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DIY Network is a Canadianmarker 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.

History

Alliance Atlantismarker 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. 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.

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.

References

  1. Canwest bows DIY Canada; Media in Canada; 2009-10-19
  2. Decision CRTC 2000-495; CRTC; 2000-12-14
  3. Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-513; CRTC; 2005-10-21
  4. http://www.channelcanada.com/Article3043.html


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