|Launched||October 17, 1997|
|Owned by||Shaw Media (80.24% & managing partner)
(HGTV Canada, Inc.) Scripps Networks Interactive (19.76%)
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)
|Slogan||Real Estate. Real Drama.|
|Bell TV||Channel 600 (SD)
Channel 1703 (HD)
|Shaw Direct||Channel 564 (SD)
Channel 254 (HD)
|Available on most Canadian cable systems||Check local listings, channels may vary|
|FibreOP||Channel 271 (SD) Channel 427 (HD)|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 600 (SD)
Channel 1600 (HD)
|MTS||Channel 134 (SD)
Channel 465 (HD)
|Optik TV||Channel 142 (SD)
Channel 680 (HD)
|SaskTel||Channel 102 (SD)
Channel 402 (HD)
HGTV (which stands for Home & Garden Television) is a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel owned and operated by Shaw Media and Scripps Networks Interactive. HGTV broadcasts programs regarding real estate and home and garden design and renovations.
HGTV broadcasts both original Canadian content productions and licensed content from other broadcasters. The majority of licensed content is sourced from its American counterpart, HGTV; however, other programming sources include DIY Network and the BBC.
In September 1996, Your Channel Television Inc., a company majority owned by Atlantis Communications with minority partner E. W. Scripps Company, was granted a television broadcasting licence by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a channel called HGTV-TV Canada, described at the time as broadcasting "programming that presents practical, hands-on advice and instruction about homes and gardens. The programming will revolve around five key themes: building and remodelling, decorating and interior design, gardening and landscaping, crafts and hobbies and special interests."
The channel was launched as HGTV on October 17, 1997.
In June 1998, Atlantis Communications announced that it planned to merge with Alliance Communications, another fellow television and film producer and broadcaster, owners of History Television and Showcase at the time, to form a new company called Alliance Atlantis Communications. The CRTC approved the merger in May 1999.
On January 18, 2008, a joint venture between Canwest and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners known as CW Media acquired control of HGTV through its purchase of Alliance Atlantis' broadcasting assets, which were placed in a trust in August 2007.
On July 23, 2012, HGTV introduced a new logo similar to the one used by its American counterpart since 2010.
Past or present series which were produced partly or wholly by HGTV Canada are listed here; a more complete list, including imported programming, is available at List of programs broadcast by HGTV (Canada).
- Buy Herself
- Buy Me
- Colin and Justin's Home Heist
- Debbie Travis' Facelift
- Deck Wars
- Decked Out
- The Decorating Adventures of Ambrose Price
- Designer Superstar Challenge
- Design Inc.
- Disaster DIY
- The Fix
- For Rent
- Handyman Superstar Challenge
- Holmes on Homes
- Holmes Inspection
- House of Bryan
- Income Property
- Junk Brothers
- Just Ask Jon Eakes
- Kitchen Equipped
- Leave It to Bryan
- Property Brothers
- Property Shop
- Property Virgins
- Real Renos
- Restaurant Makeover
- Room Service
- Sarah's House
- The Stagers
- Urban Suburban
- Decision CRTC 96-607 CRTC 1996-09-04
- Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. Reports Increased Revenues And Gross Profit for Third Quarter Ended December 31, 1998 Alliance Atlantis Communications press release 1998-02-24
- Merger creates film, TV giant Toronto Star 1998-07-22
- Decision CRTC 99-106 1999-05-20
- Canwest Global receives final CRTC approval for acquisition of Alliance Atlantis CNW press release 2008-01-18
- Goldman's happy ending at CanWest The Globe and Mail 2010-05-03
- CanWest Completes Acquisition of Alliance Atlantis Investor Point 2007-08-15
- Shaw Communications closes purchase of Canwest TV assets, rebrands as Shaw Media
- CRTC approves Shaw’s purchase of the Canwest Global television properties
- HGTV Launches in High Definition + February Marathons, Channel Canada, 2011-02-02