Fashion Television (TV channel)

Not to be confused with FashionTV.
Fashion Television
Launched September 7, 2001
Owned by Bell Media
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Website Fashion Television
Bell TV Channel 605
Shaw Direct Channel 571
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings
Bell Aliant Channel 280
Bell Fibe TV Channel 605
MTS Channel 293
Optik TV Channel 339
SaskTel Channel 107
VMedia Channel 266
Zazeen Channel 132

Fashion Television (officially named Fashion Television Channel) is a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel owned by Bell Media. The channel broadcasts programming related to fashion, modelling, photography, art, architecture and design. The channel is fashioned after the CHUM Television original program, FashionTelevision.


In November 24, 2000, CHUM Limited was granted approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch Fashion Television: The Channel, described as "a national English-language specialty television service dedicated to fashion, beauty, style, art, architecture, photography and design."[1]

The channel was launched on September 7, 2001 as FashionTelevisionChannel.[2]

In July 2006, Bell Globemedia (later called CTVglobemedia) announced that it would purchase CHUM for an estimated $1.7 billion CAD.[3] The sale was approved by the CRTC in June 2007,[4] and the transaction was completed on June 22, 2007 with the Citytv stations were being sold to Rogers Media on October 31, 2007.

BCE (a minority shareholder in CTVglobemedia) announced on September 10, 2010, that it planned to re-acquire 100% interest in CTVglobemedia for a total debt and equity transaction cost of $3.2 billion CAD.[5] The deal which required CRTC approval, was approved on March 7, 2011[6] and closed on April 1 of that year, at which time CTVglobemedia was renamed Bell Media.[7]


Coordinates: 43°38′59″N 79°23′25″W / 43.649701°N 79.390233°W / 43.649701; -79.390233

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