Food Network (Canada)

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Food Network
Food Network New Logo.png
Launched October 9, 2000
Owned by Corus Entertainment (80.15%, managing partner)
Television Food Network G.P. (19.85%; Discovery Inc./Tribune Media)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
(2011-present)
480i (SDTV)
(2000-present)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Sister channel(s) Cooking Channel
Website Food Network Canada
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 603 (SD)
Channel 1706 (HD)
Shaw Direct Channel 561 (SD)
Channel 129 (HD)
Cable
Available on most Canadian cable systems Check local listings, channels may vary
IPTV
Bell Aliant Fibe TV Channel 270 (SD)
Channel 419 (HD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 603 (SD)
Channel 1603 (HD)
Bell MTS Channel 135 (SD)
Channel 1135 (HD)
Optik TV Channel 9313 (SD)
Channel 313 (HD)
SaskTel Channel 103 (SD)
Channel 403 (HD)
VMedia Channel 56 (HD)
Zazeen Channel 115 (HD)
Execulink Telecom Channel 145 (HD)

Food Network, previously called Food Network Canada, is a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel based on the American cable channel of the same name. It airs programming related to food, cooking, cuisine, and the food industry. The Canadian version of Food Network is a joint venture between Corus Entertainment and the American network's parent company Television Food Network, G.P. (which is majority-owned by Discovery Inc.).

History[edit]

The American Food Network was available in Canada since 1997 and became one of the more popular foreign cable channels available in Canada. This prompted the creation of a Canadian version which would then be able to access ad revenue through commercials under Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regulations.

Food Network's logo used from 2000 - 2005. After that it was changed to match the 2003 Food Network USA logo.

The licence for Food Network Canada was approved by the CRTC in early 2000. The channel was launched in October of that year; on the day of the launch, the American service was removed from the list of foreign channels eligible to be broadcast in Canada.

On January 18, 2008, a joint venture between Canwest and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners known as CW Media bought Alliance Atlantis and gained AAC's interest in Food Network.

On October 27, 2010, ownership changed again as Shaw Communications gained control of Food Network as a result of its acquisition of Canwest and Goldman Sachs' interest in CW Media.[1][2] On March 4, 2013, Corus Entertainment (also controlled by the Shaw family) announced the sale of its 22.58% ownership interest in Food Network to Shaw Media, in exchange for Shaw's 49% stake in ABC Spark.[3] The sale closed in April 2013.[4]

On April 1, 2016, Shaw Media was subsumed into Corus as part of a corporate reorganization, which made it the majority owner once more.[5][6]

Food Network HD[edit]

Food Network HD logo used before 2014

On October 5, 2011, Shaw Media launched Food Network HD, a 1080i high definition simulcast of the standard definition feed.[7] It is available through all major TV providers.

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