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.
- 1 National broadcast television networks
- 2 Regional broadcast television systems
- 3 Regional broadcast television stations
- 4 Community broadcast television stations
- 5 Educational television stations
- 6 Analogue specialty television channels
- 7 Premium television services
- 8 Pay-per-view services
- 9 Audio and/or text-only services
- 10 Digital specialty television channels
- 11 Defunct cable speciality channels
- 12 See also
- 13 References
National broadcast television networks
- 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.
- 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 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.
- Télévision de Radio-Canada, most often referred to as Radio-Canada or SRC. A national public network owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation broadcasting in French.
- TVA, a privately owned television network, based in Quebec but available across Canada on cable, broadcasting in French. TVA is owned by Quebecor Media.
- 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
- Crossroads Television System, using the on-air brand CTS, a group of three stations in Ontario and Alberta owned by Crossroads Christian Communications.
- CTV Two, a privately owned television system with stations in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and Atlantic Canada. It is owned by Bell Media.
- Great West Television, a privately owned group of stations affiliated with CBC Television and City in British Columbia.
- V, a privately owned television system based in Quebec broadcasting in French. V is owned by Remstar Corporation.
- ICI, a privately owned multicultural station based in Montreal, using the on-air brand ICI (International Channel). (launching late 2013)
- 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
- A-Channel, owned by Craig Media.
- BBS, or the Baton Broadcast System, owned by Baton Broadcasting.
- E!, owned by Canwest.
- Joytv, a privately owned television system based in British Columbia and Manitoba and was owned by ZoomerMedia.
- Northern Television, similar in fashion to Great West Television, also in BC. Shared by two northern BC CBC Television affiliates.
Regional broadcast television stations
- 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 10 - 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
- 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.
- 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.
- CIMC-TV, Arichat, Nova Scotia (English and French).
Educational television stations
- City Saskatchewan, a privately owned channel in Saskatchewan owned by Rogers Media. 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.
- 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)
- 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, as well as in New Brunswick and Manitoba. (CHLF Toronto/Hawkesbury)
Analogue specialty television channels
- Business News Network
- Canadian Forces Radio and Television (not available domestically)
- CBC News Network
- CPAC (English feed)
- CTV News Channel
- Discovery Channel
- Food Network
- Sportsnet 360
- The Comedy Network
- The Weather Network
- Treehouse TV
- TSN Habs
- TSN Jets
- W Network
- Canal D
- Canal Vie
- CPAC (French feed)
- Radiotélévision des Forces canadiennes (not available domestically)
Tele-shopping channels (unlicensed)
Provincial parliamentary channels
- Hansard TV (British Columbia)
- House of Assembly Channel (Newfoundland and Labrador)
- Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick Television Service
- Legislative Television (Nova Scotia)
- Ontario Parliament Network
- Saskatchewan Legislative Network
Premium television services
- Encore Avenue (Two multiplex channels)
- Encore Avenue 2
- Family Channel (Two multiplex channels)
- Movie Central (Four multiplex channels)
- HBO Canada (West)
- Movie Central 2
- Movie Central 3
- Super Channel (Four multiplex channels)
- Super Channel 2
- Super Channel 3
- Super Channel 4
- The Movie Network (Five multiplex channels)
- HBO Canada (East)
- The Movie Network Encore (Two multiplex channels)
- The Movie Network Encore 2
Audio and/or text-only services
- AMI-audio (English)
- Broadcast News (English)
- Canal M (French)
- Galaxie (operates both English and French channels)
- Real Estate Channel (English)
Digital specialty television channels
- ABC Spark
- Animal Planet
- AOV Adult Movie Channel
- ATN Cricket Plus
- ATN Sports
- AXN Movies
- BBC Canada
- BBC Kids
- Cartoon Network
- Comedy Gold
- Cosmopolitan TV
- Cottage Life
- Discovery Science
- Discovery World
- Disney XD
- DIY Network
- ESPN Classic
- EuroWorld Sport
- Fashion Television
- Fight Network
- FX Canada
- Global News: BC 1
- Grace TV
- Gusto TV
- HPItv (Five multiplex channels)
- HPItv Canada
- HPItv International
- HPItv Odds
- HPItv West
- Hustler TV
- Investigation Discovery
- Leafs TV
- Maleflixxx Television
- MGM Channel
- Mystery TV
- Nat Geo Wild
- National Geographic Channel
- NBA TV Canada
- NHL Network
- Oasis HD
- Penthouse TV
- Playmen TV
- Red Hot TV
- Salt + Light Television
- Silver Screen Classics
- Skinemax HD
- Smithsonian Channel
- Sony Movie Channel
- Sportsnet One
- Sportsnet Flames
- Sportsnet Oilers
- Sportsnet Sens
- Sportsnet Vancouver Hockey
- Sportsnet World
- Sun News Network
- Sundance Channel
- Teletoon Retro
- TEN Cricket
- The Biography Channel
- The Cult Movie Network
- The Pet Network
- The Rural Channel
- Travel + Escape
- Twist TV
- W Movies
- Wild TV
- XXX Action Clips Channel
- Avis de Recherche
- Canal D/Investigation
- Disney Junior
- Prise 2
- RDS Info
- Télétoon Rétro
- TVA Sports
- Aaj Tak
- Abu Dhabi TV
- All TV
- All TV K
- Apna HD
- ATN Aastha TV
- ATN Alpha ETC Punjabi
- ATN Asianet
- ATN B4U Movies
- ATN B4U Music
- ATN Bangla
- ATN Brit Asia TV
- ATN Channel
- ATN DD Bharati
- ATN DD India
- ATN DD News
- ATN DD Urdu
- ATN Dhamaal
- ATN Food Food
- ATN GET Punjabi
- ATN Gujarati
- ATN Jaya TV
- ATN JUS Punjabi
- ATN Mastiii
- ATN MH 1
- ATN Movies OK
- ATN NDTV 24x7
- ATN SAB TV
- ATN Sikh Channel
- ATN Sony Aath
- ATN Sony Mix
- ATN Sony TV
- ATN Star Jalsha
- ATN Star Utsav
- ATN Times Now
- ATN Urdu
- ATN Zoom
- BBC Arabic
- Big Magic International
- Bollywood Times
- C Today TV
- Channel Punjabi
- CTC International
- Dream 1
- Dream 2
- ERT World
- Fairchild TV
- Fairchild TV 2 HD
- HRT Sat
- Hum TV
- Iran TV Network
- The Israeli Network
- LS Times TV
- MBC Maser
- Mediaset Italia
- MEGA Cosmos
- Mehndi TV
- Melody Aflam
- Melody Drama
- Melody Hits
- MRT 1
- MRT 2
- New Tang Dynasty Television
- NTV Canada
- Nuevo Mundo Television
- Nova World
- Orbit Al Yawm
- Orbit Series
- ProSiebenSat.1 Welt
- PTC Punjabi
- RTL Televizija
- RTS Sat
- Russian Illuzion
- Sky TG24
- Tamil One
- Tamil Vision
- Talentvision 2 HD
- TLN en Español
- TVCentr International
- TVOne Global
- TVP Info
- Win TV Caribbean
- Zee Bangla
- Zee Cinema
- Zee Premiere
- Zee Punjabi
- Zee Salaam
- Zee Tamil
- Zee TV Canada
High-definition specialty television channels and pay-per-view services
Defunct cable speciality channels
- AIM Pay-Tv Corp. (February 1983 - unknown)
- Breakaway PPV (unknown - 2010)
- Canucks TV
- Flames PPV
- Oilers PPV
- CBC Parliamentary Television Network (September 1979 - October 1992)
- C Channel (February 1983 - June 1983)
- CityNews Channel
- CoolTV (September 2003 - July 2008)
- Discovery Kids (September 2001 - November 2009)
- Dusk (September 2001 - March 2012)
- Edge TV (September 2001 - July 2003)
- Fine Living (September 2004 - October 2009)
- Fox Sports World Canada (September 2001 - May 2012)
- Global Reality Channel (July 2010 - November 2012)
- HSTN (August 2002 - October 2002)
- Leonardo World (June 2005 - September 2007)
- Max Trax (unknown - October 2009)
- MEGA Cosmos (2007 - 2012) Channel owned by Ethnic Channels Group (unaffiliated with the existing MEGA Cosmos channel in Canada)
- MSNBC Canada (September 2001 - December 2004)
- Niagara News TV (February 2011 - April 2011)
- Persian Vision (unknown - January 2011)
- RTVi+ (November 2004 - November 2009)
- Sens TV (pay-per-view service) (unknown - 2008)
- ShopTV Canada (1996 - 2013)
- Shopping TVA (1998 - 2012)
- TATV (1982 - September 2008)
- The Ecology Channel
- The Life Channel (October 1985 - November 1986)
- Tonis (June 16, 2004 - February 2009)
- TVFQ 99 (September 1979 - August 1988), replaced by TV5
- TXT-TV (March 2010 - December 2011)
- UTV Movies (December 2011 - December 2012)
- Video Italia (June 2005 - September 2007)
- WTSN (September 2001 - September 2003)
- X-Treme Sports (September 2001 - October 2008)
- List of television stations in Canada by call sign
- List of Canadian television networks
- List of Canadian specialty channels
- Category A services
- Category B services
- Category C services
- List of foreign television channels available in Canada
- List of United States stations available in Canada
- Digital television in Canada
- Multichannel television in Canada
- List of Canadian stations available in the United States
- List of television stations in North America by media market