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2008 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
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 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
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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