List of Canadian television networks

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For Canadian channels in general presented in list format, see List of Canadian television channels.

Television in Canada has many individual stations and networks and systems.

Networks list[edit]

Founded Type of Network Language Number of Owned
and Operated
Number of
Private Affiliates
CBC 1952* Public English 14 7
SRC 1952 Public French 13 2
CTV 1961 Commercial English 22 1
Global 1974 Commercial English 13 1
City 1972** Commercial English 6 OTA + 1 Cable only 3
TVA 1971 Commercial French 6 4
APTN 1992 Commercial, Multicultural Aboriginal, English, French 2 0

Systems list[edit]

Founded Type of System Language Number of Owned
and Operated
Number of
Private Affiliates
CTV Two 2005 Commercial English 5 OTA + 2 cable only None
V 1986 Commercial French 5 4
Omni Television 1979*** Commercial, Multicultural Multilingual 5 None
CTS 1998 Christian religious English 3 None
Defunct television systems
A-Channel (merged into Citytv)


* Although the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was founded in 1932, it did not begin television transmissions until 1952.

** CITY-TV launched in 1972. CKVU-TV adopted the moniker in 2002, and the former Craig Media stations also adopted the Citytv moniker when they were bought in 2005.

*** CFMT-TV launched in 1979. CJMT-TV launched in 2002. CHNU-TV (NOW TV) was bought in 2005, and CIIT-TV was purchased before it went on the air, in February 2006.

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