List of Canadian television channels


List of Canadian television channels

Canada has adopted the NTSC and ATSC television transmission standards without any alterations. However, some unique local variations exist for DTH television because of transponder design variation in the Anik series of satellites.

Contents

National broadcast television networks

English

  • CBC Television, a national public network owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). It broadcasts in English, French and in Aboriginal languages in the territories and northern regions of Québec and Labrador.
    • CBC North, a publicly owned television system run by the CBC operating in the territories, northern Quebec and Labrador, airing the complete CBC Television schedule with a few exemptions to local programming.
  • CTV, a national private network (except for Newfoundland & Labrador and the territories) owned by Bell Media broadcasting in English.
    • CTV Atlantic, a privately owned network of stations airing the complete CTV network schedule within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island owned by Bell Media.
    • CTV Northern Ontario, a privately owned network of stations airing the complete CTV network schedule within in Northern Ontario owned by Bell Media.
  • Global, a national private network (except for Newfoundland & Labrador and the territories) owned by Shaw Media broadcasting in English.

French

Multilingual

  • APTN, a broadcast television network with television stations in the three territories and cable network carried nationwide on cable and satellite. Programming focuses on Aboriginals. It operates in English, French and various Aboriginal languages.

Regional broadcast television systems

English

French

  • V, a privately owned television system based in Quebec broadcasting in French. V is owned by Remstar Corporation.

Multilingual

  • Omni Television, a group of five privately owned multicultural television stations in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia owned by Rogers Media.

Defunct regional broadcast television systems

Regional broadcast television stations

English

  • CHCH, using the on-air brand CHCH - a privately owned television station in Hamilton owned by Channel Zero which airs local news & movies.
  • CHEK, using the on-air brand CHEK - a privately owned television station in Victoria owned by CHEK Media Group.
  • CJIL, using the on-air brand The Miracle Channel - a privately owned Christian television station in Lethbridge, Alberta owned by The Miracle Channel Association.
  • CJON, using the on-air brand NTV - a privately owned television station in Newfoundland & Labrador owned by Stirling Communications International.

Multilingual

  • CJNT, using the on-air brand Metro 14 - a privately owned television station in Montreal owned by Channel Zero airing multicultural and English programming.

Community broadcast television stations

English

  • CFEG-TV, Abbotsford, British Columbia.
  • CFSO-TV, Cardston, Alberta.
  • CFTS-TV, Teslin, Yukon.
  • CFTV-TV, Leamington, Ontario.
  • CH5248, Neepawa, Manitoba.
  • CHCT-TV, St. Andrews, New Brunswick.
  • CHET-TV, Chetwynd, British Columbia.
  • CHNE-TV, Chéticamp, Nova Scotia.
  • CHOB-TV, Hobbema, Alberta.
  • CHVC-TV, Valemount, British Columbia.
  • CIER-TV, Ear Falls, Ontario.
  • CIHC-TV, Hay River, Northwest Territories.
  • CIRE-TV, High Prairie, Alberta.
  • CKER-TV, Kahnawake, Quebec
  • VX9AMK, (using the on-air brand Star Ray TV), Toronto, Ontario.

French

Multilingual

  • CIMC-TV, Arichat, Nova Scotia (English and French).

Educational television stations

English

  • CTV Two Alberta, a privately owned station in Alberta owned by Bell Media. Airs a mix of educational and entertainment programming. Not available over-the-air (though two stations relayed its programming over-the-air under the former Access branding until they were shut down in August 2011), only available through cable throughout the province.
  • Knowledge, a publicly owned educational station in British Columbia owned by the government of British Columbia. Limited availability over-the-air, but is available on cable throughout the province.
  • SCN, a privately owned educational station in Saskatchewan owned by the Bluepoint Investment Corporation. Not available over-the-air, only available through cable throughout the province.
  • TVO, a publicly owned educational station in Ontario owned by the government of Ontario. Available over-the-air and on cable throughout the province. (CICA Toronto)

French

  • Canal Savoir, an educational station in Quebec owned by a private consortium known as CANAL, consisting primarily of Quebec-based post-secondary institutions. Broadcasts educational programming in Montreal over-the-air, but is available on cable throughout the rest of the province. (CFTU Montreal)
  • Télé-Québec, a publicly owned educational station in Quebec owned by the government of Québec. Available over-the-air and on cable throughout the province. (CIVM Montreal)
  • TFO, a publicly owned educational station in Ontario owned by the government of Ontario. Available over-the-air and on cable throughout the province, and since 2010 in Manitoba. (CHLF Toronto/Hawkesbury)

Analogue specialty television channels

English

French

Multicultural

Tele-shopping channels (unlicensed)

English

French

Provincial parliamentary channels

English

French

Premium television services

English

French

Multicultural

Pay-per-view services

English

French

Audio and/or text-only services

  • Broadcast News (English)
  • Canal M (French)
  • Galaxie (operates both English and French channels)
  • Real Estate Channel (English)
  • TXT-TV (English)
  • VoicePrint (English)

Digital specialty television channels

English

French

Multilingual

High-definition specialty television channels

English

French

Multilingual

High-definition pay-per-view services

English

French

Defunct cable speciality channels

See also


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