Owned by Alliance Atlantis, HGTV was licensed in September 1996 and launched the following year. Its content reflects its name, dealing as it does with all aspects of home life, as well as construction, design and renovation, and with the year-round business of gardening in all climates, both Canadian and international. Debbie Travis’ Facelift series on HGTV has gained wider acclaim than many conventional television series.
CanWest Media Networks acquired Alliance Atlantis in December 2007, and with it ownership of HGTV.
On October 27, 2010, HGTV’s ownership changed as Shaw Communications acquired CanWest and Goldman Sachs’ interest in CanWest Media. On April 1, 2016, Shaw Media was acquired by Corus Entertainment.
Start Year: 1997