SexTV: The Channel

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SexTV: The Channel
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Launched September 07, 2001
Closed July 14, 2009
Owned by Corus Entertainment
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
Country Canada
Broadcast area Canada
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario

SexTV:The Channel was a Canadian English language Category B cable and satellite specialty channel. The channel is now known as Cooking Channel.

In June 2001, CHUM Limited received approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a national Category 2 specialty channel known as Relationship Television, a channel described as being "devoted exclusively to programming related to love, romance, marriage, relationship-themed game shows, sexuality and gender issues, family planning, relationship breakdown and magazine style programming featuring romantic vacation resorts."[1]

The channel was launched three months later on September 7, 2001 as SexTV: The Channel,[2] a channel modeled after and its name derived from SexTV, a now-former program on Citytv (which was a CHUM-owned property at the time). SexTV aired programming on sex and human sexuality, including issues on love, dating, romance and related subjects.

In July 2006, Bell Globemedia (later CTVglobemedia) announced that it would purchase CHUM for an estimated CAD$1.7 billion, included in the sale was SexTV: The Channel.[3] The sale was approved by the CRTC on June 8, 2007,[4] and the transaction was completed on June 22, 2007.

References[edit]

  1. Decision CRTC 2001-304; CRTC; 2001-06-04
  2. The history of CHUM, The Globe and Mail, June 12, 2006.
  3. Bell Globemedia acquires CHUM; Fasken Martineau; 2006-07-12
  4. Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-165; CRTC; 2007-06-08