Cooking Channel

American television channel

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.[1] It was later announced that the switch would be made on May 31, 2010 to happen with Memorial Day in the United States.[2] Cooking Channel launched a high-definition channel on June 30, 2010. The channel has also announced it eventually will offer an on demand version.[1]

Cooking Channel
HeadquartersKnoxville, Tennessee, US
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
(Downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTV feed)
OwnerTelevision Food Network, G.P.
Discovery, Inc. (69%)
(pending merge approval with WarnerMedia to form Warner Bros. Discovery)
Nexstar Media Group (31%)
Sister channelsDestination America
Food Network
Magnolia Network
Oprah Winfrey Network
LaunchedAugust 21, 2002; 21 years ago (2002-08-21)
Former namesFine Living Network (2002-10)
Available on many cable providersChannel slots vary on each system
Dish NetworkChannel 113
DirecTVChannel 232
Verizon FiOSChannel 163 (SD)
Channel 663 (HD)
AT&T U-verseChannel 456 (SD)
Channel 1456 (HD)

Programming change

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.[3]

The channel also carried the new "post-game" show for The Next Food Network Star.[3] 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!.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Scripps Rebranding Fine Living Into Cooking Channel, MultiChannel News, October 8, 2009
  2. Another Cable Helping for Food Lovers, New York Times, February 18, 2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cooking Channel Launch To Simmer In Stages, Multichannel News, April 25, 2010

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