Fashion Television is a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel owned by Bell Media. The channel broadcasts programming related to fashion, modelling, photography, art, architecture and design. The channel is fashioned after the CHUM Television original program, FashionTelevision.HistoryIn November 24, 2000, CHUM Limited was granted approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch Fashion Television: The Channel, described as "a national English-language specialty television service dedicated to fashion, beauty, style, art, architecture, photography and design."The channel was launched on September 7, 2001 as FashionTelevisionChannel.In July 2006, Bell Globemedia (later called CTVglobemedia) announced that it would purchase CHUM for an estimated $1.7 billion CAD. The sale was approved by the CRTC in June 2007, and the transaction was completed on June 22, 2007 with the Citytv stations were being sold to Rogers Media on October 31, 2007.