Shaw TV Vancouver

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Shaw TV Vancouver
ShawTV.png
Owned by Shaw Communications
Country Canada
Broadcast area Metro Vancouver
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia
Formerly called Rogers TV Vancouver
Website Shaw TV Vancouver
Availability
Cable
Shaw Cable Channel 4

Shaw TV Vancouver is a cable television community channel in Vancouver, British Columbia. The channel operates on cable channel 4 in Vancouver.

The station is currently operated by Shaw Communications as part of the Shaw TV network of community channels. Shaw Communications management of the community channel has been plagued with controversy, often being criticized for its limited opportunities for volunteer input and unwelcoming response to independent community programming. In 2002, in response to regulatory changes and community pressure, Shaw TV began to carry programs by independent community groups such as ICTV Independent Community Television Coop and CMES Community Media Education Society, local non-profit neighbourhood organizations which provide training and access to equipment for people in the Lower Mainland who want to participate in the community channel.

Prior to the re-regulation of community television in 2002, ICTV applied for a low-power television license to operate on VHF channel 4 (in September 2001), after Shaw TV threatened to drop its community channel and began using advertising on the channel. In early 2002, the CRTC reversed its decision on deregulating community channels, and notified Shaw Cable to keep Shaw TV on the air in Vancouver.

On-air staff[edit]

  • Fiona Forbes - Host, The Rush
  • Fanny Kiefer - Host, Studio 4
  • Johanna Ward - Host, The Express

Reporters[edit]

  • Paul McLellan
  • Dunia Tozy
  • Gallant Ly
  • Melanie Pineda
  • Bianca Solterbeck
  • Erin Shaw
  • Tiffany Gurden
  • Jen Muranetz

See also[edit]

External links[edit]