Morning News (Canadian morning TV show)

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Morning News
Global Morning News.png
The opening title for the Morning News
Also known as Global News Morning (Ontario, 2003-2009)
This Morning Live (Quebec, 2001-2008)
Global News Morning Edition (Edmonton/Calgary, 2000-2006)
ITV First News (Edmonton, Early 1990s-2000)
The Breakfast Show (Calgary, Early 1990s-2000)
Genre Breakfast television
Starring Various hosts
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) Vancouver
Calgary
Edmonton
Saskatoon
Regina
Winnipeg
Toronto
Montreal
Maritimes
Production company(s) Shaw Media
Broadcast
Original channel BCTV/Calgary 7/ITV (1990s-2001)
Global (2001-present)
Picture format 480p (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Chronology
Related shows News Hour

The Morning News (known as the Saturday Morning News or the Sunday Morning News on Saturdays and Sundays respectively and the Early Morning News from 5-6 AM) is the name of local morning newscasts airing on Global Television Network's owned-and-operated stations (O&Os) in British Columbia, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Montreal, and Halifax with each station producing its own edition of the program.

As part of Shaw Communications' benefit package for acquiring Global and other specialty channels from the bankrupt Canwest, Global O&Os in Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Montreal, and the Maritimes would each launch morning shows for their respective markets. As of January 28, 2013, this promise has been fulfilled by Shaw Media.[1]

Global BC[edit]

The Morning News on Global BC airs at 5:00AM to 9AM PT on weekdays, 7AM to 10AM PT on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Global Calgary[edit]

The Morning News on Global Calgary airs weekdays at 5:00AM to 9AM MT and on weekends 7AM to 10AM MT. It is simulcast on Global Lethbridge.

Global Edmonton[edit]

The Morning News on Global Edmonton airs weekdays from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM MT, and weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM MT. It is the most watched morning show in Edmonton, consistently beating the nearest competition by a margin of 6 to 1.[2]

Global Regina[edit]

The Morning News airs on Global Regina weekdays from 6am to 9am local time.

Global Saskatoon[edit]

The Morning News airs on Global Saskatoon weekdays from 6am to 9am local time.

Global Winnipeg[edit]

The Morning News airs on Global Winnipeg weekday mornings from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM from its high-definition studios at 201 Portage in Downtown Winnipeg. It is simulcast on CJBN. It debuted on February 6, 2012 and features the only TV news helicopter in Winnipeg.

Global Toronto[edit]

Global Toronto airs The Morning Show from 6AM to 9:00AM (addition until 9:30AM for broadcast nationally) ET on weekdays. The show is produced from studios located at the Shaw Media Building at 121 Bloor St. in Toronto.

Former personalities on Global News Morning[edit]

History[edit]

The station debuted a morning news program on July 14, 2003 under the title Global News Morning; it was broadcast weekdays 6AM to 9AM ET. The program was renamed Morning News in 2006 [3][4][5] in conjunction with Global's network-wide rebranding exercise. This show was broadcast from 81 Barber Greene Road (Global Toronto Office) in Don Mills from 2003 to 2009.

The newscast was cancelled in January 2009 due to low ratings, and was replaced by a simulcast of then-sister station CHCH-TV's more popular Morning Live show, originating in Hamilton, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The CHCH simulcast was dropped in August 2009 after Canwest sold the Hamilton station to Channel Zero; since then, Global Toronto had aired second-run lifestyle programming in the morning timeslot.

On June 1, 2011, Shaw Communications announced that it would relaunch a morning newscast on Global Toronto in the fall of 2011 under the title The Morning Show, instead of using the Morning News moniker.[6][7] Kris Reyes, Liza Fromer, Dave Gerry and Daru Dhillon were named as the anchors for the three-hour-long newscast. The show debuted on October 11, 2011.

On August 27, 2012, Dhillon left the show. On the same day, CIII launched The News at Noon [8] Antony Robart took over Dhillon's position. The News at Noon is produced in the same Bloor Street studio as The Morning Show. On December 12, 2012, it was announced that The Morning Show would be expanded in early 2013 to include an additional half-hour that would be broadcast nationally.

Global Montreal[edit]

The Morning News airs weekday mornings from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM ET on Global Montreal. The program is broadcast in high-definition from its studios in the Dominion Square Building in Downtown Montreal, and from various locations in Montreal's West Island area.

History[edit]

The Morning News began airing on Global Montreal on January 28, 2013, 5 years after the station's original morning show (This Morning Live) was cancelled.

After being rebranded as Global, Global Montreal aired a live two and a half-hour (and subsequently three) hour weekday morning magazine program called This Morning Live. It was aired in place of cartoons that aired on most Global stations weekday mornings because Quebec provincial law requires children's programming to be shown weekdays commercial-free over the air. A side benefit of this was that it added enough Canadian content to the station's schedule that it could air American talk shows in the afternoon.

The cancellation of This Morning Live was announced in late 2007 and the last program was broadcast on February 27, 2008. To partially make up for the loss of locally produced broadcast hours, the station brought back News Final, which was cancelled in June 2006 due to low ratings.

Global Halifax[edit]

The Morning News airs weekday mornings from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM AT on Global Halifax. It is simulcast on Global New Brunswick. The program is broadcast in high-definition from its new studios on Göttingen Street in Downtown Halifax. It launched on January 28, 2013.

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