Stingray Naturescape
Stingray Naturescape logo
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec
OwnerStingray Group
LaunchedSeptember 2014
Former namesStingray Ambiance (2014-2020)
WebsiteStingray Naturescape

Stingray Naturescape is a Canadian-based specialty television channel owned by Stingray Group. The channel primarily broadcasts a rotation of various nature scenery videos with accompanying audio from the nature scene pictured with sometimes non-verbal music added to create a "soothing" atmosphere. During the Christmas and holiday season, the channel will broadcast videos of a crackling fireplace during portions of the day, primarily evening, night, and early morning hours. The channel will also broadcast the fireplace, without music, every day of the year from 6:00pm–11:00pm.

The channel broadcasts in both high definition and 4K resolution (ultra-high-definition television).


On February 20, 2013, Stingray Digital was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch The Seasonal Channel, described as "a national, niche, no spoken word specialty Category B service featuring still pictures and moving video of nature scenes with appropriate music that would change based upon the season to create a soothing video environment."[1]

The channel later launched in September 2014 as Stingray Ambiance on Vidéotron in high-definition only.[2]

In September 2015, the channel launched a second 4K UHD feed under the Stingray Ambiance 4K moniker initially on Vidéotron, marking the first 4K television channel in the Stingray portfolio.[3]

Since the channel's original launch in Canada, it has since been launched in multiple countries spanning several continents including Germany,[4] Mexico,[5] Portugal,[6] and Indonesia,[7] among others.

In early 2020, while maintaining the same programming concept, the channel was renamed Stingray Naturescape.[8][9]


  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-66, CRTC, 02-20-13
  2. ^ Une chaîne d'ambiance pour les abonnés de Vidéotron, TVA Nouvelles, 09-12-14 (in French)
  3. ^ Stingray Launches The First Linear 4K Ultra-HD Channel in North-America, Stingray Digital press release, 09-18-15
  4. ^ DNMG partners with Stingray for launch of three UHD channels, DigitalTV 10-14-19
  6. ^ Stingray Expands European Distribution through Multi-Year Agreements with Eight (8) Pay-TV Providers, Global News Wire 02-06-17
  7. ^ Thema APAC secures Indonesia debut for Stingray, Digital TV Europe, 2020-10-05
  8. ^ "Stingray Amplifies its Product Offering for CCSA". Stingray. July 9, 2020. Retrieved 2023-07-31.
  9. ^ Summerfield, Patti (April 16, 2020). "Stingray launches new ad-supported TV channels". Media in Canada. Retrieved 2023-07-31.