Global News: BC 1
|Global News: BC 1|
Global News: BC 1 logo
|Launched||March 14, 2013|
|Owned by||Shaw Media
(Shaw Television Limited Partnership)
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)
|Slogan||1 Province. 1 Channel.
24 Hour News. (primary)
We Are BC's News
|Broadcast area||British Columbia
National (via satellite)
|Headquarters||Burnaby, British Columbia|
|Website||Global News: BC 1|
|Shaw Direct||Channel 1 / 501 (HD)|
|Delta Cable||Channel 694 (HD)|
|Channel 111 (SD)
Channel 216 (HD)
Channel 21 (SD)
Grand Forks &
Salmon Arm only:
Channel 2 (SD)
Channel 88 (SD)
Global News: BC 1 (often referred to as "BC 1") is a Canadian English language Category B digital cable local news and information specialty channel for the province of British Columbia that is owned by Shaw Media and operated alongside the Shaw-owned Global Television Network's Vancouver owned-and-operated television station CHAN-DT (Global BC). The channel's branding is derived from the Global network and its news division Global News. It broadcasts from CHAN-DT's studios on 7850 Enterprise Street in Burnaby.
On January 11, 2012, Shaw Media announced its intention to launch a 24-hour local news channel for the province of British Columbia (the first regional news channel in Canada located outside of Ontario), that would be operated alongside Global's Vancouver station CHAN-DT, with an expected launch date of summer 2012.
The channel was approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on July 20, 2012 under the tentative name "Global News Plus BC". It was described as "a regional, English-language specialty Category B service that will offer a mix of local and regional news, traffic, weather, business, sports and entertainment information devoted to serving residents of British Columbia, with a special focus on the Vancouver/Victoria Extended Market, as defined by the Broadcast Bureau of Measurement (BBM) Canada." On the same day, Shaw Media announced its revised plan to launch the channel in early 2013 under the new name "Global News: BC 1".
On August 30, 2012, Global BC posted a statement about Global News: BC 1, which had expected to be launched in January 2013, claiming it "will provide viewers across the province with top local and regional stories" and will become an "important component of Global News' Digital First objective." The launch would later be delayed to March 14, 2013. The channel soft launched on March 14 at 9:00 a.m. PDT (14:00 UTC) and officially launched one hour later at 9:00 a.m. PT with the debut of the show AM/BC.
Global News: BC 1 contains an 'L-frame' display at the bottom and right side of the channel's screen, which carries the day's top news headlines, weather, sports scores, and market indices, with regular banner ads interspersed. The channel simulcasts existing local news programming from Global BC—eight hours a day during the week and six hours daily on weekends—and runs half-hour "news wheel" reports throughout the day. The channel does not carry any full news programs produced by Global Okanagan—another Global owned-and-operated station serving the Okanagan region of British Columbia—although the station's reporters do contribute content to the channel.
In January 2015, BC1 changed its on-screen graphics to white and light blue. On the right of the screen they put traffic cameras, live traffic feed.
Notable current on–air staff
- Lynn Colliar – Noon News Hour; host of AfterNoon on BC1
- Jay Durant - Noon News Hour; host of AfterNoon on BC1
- Shaw granted 24-hour all-news channel for British Columbia GlobalTVBC.com 2012-07-20
- Shaw Media Launching All-News Network for British Columbia Newswire press release 2012-01-11
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-394 CRTC 2012-07-20
- SHAW MEDIA RECEIVES (sic) CRTC APPROVAL FOR BC REGIONAL NEWS NETWORK Shaw Media press release 2012-07-20
- "Global BC｜BC1".
- "Global News: BC 1 News Channel to Launch Mid-March". Broadcaster Magazine. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- (sic) Anchors of Global News: BC 1 Shaw Media press release 2013-02-28
- Global has a gift for Metro Vancouver news junkies GlobalTVBC.com 2013-03-08