On November 1st 2010, CanWest launched Twist TV, a rebranding of their former Discovery Health specialty channel. " Twist TV", said CanWest, "is all about real life with a twist; capturing the experiences of everyday people facing extraordinary situations. The channel's diverse cast of characters and their colourful stories - from unique personal challenges, to difficult family issues, to unusual medical circumstances - are always relatable and often outrageous".
In May 2014 Shaw Media, who had earlier acquired Twist, rebranded the channel as FYI.
In 2016, FYI's parent, Shaw Media, was purchased by Corus Entertainment. In the same year, FYI HD was also launched.