CTV Television Network

CTV Television Network is the largest English-language private television channel in Canada. The abbreviation " CTV " has no official meaning, many Canadians interpret, however, as "Canadian Television". The main studios of the station are located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The station is operated by Bell Globe Media and has several regional studios in other provinces.

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1958 The government of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker passed a new Broadcasting Act, with which the supervisory authority, the Board of Broadcast Governors (the predecessor of today's Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission to ) was founded. When the monopoly of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC ) was slowly drawing to a close, the new supervisor decided to establish the foundation of a second transmitter network. The Authority wrote broadcasting rights from Halifax and Montreal, which should be supplied with bilingual programs in English and French. Other broadcasting authorizations have been advertised for the cities Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver to offer an alternative to the inhabitants, in addition to the programs offered by CBC.

The new station CTV Television Network was officially launched on 1 October 1961. September 1, 1966, the transmitter turned on the TV color system to. Over the following years, the station has developed into a network. Mid- 1970, the coverage area was expanded to all of Canada, through newly opened regional TV stations, as well as through the acquisition of existing regional studios of CBC. In the following years further regional studios were added. Since 2003, the program is broadcast in 16:9 widescreen format.

Program scheme

CTV sends series, TV shows, movies, documentaries, news and regional news. Mondays and Fridays, the breakfast TV Canada AM will be sent in the morning. In this latest news and regional news from other parts of the province and other entertainment are broadcast. On the rest of the morning will be sent series and shows up at lunchtime.

During lunch time, the CTV News to be sent. In the early afternoon program talk shows, shows and series are such as Dr. Phil. In the early evening, the evening news and other series will be sent. To prime time evening Mondays to Wednesdays always sent movies. Thursdays to Saturdays will be sent current series in the evening program. Depending on length film follows the film a series. Then follow the national news are broadcast nationwide. The CTV National News report on current events in Canada, the neighboring United States and Worldwide. In addition to reports on the latest market developments on the stock markets. This is followed by late-night shows or series.

Special broadcasts

CTV was one of the stations, who won in London in 2005, the prizes available in Canada broadcast rights for the report refunds of Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2012 Olympics. Other stations that were won at the broadcast rights Rogers Sportsnet, The Sports Network and the French- language television Réseau des sports.

On 2 July 2005, the transmitter was 20 hours the Live 8 concert, which was viewed by more than 10.5 million people. It was thus also equal to that most-watched television program in Canadian history.

The transmitter also transmits the annual events like the awarding of the Emmys and the Oscars, and the Toronto International Film Festival.


The transmitter provides all its channels to the new High Definition Television ( HDTV ). So far the following stations broadcast in HD:

  • Toronto, since 2005
  • Vancouver, since 2006
  • Calgary, since 2009
  • Montreal, since 2011
  • Edmonton, follows
  • Winnipeg, follows
  • Halifax, follows




  • Cold Case - No victim is ever forgotten ( Cold Case )
  • Castle
  • Criminal Intent - Criminal Intent ( Law & Order: Criminal Intent )
  • Criminal Minds
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ( CSI: Crime Scene Investigation )
  • CSI: Miami
  • CSI: NY
  • Desperate Housewives
  • ER - Emergency Room (ER)
  • FlashForward
  • Fringe - Special cases of the FBI ( Fringe)
  • Ghost Whisperer - Ghost Whisperer ( Ghost Whisperer )
  • Gossip Girl
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Human Target
  • Law & Order
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Medium - Nothing is hidden (Medium)
  • The Mentalist
  • O.C., California (The O.C. )
  • Two and a Half Men
  • Unforgettable
  • V - The Visitors ( V)
  • Vampire Diaries ( The Vampire Diaries )


  • Canadian idol
  • Corner Gas
  • Degrassi: The Next Generation
  • The Eleventh Hour
  • Flashpoint - The special command ( Flashpoint )
  • Instant Star
  • Saving Hope
  • The Listener
  • Robson Arms

Transmitting stations

  • CIVT ( Vancouver )
  • CFCN (Calgary )
  • CFRN ( Edmonton )
  • CFQC (Saskatoon )
  • CIPA (Prince Albert)
  • Ckck (Regina )
  • CICC ( Yorkton )
  • CKY (Winnipeg )
  • CTV Northern Ontario (formerly MCTV ) (Northern Ontario) CHBX ( Sault Ste. )
  • CITO (Timmins )
  • CICI (Greater Sudbury )
  • CKNY (North Bay)
  • CKLT ( Saint John )
  • CKCW ( Moncton )
  • CJCH (Halifax )
  • CJCB ( Sydney ( Nova Scotia ) )