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CTV News Barrie | FAQ


Q: What is the main switchboard number for CTV Barrie?
A: Main Switchboard: 705-734-3300
Toll-free number 1-800-461-5820

Q: What is the mailing address for CTV Barrie?
CTV Barrie
33 Beacon Rd
Barrie, ON
L4N 9J9

Q: What channel is CTV Barrie on?
Rogers: CH 4, 5, 20, HD 595
Bell Express VU: CH 219, HD 1054 Bell Fibe TV: CH 202, HD 1202
Shaw Direct: SD 346/44
Digital over the air: Ch 10

Q: How do I send mail to my favourite CTV Barrie on-air personalities?
A: Mail your favourite personality at:
CTV Barrie
33 Beacon Rd
Barrie, ON
L4N 9J9

Or via e-mail at

Q: Where do I send press releases and news tips?
A: News tips and press releases can be faxed to 705-734-2061 or please e-mail us at
To contact our newsroom, call us at 705-734-3300 or 1-800-461-5820

Q: I missed an episode of my favourite show. Can I get a copy?
A: Unfortunately CTV Barrie does not have the rights to sell any of our programs. CTV Barrie only purchases the rights to broadcast our programming. However, many of our programs are available online so please visit or check local listings to find out if an episode is airing again.

Q: How do I get CTV Barrie to sponsor or promote a community event?
A: Send us a proposal outlining all event details:
Submit your proposal to ‘Community Events’

Q. When will my favourite show be available online?
A: CTV is committed to bringing the best video content to online viewers and we strive to post shows online as soon as they are finished premiering on broadcast across the country. Generally, we aim to make episodes available by 2pm ET though in some cases, they are posted the following day by noon. Our catalogue of shows is always growing, so please check back often to see if your favourite programs have been added.

Q. What is signal substitution?
A: As you flip through TV channels, you may notice that you’re seeing Canadian ads on American channels. This is the result of signal substitution.
Signal substitution is when a distributor temporarily replaces the signal of one TV channel with another channel that’s showing the same program at the same time. Usually, an American signal is replaced with a Canadian signal. Sometimes, a Canadian signal from outside your area is replaced with a local signal. A program that originates in the US may be showing in both Canada and the US at the same time. The Canadian broadcaster airs Canadian ads but the program is the same. So when program substitution occurs, the only difference is that you see Canadian commercials on an American channel.