Global Television Network

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TypeBroadcast television network
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)
(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
Food Network
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 Television Network Shows[change | change source]

Popular Mechanics For Kids


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".