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.
|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 1989 on non-Global branded Canwest stations)|
|Sister channels||Global News: BC 1|
|Official website||Global 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.
In Late 2009, Shaw took over Canwest's broadcast rights as of October 27, 2010. Global is a part of Shaw Media currently.
In television listings such as TV Guide, it is shown as GLO, GLB or GTV.
Global Television showsEdit
In October 2004, a HD version started airing, at the time, you had to have digital cable.
- 1974-1975: "Your New Point of View"
- 1975-2006: "Global's got it!"
- 2006–present: "on Global"