CTV is a broadcast network that is only available in Canada. The CTV website allows viewers to watch live streaming broadcasts, but this service requires that the viewer subscribe to a Canadian television provider. Because CTV is broadcast, cable or satellite systems are not required when watching from a television.
CTV is owned by Bell Media Network and is Canada's largest privately owned network. There are two other CTV-branded channels: CTV Two and CTV National News, which is a 24-hour news channel. CTV is consistently one of Canada's highest rated broadcast networks. There is no official meaning for the acronym CTV, but it is believed to stand for Canadian Television.