Global Television (Canada)

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Background: Global Television Network (more commonly called Global) is an English-language privately owned TV network in Canada, which was a subsidiary of Canwest. Beginning in 1974 as a regional television system serving Southern Ontario, the network gradually expanded its national reach in the subsequent decades, and currently has 11 owned-and-operated stations in the country. Following Canwest's bankruptcy in late 2009, Shaw Communications took over Canwest's broadcasting assets on October 27, 2010. 6 years later, Shaw Media was acquired by Corus Entertainment.

1st Logo


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2nd Logo

Nickname: "The Canwest Crescent"

Logo: On a black background, we see a glowing red planet that darkens into a crescent shape. Then, "Global", in white Frutiger, fades in above the crescent, and the byline "A CANWEST COMPANY", in the same typeface, fades in below it.

FX/SFX: The globe turning into a crescent, the fading in of the text.

Music/Sounds: A techno theme followed by a whoosh (which are usually cut out) then a short six-note fanfare, which was the Global network's theme song of the era, or the end theme of the show. This logo was also used as an ID and it uses a completely different piano theme.

Availability: Seen on various shows, most notably Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (two last seasons), Mutant X, and Popular Mechanics For Kids.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo
(2006-2010?)Global Television (2007)

Nickname: "The Ribbon"

Logo: On a complicated background, we see black word "Global" next to the red folded ribbon, or a 90-degree turned check-sign. Below, there is a copyright byline, reading:

Global Television,
a division of CanWest MediaWorks Inc.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability: No longer current. Was seen on original programming until CanWest became Shaw Media.

Editor's Note: None.