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Encyclopedia > Newsworld International
Logo used for the entirety of the network's run.

Newsworld International (NWI) was a cable TV news channel broadcasting in the United States, whose content contained a mix of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and other international newscasts. The channel reached about 20 million homes and provided its audience with the news from a variety of global perspectives. It also acted as a news source for Canadians living in or visiting the United States, Latin America or the Caribbean. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (and often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio waves transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed coaxial cables as opposed to the over-the-air method used in traditional... For other uses, see News (disambiguation). ... A television station is a type of radio station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ... Radio-Canada redirects here. ... International broadcasting is broadcasting deliberately aimed at a foreign, rather than a domestic, audience. ... A newscast typically consists of the coverage of various news events and other information, either produced locally by a radio or television station, or by a broadcast network. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... West Indies redirects here. ...


In the late-1990s, Newsworld International's Sunday night newscast at 6PM ET was seen on CBC-owned CBET in Windsor, Ontario, as a Detroit-market replacement for Wonderful World of Disney, the American series which aired on most other CBC stations in that time slot. CBET is the television call sign for the CBCs television station in Windsor, Ontario. ... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... The first incarnation of the Walt Disney anthology series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27, 1954 under the name Disneyland. ...

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History

The network was launched by the CBC, in partnership with a subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada in 1994, and aired much of the same programming as CBC Newsworld in Canada. In 2000, the channel was sold to the USA Network for $155 million, who was then sold to one of the companies which would become Vivendi Universal. The CBC maintained day-to-day operation of the channel during those periods. Power Corporation of Canada TSX: POW.SV is a major Canadian company with assets in North America and Europe in a number of industries. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... CBC Newsworld is a Canadian English language cable television specialty news channel owned and operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... USA Network is a popular American cable television network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... Vivendi Universal (VU) is a French conglomerate active in media and communications with activities in music, television and film, publishing, telecommunications and the Internet. ...


Anchors

Newsworld International was anchored by a team of CBC talent which included Terry Glecoff, Sandra Lewis, Nerene Virgin, Ron Izawa, Jennifer Mossop, Karen Hawryluk, and Jim Reed. Nerene Virgin plays the role of Jodie in the Todays Special episode Live on Stage. Nerene Virgin is a Canadian actress and television presenter, best known for her role on the childrens television series Todays Special. ... Jennifer Mossop is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


Original series

Special Assignment was a half-hour documentary series hosted by veteran CBC correspondent Bill Cunningham, featuring a different country in each episode. The format included a segment of historical context on the featured country with archive footage narrated by Cunningham, followed by a recap of recent political developments and current events. The show often featured interviews with high-ranking government officials and political insiders. During the show's run, the show visited many of the countries in Europe, East Asia, and Latin America as well as countries in Africa and South America. When shows were re-run, they often included updated narrations to reflect recent developments.


The end of the network

In 2004, the channel was purchased by former Vice-President of the United States Al Gore and Joel Hyatt. The programming continued to be provided by the CBC until July 31, 2005. They relaunched the channel at midnight on August 1 as Current TV (formerly INdTV, like indie TV), specializing in a youth perspective on national issues. Gore and Hyatt went down this route after deciding that a liberal news network would be rejected by national advertisers. The new channel will incorporate internet feedback to inform its programming, but it has been stated that no CBC or other international newscasts will be used. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government, the person who is, in the words of Adlai Stevenson, a heartbeat from the presidency. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... Joel Z. Hyatt is a prominent attorney and American politician of the Democratic party. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th 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. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... , Current TV is an Emmy award winning independent media company led by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, and businessman Joel Hyatt. ... An independent film, or indie film, is usually a low-budget film that is produced by a small movie studio. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ...


The Toronto offices of Newsworld International (located at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre) closed as a result of NWI's termination. The Canadian Broadcasting Centre View up to the skylight inside the Barbara Frum atrium. ...


NWI contributors at shutdown

  • Flag of Canada Canada - CBC contributed: The National and its weekend substitutes CBC News: Saturday Report and CBC News: Sunday Night, CBC News: Correspondent, The Nature of Things, Hot Type, entertainment show >play, most of its international news output (including Hemispheres, a partnership with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), plus NWI's internal newscasts and newsmagazines
  • Flag of Germany Germany - DW's English newscast and its English weekend newsmagazine
  • Flag of Japan Japan - NHK's major English newscast and its English weekend newsmagazine
  • Flag of the People's Republic of China China - CCTV-9's major English newscast
  • Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom - ITV's domestic Evening News (produced by ITN)

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Subtitled NWI newscasts discontinued before shutdown

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External links

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English networks: bold | CBC Television | CBC North | CBC Newsworld | documentary
French networks: Télévision de Radio-Canada | Réseau de l'information | ARTV
Digital-only channels: Galaxie
Defunct channels: Newsworld International | CBC Parliamentary Television Network | Trio
Proposed channels: CBC-2 | Télé-2
CBC Television is a Canadian English language television network. ... CBC Television is a Canadian English language television network. ... CBC North is the name for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporations radio and television service in the Canadian Arctic. ... CBC Newsworld is a Canadian English language cable television specialty news channel owned and operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). ... Télévision de Radio-Canada[1] is a Canadian French language television network. ... Réseau de linformation (RDI) is a 24 hour Canadian French language cable television news channel operated by CBC/Radio-Canada. ... ARTV is a Canadian French language cable television specialty channel specializing in the arts and culture; including music, dance, theatre, visual arts, movies, and select hit television series including Ally McBeal and The L Word. ... Galaxie is a Canadian digital broadcasting service, which offers 45 commercial-free music channels, each devoted to a particular genre of music, for distribution with digital cable or direct broadcast satellite services. ... CBC Parliamentary Television Network logo, same as CBC main The CBC Parliamentary Television Network broadcast the Canadian House of Commons proceedings via Anik satellite to Canadian cable television headends between September 1979 and 1992. ... Trio (or TRIO) was an American cable and satellite television channel owned by NBC Universal. ... CBC-2 and Tele-2 were propsed second television network to be operated by the CBC. The CBC made a formal application to the CRTC in August, 1980 for a license to create the network that would replay programming in English and French (Tele-2). ... CBC-2 and Tele-2 were propsed second television network to be operated by the CBC. The CBC made a formal application to the CRTC in August, 1980 for a license to create the network that would replay programming in English and French (Tele-2). ...

  Results from FactBites:
 
Newsworld International - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (416 words)
Newsworld International (NWI) was a cable TV news channel broadcasting in the United States, whose content contained a mix of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and other international newscasts.
In the late-1990s, Newsworld International's Sunday night newscast at 6PM ET was seen on CBC-owned CBET in Windsor, Ontario, as a Detroit-market replacement for American programming at that time on the CBC.
The Toronto offices of Newsworld International (located at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre) closed as a result of NWI's termination.
CBC Newsworld: Information from Answers.com (573 words)
CBC Newsworld originally broadcasted from studios in Halifax, Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary, reflecting the coast-to-coast nature of the service.
Newsworld International was sold to Vivendi Universal in 2000, and sold again to Al Gore and Joel Hyatt in 2004.
Newsworld continued to provide the network's programming until Gore and Hyatt launched their own network, Current TV, on August 1, 2005.
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