Tuesday, March 03, 2009

BLOODBATH AT A-CHANNEL

As has been rumored for several weeks, owners CTVglobemedia have lowered the boom on A-Channel stations across Canada and have gone on a firing spree. 118 jobs are out the window including several on-air positions. The evening, weekend, and late news is cancelled in Ottawa. Meanwhile, the morning show is gone in Barrie, Victoria, and London.

That's right folks, London. CFPL-TV. Where I used to live!

Well, look on the bright side. At least these stations didn't get closed down (unlike the A-Channel stations in Windsor and Wingham, which CTV announced they were abandoning last week).

What a sad state of affairs. TV in Canada has turned into nothing but a big gong show. We still don't even know what's going to happen to Canwest (owners of Global TV and the E! stations, among others), though we may know more about that situation soon. That's going to be another big horror show.

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