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It was a year exactly since CHAT TV went from CBC to an E! Canada station when Canwest Media decided to shut down the E! counterpart in Canada, leaving all the stations in limbo. CHAT TV, as well as its sister stations in Kamloops and Prince George, BC, switched over to an affiliation with Citytv. This brought forth a change the schedule yet again. Instead of news at noon, 5, 6, & 11 weekdays, it is now at noon, 5:30, 6:30, & 11.

With the switchover, it brings in new Citytv programming,┬ásuch as CityLine, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Rachel Ray, the Jay Leno Show, Murdoch Mysteries, 30 Rock, and the Office. So you can be sure to have your “Mom” shows, but not so much “guy” shows. Hmm, what’s the matter with that picture? So, welcome in your hit comedy shows as well.

You may be asking what happened to the other E! stations/affiliates in Canada, well here’s what happened:

  • CHEK Victoria was schedule to close, but instead was sold to a group of private investors and continues to run independently.
  • CHBC Kelowna became Global Okanagan.
  • CHCA Red Deer closed on August 31st after 52 years of being on air as RDTV, CH, and E!
  • CHCH Hamilton was sold to Channel Zero and currently carries a news and movies format.
  • CJNT Montreal was sold to Channel Zero and continues its multicultural format with addition of foreign movies and music videos.

Goodbye E! Welcome to the new Citytv era! Another entry for the Jim Pattison Broadcast History Books!


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