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Cooking Channel is an Anerican television channel It replaced Fine Living Network from May 31, 2010. The channel is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive. It is a spinoff of Food Network which is also owned by SNI. The channel focuses more on instructional programs than "reality style" and competitions that Food Network is now geared towards. The original plan was to make the change in the fall of 2010. It was later announced that the switch would be made on May 31, 2010 to happen with Memorial Day in the United States. Cooking Channel launched a high-definition channel on June 30, 2010. The channel has also announced it eventually will offer an on demand version.
|Headquarters||Knoxville, Tennessee, US|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
(Downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTV feed)
|Owner||Television Food Network, G.P.|
Discovery, Inc. (69%)
(pending merge approval with WarnerMedia to form Warner Bros. Discovery)
Nexstar Media Group (31%)
|Sister channels||Destination America|
Oprah Winfrey Network
|Launched||August 21, 2002|
|Former names||Fine Living Network (2002-10)|
|Available on many cable providers||Channel slots vary on each system|
|Dish Network||Channel 113|
|Verizon FiOS||Channel 163 (SD)|
Channel 663 (HD)
|AT&T U-verse||Channel 456 (SD)|
Channel 1456 (HD)
Many of Food Network's top chefs and celebrities had new programs on the channel starting in the fall of 2010. These included - Emeril Lagasse, Rachael Ray and Bobby Flay. Lagasse's program, Emeril's Fresh Food Fast, showed viewers how fresh food can be prepared in a short amount of time without the lose of authentic taste. Flay's program, Bruch @ Bobby's focused on Weekend bruches/ Ray's program, Week In a Day showedviewers how to plan a week's menu by cooking them all in a single day.
The channel also carried the new "post-game" show for The Next Food Network Star. It also aried replays of programs from cooks in Canada and Great Britain, These include Food Network Canada host David Rocco's David Rocco's Dolce Vita and Irish chef Rachel Allen's Rachel Allen: Bake!.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Scripps Rebranding Fine Living Into Cooking Channel, MultiChannel News, October 8, 2009
- ↑ Another Cable Helping for Food Lovers, New York Times, February 18, 2010
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Cooking Channel Launch To Simmer In Stages, Multichannel News, April 25, 2010