• About Us

     

    About Shaw Media

    Shaw Media is home to many of Canada's most-loved television brands. Our conventional television network, Global, reaches almost 100% of Canadians and is complimented by 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network, History Television and Showcase. These brands inform, enlighten and entertain consumers with a roster of hit shows, including Elementary, NCIS, Survivor, Top Chef Canada, Holmes on Homes and ET Canada, plus offer viewers strong local and national news programming. Global National, our early-evening national newscast, is Canada's most-watched news program with almost a million viewers every weekday. Global also has successful local news programs in markets coast-to-coast, with 11 television stations in markets from Vancouver to the Maritimes.

    Beyond the traditional airwaves, we offer Canadians access to full episodes of their preferred programs through more than 20 multi-media websites, four dedicated Video on Demand channels and a growing number of mobile applications.

    Over 27 million Canadians a week count on us for their news, information and entertainment and we're engaging with them on every platform they seek.

    About the Website

    GlobalTV.com is the online destination for Global Entertainment show information, episodes, web exclusives and more! The website is home to information on popular shows like Survivor, Family Guy and The Blacklist – from cast bios and videos to special features. Informative, interesting, fun and interactive, GlobalTV.com is a click away from providing users with an enhanced user experience!

    Programming Highlights

    To view and/or print the complete Global TV schedule, please visit our online schedule page and choose your region.

    Sales and Advertising Opportunities

    Interested in advertising on GlobalTV.com? Please visit our Advertising webpage.

    Original Programming Submissions

     

    Drama Team:

    Tara Ellis – Senior Director, Original Drama Content
    Rachel Nelson – Director, Original Drama Content
    Susan Alexander – Production Executive, Original Drama Content
    Stephen Finney – Production Executive, Original Drama Content
    Karen King – Production Executive, Original Drama Content
    Sandra Paolucci – Program Coordinator, Original Drama Content
     

    Factual Team:

    Sarah Jane Flynn – Senior Director, Original Factual Content
    Lisa Godfrey – Director, Original Factual Content
    Nick Crowe – Production Executive, Original Factual Content
    Lynne Carter – Production Executive, Original Factual Content
    Andrew Johnson – Production Executive, Original Factual Content
    Barbara Shearer – Production Executive, Original Factual Content
    Emily Bellavy – Program Coordinator, Original Factual Content
    Patricia DiGiovanni – Program Coordinator, Original Factual & Drama Content (submissions for Drama & Factual Team)
     

    Lifestyle Team:

    Emily Morgan – Senior Director, Original Lifestyle Content (currently on maternity leave)
    Leslie Merklinger – Director, Original Lifestyle Content
    Tanya Linton – Director, Original Lifestyle Content (currently on maternity leave)
    Fiorella Grossi – Acting Director, Original Lifestyle Content
    Tracy MacTaggart – Production Executive, Original Lifestyle Content
    Allison Grace – Production Executive, Original Lifestyle Content
    Kathy Cross – Production Executive, Original Lifestyle Content
    Holly Gillanders – Production Executive, Original Lifestyle Content
    Nancy Franklin – Production Executive, Original Lifestyle Content
    Shannon McKinnon – Production Executive, Original Lifestyle Content
    Andrea Griffith – Production Executive, Original Lifestyle Content
    Marta Young – Program Coordinator, Original Lifestyle Content
    Brynn Tschirhart – Program Coordinator, Original Lifestyle Content (submissions for Lifestyle)
     

     

    The drama team commissions one-hour dramas and half-hour comedies aimed at adults 25-54 for Global and Showcase. We're looking for edgy, challenging and dramatic one-hour concepts with strong narratives and an episodic motor for both our conventional and specialty channels, with the edgier and more provocative "cable" concepts for our specialty channel Showcase. Shows that do well for us include Rookie Blue, Haven, XIII, Lost Girl and King.

    On the half-hour front we're looking for half-hour comedies that fit well with the current Showcase schedule and are able to sustain audiences week after week. Episodic comedies that encourage co-viewing are ideal.

    Global also commissions hour-long documentary series and formatted reality programming for adults 25-54.

    Proposals should be sent with release forms [download here] to the attention of Patricia DiGiovanni, Coordinator Original Drama and Factual Content at patricia.digiovanni@shawmedia.ca.  

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