Fine Living (Canada)

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Fine Living
Fine Living logo.svg
Fine Living logo
Launched September 3, 2004
Closed October 19, 2009
Owned by CW Media (80.24% &
managing partner)
Scripps Networks
(19.76%)
Slogan Do More With Your Time and Money
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Replaced by DIY Network

Fine Living was a Canadian English language category 2 digital cable specialty channel owned by CW Media (a division of Canwest and GS Capital Partners) and Scripps Networks Interactive. Its programs were dedicated to inspiring and empowering people to live better and help maximize their time and get the most out of their money.

Programming[edit]

Programs on Fine Living originated from five main categories: Design & Décor, Every Day, Favourite Things, Food & Drink and Travel & Adventure.

Design & Décor[edit]

  • Catalog This!
  • Design Inc.
  • Mail Order Makeover
  • Neat
  • Sarah's House
 

Every Day[edit]

  • Glutton For Punishment
  • Made to Order
  • Opening Soon
  • Time Makeover
  • What's Your Time Worth?
 

Favourite Things[edit]

  • American Shopper
  • I Want That!
  • Real Estate Confidential
  • The Shopping Detective
  • What You Get for the Money
 

Food & Drink[edit]

  • Dinner Date
  • Great Cocktails
  • Pairings with Andrea
  • Shopping with Chefs
  • Simply Wine
 

Travel & Adventure[edit]

  • Home Away From Home
  • The Thirsty Traveler
  • The Wandering Golfer
  • We Live Here
  • What You Get For the Money: Vacations
 
  • Note: This is only a partial list of programs listed as of October 2009.

History[edit]

Fine Living was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on November 24, 2000 as The Luxe Network to Alliance Atlantis. The licence was originally set to expire on April 1, 2003 if the service was not operating by that date. The CRTC gave an extension to November 24, 2004 and by that time The E.W. Scripps Company had purchased a minority interest in the service and on September 3, 2004 the channel launched as Fine Living.

On January 18, 2008, a joint venture between Canwest and GS Capital Partners bought Alliance Atlantis including Alliance Atlantis' interest in Fine Living.

In June 2009, Canwest announced that it would be shutting down Fine Living in the fall of that year. Canwest said that it would launch a Canadian version of the DIY Network for television providers to replace Fine Living with.[1][2] The channel was eventually shut down on October 19, 2009 with the launch of DIY Network.

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