• 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
    Robin Neinstein, Production Executive, Original Drama Content
    Cassandra Scimgeour, Program Coordinator, Original Drama Content

    Factual Team:

    Sarah Jane Flynn - Senior Director, Factual Original Content
    Nick Crowe - Director, Factual Original Content
    Lynne Carter - Production Executive, Factual Original Content
    Andrew Johnson - Production Executive, Factual Original Content
    Barbara Shearer - Production Executive, Factual Original Content
    Patricia DiGiovanni - Program Coordinator, Factual Original Content

    Lifestyle Team:

    Emily Morgan – Senior Director, Lifestyle Original Content
    Tanya Linton – Director, Lifestyle Original Content
    Leslie Merklinger - Director, Lifestyle Original Content
    Kathy Cross - Production Executive, Lifestyle Original Content
    Christine Diakos – Production Executive, Lifestyle Original Content
    Nancy Franklin - Production Executive, Lifestyle Original Content
    Holly Gillanders - Production Executive, Lifestyle Original Content
    Andrea Griffith – Production Executive, Lifestyle Original Content (on maternity leave till Spring 2015)
    Tracy MacTaggart - Production Executive, Lifestyle Original Content
    Deirdre Finn – Program Coordinator, Lifestyle Original Content
    Michi Lepik-Stahl – Program Coordinator, Lifestyle Original Content

     

    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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