|Owner||Canwest Media Inc. (Canwest)|
|Launched||September 4, 2003|
|Closed||July 21, 2008|
CoolTV was a Canadian English language category 2 digital cable specialty channel dedicated to the musical genres of jazz, blues and world music; including music videos, movies, concerts, and television series. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CoolTV was owned by Canwest Media, a division of Canwest Global Communications.
In November 2000, Global Television Network Inc. (a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications) was granted a television broadcasting licence by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) called The Jazz Channel, described as "a national English-language Category 2 specialty music video television service dedicated to jazz, blues and world music."
On July 21, 2008, CoolTV ceased operations. Canwest cited growth potential, profitability and warranting investment for its reasons to discontinue the service.
The closure of CoolTV did not put an end to Canwest's financial turmoil as the company ultimately declared bankruptcy in 2009 and its broadcast assets were sold to Shaw Media in 2010 but acquired by Corus in 2016.
- Decision CRTC 2000-563 CRTC 2000-12-14
- CanWest 2003 Net Earnings Triple; Reports 254% Increase in Net Earnings PR Newswire 2003-11-04
- A-Caroling she will go with the quartet Archived 2012-11-10 at the Wayback Machine Canada.com 2006-10-25
- Canwest Announces Death of the Cool[permanent dead link] Broadcaster Magazine 2008-06-16