List of Canadian television channels

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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.

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.
  • City, a privately owned television network with stations in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. It is owned by Rogers Communications broadcasting in English.
  • CTV Television Network, 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 Northern Ontario owned by Bell Media.
  • Global Television Network, a national private network (except for Newfoundland & Labrador and the territories) owned by Shaw Media broadcasting in English.

French

Multilingual

  • Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, 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

  • CFHD-DT, a privately owned multicultural station based in Montreal, using the on-air brand ICI (International Channel).
  • Omni Television, a group of five privately owned multicultural television stations in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia owned by Rogers Communications.

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.
  • CHNU, using the on-air brand Joytv - a privately owned religious television station in Vancouver owned by ZoomerMedia.
  • CIIIT, using the on-air brand Hope TV - a privately owned religious television station in Winnipeg owned by ZoomerMedia.
  • 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.

Community broadcast television stations

English

  • CFEG-TV, Abbotsford, British Columbia.
  • CFSO-TV, Cardston, Alberta.
  • CFTS-TV, Teslin, Yukon.
  • CFTV-DT, Leamington, Ontario.
  • CH5248, Neepawa, Manitoba.
  • CHCO-TV, St. Andrews, New Brunswick.
  • CHET-TV, Chetwynd, British Columbia.
  • CHOB-TV, Hobbema, Alberta.
  • CHVC-TV, Valemount, British Columbia.
  • 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

  • City Saskatchewan, a privately owned channel in Saskatchewan owned by Rogers Communications. Broadcasts a mix of educational, children's, and entertainment programs. Not available over-the-air, only available through cable throughout the province.
  • CTV Two Alberta, a privately owned channel 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 Network, 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.
  • TVOntario, 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

  • CFTU-DT, 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, as well as in New Brunswick and Manitoba. (CHLF Toronto/Hawkesbury)

Analogue specialty television channels

English

French

Multicultural

Tele-shopping channels (unlicensed)

English

Provincial parliamentary channels

English

French

Premium television services

English

French

Multicultural

Pay-per-view services

English

French

Audio and/or text-only services

Digital specialty television channels

English

French

Multicultural

High-definition specialty television channels and pay-per-view services

Defunct cable speciality channels

See also

References