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List of Canadian television channels
4.1 Conventional regional broadcast television stations
Broadcast technical standards
Canada has adopted the NTSC and ATSC television transmission standards without any alterations. However, some unique local variations exist for DTH television due to transponder design variation in the Anik series of satellites.
Broadcast television networks
- CBC, or the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. National network broadcasting both in English and French (SRC).
- CTV, originally CTN (Canadian Television Network), an English national network.
- Global, English network, national except for the territories and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Regional broadcast television systems
- CH, which consists of four local stations owned by Global.
- Citytv, independent, Toronto with a sister station in Vancouver. Part of the CHUM Television network.
- NewNet, a group of six independent local stations (five in Ontario, one in B.C.) owned by CHUM. NewNet stations will be rebranded as A-Channel in September, 2005.
- TVA, Quebec-based private French-language network carried nationwide on cable.
- TQS, Quebec-based private French-language network.
Defunct regional broadcast television systems
Regional broadcast television stations
Conventional regional broadcast television stations
- CJON (NTV or Newfoundland Television) - a private television station in Newfoundland.
- CKXT (Toronto 1) - newest station in Toronto. Owned by TVA and Sun Media.
Educational regional broadcast television stations
- CFTU (Canal Savoir) - a Quebec-based commercial-free educational channel run by the Université de Montréal.
- CHLF (TFO) - French-language arm of TVOntario.
- CICA (TVOntario, also known as TVO) - operated by the government of Ontario.
- CIVM (Télé-Québec) - educational channel run by the Quebec government.
- CJAL (ACCESS) - Alberta-based educational station. CHUM-owned.
- CKNO (Knowledge Network) - educational channel based in Vancouver and run by the British Columbia government.
Multicultural regional broadcast television stations
- CJNT (CH Montreal) - multicultural station in Montreal branded as a CH station.
- CHNM (Channel M) - multicultural station in Vancouver.
- OMNI, a twinstick of multicultural television stations in Toronto owned by Rogers Communications.
Religious regional broadcast television stations
- CHNU (NOWTV) - Christian-themed station in the Vancouver area.
- CITS (Crossroads Television System) - Ontario-based Christian station.
- CJIL (The Miracle Channel) - Alberta-based Christian station.
Specialty television channels
- Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), whose programming entirely focuses on shows dealing with or starring native people and Métis
- Asian Television Network
- ASN, a regional entertainment channel in Atlantic Canada
- Canadian Learning Television, part of the CHUM television empire
- Bravo!, CHUM's arts and entertainment station
- Canal D
- Canal Évasion
- Le Canal Nouvelles
- Le Canal Vie
- Canal Z
- CBC Newsworld, off-shoot of CBC
- CFRT, Canadian Forces Radio and Television (not available domestically)
- The Comedy Network, run by CTV
- Country Music Television, also known as CMT
- CP24, 24-hour local news channel in Toronto & area, part of the CHUM empire
- CPAC, Parliamentary channel
- CTV Newsnet, run by CTV
- Discovery Channel Canada
- Fairchild , Cantonese-language channel
- Family Channel
- Food Network Canada (in some areas only available on digital)
- HGTV, Home and Garden Television.
- History Television, not to be confused with the History Channel in the U.S.
- Life Network
- MuchMusic, part of the CHUM television empire
- MuchMoreMusic, part of the CHUM television empire, in some areas only available on digital
- MusiMax, French-language music channel, owned by CHUM
- MusiquePlus, French-language music channel, owned by CHUM
- Odyssey Greek-language television channel
- Outdoor Life Network
- Prime, general entertainment channel owned by Global
- Réseau des sports (RDS), French-language sports channel
- Report On Business Television
- Saskatchewan Communications Network, educational channel run by the Saskatchewan government
- RDI, French-language equivalent of CBC Newsworld
- Rogers Sportsnet
- The Score, a sports news channel
- ShopTV Canada, infomercial channel available only in the greater Toronto area
- The Shopping Channel
- Showcase, focused largely on international, raunchy, and cult programming
- Space: The Imagination Station, science, fantasy and science fiction programming, owned by CHUM
- Star!, entertainment news channel fashioned after E!. Part of the CHUM television empire, in some areas only available on digital
- Super Ecran
- TalentVision , Mandarin-lnaguage channel
- Teletoon, cartoon channel
- Télétoon Français
- Treehouse TV, channel for younger children, in some areas only available on digital
- TSN, The Sports Network
- TV5 Québec Canada
- Vision TV, multi-faith religious channel
- W, women's channel
- The Weather Network
- YTV, children's channel
Digital television channels
- Animal Planet Canada, off-shoot of the Discovery Channel.
- Arts & Loisirs , the French branch of A & E Network
- BBC World
- BBC Canada
- BBC Kids
- Biography Channel, off-shoot of the A&E Network
- Book Television, CHUM-owned channel, devoted to literature programming.
- BPM:TV, dance music channel.
- Cool TV, a channel dedicated to jazz
- Country Canada, run by CBC.
- CourtTV Canada
- CTV Travel, run by CTV.
- Deja View, run by Global, consists solely of repeats.
- Discovery Civilization
- Discovery Health
- Discovery Kids
- Discovery Wings , aviation-themed channel.
- Documentary Channel, specializing exclusively in documentary films.
- Drive-In Classics, retro-themed movie channel. Owned by CHUM.
- ESPN Classic Canada
- FashionTelevisionChannel, part of the CHUM television empire.
- Fox Sports World Canada
- G4techTV Canada
- The Green Channel
- Hustler Channel
- I Channel
- Independent Film Channel, Documentary, Arthouse, and Independent Films.
- Leafs TV, Ontario channel devoted to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
- Lonestar, Western-themed channel.
- Men TV
- Movie Central
- The Movie Network
- Movieola, short film channel.
- MSNBC Canada
- MTV Canada
- MuchMoreRetro,, specialty digital music channel. CHUM-owned.
- MuchLoud, specialty digital music channel. CHUM-owned.
- MuchVibe, specialty digital music channel. CHUM-owned.
- National Geographic Channel
- NHL Network
- PrideVision, World's first gay and lesbian-themed channel.
- The Racing Network Canada
- Raptors NBA TV, channel devoted to the Toronto Raptors.
- SexTV: The Channel, part of the CHUM television empire.
- Showcase Action, movie channel.
- Showcase Diva, movie channel.
- Silver Screen Classics
- TV Land Canada
- Xtreme Sports
Defunct digital television channels
- Edge TV , music channel programmed by Toronto radio station 102.1 The Edge
- HSTN, High School Television Network.
- WTSN, women's sports network.
Canadian television specialty channels are divided into two categories:
See also: Lists of television channels
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