Global Television Network

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Global Television Network
Type Broadcast television network
Country Canada
Availability National, northern U.S. (terrestrial), parts of U.S. and Bermuda (via digital cable)
Founded by Al Bruner & Peter Hill
Owner Shaw Communications
(Shaw Media Inc.)
Key people Paul Robertson, President of Shaw Media, Barbara Williams Senior Vice President of Content, Troy Reeb Vice President of News
Launch date January 6, 1974 (launch of CKGN-TV)
1990 (as the CanWest Global System)
August 18, 1997 (national launch of Global brand)
Former names CanWest Global System (used in the 90s on non-Global branded Canwest stations)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Official website Global Television Network

Global Television Network (mainly called Global or Global TV) is a Canadian television channels. Along with CTV and CBC, it is one of the countries major networks. It is currently Canada's number-two television network.

The network started in a television station of the same name, in South Ontario. The national entity was known as CanWest Global System until getting the Ontario station's branding in 1997.

History[change | change source]

In Late 2009, Shaw took over Canwest's broadcast rights as of October 27, 2010. Global is a part of Shaw Media currently.[1]

Television listings[change | change source]

In television listings such as TV Guide, it is shown as GLO, GLB or GTV.

Programming[change | change source]

Spring 2014 schedule[change | change source]

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Shows that originally aired in Canada have a red highlight.

  7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
Sunday Bob's Burgers American Dad! The Simpsons Family Guy Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey The Good Wife
Monday Entertainment Tonight ET Canada Bones Remedy The Blacklist
Tuesday NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS Chicago Fire
Wednesday Survivor Working the Engels About a Boy Chicago PD
Thursday Growing Up Fisher The Millers Parenthood Elementary
Friday Kitchen Nightmares Hawaii Five-0 American Dream Builders
Saturday 16:9 Haven Remedy Big Brother Canada Side Show Working the Engels

List[change | change source]

Currently broadcast[change | change source]

News[change | change source]
Daytime[change | change source]
Comedy[change | change source]
Drama[change | change source]
Reality[change | change source]
Late night talk/variety[change | change source]
Sports[change | change source]

Formerly broadcast[change | change source]

News[change | change source]
Daytime[change | change source]
Late night talk/variety[change | change source]
Comedy[change | change source]
Drama[change | change source]
Reality[change | change source]
Game shows[change | change source]
Children's[change | change source]
Sports[change | change source]

Global HD[change | change source]

In October 2004, a HD version started airing, at the time, you had to have digital cable.

Slogans[change | change source]

  • 1974: "Your New Point of View"
  • 1975-2006: "Global's got it!"
  • 2006–present: "on Global"

References[change | change source]