About Us Durham

About the Company

In 1993 CHEX TV2 was launched and began originating local news and information programming. In February 2004, the station was rebranded as CHANNEL 12 with a fresh new look, logo and colours.

CHANNEL 12 became Global News Durham in October 2016. Global Durham is proud to be part of Durham Region and has been serving the community since 1993. Global Durham is the only local originating television station in the region and, as such, has taken on a leadership role in supporting this community. This station promotes and covers hundreds of events each year through Discover Durham and Community Cruiser. Global Durham’s staff is dedicated to the Durham Region and volunteer at various charitable and community events and actively participate on planning committees.

On April 13, 2000, CHANNEL 12 became part of Corus Entertainment Inc. As one of Canada’s leading specialty and pay TV broadcasters, Corus Entertainment’s success with niche-focused television brands is built on strong partnerships, compelling content and an expertise in consumer insights-based research.

Corus Entertainment’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada.

The many companies and businesses that make up Corus Entertainment deliver compelling, engaging, interactive and informative content to millions of consumers every day. Experience us on the web at:

The Global News Durham Team includes: Crystal Goomansingh, Peder Myhr and Jasmine Pazzano