Cooking Channel (Canadian TV channel)
Cooking Channel is a Canadian English language specialty channel and a localized version of the U.S. channel of the same name owned by Corus Entertainment and Warner Bros. Discovery. Dedicated to programming related to food and cooking, its branding is licensed from Discovery Inc. (formerly Scripps Networks Interactive), which holds a minority ownership, and is also a partner on sister channel Food Network.
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
|Owner||Corus Entertainment (80.2%)|
Warner Bros. Discovery (19.8%)
|Sister channels||ABC Spark|
Oprah Winfrey Network
|Launched||September 7, 2001|
|Former names||SexTV: The Channel (2001–2010) |
W Movies (2010–2016)
The channel was launched in 2001 as SexTV: The Channel under the ownership of CHUM Limited named after the program of the same name aired on Citytv. The channel was acquired in 2006 when Bell Globemedia acquired the assets of CHUM which was completed in 2007 while the Citytv stations were sold to Rogers Media. Corus acquired the channel in 2010 and relaunched the channel as W Movies (a spin-off of W Network), which focuses on female-centric movies before rebranding to its current name on December 12, 2016.