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Encyclopedia > Global Television Network
Global Television Network
Type Broadcast television network
Country Flag of Canada Canada
Availability    National, northern U.S. as well as national U.S. via digital cable, Bermuda via digital cable)
Founder Al Bruner & Peter Hill
Owner CanWest MediaWorks Inc. (CanWest)
Key people Leonard Asper, CEO, CanWest Global; Kathleen Dore, President, Radio and Television, CanWest MediaWorks; Steve Wyatt, Senior VP of News and Information; Barbara Williams, Senior VP Programming and Production; Walter Levitt, Senior VP Marketing
Launch date January 6, 1974
Past names CanWest Global System
Website www.globaltv.com

Global Television Network (more commonly called Global TV or just Global) is a Canadian English language privately owned television network. It is owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc., a division of CanWest Global Communications which is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Throughout the 1990s, it dominated primetime ratings in key markets such as southern Ontario and southwestern B.C., but had limited reach in certain areas such as Alberta until 2000. Nationally, it now ranks an increasingly strong second behind CTV. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (803x378, 15 KB) Summary High-resolution version of new (2006) Global Television Network logo. ... 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. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ... Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ... Peter Hill is the editor of the UK newspaper Daily Express. ... CanWest Global Communications Corp. ... Leonard Asper (born May 31, 1964, in Winnipeg, Manitoba), is a Canadian businessman. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... Barbara Williams (born 1953 in Vancouver Island, British Columbia) is a Canadian-born American actress, and is the wife of Tom Hayden. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... CanWest Global Communications Corp. ... For other uses, see Winnipeg (disambiguation). ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation... Southern Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies south of the French River and Algonquin Park. ... 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... This article is about the Broadcast Television Network CTV, for the broadcasting television company see CTVglobemedia. ...

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History

In the 1970s, a call went out for "third" television stations in several major Canadian cities. A group of investors, led by Al Bruner and Peter Hill, founded Global Communications Ltd. with the idea of building a cross-Canada, all-UHF network. The group had to settle for a rural six-transmitter network in southern Ontario, stretching from Windsor to Ottawa, but were denied a transmitter in Maxville that would reach Montreal. The group promised a high level of Canadian content and agreed not to accept local advertising. The new network, called the Global Television Network, launched on January 6, 1974 when CKGN signed on from studios in Don Mills. The station's main transmitter was (and still is) licensed to Paris, Ontario, but for all intents and purposes it was a Toronto station. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Peter Hill is the editor of the UK newspaper Daily Express. ... This article is about the radio frequency. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Maxville, Ontario is a community in North Glengarry Township in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario, located south of Highway 417 (exit 51). ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Canadian content (abbreviated cancon or can-con) refers to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission requirements that radio and television broadcasters (including cable/satellite specialty channels) must air a certain percentage of content that was at least partly written, produced, presented, or otherwise contributed to by persons from Canada. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... CIII-TV is a television station owned by CanWest Global that serves most of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Don Mills is a new town and neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Paris (2006 population, 11,177) is a town on the Grand River in Ontario, Canada. ...


The station ran into difficulty in just three months, and was purchased by two large groups, one of which was owned by Izzy Asper, a Manitoba politician turned broadcaster. Asper owned CKND in Winnipeg, which carried many of Global's programs, through his company then known as CanWest Capital. In 1977, both partners attempted to buy out the other's shares, with Canwest being successful in becoming the first western-based owner of a major Canadian broadcasting entity. CKGN became CIII in 1984. Israel Harold Izzy Asper, OC , OM , QC , LL.M , Ph. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation... CKND-TV is a television station which broadcasts out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... CIII-TV is a television station owned by CanWest Global that serves most of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... This article is about the year. ...


A considerable portion of the schedule's programs were cancelled in the spring of 1974. By fall, Global had become "another CTV", with American imports filling as much of the schedule as Canadian content rules (50 percent Canadian overall, 60 percent Canadian in prime time) would allow. Over several years, the prime late evening newscast shifted between 10 and 11 p.m., and between 30 and 60 minutes. The network continued to be limited to a six-transmitter chain throughout the 1970s.


Asper went on to launch two stations in Saskatchewan, won a legal battle for a station in Vancouver, and acquired a fledgling system in the Maritimes called MITV. Although Asper's regional networks always purchased programming rights as a collective, they did not share common branding, although stations were sometimes indicated as being part of the "CanWest Global System". This ended on August 18, 1997, when CanWest bought a former CBC affiliate in Quebec City, CKMI, after the CBC set up its own facilities there. This left Calgary, Edmonton and St. John's as the only major cities without Global stations. Nevertheless, this purchase gave CanWest's stations enough coverage of Canada that it scrubbed the local brand names from its stations and began calling its system "The Global Television Network". Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: The Strength of Many Peoples) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart - Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (Split from NWT) (9th (province)) Area  Ranked... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Canadian region. ... CIHF is a Canadian television station, serving the Maritime provinces. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... CBC Television is a Canadian English language television network. ... Nickname: Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (I shall put Gods gift to good use; the Don de Dieu was Champlains ship) Coordinates: , Country Province Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Founded 1608 by Samuel de Champlain Constitution date 1833 Government... CKMI is the Global Television Networks station in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... For other places with the same name, see Edmonton (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Avancez (Go forward) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Newfoundland and Labrador Established August 5, 1583 by Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I Government  - City Mayor Andy Wells  - Governing body St. ...


In 2000, CanWest acquired the conventional television assets of Western International Communications (WIC). WIC's stations in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge had been airing some Global programs since 1988, and those stations formally joined the network on September 4, 2000. The following fall, WIC's market-leading Vancouver station CHAN (BCTV), a former CTV affiliate, was brought into the fold. Global's previous Vancouver station CKVU, as well as WIC-owned Montreal CTV affiliate CFCF, were sold off. WIC's remaining stations were maintained as twinstick (or duopoly) stations and were eventually integrated into a secondary system known as CH (now E!). Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 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. ... Lethbridge is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... CHAN-TV is a television station in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, broadcasting over-the-air on channel 8, and available via cable providers in the area on channel 11. ... CKVU (Citytv Vancouver) is a Canadian television station based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... CFCF redirects here. ... 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. ... A true duopoly is a specific type of oligopoly where only two producers exist in one market. ... E! is a Canadian English language privately owned television system owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc. ...


Although Global network service is not available over-the-air in Newfoundland and Labrador, the independent station there, NTV, airs much of the Global network schedule. Global stations from other markets (most commonly Global Edmonton) are available to the majority of cable subscribers there, however. This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... CJON is a privately-owned television station in St. ... This article is about CITV, the Canadian television station. ...


In late 2004, with CTV beginning to dominate the ratings, CanWest reorganized its Canadian operations and hired a number of new executives, all formerly of various U.S. media firms, leading to a major overhaul of Global announced in December 2005. The most obvious change is a new logo, replacing the "crescent" with a new "greater than" logo, with the Global wordmark in a new font, in use as of 6:00 a.m., February 5, 2006 (coinciding with Global's broadcast of Super Bowl XL). New logos and graphics were designed for news and network promotions, and several newscasts received new timeslots and formats. Revised logos for the remaining CanWest entities which currently use the crescent — namely DejaView — are expected in the near future. Winnipeg's CanWest Global Park modified its logo in April 2006 to reflect the new Global logo, the CanWest Performing Arts Centre in Winnipeg removed the crescent from its logo, Prime was rebranded TVtropolis, with a completely different logo on June 1, 2006, Mystery TV introduced a new logo in August 2007, and in September CH rebranded as E! - licensing the brand from the U.S owner; Comcast, The feasible regions of linear programming are defined by a set of inequalities. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... DejaView is a Canadian category 2 digital cable specialty channel owned by the CanWest MediaWorks Inc. ... For other uses, see Winnipeg (disambiguation). ... Canwest Global Park is the home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League baseball team in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... PRIME is a Canadian cable television specialty channel owned by CanWest Global Communications with programming directed mainly towards men and women 50 years of age or older. ... TVtropolis is a Canadian cable television specialty channel devoted to hit television series and television pop culture programming. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mystery TV is a Canadian category 1 digital cable specialty channel which presents movies and television series of the mystery genre and suspense. ... E! is a Canadian English language privately owned television system owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc. ...


Since CanWest's purchase of Southam Newspapers (now CanWest News Service) and the National Post from Conrad Black in 2001, their media interests have been merged into Canwest Global under a policy of cross-promotion and synergy. Journalists from the Post and other Canwest papers have made frequent appearances on Global's news programs, passengers on the now-defunct serial drama Train 48 habitually read the Post, and Global programs are promoted in Canwest Global newspapers. Southam Newspapers is a Canadian newspaper chain owned by CanWest. ... The National Post is a Canadian English-language national newspaper based in Don Mills, Ontario, a district of Toronto. ... Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, PC, OC, KCSG (born 25 August 1944, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former financier, newspaper magnate, and biographer. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... CanWest Global Communications Corp. ... Synergy (from the Greek synergos, συνεργός meaning working together, circa 1660) refers to the phenomenon in which two or more discrete influences or agents acting together create an effect greater than that predicted by knowing only the separate effects of the individual agents. ... Train 48 was a Canadian television soap opera, broadcast on Global Television Network or CH (depending on location) airing from 2003 until 2005. ...


In television listings such as TV Guide, where space limitations usually require television networks to be referred to by a three-letter abbreviation, the abbreviations GLO, GLB or GTV are commonly used, depending on the publication. None of these abbreviations has any standing as an official name for the network, however — the network's own shortform name for itself is always Global. TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ...


News programming

Although Global stations had always carried local news in various forms, the first tentative steps towards a national presence came in the mid-1990s with First National with Peter Kent, an early-evening program focusing on national and international news but airing only in central Canada. In 2001, Global replaced First National and the similar WIC newscast Canada Tonight with a new newscast aired on all Global stations, Global National, anchored by Kevin Newman. The program initially aired only on weekdays; in February of 2005, Global National launched a weekend edition anchored by Tara Nelson. First National was a Canadian television newscast, which aired on the Global Television Networks stations in Ontario and Manitoba from 1994 to 2001. ... Peter Kent (born in Sussex, England July 27, 1943) is Deputy Editor for Global Television News, a Canadian TV network. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Canada Tonight was a Canadian television newscast, which aired on stations owned by Western International Communications. ... Global National is the national newscast of Global Television Network in Canada. ... Kevin Newman (born 1959 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian journalist and news anchor. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tara Nelson is a Canadian television journalist and news anchor. ...


Unlike CBC, and CTV, Global does not air a national morning show (neither does Citytv), although its stations in major markets produce their own local morning shows. Stations which do not produce a local morning show either air the morning show from a larger market, or run extra airings of Global daytime programming such as Great Taste, No Money and Room to Grow. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Cipher-block chaining ... 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... Breakfast television is a type of television programme broadcast live in the morning (typically between 6:00am and 9:00am), with the express purpose of being watched by people getting ready to go to work. ... Citytv is a Canadian English language privately owned television system owned by CHUM Limited. ... Great Taste, No Money is a Canadian home improvement television show, hosted by Stephen Fermoyle. ... Room to Grow is a Canadian home improvement television show starring Amanda and Carson. The series airs in Canada on Prime, at 11 pm EST Mondays. ...


From 1997 to 2006, local newscasts on Global stations had a standard title, Global News. The long-dominant CHAN (BCTV) had been an exception since it joined Global in 2001. In connection with the above-noted rebranding, effective February 6, local newscast titles and timeslots were standardized, following the BCTV model, as follows. Note that the exact lineup of newscasts and titles varies by station. CHAN-TV is a television station in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, broadcasting over-the-air on channel 8, and available via cable providers in the area on channel 11. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Morning News - weekday mornings
    • Saturday/Sunday Morning News - weekend mornings
  • Noon News or Noon News Hour - weekdays (or daily) at noon (for 30-minute and 60-minute newscasts respectively)
    • Exceptions: Scene and Heard (non-news regional lifestyle show on CISA)
  • Early News - weekdays at 5:00
  • Global National - nightly at 5:30 (6:30 AT)
  • Evening News or News Hour - nightly at 6:00
  • Prime News - weeknights at 10:00 (Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg)
  • News Final or News Hour Final - nightly at 11:00

Since the relaunch, Global National has quickly gained ground on longtime number-one CTV National News, overtaking it on several occasions. Global has been criticized for sacrificing local news ratings in a effort to boost ratings for Global National. CISA is an Canadian television station, licensed to, serving Lethbridge, Alberta. ... CTV National News is a newscast on CTV, which airs at 11pm local time on the main network across Canada. ...


Over the network's history, there has been some evidence that Global considers its news coverage subordinate to its usual primetime lineup of entertainment programming. While coverage of some breaking events has increased since the launch of Global National, the network attracted controversy in 2003 when CKND aired its usual programming schedule on the night of the Manitoba provincial election rather than providing any special news programming, and when CIII bumped its Ontario provincial election coverage to CHCH in order to avoid preempting Survivor. The June 3, 2003 provincial election in Manitoba, Canada was won by the New Democratic Party, which won 35 seats out of 57. ... Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario Legislature after the 2003 election. ... CHCH is a television station in Hamilton, Ontario that is part of the CH system. ... This article is about the television show. ...


CKND had full complete election night coverage for Decision Manitoba 2007.


Global does not currently air a conventional newsmagazine series comparable to CTV's W-FIVE or CBC's the fifth estate. It does, however, air a weekly documentary series, Global Currents. A newsmagazine, sometimes called news magazine, is a usually weekly magazine featuring articles on current events. ... W-FIVE, also known as W5 or W5 with Eric Malling, is a Canadian news magazine television series which has airs on the CTV Television Network. ... The correct title of this article is the fifth estate. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Global Currents is a Canadian news television series, which airs weekly on Global Television Network. ...


On October 4, 2007, parent company CanWest MediaWorks announced it will be centralizing news production control room functions for all owned & operated conventional TV stations (except CHBC Kelowna) at four broadcast centres - Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto. The company has stated this move will allow all of its stations to make its transition to high definition broadcasting, and will create around 50 new jobs at the four stations. Approximately 250 positions will also be eliminated, the majority of which will be behind-the-scenes/technical positions, with CBC News reporting 41 of those positions will come from the Maritimes. CHBC is a television station in Kelowna, British Columbia. ... 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. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... For other places with the same name, see Edmonton (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Canadian city. ...


A press release from the company has also stated that on-air talent (including weather anchors), reporters, producers, photographers, editors, and other news gathering positions will remain at the affected stations. This cost-cutting move by the company will be completed over the next 18 months, with the Vancouver broadcast centre expected to be in operation by spring 2008.


Entertainment programming

Global does not have what can be called a main schedule, apart from news. Even before the WIC purchase, the Global stations had widely varying program lineups, and the WIC purchase only exacerbated the differences. For example, CHAN still owns British Columbia rights to many shows that air on CTV, and CKMI can't air children's programming due to provincial laws requiring children's programming to be shown commercial-free over the air. Factors influencing the stations' programming include time zone differences, local programming, and ratings for non-Global shows.


Global has built its business on profitable entertainment programming produced in the United States, and has long been criticized for not investing enough in Canadian content. Canadian programming carried on the network, such as a revival of 1960s American science fiction series The Outer Limits, or the Chicago-set drama Zoe Busiek: Wild Card, has often avoided Canadian themes, presumably to focus on sales to United States and international cable or syndication markets (although Psi Factor did include Canadian themes, produced a "killer wheat" episode and set stories in Northern Quebec and Halifax). Series initially intended for the US and international market are sometimes called "industrial" productions and largely disappeared with the collapse of the international action hour market. Canadian content (abbreviated cancon or can-con) refers to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission requirements that radio and television broadcasters (including cable/satellite specialty channels) must air a certain percentage of content that was at least partly written, produced, presented, or otherwise contributed to by persons from Canada. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... The Outer Limits is an American television series. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Wild Card, aka Zoe Busiek: Wild Card, is a Canadian Global Network TV series starring Joely Fisher. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal was a Canadian sci-fi/drama television series which aired from 1996 to 2000. ...


In recent years, Global has aired somewhat more identifiably Canadian entertainment programming, including the long-running finance drama Traders, the British-Canadian animated comedy Bob and Margaret, the police procedural drama Blue Murder, the nightly improvised drama Train 48, the sitcom The Jane Show and the reality show My Fabulous Gay Wedding. In 2003, Global signed comedian Mike Bullard, host of the nightly Open Mike with Mike Bullard on CTV and the Comedy Network, to a multi-year contract for a new nightly talk show on Global, but The Mike Bullard Show was cancelled after 60 episodes amid poor ratings. Traders was a Canadian television drama series, which aired on Global Television Network from 1995 to 2000. ... Bob and Margaret was a Canadian/UK animated television series that was also shown in the United States. ... Blue Murder is a gritty crime-drama featuring gripping new stories that reflect the turbulence of urban life and the crimes that make todays headlines. ... Improvisation is the practice of acting and reacting, of making and creating, in the moment and in response to the stimulus of ones immediate environment. ... Train 48 was a Canadian television soap opera, broadcast on Global Television Network or CH (depending on location) airing from 2003 until 2005. ... The Jane Show was a Canadian television sitcom, airing on Global from 2006 to 2007. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... My Fabulous Gay Wedding is a Canadian reality show hosted by comedian Scott Thompson. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about Mike Bullard the comedian. ... Open Mike with Mike Bullard was a Canadian late-night talk show which aired from 1997 to 2003 late-nights on CTV and on the Comedy Network in primetime. ... This article is about the Broadcast Television Network CTV, for the broadcasting television company see CTVglobemedia. ... Comedy Network is a Canadian specialty channel with comedy programming. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... The Mike Bullard Show was a Canadian late-night talk show which aired weeknights at 12:05 AM on Global from November 24, 2003 to March 11, 2004. ...


Global recently purchased the rights to produce a Canadian edition of the popular entertainment magazine Entertainment Tonight; ET Canada launched on September 12, 2005. It also secured Canadian production rights to the American reality series The Apprentice, but there is no word on when, or if, a Canadian version will air. Entertainment Tonight is a daily television entertainment news show that is syndicated by CBS Paramount Domestic Television throughout the United States, Canada, on the Nine Network in Australia and on UBC Inside in Thailand. ... ET Canada is a Canadian entertainment newsmagazine series, launched on September 12, 2005 on Global. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... The Apprentice is a television franchise that originated in 2004 in the United States. ...


Hit American shows currently airing on Global include first-run episodes of Heroes, Survivor, The Simpsons, Family Guy, 24, House and Prison Break. On July 21, 2006, Global signed a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment to broadcast the new ECW brand, starting on August 11 and then every Friday night in a late night slot. [1] Heroes is an American science fiction drama television series created by Tim Kring. ... This article is about the television show. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Family Guy is an Emmy award winning American animated television series about a nuclear family in the fictional town of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... For other uses, see 24 (disambiguation). ... House, originally titled as House, M.D., is a critically-acclaimed American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executive produced by Shore and film director Bryan Singer. ... This article is about a television series. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article is about the WWE brand. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Global profits due to Canada's simultaneous substitution (or "simsub") regulations, which allows the owner of content to control programming rights for that show in Canada. So when an American broadcast network is broadcasting the same show at the same time that Global is (such as Survivor), Canadian cable subscribers can only watch the Global Television broadcast, even when trying to view the American stations. This law gives them double exposure for their content and a larger share of advertising revenue, effectively blocking American border cities from access to the Canadian market. This was done to help give money to the networks to fund Canadian content development. Global is certainly not the only Canadian broadcaster to use simsubs; nonetheless, some complaints, specific to Global, have arisen due to the following related practices: 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. ...

  • Some Global stations have superimposed the phrase on Global on a program's main titles, often in a font that poorly replicates that of the title itself. This sometimes meant that a single superimposed version was used with each episode, potentially interfering with running gags within the opening credits. For instance, the opening of American Dad features a news headline that changes with each episode, but — for a time — the same headline might be shown on multiple episodes on Global, an issue that was later rectified. This practice has apparently been discontinued altogether with the start of the fall 2006 season.
  • Split-screen credits are also used to allow for network promos. On some shows, including The Simpsons and Family Guy, there are special closing credits that may use additional scenes or special music that is altered or lost when Global uses a split screen. While the use of split-screen credits is common among networks in Canada and the US, how Global treats one program and how the US program treats the same episode may be two different things.
  • In some cases, next-episode previews, such as those on The Apprentice, are not shown. This may be because these promos are made in-house by the network (in this case, NBC), and cannot be edited ahead of broadcast.
  • Starting a show earlier than the American network's airing. A recent practice on several American networks has been to start certain shows shortly before or after :00 or :30 past the hour to avert audience loss. Global does not necessarily follow this practice, meaning the last few minutes of the preceding show may be lost to those watching the U.S. network. For instance, if NBC schedules The Apprentice to start at 9:02 but Global schedules its start for exactly 9:00, the last two minutes of NBC's 8:00 program may be blocked by the Global signal. This is not unique to Global and may vary by service provider, since cable/satellite providers, not the networks, are responsible for scheduling and initiating simsubs.
  • Global was the Canadian broadcast-television rightsholder for the National Football League and, hence, the Super Bowl, through the end of the 2006 season (these rights are being taken over by CTV as of the 2007 season). As with any other U.S. network program, Global could and did simsub the American feed. However, the Super Bowl is particularly controversial, as the U.S. network Super Bowl commercials, likely the most anticipated set of commercials of any given year, couldn't be seen on either Global or the applicable U.S. station. Instead, while some international advertisers (such as Budweiser) did buy time on Global for the U.S. ads, many Canadian companies simply ran ads introduced long before the game. Nonetheless, in recent years, nearly all American commercials have been available via various websites after the game, which may have placated some complainants.

In October 2004, Global started airing select American programs in Widescreen HDTV and launched a national HD service called Global HD, which is a simulcast of its affiliated station CIII-TV; since then, some Canadian series such as Falcon Beach have been added to its HD lineup. American Dad! is a satirical American animated television series produced by Underdog Productions and Fuzzy Door Productions for 20th Century Fox. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Family Guy is an Emmy award winning American animated television series about a nuclear family in the fictional town of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... The Apprentice is a television franchise that originated in 2004 in the United States. ... This article is about the television network. ... The Apprentice is a television franchise that originated in 2004 in the United States. ... NFL redirects here. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... This article is about the Broadcast Television Network CTV, for the broadcasting television company see CTVglobemedia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Budweiser, sometimes referred to as Bud, is a global pale lager brand owned by the St. ... Image File history File links Global_hd. ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ... CIII-TV is a television station owned by CanWest Global that serves most of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Steve Byers of Falcon Beach Falcon Beach was a Canadian television show, filmed at Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba, Canada, and produced in Canada for the Canadian and American markets. ...


Global cross-promotes heavily with other CanWest properties, most frequently CH in the growing number of markets where both services operate in parallel.


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Sports

Global Ontario's sports news coverage comes from Rogers Sportsnet after abandoning their in-house sports coverage in January 2007[3]. Remaining stations within the Global network provide their own in-house sports coverage where available. Neither Global nor Rogers Communications has, to date, announced whether this production deal will be affected by Rogers' acquisition of the competing Citytv system. “Sportsnet” redirects here. ... Rogers Communications Inc. ... Citytv is a Canadian English language privately owned television system owned by CHUM Limited. ...


The Global network does not have a full sports production division as do CBC and CTV/TSN; its sports broadcasts are either simulcast with American networks or outsourced to independent producers such as Molstar. Global was the longtime broadcaster of National Football League football games in Canada, an association that ended in 2007 when CTV outbid Global for the NFL broadcast package. Simulcast is a contraction of simultaneous broadcast, and refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one medium at the same time. ... For the ghost town in Washington, see Molson, Washington. ... NFL redirects here. ... This article is about the Broadcast Television Network CTV, for the broadcasting television company see CTVglobemedia. ...


Global stations

For information on secondary Global-owned stations available in some areas, see E! (Canada).

The Global network has long been much more decentralized than either CBC or CTV. This can be seen in comparing the content and lengths of commercial breaks between two different Global stations airing the same program during the same timeslot. For instance, CHAN may be "ahead" of CITV at one point during the timeslot, that is, airing a particular part of the program first, only to fall "behind" towards the end of the timeslot. This occurs even though both stations (and indeed, as of fall 2006, all Global stations) have their master control operations in Calgary. As well, Global stations tend to carry more local advertising during network programming than do their CBC and CTV counterparts. E! is a Canadian English language privately owned television system owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc. ...

Most of these stations serve their entire province through a network of relay stations as a part of the key station's license, although some of their transmitters may air separate advertising targeted to their local community. CHAN-TV is a television station in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, broadcasting over-the-air on channel 8, and available via cable providers in the area on channel 11. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... This article is about CITV, the Canadian television station. ... For other places with the same name, see Edmonton (disambiguation). ... CICT is an Canadian television station, licensed to and serving Calgary, Alberta. ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... CISA-TV is a Canadian television station serving Lethbridge, Alberta. ... Lethbridge is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... CFRE-TV is a television station which broadcasts out of Regina, Saskatchewan. ... Nickname: Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: , Country Province District Municipality of Sherwood Established 1882 Government  - City Mayor Pat Fiacco  - Governing body Regina City Council  - MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer  - MLAs Joanne Crofford Doreen Hamilton Ron... CFSK is a television station which broadcasts out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. ... For other uses of Saskatoon, see Saskatoon (disambiguation). ... CKND-TV is a television station which broadcasts out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... For other uses, see Winnipeg (disambiguation). ... CIII-TV is a television station owned by CanWest Global that serves most of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Paris (2006 population, 11,177) is a town on the Grand River in Ontario, Canada. ... CKMI is the Global Television Networks station in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... Nickname: Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (I shall put Gods gift to good use; the Don de Dieu was Champlains ship) Coordinates: , Country Province Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Founded 1608 by Samuel de Champlain Constitution date 1833 Government... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... CIHF is a Canadian television station, serving the Maritime provinces. ... Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Nova Scotia Established April 1, 1996 Government  - Type Regional Municipality  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs List of MPs Alexa McDonough Geoff Regan Michael Savage Peter Stoffer (Bill Casey) (Gerald Keddy) (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs... Saint John[3] is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick and the oldest incorporated city in Canada. ...


Logos

Slogans

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

Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

This is a list of television programs currently, formerly, and soon to be broadcast by Global. ... // In 2007, significant ownership changes occurred in Canadas broadcast television industry, involving nearly every network and television system. ...

External links

  • Official Global TV website

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