Food Network (Canada)

Food Network
Launched October 9, 2000
Owned by Corus Entertainment (80.16%, managing partner)
Scripps Networks Interactive (19.84%)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Website Food Network Canada
Bell TV Channel 603 (SD)
Channel 1706 (HD)
Shaw Direct Channel 561 (SD)
Channel 268 (HD)
Available on most Canadian cable systems Check local listings, channels may vary
Bell Aliant Channel 270 (SD)
Channel 419 (HD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 603 (SD)
Channel 1603 (HD)
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)

Food Network is a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel with programming related to food, cooking, cuisine, and the food industry. Food Network is a joint venture between Corus Entertainment and Scripps Networks Interactive.


Before the launch of Food Network Canada, the American service, Food Network was available in Canada since 1997. Food Network became one of the more popular foreign cable channels available in Canada, which prompted the creation of a Canadian version of the American service, 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 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, Corus Entertainment re-assumed ownership of the network due to its acquisition of Shaw Media.[5][6]

Food Network logo used from 2005 to 2013. Until 2014, this logo was still seen in some promos.

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.[7] It is available on Telus Optik TV, Shaw Cable and Bell TV.

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