Global National to Expand to Four More Stations
New Morning Shows Will Also Roll Out on CKWS Kingston and CHEX Peterborough
(Toronto, Canada) – Global News is pleased to announce that its flagship newscast, Global National is expanding to four additional television stations. Starting today, Global National will air on CKSA, a Newcap-owned television station in Lloydminster. Beginning Tuesday, September 6, the show will also run on three additional Corus-owned stations: CKWS Kingston, CHEX Peterborough and Channel 12 Durham. The program will be broadcast at 5:30 p.m. local time in each city.
Global News is also delighted to unveil new local versions of the network morning program, The Morning Show. Launching on Monday, October 17 on CKWS Kingston and on Monday, October 24 on CHEX Peterborough, the show will air from 6-9 a.m. With these programs, CKWS and CHEX will deliver local morning news to their respective viewers for the first time in history. The Morning Show will feature local news and community interviews with network cut-ins from Global’s national team in both markets.
“Global National is Canada’s most dynamic national newscast and we’re thrilled to see it expand to new audiences,” said Troy Reeb, Senior Vice President, Global News & Corus Radio. “Corus is also committed to local programming and we’re so excited to add new, local versions of The Morning Show in these two great Ontario cities, to not only share the stories that shape their communities, but also those that band the country together.”
Global National with anchor Dawna Friesen is Canada’s only early-evening national newscast. The multiple award-winning program offers a distinctive voice and approach to the day’s top stories.
With bureaus and correspondents in every major Canadian city, Washington, London and around the world, the Global National team provides Canadians with in-depth analysis and perspective on important national and international events, connecting with audiences coast-to-coast and bringing clarity to the issues and news of the day.
CKWS-TV is Southeastern Ontario’s news leader with videographers covering stories throughout the region. The on-air team, which began broadcasting in 1954, brings experience, commitment and insight to the coverage of news, sports, weather and special events.
Since 1955, CHEX Television has been serving the Kawartha Lakes and east-central Ontario from its studios in Peterborough. CHEX is available on 52 cable systems throughout the province and across the country.
Channel 12 has been serving the Durham Region in Ontario since 1993. Channel 12 is the only local, conventional television station in the region and has taken on a leadership role in promoting and covering hundreds of events each year.
Global News is part of the Corus Entertainment Network.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B), a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
Troy Reeb, SVP, Global News & Corus Radio will be available for phone interviews.
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