2008 in Canadian television

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

List of years in Canadian television


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
Johnny Spencer CollegeCartoon June 24
Oddly James CollegeCartoon June 24
He Said, She Said W Network July 2
Flashpoint CTV July 11
The Next Star YTV July 18
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
16x9 - The Bigger Picture Global November 30
The Decorating Adventures of Ambrose Price HGTV December 8

Ending this yearEdit

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
The Baby Blue Movie Citytv August 30
Ed & Red's Night Party Citytv August 31
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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TV movies & miniseriesEdit

Television stationsEdit


Date Market Station Channel Affiliation Notes/References
September 15 Calgary, Alberta CJCO-TV 38 Omni Television [1]
Edmonton, Alberta CJEO-TV 56 [2]

Network affiliation changesEdit

Date Market Station Channel Old affiliation New affiliation References
Vancouver, British Columbia CHNU-TV/DT 66 (analogue)
66.1 (digital)
Independent JoyTV

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ “CJCO-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  2. ^ “CJEO-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.