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Craig tried to expand the A-Channel network to Hamilton (CHCH), Montreal (CFCF), Vancouver (CKVU), and Victoria (what would become CIVI), but was either denied by the CRTC or outbid by other buyers. They did, however, get a station in Toronto, Toronto One, which, while not part of the A-Channel network, broadcast a similar lineup to A-Channel's and also adopted a similar logo.
A-Channel broadcasts local programs (including the popular morning show The Big Breakfast), programs which are syndicated or not aired on other networks in the area, and programs from MTV Canada. A-Channel is also known for its Prime Ticket Movies , which have been a staple of the system since its MTN days.
On April 12, 2004, CHUM announced a deal to purchase Craig Media for $265 million. The sale was approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on November 19, 2004, and became official on December 1.
On February 3, 2005, CHUM announced that the current A-Channel stations would be rebranded as Citytv stations, effective the start of the fall 2005 television season. On March 15, the company announced that it would rebrand the NewNet stations under the A-Channel banner at the same time.
At the same time, the A-Channel name will be moved to the following stations, which are currently branded as NewNet:
- CFPL (London, Ontario)
- CHRO (Pembroke, Ontario/Ottawa, Ontario)
- CHWI (Wheatley, Ontario /Windsor, Ontario)
- CIVI (Victoria, British Columbia/Vancouver, British Columbia)
- CKNX (Wingham, Ontario)
- CKVR (Barrie, Ontario)
- "Very Independent" (former)
- "Connected To You" (current)
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