Screenshot of CBC News Network's 25th anniversary logo

Press Release: CBC NEWS NETWORK TURNS 25 YEARS OLD

CBC News Network logo (formerly CBC Newsworld)

CBC News Network (logo via CBC Media Centre)

CBC News Network, the world’s third oldest and Canada’s first news channel, celebrates its 25th anniversary on July 31st. First established in 1989 as CBC Newsworld and re-branded as CBC News Network in 2009, it has grown into Canada’s most popular news channel. From live breaking news and analysis to current affairs that engage Canadians across all platforms, CBC News Network is the network Canadians turn to and trust.

“For the past 25 years, CBC News Network has been the destination Canadians turn to when news breaks and major events unfold,” said Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief, CBC News and Centres. “It’s an integral part of CBC’s future, and will continue to play an important role in delivering the most trusted news to Canadians from our team of award-winning journalists.”

First hitting the air waves in 1989 from Halifax, Nova Scotia, the network was available in more than 4.5 million Canadian homes — it now reaches over 11 million Canadian households. Since its founding, CBC News Network’s average minute audience has quadrupled, and it’s the most watched news channel in Canada, outperforming its Canadian and American competition.

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