Global Television Network

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Global
TypeBroadcast television network
CountryCanada
AvailabilityNational, northern U.S. (terrestrial), parts of U.S. and Bermuda (via digital cable)
Foundedby Al Bruner & Peter Hill
SloganCome home to Global
OwnerCorus Entertainment
Key peopleDoug Murphy
(President and CEO of Corus Entertainment)
Troy Reeb
(Vice President of News)
Launch dateJanuary 6, 1974
(launch of CKGN-TV; now CIII-DT)
1989
(as the CanWest Global System)
August 18, 1997
(national launch of Global brand)
Former namesCanWest Global System (used in the 1989 on non-Global branded Canwest stations)
Sister channelsGlobal News: BC 1
Slice
Food Network
Showcase
HGTV
History
DIY Network
Official websiteGlobal 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 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]

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