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DIY Network
DIY Canada.svg
DIY Network logo
Launched October 19, 2009
Owned by CW Media (68.1% & managing partner)
Scripps Networks (19.9%)
Corus Entertainment (12%)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Replaced Fine Living
Website DIY Network
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 607
Shaw Direct Channel 565
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings

DIY Network is a Canadian English language category 2 digital cable specialty channel with programming focusing on do it yourself projects; including gardening, renovations and more. The channel is a joint venture between CW Media (a division of Canwest and GS Capital Partners), Corus Entertainment and Scripps Networks Interactive.

The channel launched on October 19, 2009.[1]

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Alliance Atlantis was originally granted approval for the channel by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on November 24, 2000 as D.I.Y. Television.[2] The channel, however, was never launched and its application eventually expired at later date. Alliance Atlantis re-applied for the channel and was approved on October 21, 2005.[3]

On January 18, 2008, a joint venture between Canwest and GS Capital Partners bought Alliance Atlantis's specialty networks, including the licence for the yet unlaunched D.I.Y. Television.

In late 2009, Canwest announced that it would launch the channel on October 19, 2009, as a Canadian version of DIY Network. On many BDUs it replaced Fine Living, which shut down the same day. [4]

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