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Type Broadcast television network
Country Canada
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
Owner Corus 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

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.

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.

Television listings

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

Global Television Network Shows

Bob Morane



Young Robin Hood

The Adventures of Tintin


Dog City

The Legend of White Fang

The Big Garage

Size Small Island

The KangaZoo Club

Popular Mechanics For Kids


Strange days at Blake Holsey High

Global Stations

CHAN Vancouver, British Columbia

CICT Calgary, Alberta

CFRE Regina, Saskatchewan

CKND Winnipeg, Manitoba

CIII Paris, Ontario

CKMI Quebec City, Quebec

CHNB Saint John, New Brunswick

CIHF Halifax, Nova Scotia

Global HD

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"

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