Corus Entertainment and Rainbow Media today announced that they have finalized an that will enable Corus to add Sundance Channel to its portfolio of Canadian specialty services next March.

Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel features a broad range of programming, from niche, genre-focused cinema to socially provocative films, documentaries and original series.

Films on the network will include titles such as the 1984 John Sayles' urban fantasy comedy/sci-fi gem The Brother from Another Planet, Dae-wung Lim's horror picture Bloody Reunion and the American Film Theatre's film adaptations of stage plays such as The Iceman Cometh starring Jeff Bridges. Documentaries include Errol Morris' off-centre look at pet cemeteries in the acclaimed 1978 Gates of Heaven, Rupert Murray's exploration of the ocean crisis in The End of the Line and an entertaining look at a rapidly expanding musical subculture in Nerdcore Rising.

Original series will include Isabella Rossellini's critically acclaimed Green Porno, which takes a scientifically accurate yet extremely entertaining look at the reproductive habits of marine animals and other creatures; and The Lazy Environmentalist, which makes the case that helping the planet doesn't have to be hard.

The Sundance Channel will replace Drive-In Classics on Monday, March 1, 2010.