Corus to Bow Cooking Channel in December


TORONTO: Corus Entertainment is introducing Cooking Channel, a new 24-hour network that caters to food lovers, in Canada on December 12.

From the creators of Food Network, Cooking Channel is a rebrand of W Movies. Programming highlights on the launch slate include Man Fire Food, Dinner at Tiffani’s, Unwrapped 2.0, Cake Hunters and Unique Sweets. The launch of Cooking Channel in Canada is an extension of Corus’s long-term partnership with Scripps Networks Interactive.

“As leaders in specialty content, we are continuously evaluating our portfolio to ensure we are delivering audiences the best in entertainment,” said Barbara Williams, the executive VP and COO of Corus Entertainment. “As the interest in food content continues to grow, we see an opportunity to add the tremendously successful Cooking Channel brand to our portfolio. With Cooking Channel’s focus on serving those passionate about food and cooking, Food Network Canada will continue to bring Canadians dynamic, new entertainment-driven food-related programming.”

“Cooking Channel is a complementary network to Food Network and a leading lifestyle brand in the United States,” said Jim Samples, the president of international at Scripps Networks Interactive. “As it has in the U.S., Cooking Channel will satiate audiences’ growing hunger for more food lifestyle programming in Canada and fuel their passion and curiosity for cooking and entertainment.”