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Global Television Network

The Global Television Network (more commonly called Global) is a major English-language television network in Canada. It first signed on in 1974 as an Ontario-only independent channel, but went almost nationwide in 1997 when stations owned by Canwest[?] were renamed. There are still large areas of Canada where Global is not available, most notably Newfoundland. In 2001 Global started a national newscast. Global airs almost exclusively United States-produced programming, and has been criticized for not producing enough of its own shows and being too cheap.

Hit shows currently airing on Global include Friends, Frasier, Will and Grace[?], The Simpsons and Everybody Loves Raymond.

Regional stations that have been absorbed into the Global network included:

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