine Saint-Denis, France|
|Replaced by||Science et Vie TV|
History of the channel
Encyclopédia was launched in 1996 with the launch of the AB Sat satellite package as a documentary channel dedicated to encyclopedic knowledge, but mostly on science and engineering, notably medicine and modern inventions.
After rumors of the sale of the channel by AB Groupe in early 2007, he finally remained in the fold of the group.
Officially named Encyclopaedia, it was called most of the time simply Encyclo. This problem was solved on the occasion of its fifteenth birthday, when its name was shortend.
Its programmes consist of documentaries based on discovery, knowledge, and all scientific disciplines (ecology, medical science, astronomy, etc.).
- Au cœur de la science : weekly magazine presented by Michel Chevalet exploring one scientific theme in the news.
Encyclopédia was originally shown only on AB Sat, but is now available through a contract on French and Swiss cable networks, on the Nouveau Canalsat satellite package, and through AB Groupe, the channel is available on the major ADSL packages.