/A\ Network to be renamed CTV2

Bell Media announced today that it will rename the /A\ network to CTV Two this fall.

Bell says the rebranded network will broadcast in high definition to English Canadian viewers in Vancouver/Victoria, Toronto/Barrie, Ottawa, London, Windsor and Atlantic Canada.

Bell launches CTV iPhone app and TSN iPad app

Bell Media this week has announced two new free iOS apps, a CTV news app for the iPhone and a TSN app for iPad.

The CTV news app features top news stories, editorial photography along with Local news, entertainment, health stories and, of course, the latest CTV television schedule.

CTV in Montreal now broadcasting Over-the-Air in HD

This past Saturday at 2:00pm, CTV’s new Over-the-Air (OTA) transitional Digital Television transmitter in Montreal became operational.

CFCF-DT, channel 51 and virtual channel 12.1, is the high definition version of Montreal top rated English language television.

Hearings into BCE takeover of CTV announced for February

In a Broadcasting Notice of Consultation released yesterday, the CRTC has announced that it will hold hearings on the acquisition of CTV Globemedia by BCE Inc. beginning on February 8th, 2011.

The deal, which was announced in September, would see BCE Inc. acquire complete ownership of CTV which has an estimated value of $3.2 billion.

E! Channel begins again today

A new Canadian E! television Channel will replace Star! Television beginning today (November 29th) at noon.

Previously E! Canada had operated in Canada from 2001 to 2009 under the ownership of Canwest but was forced to shut down when Canwest encountered its financial difficutlites which eventually led to it filing for bankruptcy protection.

CTV shows return to Rogers On Demand

In September of 2009, CTV and Rogers announced a deal that would allow Rogers digital cable customers to watch CTV shows on its video on demand (VOD) service.

Beginning in March of this year, Digital Home readers began complaining that Rogers had dropped many CTV shows from the video on demand service.

E! Channel returns on November 29th

CTV and Comcast International Media Group (CIMG) announced this week that it will replace Star! Television with a new Canadian E! television Channel beginning on November 29th.

Previously E! Canada had operated in Canada from 2001 to 2009 under the ownership of Canwest but was forced to shut down when Canwest encountered its financial difficutlites which eventually led to it filing for bankruptcy protection.

Fibe TV now offers CTV on-demand

Bell Canada announced today that Fibe TV customers in Toronto and Montreal will now have access to CTV programming on Fibe’s Video On demand service.

The Internet Protocol Television Service (IPTV) says it will offer virtually all of CTV’s primetime programming at no extra charge on channel 1000.

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