Planète+ Thalassa was a French TV channel, owned by Canal+ Group & France Télévisions. It is part of Planète+ channels. The channel has stopped on 1 January 2016 after that France Télévisions and the CANAL+ Group agreed to close the channel.
|Launched||September 15, 1999|
|Closed||January 1, 2016|
|Owned by||Canal+ Group France Télévisions|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Slogan||Avec la mer, revenez à l'essentiel|
|Formerly called||Planète 2 (1999-2002) |
Planète Thalassa (2002-2011)
|Sister channel(s)||Planète+ |
On September 15, 1999, the channel was launched with the name of Planète 2.
On July 2002, Canal+ Group and France Télévisions signed a contract for the launch of a TV channel, showing programs based upon the famous French program Thalassa, which has been broadcast on France 3 since 1975 . This new channel replaced Planète 2 on November 1, 2002.
Because of the addition of + letter on Canal+'s thematic channels, Planète Thalassa became Planète+ Thalassa on May 17, 2011 as well as the other Planète + channels.
The channel closed his gates on the 1st day of 2016. It is because of the Découverte (Discovery) thematic too strong that CANAL+ & France Télévisions decided together to close the channel. The CANALSAT (now known as CANAL) subscribers can still watch the other Planète + channels from channel 80 to 83.