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Encyclopedia > CH (television system)
CH
Type Broadcast television system
Country  Canada
Availability    Semi-national - Ontario, B.C., Alberta, Montreal (Quebec); available in several U.S. states via cable
Owner CanWest MediaWorks Inc. (CanWest)
Key people Leonard Asper, CEO, CanWest Global; Kathleen Dore, President, Radio and Television, CanWest MediaWorks
Launch date 2001
Website www.chtv.ca

CH is a Canadian English language privately owned television system owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc., a division of CanWest Global Communications. Currently the system consists of six local television stations located in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, five of which are owned by CanWest and one affiliate owned by Jim Pattison Group. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ... A television system is a Canadian term for a group of television stations which shares common ownership, branding and programming, but is not considered a full television network. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (in unity, prosperity) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... 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Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... The Jim Pattison Group is Canada’s 3rd largest privately held company and, in a recent survey by the Financial Post, The Jim Pattison Group was ranked as Canada’s 48th largest company. ...


CH is a secondary service parallel to CanWest's larger Global Television Network, and frequently airs "leftover" foreign programs that cannot fit on Global's primetime schedule. In the fall of 2007, CH will be relaunched as E! under an agreement with the American cable channel E!: Entertainment Television. Primetime network programming and local news will still air, but much of the remainder of the schedule will be turned over to entertainment and celebrity programs. E! (U.S.) owner Comcast will license the brand but will not have any ownership in the system. Global Television and Global TV redirect here. ... E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ...

Contents

History

Most of CH's component stations have been around for decades as affiliates of other networks. However, CH itself was only formed in early 2001 after CanWest bought out most of these stations, which were previously owned by Western International Communications. Over the years, WIC had formed various types of "twinsticks", or ownership of two stations serving one market, specifically in the B.C. Lower Mainland, Alberta, Montreal, and Kelowna markets. The second stations were, respectively, CHEK, CKRD, CJNT, and CHBC. However, WIC was an ownership group, and not a network unto itself. The company was rarely able to co-ordinate the programming of its first-string stations, much less the second-string outlets, due to the stations' different network affiliations. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... You may be looking instead for the User:Wikipedia is Communism vandal Western International Communications, or WIC, was a Canadian media company, which was acquired by CanWest Global Communications in 2000. ... A twinstick, in Canadian broadcasting, is an informal term for two television stations, broadcasting in the same market, which are owned by the same company. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... The Lower Mainland is the name that residents of British Columbia apply to the region surrounding the City of Vancouver. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (in unity, prosperity) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Locator map for Kelowna, BC Kelowna (2001 population 96,288, metropolitan population 147,739) is a city on Okanagan Lake in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. ... CHEK-TV is a television station in Victoria, British Columbia. ... CHCA (otherwise known as CH Red Deer) is a television station in Red Deer, Alberta. ... CJNT-TV is a multicultural television station in Montreal, Quebec owned by CanWest Global. ... CHBC is a television station in Kelowna, British Columbia. ...


Despite strong opposition from competitors and advocacy groups, CanWest was allowed to keep all of the WIC stations save CFCF in Montreal. By promising to continue to support the "underserved" communities these stations were originally intended to serve – support which, in CanWest's view, no competing broadcaster could provide – it was able to maintain the B.C. and Alberta twinsticks, re-align CJNT with CKMI, and most importantly secure a new twinstick in the major market of Ontario with both its own CIII and WIC's independent station CHCH. CFCF is a CTV-owned and operated affiliate located in Montreal, Quebec. ... CKMI is the Global Television Networks station in Quebec. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... CIII is a television station owned by CanWest Global that serves most of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... CHCH is a television station in Hamilton, Ontario that is part of the CH system. ...

First logo for CH (2001-2002).

CHCH was the first to adopt the CH brand in February 2001, followed by CHEK (newly disaffiliated from CTV) and multicultural station CJNT that September. CKRD, now CHCA, joined in 2005. All four now cross-promote heavily with the local Global stations. CHBC joined in February 2006, as did the independently-owned CFJC (Kamloops), a requirement of the two stations' joint sales agreement. The two latter stations do not currently carry CH branding. CHCA, CHBC, and CFJC are all former CBC affiliates. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... CTV is a TLA that may stand for: CTV Television Network - a Canadian English language television network Channel Television - the main television broadcaster in the Channel Islands Chukyo TV. Broadcasting - a Japanese TV station in Nagoya This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... CFJC is the name of a television station in Kamloops, British Columbia. ...


While CH briefly used the slogan "Closer to Home" when it launched, the letters "CH" were derived from the call sign of flagship CHCH, which Global had promised to re-focus on local programming after the station's traditional audience was turned off by the "ONtv" era. CJNT in Montreal refers to the initials as Canal Horizon, or the Horizon Channel. Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... CJNT is the callsign for an independent station in Montreal, Quebec. ...


Published reports in early 2006[1] suggested the imminent end of the CH brand. However, the brand remained in use for the rest of the year. In April 2007, CanWest finally announced the move to the E! brand.


Programming

CH airs several hit U.S. programs, sharing a library of programs with Global. It is not uncommon for Global, which is carried in more cities nationwide than CH, to cherry-pick some of CH's hits and air them on the main network. Conversely, Global programs are sometimes sent "down" to CH if two programs aired by Global begin to air simultaneously on separate U.S. networks, so CanWest can maximize its simulcasting opportunities. Simultaneous substitution or simsub, is the practice by which cable, direct broadcast satellite and multichannel multipoint distribution service television distribution companies substitute a local or regional signal over a foreign or non-local signal, when two or more stations are airing the same programming at the same time. ...


This notwithstanding, CH generally targets an older audience than the Global network. For instance, one of CBS's more popular series, NCIS, has older demographics than most of Global's other series and hence has remained on CH. However, NCIS premiered on Global and, effective Fall 2007, will air on Global. NCIS is a CBS network show about a team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. ...


While CH is allowed to timeshift a limited amount of programming also aired on Global, in practice it has rarely done so. TimeShift is an un-released video game being published by Vivendi Games for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, scheduled for release in 2007. ...


Effective fall 2007, E! content will air throughout the system's daytime, late night, and weekend schedule. This will include Canadian-produced series to be aired on E! channels internationally. Primetime programming will continue to be sourced primarily from the major U.S. broadcast networks. Local programming will continue, under the branding of each station's call sign (e.g. "CHCH News" in Hamilton; "CJNT Montreal" for multicultural programming on the Montreal station). Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... CHCH is a television station in Hamilton, Ontario that is part of the CH system. ... CJNT-TV is a multicultural television station in Montreal, Quebec owned by CanWest Global. ...


CH stations

CJNT-TV is a multicultural television station in Montreal, Quebec owned by CanWest Global. ... This article needs cleanup. ... CHCH is a television station in Hamilton, Ontario that is part of the CH system. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - Representatives 5 MPs and 5 MPPs Area [2]  - City 1,138. ... CHCA (otherwise known as CH Red Deer) is a television station in Red Deer, Alberta. ... Red Deer () is a city in central Alberta, Canada, located almost midway between Calgary and Edmonton within the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor. ... CHEK-TV is a television station in Victoria, British Columbia. ... Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, the westernmost Canadian province. ... CHBC is a television station in Kelowna, British Columbia. ... Kelowna (2006 population 106,707, metropolitan area 162,276) is a city on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. ...

Affiliate stations

  • CFJC - Kamloops, British Columbia (owned by Jim Pattison Group)
    • Airs nearly all of CHBC's non-local programming and has a joint sales agreement with CHBC. CFJC and CHBC are the only two stations in the CH system not branded as CH.

Many Global stations in non-CH markets, plus other stations not owned by CanWest Global, also broadcast programs usually seen on the CH system, mainly CJON, private CBC affiliates such as CHEX, CHAT and CKWS, and the Thunder Bay Television twinstick of CKPR and CHFD. CFJC is the name of a television station in Kamloops, British Columbia. ... Kamloops is a city in south central British Columbia, Canada, at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River and near Kamloops Lake. ... The Jim Pattison Group is Canada’s 3rd largest privately held company and, in a recent survey by the Financial Post, The Jim Pattison Group was ranked as Canada’s 48th largest company. ... CJON is a privately-owned television station in St. ... See Chex for the a brand of breakfast cereal CHEX, an affiliate of the CBC network, began broadcasting on March 26, 1955, in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. ... CKWS Kingston is an affiliate of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, providing coverage to East Central/Southeastern Ontario, from Campbellford to Morrisburg and from Perth to Oswego, New York in the United States. ... Thunder Bay Television is the name under which the two television affiliates in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada operate: CKPR, a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation affiliate, and CHFD, a CTV affiliate. ... A twinstick, in Canadian broadcasting, is an informal term for two television stations, broadcasting in the same market, which are owned by the same company. ... CKPR is a Canadian television station. ... CHFD is a Canadian television station. ...


Slogans

  • 2001-2005: CH Has It All!
  • 2005-present: Closer to You!

See also

This is a list of programmes currently, formerly, and soon to be broadcast by CH. 20/20 Boston Legal Dateline NBC Deal or No Deal Doc Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Guiding Light How I Met Your Mother The King of Queens Las Vegas Mad TV NCIS Psych Stargate SG-1...

External link

Broadcast television networks and systems in Canada

English networks/systems: CBC | CTV | Global | CH | Citytv | A-Channel Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... A television system is a Canadian term for a group of television stations which shares common ownership, branding and programming, but is not considered a full television network. ... CBC Television is the primary English language television service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CTV is Canadas largest privately owned English language television network. ... Global Television and Global TV redirect here. ... Citytv is a Canadian English language privately owned television system owned by CHUM Limited. ... A-Channel, previously known as the NewNet, is a Canadian privately owned television system owned by CHUM Limited. ...

French networks: Radio-Canada | TQS | TVA Télévision de Radio-Canada, often simply Radio-Canada, is the main French language television service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... TQS is a Canadian French language commercial television network in Quebec. ... TVA is a private commercial Canadian French-language television network based in Quebec. ...

Multi-language networks/systems: OMNI | APTN OMNI Television is a Canadian television brand owned and operated by Rogers Communications. ... Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, or APTN, is a Canadian television network which airs and produces programming made by, for, and about Aboriginal peoples in Canada. ...

Provincial educational networks: TVO | TFO | ACCESS | SCN | Knowledge Network | Télé-Québec
TVOntario, officially the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, is an educational public television broadcaster in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... TFO is a French language educational public television network in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... CJAL is an educational television station in Edmonton, Alberta branded as ACCESS, Albertas provincial educational broadcasting service. ... Saskatchewan Communications Network is a Saskatchewan public television educational channel owned by the Saskatchewan government. ... Knowledge Network (call sign CKNO) is a public television educational television network in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Télé-Québec is the television network operated by the provincial government of Quebec, Canada. ...

Regional sub-systems: NTV/GWTV | CTV Northern Ont. | CTV Atlantic

Major defunct broadcast networks: A-Channel (Craig) | BBS/STN/ONT | MCTV | NTV | NOWTV Northern Television was the name of a subnetwork in northern British Columbia, composed of two stations, CFTK-TV, and CJDC-TV. The network has since been disbanded and succeeded by a newer subnetwork, Great West Television (joined by CKPG-TV). ... Great West Television is a television system in regional British Columbia, made up of the following CBC Television affiliates: CKPG, Prince George (owned by Jim Pattison Group) CJDC, Dawson Creek (owned by Standard Broadcasting) CFTK, Terrace (owned by Standard Broadcasting) With the exception of local news and other local programming... CTV Northern Ontario, formerly known as MCTV, is a system of four television stations in Northern Ontario, Canada, owned and operated by the CTV Television Network. ... CTV Atlantic (formerly known as ATV) is a system of four television stations in the Canadian Maritimes, owned and operated by the CTV Television Network. ... From 1997 to 2005, A-Channel was a Canadian privately owned television system owned by Craig Media associated with the companys television stations in Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton. ... The Baton Broadcasting System (BBS) was a Canadian system of television stations located in Ontario and Saskatchewan. ... Mid-Canada Communications was a Canadian media company, which operated from 1980 to 1990. ... Northern Television was the name of a subnetwork in northern British Columbia, composed of two stations, CFTK-TV, and CJDC-TV. The network has since been disbanded and succeeded by a newer subnetwork, Great West Television (joined by CKPG-TV). ... NOWTV was the previous on-air brand of CHNU in Surrey, British Columbia, which launched on September 15, 2001. ...

See also: List of American over-the-air networks | Local American TV stations (W) | Local American TV stations (K) | Canadian networks | List of Canadian over-the-air television networks | Table | Local Canadian TV stations | Mexican networks | Local Mexican TV stations | Superstations | Superstations Template | North American TV markets | List of local television stations in North America | Fox affiliate switches of 1994 | List of United States stations available in Canada | List of Canadian stations available in the United States | North American TV mini-template | Insular Areas TV | 2006 United States broadcast TV realignment

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