Next week, Global News will debut Canada’s most comprehensive national/local news package, featuring new timeslots, a refreshed look, and an enhanced commitment to building the nation’s fastest-growing news audiences coast-to-coast. On Monday, February 6th, at the forefront of the overall rebranding of the Global Television network, Global News will herald the changes with the move of Global National with Kevin Newman to a consistent national 5:30 p.m. slot (6:30 p.m. in the Maritimes), partnered with rebranded Early News, News Hour and News Final local coverage in all markets.
With an approach to news and information programming that combines a unique, award-winning blend of context, immediacy and relevance, the Global News national and local news teams are focused on maintaining and building audience loyalty. Notably, both Global National with Kevin Newman and News Hour with Leslie Roberts represent the country’s fastest-growing, second-most-watched newscasts in the national and key Ontario markets respectively, while in BC, News Hour with Tony Parsons ranks as the No. 1 newscast in the province.
“Our aim at Global News is to grow with audiences long term – building a destination for our viewers where news is understood like nowhere else,” said Steve Wyatt, senior vice president of news and information for Global Television. “Our ability to offer Canadians this level of back-to-back national and local news programming is a combination that will be difficult to beat.”
The high-profile Global News initiative is part of a Global brand strategy that will situate the network as the premiere Canadian source for news and entertainment programming. The new brand positioning will include a reimagined visual identity, logo, advertising and on-air presentation. The network’s new attitude and promise to viewers will be unveiled on February 5th, 2006 – Super Bowl Sunday – beginning with sign on at 6 a.m. ET.
Global News – National Suppertime Tuning Guide – All Times Are Local.
-Global National with Kevin Newman – 5:30 p.m. All Markets (6:30 in the Maritimes)
‘News Hour’ with Leslie Roberts – 6 p.m.
‘News Final’ with Jacqueline Milczarek- 11 p.m.
‘Early News’ with Deborra Hope – 5 p.m.
‘News Hour’ with Tony Parsons – 6 p.m.
‘News Hour Final’ with Jill Krop – 11 p.m.
‘Early News’ with Lynda Steele – 5 p.m.
‘News Hour’ with Gord Steinke and Lynda Steele – 6 p.m.
‘News Hour Final’ with J’lyn Nye – 11 p.m.
‘Early News’ with Gord Gillies – 5 p.m.
‘News Hour’ with Gord Gillies and Nirmala Naidoo – 6 p.m.
‘News Hour Final’ with Linda Olsen – 11 p.m.
‘Evening News’ with Keri Ferguson – 6 p.m.
‘News Final’ with Keri Ferguson – 10:30 p.m.
‘Evening News’ with Jill McAlister – 6 p.m.
‘News Final’ with Jill McAllister – 11 p.m.
‘News Hour’ with Kim Long – 6 p.m.
‘News Final’ with Kim Long – 11 p.m.
‘Evening News’ with Derrick Oliver – 6 p.m.
‘News Final’ with Eva Kovacs – 10:30 p.m.
‘Evening News’ with Aphrodite Salas and Raymond Filion – 6 p.m.
‘News Final’ with Raymond Filion – 11 p.m.
‘Early News’ with Stacey Jones – 5:30 p.m.
‘Evening News’ with Allan Rowe – 6 p.m.
‘News Final’ with Stacey Jones – 11 p.m.