On December 8th 2009, Corus Entertainment and Rainbow Media announced that they had finalized a licensing agreement that would enable Corus to add Sundance Channel to its portfolio of Canadian specialty services. Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel featured a broad range of programming, from niche, genre-focused cinema to socially provocative films, documentaries and original series.
The Sundance Channel was scheduled to launch on Monday, March 1, 2010, replacing the previous Drive-In Classics channel.
Corus Entertainment Inc., on behalf of 7202342 Canada Inc., requested the revocation of its broadcasting licence for the Sundance Channel (formerly the Drive-In Channel), originally granted in 2001. As requested, the CRTC revoked the licence effective March 1, 2018.