2008 in Canadian television

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  • This is a list of Canadian television related events from 2008.


    Date Event
    February 11 Global National moves its main studio from Vancouver to Ottawa.
    February 14 Launch of new television channel Cosmopolitan TV.
    March 7 Corus Entertainment announces a takeover offer for Canadian Learning Television.
    March 31 The CRTC approves the sale of CHNU-TV in Vancouver and CIIT-TV in Winnipeg from Rogers Media to S-VOX, as well as the sale of CHNM-TV in Vancouver from Multivan to Rogers.
    April 25 Film producer Remstar Corporation applies to the CRTC to acquire the insolvent TQS network in Quebec from Cogeco. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation submits a simultaneous application to acquire the three Cogeco-owned Télévision de Radio-Canada affiliates.
    June 26 The CRTC approves the Cogeco television sales (see April 25 above).
    August 11 A-Channel and Atlantic Satellite Network are officially rebranded as A.
    September 1 Omni Television launches CJCO-TV in Calgary and CJEO-TV in Edmonton. CHNM-TV in Vancouver is also rebranded as "Omni".
    S-VOX's religious stations (see March 31 above) are rebranded as Joytv.
    September 8 Theo Tams is named winner of the sixth and final season of Canadian Idol.
    October 30 Launch of the Canadian version of HBO.
    November 28 2008 Gemini Awards.
    December 7 Charles-Éric Boncoeur wins the fifth season of Loft Story.


    Show Station Premiere Date
    The Border CBC January 7
    Miss Météo Séries+ January 8
    jPod CBC
    Sophie January 9
    MVP January 11
    Steven and Chris January 14
    The Week the Women Went January 21
    The Guard Global January 22
    Murdoch Mysteries Citytv January 24
    Météo+ TFO February 14
    The Latest Buzz Family March 14
    The Daily Joytv June 9
    He Said, She Said W Network July 2
    Flashpoint CTV July 11
    Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag W Network September 3
    So You Think You Can Dance Canada CTV September 11
    Less Than Kind Citytv October 13
    Kid vs. Kat YTV October 25
    16x9 - The Bigger Picture Global November 30
    The Decorating Adventures of Ambrose Price HGTV December 8

    Ending this year[edit]

    Show Station Cancelled
    George of the Jungle Teletoon January 11
    Class of the Titans February 2
    Ants in Your Pants Treehouse TV February 20
    About a Girl Global February 29
    Whistler CTV April 19
    ReGenesis The Movie Network May 25
    Ruby Gloom YTV June 1
    Instant Star CTV June 28
    Robson Arms June 30
    Delilah and Julius Teletoon August 16
    Speakers' Corner Citytv/A-Channel August 31
    Wayside Teletoon September 1
    Paradise Falls Showcase September 26
    Total Drama Island Teletoon November 29
    Trailer Park Boys Showcase December 7
    Royal Canadian Air Farce CBC December 31

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