Cooking Channel is a television specialty channel that airs recurring (episodic) programs about food and cooking, owned byScripps Networks Interactive. It is a spinoff (in essence) of Food Network, which is jointly owned by SNI and Tribune, but focuses more on instructional shows rather than "reality style" and contest programming that Food Network is now geared towards.
Cooking Channel replaced Fine Living Network (also known as FLN) on May 31, 2010. The original plan was to implement the change in the fall of 2010, but it was later announced that the switch was being moved up to coincide with Memorial Day in the USA. Cooking Channel launched a high-definition feed on June 30, 2010. The channel also has content available via Video on demand.
As of February 2015, Cooking Channel is available to approximately 61,951,000 pay television households (53.2% of households with television) in the United States