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Food Network
Food Network Logo.svg
Food Network logo
Launched October 2000
Owned by CW Media (57.58% & managing partner)
Corus Entertainment (22.58%)
Scripps Networks Interactive (19.84%)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Website Food Network Canada
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 603
Shaw Direct Channel 561
Cable
Available on most Canadian cable systems Check local listings, channels may vary

Food Network is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel with programming related to food, cooking, cuisine and the food industry. Food Network is a joint venture between CW Media (a division of Canwest and GS Capital Partners), Corus Entertainment and Scripps Networks Interactive. The networks airs mostly but not entirely identical programming with its American counterpart.

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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, given Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regulations.

Food Network's Logo used from 2000 - 2005

The licence for Food Network Canada was approved by the CRTC in early 2000. The channel launched in October of that year; at the day of the launch, the American service was removed from the list of eligible foreign channels to be broadcast in Canada.

On January 18, 2008, a joint venture between Canwest and GS Capital Partners bought Alliance Atlantis and gained AAC's majority interest in Food Network.

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