All News Channel for British Columbia expected to launch later this year

Global Television owners, Shaw Media, announced today that it has filed an application with the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a regional, Global BC-driven all-news specialty channel.

If the application is approved, then British Columbia can expect its first all-news channel by this summer.

Shaw says the yet-to-be-named news network will provide viewers across the province with the day’s top local, national and international headlines 24-hours-a-day. Shaw is promising viewers more live event coverage and more original local reporting than any other news outlet in the market.

The channel will also feature a primetime talk show hosted by veteran Global BC anchor Jill Krop.

“This all-news network will build on Global BC’s proven success and represents a major step towards expanding Global News’ reach and accessibility province-wide.“ says Paul Robertson, Group Vice-President, Broadcasting and President, Shaw Media.

Global News’ all-news network will be made available on-air as well as online at GlobalNews.ca and users will also be able to access the channel using mobile platforms.

More details will be announced in the coming months.

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