2008 in Canadian television

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

    Events[edit]

    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.

    Debuts[edit]

    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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