Fine Living (European TV channel)

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Fine Living
Fine Living logo.svg
Broadcast area Europe
Network Discovery EMEA
Programming
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
Owner Discovery, Inc. (2018-2020)
Scripps Networks Interactive (2010-2018)
Sister channels Animal Planet
Discovery
Discovery HD
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Historia
Discovery History
Discovery MAX
Discovery Shed
Discovery Science
Discovery Turbo
Discovery World
DMAX Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Liechtenstein
DMAX United Kingdom & Ireland
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
Food Network
HGTV UK and Ireland
Investigation Discovery
Quest
Quest Red
Real Time Italy
TLC Netherlands
TLC Poland
TLC Romania
TLC UK and Ireland
Travel Channel
History
Launched1 April 2010;11 years ago (2010-04-01)
Replaced Zone Club
Closed31 December 2020;4 months ago (2020-12-31)
Links
Website www.finelivingnetwork.com

Fine Living (Sometimes called Fine Living Network or FLN) was an European television channel, initially owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive and later by Discovery Inc., an American media company. The second privately owned television channel in Europe (after Animal Planet), it broadcast from 1 April 2010 to 31 December 2020. [1] It featured documentaries, reality, and how-to shows related to home, cooking, travel, lifestyle and health. [2]

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History

The channel was operated by Scripps Networks Interactive in a joint venture with Chello Zone from the launch [1] till 2018 when Discovery, Inc. acquired Scripps Networks Interactive. [3]

Fine Living HD launched in Europe on 1 September 2015. [4]

Fine Living ceased broadcasting in the Netherlands and Flanders on 31 January 2019. Content from former Scripps television channels Travel Channel, Fine Living and Food Network has been integrated into the programming of Discovery, TLC and Investigation Discovery in the Benelux. [5]

On 31 December 2020, it was announced that the television channel has been dissolved following a bankruptcy proceeding due to accumulated debt of over €30 million. [6]

Programming

Programs on Fine Living were of factual entertainment and originated from the categories of Design & Décor, Food & Drink and Travel & Adventure, and dedicated to inspiring and empowering people to live better and maximize their time.

All TV shows

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References

  1. 1 2 Robert Briel (9 March 2010). "April Debut for Fine Living Network". BroadbandTVNews.com.
  2. "Zone Club vanaf 1 april Fine Living Network". Radio.nl. 18 March 2010.
  3. Chris Dziadul (6 March 2018). "Discovery completes Scripps acquisition". BroadbandTVNews.com.
  4. Robert Briel (1 September 2015). "European Launch for Fine Living HD". BroadbandTVNews.com.
  5. Jarco Kriek (28 November 2018). "Travel Channel, Fine Living en Food Network stoppen in Benelux" (in Dutch). TotaalTV.nl.
  6. YouTube - Fine Living HD has now closed