CTV News

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CTV News
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National
Key people
Wendy Freeman, President [1]
Owner Bell Media
Parent CTV Television Network
Website ctvnews.ca

CTV News is the news division of the CTV Television Network in Canada. The name CTV News is also applied as the title of local and regional newscasts on the network's owned-and-operated stations (O&Os), which are closely tied to the national news division. Local newscasts on CTV 2 are also branded as CTV News, although in most cases they are managed separately from the newscasts on the main CTV network.

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National programs

CTV News logo (2013-2019) CTV News.svg
CTV News logo (2013-2019)

CTV's national news division produces the following programs:

CTV News also operates the national 24-hour news channel CTV News Channel and the 24-hour national business news channel Business News Network, both of which are available across Canada on cable and satellite.

The news division produced the weekday morning news and entertainment program Canada AM from 1972 to October 2015, when responsibility for the program was transferred to Bell Media In-House Productions, the division responsible for CTV's other daytime lifestyle programming, until the program's cancellation in June 2016. [2] Canada AM's replacement Your Morning is produced by Bell Media In-House Productions, with news content provided by CTV News. [3]

Local programs

Chopper 9, CTV Vancouver news helicopter in Vancouver operated from August 2004-January 31, 2020. CTV Toronto is the only other station that uses the CTV Chopper. The latter unit is also used on Bell Media's Toronto-based local news channel, CP24, but referred to as Chopper 24 Bell 206L-4 LongRanger IV C-FTHU (CTV News).jpg
Chopper 9, CTV Vancouver news helicopter in Vancouver operated from August 2004-January 31, 2020. CTV Toronto is the only other station that uses the CTV Chopper. The latter unit is also used on Bell Media's Toronto-based local news channel, CP24, but referred to as Chopper 24

In most markets, local CTV News programs air at noon, 6 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. (CTV 2) or 11:30 p.m. (CTV) on weekdays, and at 6 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. / 11:30 p.m. on weekends. In selected markets, 5:00 and/or 5:30 p.m. newscasts are also produced, and several CTV stations in western Canada (and some CTV Two stations in eastern Canada) produce local morning newscasts under the title CTV Morning Live .

In 1998, shortly following the merger of the CTV network with Baton Broadcasting, local news branding on the CTV O&Os was unified with network news presentation, with newscast titles standardized under the format "(call sign) News", e.g. CFTO News for the Toronto station. Prior to this, the local O&Os used various titles, though one used in the late 1970s by a number of stations was World Beat News (for late-afternoon broadcasts) and Night Beat News (for late-night broadcasts). By late 2005 the O&Os' local newscasts had been renamed CTV News.

Beginning in February 2014, local programs were again rebranded using region-specific on-air titles such as CTV News Toronto. At the same time, the CTV and CTV 2 O&O stations received a new graphics package, which is in a blue and white color scheme, a revised logo (similar to the ones already in use on CTV News Channel and CTV National News), and new theme music.

National aggregate ratings published by BBM Canada refer to the local broadcasts collectively as CTV Evening News, CTV Late News, CTV Noon News, etc., although these titles are not used on-air. Since most CTV affiliates are owned by the network, CTV offers the opportunity to buy national ads on local programming across its O&Os, making these aggregate ratings useful for advertisers.

Local CTV News programs are produced in the following markets:

CTV O&Os in smaller markets air a newscast produced in one of the larger markets noted above, although some may also produce a shorter local news insert aired during a break in the main market's program, and some of these smaller stations produce their own noon newscasts.

Bell Media's secondary A system which was acquired through the purchase of CHUM Limited, and operated primarily in smaller markets (or alternate areas of larger markets) produced similar local newscasts known as A News . When the A system re-branded as "CTV Two" on August 29, 2011 (and later CTV 2), the stations' newscasts switched to the CTV News branding, [4] likely because "CTV Two News" might be seen as connoting a second-class newscast. The CTV News broadcasts on the CTV 2 stations previously used the main CTV logo as their logo bug during these newscasts as did the main CTV network, but they currently use the regionally branded titles such as CTV News Barrie as is now the case for the CTV O&Os. Most of these stations are nevertheless required to operate their local news operations separately from CTV stations serving the same or adjacent markets. This restriction does not apply to CTV Two Atlantic, a cable channel which has been co-owned with the CTV stations serving that region since its launch (their news operations have been fully integrated since 1998), or to CTV Two Alberta, also a cable-only channel, which produces a current affairs program, Alberta Primetime, using resources from that province's CTV stations.

Affiliates not owned by the network also air their own local newscasts, such as NTV (which despite dropping CTV's entertainment programming in 2002, still provides coverage of Newfoundland for CTV News and airs its national newscasts), and CITL-TV (which airs Prime Time Local News, a production shared with its sister station, Global TV affiliate CKSA-TV).

Bell Media also operates CP24, a regional news channel focusing on the Greater Toronto Area and most of Southern Ontario, which was acquired through its purchase of CHUM Limited, and formerly aligned with CITY-TV. The channel airs news programs focused on the region, and currently airs simulcasts of CFTO's 6:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. newscasts.

News bureaus

CTV News has bureaus across Canada and around the world, but many were closed to cut costs ( the most recent being the ones in Moscow and Kampala) and replaced with reporters sent to locations from the existing bureaus.

A list of current bureaus:

National

International

My News

In 2008, the CTV News website introduced My News, a citizen journalism feature allowing citizens to upload their images or videos relating to current events. Viewers may also upload media for any station or program. [6]

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Citytv Canadian television network owned by Rogers Communications

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<i>Canada AM</i> Canadian breakfast television show

Canada AM was a Canadian breakfast television news show that aired on CTV from 1972 to 2016. Its final hosts were Beverly Thomson and Marci Ien, with Jeff Hutcheson presenting the weather forecast and sports. The program aired on weekdays, and was produced from CTV's facilities at 9 Channel Nine Court in Toronto.

CKVR-DT, virtual channel 3, is the flagship station of the CTV 2 television system licensed to Barrie, Ontario, Canada. The station is owned by Bell Media, as part of a twinstick with Toronto-based CTV flagship station CFTO-DT and is also sister to 24-hour regional news channel CP24.

CTV 2 is a Canadian English language television system that is owned by the Bell Media subsidiary of Bell Canada. The system consists of four terrestrial owned-and-operated television stations (O&Os) in Ontario and three in British Columbia, and two regional cable-only channels, one in Atlantic Canada and the other in Alberta.

CP24 Canadian television channel

CP24 is a Canadian English language specialty news channel owned by Bell Media, a subsidiary of BCE Inc. and operated alongside the Bell-owned CTV Television Network's owned-and-operated television stations CFTO-DT and CKVR-DT. The channel broadcasts from 299 Queen Street West in Downtown Toronto.

CTV News Channel is a Canadian specialty news channel owned by Bell Media. It broadcasts national and international news headlines, breaking news, and information. The channel is headquartered at 9 Channel Nine Court in the Agincourt neighbourhood of Scarborough in the city of Toronto.

CBLT-DT, virtual channel 5, is the flagship station of the English language service of CBC Television licensed to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The station is owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as part of a twinstick with Ici Radio-Canada Télé owned-and-operated station CBLFT-DT, which is operated through corporate subsidiary Société Radio-Canada.

CHAN-DT Global TV station in Vancouver

CHAN-DT, virtual channel 8, is a Global owned-and-operated television station licensed to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which serves as the West Coast flagship station of the network. The station is owned by Corus Entertainment. CHAN-DT's studios are located on Enterprise Street in the suburban city of Burnaby, which also houses Global's national news centre. The station's transmitter is located atop Mount Seymour.

CFCF-DT, VHF channel 12, is a CTV owned-and-operated television station located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The station is owned by Bell Media. CFCF's studios are located in the Bell Media building, at the intersection of Avenue Papineau and Boulevard René-Lévesque Est in Downtown Montreal. Its transmitter is located atop Mount Royal.

CHEX-DT Global station in Peterborough, Ontario

CHEX-DT, virtual and VHF digital channel 12, is a Global owned-and-operated television station licensed to Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. The station is owned by Corus Entertainment. CHEX-DT's studios are located on Monaghan Road in the southern portion of Peterborough, and its transmitter is located on Television Hill, just outside Peterborough.

<i>Global National</i> newscast

Global National is the English language flagship national newscast of Canada's Global Television Network. It is produced from Global's national news centre in Burnaby, British Columbia, with Dawna Friesen and Robin Gill anchoring the weekday and weekend editions respectively. From 2008 to 2010, the program was the only Canadian network newscast to be regularly anchored from the nation's capital, Ottawa.

CIVT-DT, virtual and UHF digital channel 32, is a CTV owned-and-operated television station licensed to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The station is owned by Bell Media, as part of a twinstick with Victoria-based CTV 2 owned-and-operated station CIVI-DT. CIVT's studios are located at 969 Robson Street at the intersection of Robson Street and Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver, which also houses the British Columbia operations of the CTV network itself, including the CTV News Vancouver bureau. The station's transmitter is located atop Mount Seymour.

CFCN-DT, virtual channel 4, is a CTV owned-and-operated television station located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The station is owned by Bell Media, it is sister to cable-exclusive CTV 2 Alberta. CFCN's studios are located on Patina Rise Southwest, near Calgary's Coach Hill neighborhood, and its transmitter is located near Old Banff Coach Road/Highway 563.

CFRN-DT, virtual channel 3, is a CTV owned-and-operated television station located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The station is owned by Bell Media, and is sister to CTV 2 owned-and-operated cable channel CTV 2 Alberta. Both television properties share studios located at 18520 Stony Plain Road in Edmonton, CFRN's transmitter is located near Highway 21, southeast of Sherwood Park.

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CFTO-DT, VHF channel 9, is the flagship station of the CTV Television Network located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The station is owned by Bell Media, as part of a twinstick with Barrie-based CTV 2 owned-and-operated station CKVR-DT and is also sister to 24-hour regional news channel CP24. CFTO maintains studio facilities located at 9 Channel Nine Court in Agincourt, and its transmitter facilities are located atop the CN Tower in Downtown Toronto.

CHEX-TV-2 Global station in Oshawa, Ontario

CHEX-TV-2, UHF analogue channel 22, is a low-powered Global owned-and-operated television station licensed to Oshawa, Ontario, Canada and serving the Regional Municipality of Durham. The station is owned by Corus Entertainment. CHEX-TV-2's studios are located on Simcoe Street in Downtown Oshawa, and its transmitter is located on Enfield Road in Clarington. The station is carried in Oshawa on Rogers Cable channel 12; it is also available on Rogers Cable digital channel 129 in the Greater Toronto Area.

In 2001, the Vancouver/Victoria, British Columbia, television market saw a major shuffling of network affiliations, involving nearly all of the area's broadcast television stations. This was one of the largest single-market affiliation realignments in the history of North American television, and had a number of significant effects on television broadcasting across Canada and into the United States.

A Morning is a morning television show that formerly aired on Canada's CHRO-TV in Ottawa and the other stations in the A system.

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