The CTV Television Network (commonly known as CTV) is a Canadian English-language terrestrial television network launched in 1961. CTV was acquired by BCE Inc. in 2000, and it is now a division of the Bell Media subsidiary of BCE. CTV is Canada's largest privately owned television network.
There has never been an official full name corresponding to the initials "CTV", but it is generally assumed to mean "Canadian Television", a branding used in a promotional campaign by the network in 1998, and also in pre-promotion for the network prior to its launch in 1961. However, that branding was dropped before the network's launch when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation objected to it, claiming exclusive rights to the term "Canadian".