Global Television Network

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Global
TypeBroadcast television network
Country
AvailabilityNational, northern U.S. (terrestrial), parts of U.S. and Bermuda (via digital cable)
SloganCome home to Global
OwnerCorus Entertainment
Key people
Doug Murphy
(President and CEO of Corus Entertainment)
Troy Reeb
(Vice President of News)
Launch date
January 6, 1974
(launch of CKGN-TV; now CIII-DT)
1989
(as the CanWest Global System)
August 18, 1997
(national launch of Global brand)
Former names
CanWest Global System (used in the 1989 on non-Global branded Canwest stations)
Sister channels
Global News: BC 1
Slice
Food Network
Showcase
HGTV
History
DIY Network
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.

Global Television Network Shows[change | change source]

Bob Morane

Smoggies

C.L.Y.D.E.

Young Robin Hood

The Adventures of Tintin

Madeline

Dog City

The Legend of White Fang

The Big Garage

Size Small Island

The KangaZoo Club

Popular Mechanics For Kids

Blackfly

Strange days at Blake Holsey High

Global Stations[change | change source]

CHAN Vancouver, British Columbia

CICT Calgary, Alberta

CFRE Regina, Saskatchewan

CKND Winnipeg, Manitoba

CIII Paris, Ontario

CKMI Quebec City, Quebec

CHNB Saint John, New Brunswick

CIHF Halifax, Nova Scotia

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]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Shaw Communications closes purchase of Canwest TV assets, rebrands as Shaw Media by David Friend - FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting". friends.ca.