2007 in Canadian television

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List of years in Canadian television

Events[edit]

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.

Date Event
March 5 Cable channel Life Network is rebranded as Slice.
April 4 After 54 years Country Canada is cancelled by CBC.
April 9 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.
May 22 CTV acquires Canadian broadcast rights to National Football League games, including the Super Bowl. These were previously held by Global.
June 8 The 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.
June 12 Rogers Communications announces a $375 million takeover offer for the Citytv stations.
August 10 Launch of new premium pay-per-view channel, Setanta Sports.
September 7 CH stations to be rebranded as E! Canada, offering programming predominantly sourced from the American E! cable network.
September 10 Brian Melo is named winner of the fifth seasson of Canadian Idol.
September 28 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.
October 22 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.
October 28 2007 Gemini Awards.
December 5 Mathieu Surprenant wins the fourth season of Loft Story.

Debuts (including scheduled)[edit]

See 2007-08 Canadian network television schedule for a complete grid of the networks' fall prime time programming.

Show Station Premiere Date
Taxi 0-22 TVA January 5
Mixed Blessings APTN
The Land Before Time YTV
Little Mosque on the Prairie CBC January 9
La Job SRC January 11
Le Banquier TVA January 24
Deal or No Deal Canada Global February 4
Test the Nation CBC March 18
Durham County The Movie Network/Movie Central May 7
The Best Years Global May 22
Moose TV Showcase July 5
Grand Star Space/A-Channel September 22
Les Soeurs Elliot TVA September 26
Les Boys SRC October 1
The Tudors CBC October 2
No Opportunity Wasted October 3
Triple Sensation October 7
Project Runway Canada Slice October 8
Who Do You Think You Are? CBC October 11
Heartland October 14
Da Kink in My Hair Global
Rabbit Fall Space, APTN November 9
The List Slice November 13
Across the River to Motor City Citytv November 22

Ending this year[edit]

Show Station Cancelled
On the Road Again CBC Television January 25
Jozi-H February 2
What's with Andy Teletoon March 4
Country Canada CBC Television April 4
Call for Help G4techTV Canada April 7
Falcon Beach Global April 20
The Gill Deacon Show CBC Television May 30
Life and Times June 22
Naturally, Sadie Family August 26
Le Cœur a ses raisons TVA December 3
Intelligence CBC Television December 10
Rumours Unknown
Venture

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