Network (often referred to only as W) is
a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel based in Toronto, Ontario aimed at
It is currently owned by
The channel is available in two time shifted feeds, East (Eastern Time
) and West
Women's Television Network Logo
it was launched on January 1, 1995, the service was controlled by
known as WTN
(Women's Television Network).
Moffat's cable television
operations and its local CTV
affiliate CKY-TV, it was
based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and
broadcast a variety of programmes ranging from dramas and decorating shows to current affairs and
occasionally even sports.
Moffat Communications in early 2001. However, having no interest in
re-entering the specialty television service business, Shaw sold
WTN to Corus Entertainment
Subsequently, Corus relaunched the network as "W" on April 15, 2002
with a more entertainment-oriented mix of recent dramas and movies.
Whereas WTN seemed to focus on the feminist
, W would henceforth focus on a more
In 2009, Corus Entertainment acquired SexTV: The Channel
, with tentative plans
to rebrand the channel as W Movies
, a film-focused sister
channel of W Network.
W Network airs a mix of lifestyle and entertainment television
series including films, comedies, dramas, reality TV, cooking,
makeover series and more.