In November 2000, NetStar Communications Inc. was granted a licence by the CRTC for a national English-language Category 1 specialty television service called Women’s Sports Network. It would be dedicated entirely to sports that featured female athletes and participants, including coverage of professional and amateur sporting events, magazine shows, documentaries and instructional programs. The channel launched at WTSN on September 7 of 2001. At some point NetStar was renamed CTV Specialty Television Inc. It was a joint venture between Bell Globemedia (80%) and ESPN (20%). Due to lack of expected growth, limited ad revenue, and the high cost of running a sports service, WTSN had its licence revoked by the CRTC on December 19, 2006, at the request of CTV.
Ownership: Bell Media, CTV
Start Year: 2001 to 2003