Food Network (Canada)
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Food Network Canada
Food Network
Food Network New Logo.png
Launched9 October 2000; 19 years ago (9 October 2000)
Owned byCorus Entertainment (80.15%, managing partner)
Television Food Network G.P. (19.85%; Discovery Inc./Nexstar Media Group[1])
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
CountryCanada
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario
Sister channel(s)Cooking Channel
DIY Network
DTour
HGTV
Websitefoodnetwork.ca
Availability
Satellite
Bell TVChannel 603 (SD)
Channel 1706 (HD)
Shaw DirectChannel 561 (SD)
Channel 129 (HD)
Cable
Available on most cable systemsChannel slots vary on each provider
IPTV
Bell Aliant Fibe TVChannel 270 (SD)
Channel 419 (HD)
Bell Fibe TVChannel 603 (SD)
Channel 1603 (HD)
Bell MTSChannel 135 (SD)
Channel 1135 (HD)
Optik TVChannel 9313 (SD West)
Channel 313 (HD East)
SaskTelChannel 103 (SD)
Channel 403 (HD)
VMediaChannel 56 (HD)
ZazeenChannel 115 (HD)
Execulink TelecomChannel 145 (HD)

Food Network, formerly called Food Network Canada, is a Canadian English language specialty channel based on the American cable network 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

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. Corus Entertainment and Alliance Atlantis launched the channel on October 9, 2000.

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.[2][3] 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.[4] The sale closed in April 2013.[5]

On April 1, 2016, Shaw Media was subsumed into Corus as part of a corporate reorganization, which made it the majority owner once more.[6][7]

Food Network HD

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.[8] It is available through all major TV providers.

See also

References

  1. ^ Channick, Robert (September 19, 2019). "Nexstar completes purchase of WGN owner Tribune Media". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Shaw Communications closes purchase of Canwest TV assets, rebrands as Shaw Media". Therecord.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "CRTC approves Shaw's purchase of the Canwest Global television properties". Crtc.gc.ca. 2010-10-22. Archived from the original on 2013-12-20. Retrieved .
  4. ^ BCE to sell assets to Corus as part of Astral deal, The Globe and Mail (via Reuters and The Canadian Press), March 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Press Release - Corus Entertainment Receives CRTC Approval on TELETOON Canada Inc., Historia and Séries+ Acquisitions". Corusent.com. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Corus Entertainment acquires Shaw Media for $2.65-billion". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Corus Entertainment Completes Acquisition of Shaw Media". Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ Food Network Canada looking better than ever Shaw Media press release 2011-10-05

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