Food Network Canada | Wikipedia audio article

Food Network Canada | Wikipedia audio article


Food Network, previously called Food Network
Canada, is a Canadian pay television channel based on the U.S. subscription 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. 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. 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. The sale closed in April 2013.On April 1,
2016, Shaw Media was subsumed into Corus as part of a corporate reorganization, which
made it the majority owner once more.==Food Network HD==On October 5, 2011, Shaw Media launched Food
Network HD, a 1080i high definition simulcast of the standard definition feed. It is available through all major TV providers.==See also==
Canadian cuisine Cooking Channel (Canada)
Food Network Food Network (Australia)
List of Food Network Canada personalities List of programs broadcast by Food Network
Canada

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