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|Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Branding||Global BC (general)
Global News (newscasts)
|Slogan||TV for BC|
|Channels||Digital: 22 (UHF)
Virtual: 8.1 (PSIP)
(Shaw Television Limited Partnership)
|First air date||October 31, 1960|
|Call letters' meaning||CHANnel|
|Sister station(s)||Global News: BC 1
|Former callsigns||CHAN-TV (1960–2011)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
8 (VHF, 1960–2011)
|Former affiliations||Independent (1960–1961)
CTV (1961–2001; secondary until 1965)
|Transmitter power||40 kilowatts|
CHAN-DT, virtual channel 8.1 (UHF digital channel 22), is a Global owned-and-operated television station located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which serves as the West Coast flagship station of the network. The station is owned by the Shaw Media division of Shaw Communications. CHAN's studios are located at 7850 Enterprise Street in Burnaby, and its transmitter is located atop Mount Seymour.
This station can also be seen on Shaw Cable channel 11, Bell TV channel 252, Shaw Direct channel 336 on the classic lineup and channel 5 on the advanced lineup, and Rogers Personal TV channel 119. There is also a high definition feed available on Shaw Cable digital channel 211, and Shaw Direct on channel 002 (Classic) or 502 (Advanced). The station is available throughout British Columbia through a large network of translators, and its 6:00 p.m. News Hour is the highest-rated local newscast in the province as well as in all of Canada.
- 1 History
- 2 Programming
- 3 News operation
- 4 Transmitters
- 5 Digital television
- 6 References
- 7 External links
CHAN began broadcasting on October 31, 1960 at 4:45 p.m. as an independent station. It picked up several programs from CTV upon the new network's launch on October 1, 1961; though it did not formally join the network until 1965. Temporary studios were housed in Downtown Vancouver, at 1219 Richards Street, until its current studios on Enterprise Street in Burnaby were completed in early 1961. Soon after launch, the station began installing relay transmitters across the province, and now reaches 96 percent of British Columbia. Via over-the-air channel 8, CHAN also reaches an American audience in neighbouring Whatcom County, Washington.
In 1963, local entrepreneur Frank Griffiths, the owner of radio station CKNW, purchased the station from original owner Vantel Broadcasting, along with nearby CBC affiliate CHEK-TV in the Vancouver Island city of Victoria, from its original owner, David Armstrong. CHEK then began airing a few CTV shows, usually at different times from CHAN. It would become a full CTV affiliate in 1981, but aired a shuffled schedule. Griffiths' Western Broadcasting Co. later sold a minority share to Selkirk Communications, buying back full control in 1989.
As early as 1971, CHAN began unofficially using the on-air name "BCTV". In 1973, BCTV became CHAN's official on-air brand, which it used until 2001, when it became "Global BC". The "BCTV" brand was retained for its local news programs up until February 2006, but the branding was so effective that many people still call the station by that name today.
Hostility to CTV
CHAN was CTV's third-largest affiliate and the largest one in Western Canada. As such, it was one of the backbones of the CTV network for many years and one of the network's most successful affiliates. However, it was always somewhat hostile toward CTV. Management believed that the network's flagship station, CFTO-TV in Toronto, had too much influence over the network. In particular, CHAN felt CFTO received favouritism in the production of CTV's Canadian programming in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Nonetheless, until 1997, CHAN bought the provincial rights to several popular series from CFTO's parent company, Baton Broadcasting. However, tensions were exacerbated that year when Baton won a licence for a new station in Vancouver, CIVT-TV, and immediately moved much of CHAN's stronger shows there. Baton became sole owner of CTV soon after CIVT's launch, and it became an open secret that CIVT would eventually replace CHAN as the CTV station for Vancouver. CHAN had signed a long-term contract several years prior that would not expire until 1999, but was extended to 2001. However, outside of the 40 hours of programming per week that this allowed for, and CHAN's own local news programs, the station had to rely on lower-profile programming supplied by parent company WIC. A small amount of CHUM Limited-produced programming also aired on CHAN at times during the period from 1997 to 2001, including CityLine.
The affiliation shakeup of 2001
In 2000, WIC's stations were purchased by Canwest, and as a result, CHAN was due to become the British Columbia O&O station of the Global Television Network. Although Global already owned a station in Vancouver, CKVU, it opted to sell CKVU to CHUM Limited and move its affiliation to CHAN due to that station's massive network of rebroadcasters. When BCTV's affiliation with CTV expired on September 1, 2001, a major shakeup in British Columbia television occurred:
- The CTV affiliation, jointly held by CHAN and sister station CHEK, moved to CTV-owned independent station CIVT, which became a CTV O&O station briefly known as BC CTV (later simply "CTV British Columbia"). Both switches left CTV dependent on cable and satellite to reach the rest of the province, as CTV has refused to set up rebroadcasters in the rest of the province. CHAN retained the rights to The Oprah Winfrey Show, a show that normally airs on CTV, until that show ended production in 2011.
- The Global affiliation, held by CKVU, moved to CHAN, which became the network's new O&O under the "Global BC" brand. CKVU meanwhile adopted the "ckvu13" brand and briefly became an independent station carrying CHUM programming, some of which had aired on KVOS-TV the previous season. The station became Citytv Vancouver several months later, after the sale to CHUM was approved.
- Most of CHAN's former WIC programming, now part of Canwest's CH system, moved to CHEK (where other WIC programs already aired). The station was rebranded "CH Vancouver Island". It was later renamed CHEK News in 2007 as part of CH's rebranding to E! and to simply "CHEK" in 2009 following the demise of the E! system.
- A religious station, CHNU (currently Joytv 10), launched two weeks later, and a CHUM-owned NewNet station in Victoria, CIVI, launched just over two weeks after that.
For the most part, CHAN-DT airs a typical Global network schedule, but with a few differences. Some programs seen on Global's daytime schedule in other markets – primarily library programs from Shaw's specialty channels are not cleared on CHAN in order to make room the station's various local news programs.
Selected former non-network programs
- Late Show with David Letterman, weeknights 12:37 a.m. (February 1994–August 1995)
- (280-JOCK followed News Hour Final at 12:05 a.m. until it was cancelled in late 1994, which pushed back Late Show to 12:37 a.m. for several months.)
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, weeknights 12:07 a.m. (August 1995–August 2001)
- (As CHUM Limited held the rights to this program throughout the rest of the country, when CIVI-TV lanuched in nearby Victoria, British Columbia, the broadcast rights transferred over to that station.)
- The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011) aired at 4:00 p.m. on CHAN because the station owned the British Columbia rights to this show, dating back to its days as a CTV affiliate. In every other market in which CTV owned a station, CTV owned the local rights to Oprah.
CHAN-DT presently broadcasts 46 hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with seven hours on weekdays and 5½ hours on Saturdays and Sundays); in regards to the number of hours devoted to news programming, it is the highest local newscast output among Global's television stations (either owned-and-operated or affiliate), as well as the second-highest among all Canadian television stations, falling behind Hamilton, Ontario's CHCH-DT's weekly news total by 15½ hours. The station's Burnaby studios also serve as the production facilities for Global's Vancouver-based English national evening newscast Global National and the Shaw Multicultural Channel Mandarin national evening newscast Global National Mandarin. Unlike most Global stations that carry midday newscasts, CHAN airs its noon newscast seven days a week. The station's newscast schedule is very similar to that of an affiliate of the Big Three television networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) in the United States.
CHAN's news operation is well respected in the industry. Ever since the station first aired an hour-long newscast in the 1960s, a major part of the station's cash flow has gone into its news department, and it has garnered high ratings and major awards since then. The station's on-air news style was even used as an inspiration for Ted Turner's CNN, as both use the newsroom as a backdrop during the broadcast. In 1975, the current newsroom was constructed. It was rebuilt in the early 1990s, moving the studio out of the newsroom, but keeping it as a backdrop, and remodelled again in 2001 and 2006.
Starting in the early 1990s, CHAN harboured ambitions of producing an early-evening national newscast from its studios. In fact, several newscast pilots were produced at CHAN, suggesting the network was seriously considering such a move. However, that newscast never materialized; instead, CHAN began producing Canada Tonight, which aired on most WIC-owned stations beginning in 1993. Two versions were produced: one for B.C. itself, hosted by CKNW radio commentator Bill Good (who later went to CIVT-TV, CTV's current Vancouver O&O station, and retired in December 2010) and a national version, hosted by Tony Parsons, who also presented CHAN's nightly news program, the News Hour. When Canwest purchased CHAN, the stories that were once sourced from CTV's other affiliates throughout the country were replaced by stories sourced from Global's affiliates.
From 2001, when the station became "Global BC", the news organization underwent a minor name change - BCTV News on Global. CHAN opted to keep the "BCTV" name for its newscasts, since that brand was still very well respected in the province. It also wanted to keep CIVT from using the name itself, as it contained the letters "CTV". In addition, CHAN became home to Global's national news centre and a new national newscast, Global National, thus fulfilling its longstanding dream of producing a national newscast. Global National is currently anchored by former CTV and NBC correspondent Dawna Friesen (originally Kevin Newman beforehand). The program goes live from tape from Vancouver at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Time Zone), and is followed by the News Hour at 6:00 p.m. with Chris Gailus. Carolyn Jarvis and Robin Gill share the anchoring duties on the weekend edition of Global National, followed by Robin Stickley, who anchors the weekend edition of the News Hour.
The "BCTV" brand was finally dropped when Global launched its new look on February 6, 2006. CHAN's local news brand became "Global BC" at this point. In 2006, Global struck a deal with the Canadian Traffic Network to supply the station with a Robinson R44 news helicopter with gyroscopic camera mounts. It is shared with CKNW, and is the second news helicopter in Vancouver, after that used by CIVT.  Global has named the helicopter "Global 1" - the same designation used for the news helicopters of other Global stations.
On December 16, 2009, Tony Parsons anchored his final newscast at CHAN after 34 years as anchor of the News Hour. It was expected that he would remain until after the 2010 Winter Olympics, but due to unknown reasons, Tony Parsons left the station much earlier than expected. Tony Parsons began anchoring CHEK Victoria's 10 p.m. newscast on March 15, 2010 and also began anchoring the evening newscasts at CBUT on April 12, 2010.
CHAN debuted a new HD virtual set on October 4, 2010, but high definition newscasts launched – along with the introduction of Global National's new anchor Dawna Friesen – on September 20, which will utilize the same set with minor changes to the desk. A new graphics package also debuted. CHAN-DT uses Betacam SP analogue videotape for all of its local advertisements and non-live parts of their newscasts. MPEG-2 transmission is used in nearly all non-local broadcasts. The station is slowly moving away from Betacam SP and moving to a digital format.
On January 11, 2012, Shaw Media filed a licence application with the CRTC for a Category B digital-only specialty service that will serve as a British Columbia-focused news channel operated by and utilizing news staff from CHAN-DT. The application was approved the CRTC on July 20, 2012 and the channel, Global News: BC 1, was launched on March 14, 2013. It became the fourth regional news channel in Canada and the first outside of Ontario (joining Toronto-based 24-hour services CP24 and the now-defunct CityNews Channel, and Hamilton-based independent station – and former CHAN sister station under their prior Canwest ownership – CHCH-DT, which carries a heavy local newscast schedule along with some entertainment programming).
On August 27, 2012, CHAN-DT expanded its weekday morning newscast to four hours, with the addition of a half-hour at 5 a.m. (making it only the second Canadian station with a pre-5:30 a.m. morning newscast, after CHCH-DT), the 5-6 a.m. hour of the newscast was retitled as the Early Morning News; in addition on September 2, 2012, the station also expanded its Sunday morning newscast to three hours with an additional hour at 7 a.m. The expansions of CHAN's morning newscasts were part of a benefits package that was included as a condition of the sale of the Global Television Network to Shaw Communcations.
- BCTV News (1970s–2001)
- Canada Tonight (1993–2001; 5:30 p.m. newscast)
- BCTV News on Global (2001–2006)
- Global National (2001–present; national newscast)
- Global News (2006–present)
- News Hour (1968–present; 6 p.m. newscast)
- News Hour Final (1968–present; weeknight newscasts)
- Noon News Hour (1970s–present; noon newscast)
- Early News (1980s–present; 5 p.m. weeknight newscast)
- Morning News (1990s–present)
- News Final (2006–present; weekend evening newscasts)
- Early Morning News (2012–present; 5-6 a.m. hour of morning newscast)
- "Tuned Into You" (1990–1994)
- "TV for BC" (1994–2001 and 2008–present)
- "Global's Got It!" (2001–2006)
- "Know Sooner" (news slogan; 2002–2004)
- "It's Our People" (2006–2008)
- Lynn Colliar - Saturday and Sunday Morning News (weekends at 7 a.m.) and Noon News Hour (Wednesday to Sunday at noon)
- Steve Darling - Early Morning News (weekday mornings at 5 a.m.) and Morning News (weekday mornings at 6 a.m.)
- Anne Drewa - News Hour Final (weeknights at 11 p.m.)
- Chris Gailus - News Hour (weeknights at 6 p.m.)
- Deborra Hope - Noon News Hour (Monday to Tuesday at noon), Early News (weeknights at 5 p.m.) and News Hour Insight (weeknights at 6 p.m.)
- Sophie Lui - Early Morning News (weekday mornings at 5 a.m.) and Morning News (weekday mornings at 6 a.m.)
- Randene Neill - News Hour (weekends at 6 p.m.) and News Final (weekends at 11 p.m.)
- Dawna Friesen - anchor; weeknights at 5:30 p.m.
- Robin Gill - anchor; weekends at 5:30 p.m.
- Frank Qi - Global National Mandarin reporter
- Carol Wang - Global National Mandarin anchor (weeknights at 7 p.m. on Shaw Multicultural Channel)
- Sonia Beeksma - weather anchor; Saturday and Sunday Morning News and Noon News Hour (weekends at 7 a.m. & noon)
- Kate Gajdosik - weather anchor; News Hour (weekends at 6 p.m.) and News Final (weekends at 11 p.m.)
- Kristi Gordon (CMOS-endorsed weathercaster) - meteorologist; Noon News Hour (weekdays at noon), Early News (weeknights at 5 p.m.) and News Hour (weeknights at 6 p.m.)
- Mark Madryga - senior meteorologist; Early Morning News (weekday mornings at 5 a.m.) and Morning News (weekday mornings at 6 a.m.)
- Yvonne Schalle - weather specialist; News Hour Final (weeknights at 11 p.m.)
- Squire Barnes - sports director; News Hour (weeknights at 6 p.m.) and News Hour Final (weeknights at 11 p.m.)
- Barry Deley - sports anchor; News Hour (weekends at 6 p.m.) and News Final (weekends at 11 p.m.)
- Jay Durant - sports anchor; Noon News Hour (weekdays at noon)
- Jay Janower - sports anchor; Saturday and Sunday Morning News (weekend mornings at 7 a.m.) and Noon News Hour (weekends at noon)
- Shanel Pratap - sports reporter, substitute sports anchor
- Kristin Reid - sports reporter, substitute sports anchor
- Amber Belzer - weekday mornings
- Chad Dey - substitute
- Kaitlyn Herbst - traffic anchor; weekday mornings
- Trish Jewison - weeknights at 5 and 6 p.m.
- Kim Larsson - substitute
- Scott Newman - substitute
- Suzy Patrick - weekends
- Linda Aylesworth - health and human interest reporter
- Keith Baldrey - Legislative Bureau chief
- Tanya Beja - general assignment reporter
- Jill Bennett - general assignment reporter
- Jane Carrigan - also substitute anchor
- Erin Cebula - entertainment reporter
- Ted Chernecki - general assignment reporter
- Brian Coxford - general assignment reporter
- John L. Daly - crime reporter
- Rumina Daya - general assignment reporter
- Anne Drewa - general assignment reporter
- Michael Eckford - general assignment reporter
- Samantha Falk - also substitute anchor
- Ted Field - general assignment reporter
- Julia Foy - general assignment reporter
- Geoff Hastings - general assignment reporter
- Darlene Heidemann - general assignment reporter
- Jas Johal - general assignment reporter
- Grace Ke - weekday morning reporter
- Leigh Kjekstad - general assignment reporter
- Jill Krop - senior reporter; also substitute anchor
- Aaron McArthur - also substitute anchor
- Scott McLean - general assignment reporter
- Michelle Miller - general assignment reporter
- Randene Neill - general assignment reporter
- Jennifer Palma - weekend morning reporter
- Asa Rehman - general assignment reporter
- Kristen Robinson - general assignment reporter
- Ryan Sang - general assignment reporter
- Kylie Stanton - general assignment reporter
- Sonia Sunger - general assignment reporter
- Catherine Urquhart - general assignment reporter
- Elaine Yong - general assignment reporter
Online team (Trending, weekdays at 7:20 a.m.)
- Peter Meiszner
- Yuliya Talmazan
- Amy Judd
- Paula Baker
- Christine Tam
- Ernie Rose (1960–1981)
- Ron Morrier (1960–1981)
- Jean Cannem (1960–1978)
- D'Arcy Griffiths (1991-2000)
- Frank Griffiths (1963–1994)
- Ray Peters (1963–1989)
- Peter Rolston (1963–1979)
- Cameron Bell (1968–1989)
- Bernie Pascall (1969–1999)
- Norm Grohmann (1970–1979, 1983–1998)
- Keith Bradbury (1972–1998)
- Robert Malcolm (1972–1991)
- John McKeachie (1973–1999)
- Patrick Clancey (1974–1978)
- Clem Chapple (1977–2003)
- Pamela Martin (1977–2001; now Director of Outreach for Premier Christy Clark)
- Russ Froese (1977–1980)
- Jack Webster (1978–1987)
- Harvey Oberfeld (1979–2006)
- John Gibbs (1981–1992)
- Barry Houlihan (1983–1997)
- Elaine McKay (1984–2006)
- Jennifer Mather (1991–1998)
- Linden Soles (1991–1993)
- Mi-Jung Lee (1992–1998; now at CIVT-DT in Vancouver)
- Kimberly Halkett (1993–1997, 2002–2006)
- Bill Good Jr. (1993–2001; now at CKNW)
- Zack Spencer (1994–2006)
- Sarah Daniels (1997–2005)
- Reg Hampton (1998-2006; now at CFCN-DT in Calgary)
- Keri Adams (2001–2002; now at CIVT-DT in Vancouver)
- Naz Salimian (2002–2005)
- Leigh Morrow (2006–2007)
- Dennis Bell
- Don Timbrell
- Alan Edwards
- Ed Cosgrove
- Belle Puri (now at CBUT-DT in Vancouver)
- Margo Harper
- Fred Cawsey
- Colleen Leung
- Chester Grant (1981–2004)
- Rena Heer (2005–2007)
- Leigh Carter (1983–1986)
- Dale Hicks (first BCTV reporter)
- Mike Chisholm (2005–2008)
- Kevin Newman (2001–2008, 2008–2010 at Ottawa anchoring Global National but retired on August 20, 2010)
- Tara Nelson (?-2008, now with CFCN-DT in Calgary)
- Anna Gebauer (?-2009, now at CIVT-DT in Vancouver)
- Tony Parsons - News Hour anchor (1975–2009, now at CBUT-DT in Vancouver)
- Dan Elliott (2005-2010, currently with Vancouver Giants)
- Robin Stickley (2004–2012, now Washington correspondent for Global National)
- Erika Hinze (2010–2012, now Force Four Entertainment, Founder at Lemon Blossom Films and Partner at Liquid City Productions)
- Wayne Cox - (?-2012, now freelance)
- Catherine Pope - (?-2012)
- Wesla Wong - (?-2013; now at CHBC-DT in Kelowna, British Columbia)
- Mike McCardell (?-2013;, now at CIVT-DT Vancouver)
- Leah Holiove (2007–2013, now at CKWX in Vancouver)
- Stephanie Wiebe (2010-2013, now at CFRN-DT in Edmonton)
CHAN operates the single largest private transmitter network in North America, with roughly one hundred transmitters (some of which are community-owned) serving 97 percent of British Columbia. Therefore, the network relies exclusively on cable and satellite in the remaining municipalities (including most where CFCN and CFRN were already available over-the-air before 2001).
semi-satellites are in bold italics.
Note that the transmitters in Kelowna and area (CHKL-TV) are in addition to CHBC-DT, a separate Global station in Kelowna that originates its own local evening newscasts, but which carries Global BC's programming at virtually all other times. CHAN is the last Vancouver Big Three (CBC, CTV and Global) network affiliate to still operate rebroadcasters throughout most of its province.
On October 15, 2012, CHAN-DT's Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon transmitters were converted to digital. These were CHAN-DT's first rebroadcaster transmitters to be converted to digital as part of Shaw's efforts to convert all of its televisions transmitters to digital by 2016.
|Station||City of license||Channel||ERP||HAAT||Transmitter Coordinates|
|CHKL-DT||Kelowna||24 (UHF)||31.2 kW||509.6 m|
|CHKL-DT-1||Penticton||30 (UHF)||3 kW||365.3 m|
|CHKL-DT-2||Vernon||22 (UHF)||3 kW||184.6 m|
|Station||City of license||Channel||ERP||HAAT||Transmitter Coordinates|
|CHAN-TV-1||Chilliwack||11 (VHF)||0.009 kW||NA|
|CHAN-TV-2||Bowen Island||3 (VHF)||0.009 kW||NA|
|CHAN-TV-3||Squamish||7 (VHF)||0.009 kW||NA|
|CHAN-TV-4||Courtenay||11 (VHF)||2.55 kW||402.6 m|
|CHAN-TV-5||Brackendale||9 (VHF)||0.01 kW||NA|
|CHAN-TV-6||Wilson Creek||23 (UHF)||19.3 kW||174.3 m|
|CHAN-TV-7||Whistler||9 (VHF)||0.01 kW||NA|
|CHKL-TV-3||Revelstoke||7 (VHF)||0.001 kW||NA|
|CHKM-TV||Kamloops||6 (VHF)||4 kW||152.7 m|
|CHKM-TV-1||Pritchard||9 (VHF)||0.008 kW||NA|
|CHRP-TV-2||Revelstoke||9 (VHF)||0.005 kW||NA|
|CHSH-TV-2||Chase||13 (VHF)||0.01 kW||NA|
|CIFG-TV||Prince George||12 (VHF)||4.7 kW||474 m|
|CISR-TV||Santa Rosa||68 (UHF)||0.1 kW||NA|
|CISR-TV-1||Grand Forks||7 (VHF)||0.009 kW||NA|
|CITM-TV||100 Mile House||3 (VHF)||1.3 kW||584.3 m|
|CITM-TV-1||Williams Lake||13 (VHF)||0.005 kW||NA|
|CITM-TV-2||Quesnel||8 (VHF)||0.005 kW||NA|
|CKKM-TV||Oliver/Osoyoos||3 (VHF)||0.93 kW||964 m|
|CKTN-TV||Trail||8 (VHF)||18 kW||480.4 m|
|CKTN-TV-1||Castlegar||5 (VHF)||0.009 kW||NA|
|CKTN-TV-2||Taghum||23 (UHF)||0.009 kW||NA|
|CKTN-TV-3||Nelson||3 (VHF)||0.33 kW||-569 m|
|CKTN-TV-4||Creston||12 (VHF)||0.01 kW||NA|
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|8.1||1080i||16:9||CHAN||Main CHAN-DT programming / Global|
CHAN broadcasting its digital signal on April 11, 2008 on UHF channel 22. On June 29, 2011, CHAN-DT increased its effective radiated power (ERP) from 8.3 kW to its post-transitional allotment of 40 kW. CHAN's primary Vancouver transmitter was the station's only one required to go digital by the transition deadline. Shaw Media has committed to converting all of the other over-the-air transmitters to digital by 2016.
CHAN shut down its analogue signal, over VHF channel 8, on August 31, 2011, the official date in which Canadian television stations in CRTC-designated mandatory markets transitioned from analogue to digital broadcasts. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 22. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display CHAN-DT's virtual channel as 8.1. The station's electronic program guide began functioning properly on January 28, 2012.
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- Legendary broadcaster Tony Parsons makes his debut as an Island anchor Monday - Times Colonist
- Tony Parsons joins CBC News Vancouver
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- Global News Boosts Local Programming Across the Country, Broadcaster Magazine, May 30, 2012.
- Global BC News Hour Open
- BCTV NewsHour Final - Open
- Global BC Noon News Hour Open
- BCTV Early News - Open
- Global BC Morning News Open
- Global BC News Final Open
- BCTV News on Global - 2003 "KNOW Sooner" promo
- Global BC - Personalities
- SHAW IS UPGRADING ITS OVER-THE-AIR TELEVISION TO DIGITAL
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- Global BC
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