Global Television Network

Canadian broadcast TV network

Global Television Network (mainly called Global or Global TV) is a Canadian television network. Along with CTV and CBC, it is one of the countries major networks. It is Canada's number-two television network.[source?]

TypeBroadcast television network
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)
(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
Food Network
DIY Network
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.

History change

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

In television listings such as TV Guide, it is shown as GLO, GLB or GTV.

Global Television Network programs change

Global Stations change

Global HD change

In October 2004, a HD version started airing, at the time, you had to have digital cable.

Slogans change

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

References change

  1. "Shaw Communications closes purchase of Canwest TV assets, rebrands as Shaw Media by David Friend - FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting". Archived from the original on 2020-09-23. Retrieved 2019-02-14.