Global Television Network
|Type||Broadcast television network|
|Availability||National, northern U.S. (terrestrial), parts of U.S. and Bermuda (via digital cable)|
|Founded||by Al Bruner & Peter Hill|
|Slogan||Come home to Global|
|Key people||Doug Murphy
(President and CEO of Corus Entertainment)
(Vice President of News)
|Launch date||January 6, 1974
(launch of CKGN-TV; now CIII-DT)
(as the CanWest Global System)
August 18, 1997
(national launch of Global brand)
|Former names||CanWest Global System (used in the 1990s on non-Global branded Canwest stations)|
|Sister channels||Global News: BC 1
|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.
Television listings[change | change source]
In television listings such as TV Guide, it is shown as GLO, GLB or GTV.
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"
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