DIY Network (Canada)

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DIY Network
DIY Canada.svg
DIY Network logo
Launched October 19, 2009
Owned by Corus Entertainment (80.24% & managing partner)
(HGTV Canada Inc.)
Scripps Networks Interactive (19.76%)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
(2016-present)
480i (SDTV)
(2009-present)
Slogan Home Improvement Television
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Replaced Fine Living
Sister channel(s) DTour
Food Network
HGTV
History
H2
Slice
Website DIY Network Canada
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 607 (SD)
Shaw Direct Channel 565 (SD)
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings
IPTV
Bell Aliant Channel 273 (SD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 607 (SD)
Channel 1607 (HD)
MTS Channel 275 (SD)
Optik TV Channel 311 (SD)
SaskTel Channel 105 (SD)
VMedia Channel 89 (SD)
Zazeen Channel 134 (SD)

DIY Network is a Canadian English language Category B specialty channel with programming focusing on do it yourself home improvement projects. The channel is a joint venture between Corus Entertainment and Scripps Networks Interactive.

History[edit]

Alliance Atlantis was granted approval for the channel under the name D.I.Y. Television by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on November 24, 2000.[1] The channel, however, was never launched and its licence expired. Alliance Atlantis re-applied for the channel and was approved on October 21, 2005.[2]

On January 18, 2008, a joint venture between Canwest and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners known as CW Media bought Alliance Atlantis's specialty networks, including the licence for the yet unlaunched D.I.Y. Television.

In late 2009, Canwest announced that it would launch the channel on October 19, 2009 as DIY Network,[3] a Canadian version of the American service of the same name. On many television service providers, DIY Network replaced Fine Living, which shut down the same day.[4] Corus Entertainment owned a 12% stake at the channel's launch, which it later sold to CW Media in February 2010.[5]

On October 27, 2010, Shaw Communications gained control of DIY Network as a result of its acquisition of Canwest and Goldman Sachs' interest in CW Media.[6][7]

DIY Network HD[edit]

In February 2016, Shaw launched DIY Network HD, a 1080i high definition simulcast of the standard definition feed. The HD feed is currently available on Bell Fibe TV and Rogers Cable.

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