A series of ownership changes radically reshaped the Canadian television broadcasting industry in 2007. Individual transactions are briefly noted below; for more information, see also
2007 Canada broadcast TV realignment.
Life Network is rebranded as Slice.
After 54 years
Country Canada is cancelled by CBC.
Rogers Communications announces a takeover offer for CHUM Limited's A-Channel stations, which CTVglobemedia had announced an intention to sell as part of its own acquisition of CHUM. This deal is later voided when the CRTC forces CTV to divest itself of Citytv, rather than A-Channel, in its approval of the CHUM deal.
CTV acquires Canadian broadcast rights to National Football League games, including the Super Bowl. These were previously held by Global.
CRTC approves CTVglobemedia's takeover of CHUM Limited, inclusive of the A-Channel system and all of CHUM's specialty channels, but conditional on CTV divesting itself of the Citytv stations. In separate decisions, the CRTC also licenses new Omni Television and Crossroads Television System stations in Calgary and Edmonton.
Rogers Communications announces a $375 million takeover offer for the Citytv stations.
Launch of new premium pay-per-view channel,
CH stations to be rebranded as E! Canada, offering programming predominantly sourced from the American E! cable network.
Brian Melo is named winner of the fifth season of . Canadian Idol
The CRTC approves Rogers Communications' takeover offer for Citytv. In a separate decision, the CRTC also approves
Astral Media's acquisition of Standard Broadcasting, inclusive of the television stations CFTK and CJDC.
Rogers confirms that it will move its broadcast television operations in Toronto (
CITY, CFMT and CJMT) to 35 Dundas Street East, the former Olympic Spirit building on Dundas Square.
2007 Gemini Awards.
Mathieu Surprenant wins the fourth season of
. Loft Story
Debuts (including scheduled) [ edit ]
2007-08 Canadian network television schedule for a complete grid of the networks' fall prime time programming.
Ending this year [ edit ]
Television shows [ edit ]
(2004–present, children's animated series) Atomic Betty
(2007–present) The Best Years
(2006–present) Billable Hours
(2004–present, computer technical help series) Call for Help 2.0
(2005–present, Canada's Worst Driver reality series)
(2003–2008) Canadian Idol
(2006–present, children's animated series) Captain Flamingo
(2004–present) CBC News: Sunday Night
(2003–present, animated series) Chilly Beach
(2005–2008, animated series) Class of the Titans
(2004–2009) Corner Gas
(2005–present) Le Cœur a ses raisons
(2007–present) Da Kink in My Hair
(2001–present) Degrassi: The Next Generation
(2006–present) Doc Zone
(2006–present) Dragons' Den
(2007–present) Durham County
(2005–present) ET Canada
(2006–2007) Falcon Beach
(2005–present, newsmagazine/documentary series) Global Currents
(2006–present, children's animated series) Grossology
(2005–present, talk show) The Hour
(2007, animated series) Iggy Arbuckle
(2004–2008) Instant Star
(2001–present, comedy prank series) JR Digs
(2002–2010, comedy reality series) Kenny vs. Spenny
(2007–2012) Little Mosque on the Prairie
(2006–present, reality series) Mantracker
(2005–2007) Naturally, Sadie
(2001–present) Paradise Falls
(2005–2008) Restaurant Makeover
(2004–present) Rick Mercer Report
(2005–2008) Robson Arms
(2004–present, animated series) 6Teen
(2007–2008, animated series) Total Drama Island
(2001–2008) Trailer Park Boys
(2001–2007, children's animated series) What's with Andy
TV movies [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]