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.

Cooking Channel
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerCorus Entertainment (80.2%)
Warner Bros. Discovery (19.8%)
Sister channelsABC Spark
Adult Swim
DIY Network
Food Network
Oprah Winfrey Network
W Network
LaunchedSeptember 7, 2001; 20 years ago (2001-09-07)
Former namesSexTV: 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.

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