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Columnist says the CRTC will be demanding detailed answers about Channel Zero’s long term business plan for CHCH.
The Canadian Association of Journalists is concerned a $2.6-billion sale of Shaw Media Inc. could lay the foundation for a series of negative changes to the broadcasting industry in Canada.
129 full-time employees and close to 30 part-timers were let go as part of a massive restructuring of local news at the Hamilton-based television station.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, one of the commissioners of the study, emphasizes that these changes will negatively impact the ability of Canadian broadcasters and news providers, to create content.
The 104-page report, Canadian Television 2020: Technological and Regulatory Impacts, was prepared by consulting firm Nordicity and communications lawyer Peter Miller for unions, including the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) and Unifor.
FRIENDS says the new Liberal government could ask the CRTC to review its rules and Ottawa could rescind changes if they run counter to the Broadcasting Act's requirement for a preponderance of Canadian channels.
Communications media in Canada’s native communities have a part to play in the reconciliation process stemming from the history of the Indian residential school system.
Unifor MediaOne, which represents broadcast workers across the country, is giving former CHCH TV employees $1,000 each to ease them through the weeks it will take to process their lost wage and unemployment insurance claims after the Hamilton station's owner fired 167 full- and part-time news employees and put a subsidiary company into bankruptcy.
Union leaders call on the federal Liberal government to reverse the decision to cut the local programming fund and to not just commit to infrastructure in new buildings and roads, but also fund vital communications infrastructure like our community television stations.
A new, smaller team is beginning work again at CHCH, after 129 full-time and 38 part-time personalities, reporters and other staff had their jobs terminated.
Columnist says we may all be discussing how CHCH's all-day news experiment didn't succeed, but we're only able to do so because they tried.
FRIENDS' Spokesperson, Ian Morrison, discusses the closure of CHCH TV in Hamilton with radio host Scott Thompson.
CHCH was one of just two independent news stations left in Canada.
The network laid off all 129 full-time and 38 part-time staff members, claiming losses of $130,000 per week, then offered to hire back 71 people to similar roles under a new, numbered company contracted to create daily news.
"What’s missing on the global stage is a really great scripted series about contemporary life in the Middle East," the SVOD giant's chief content officer told an audience at the Dubai Film Festival.
FRIENDS says the changes at CHCH are a warning sign of things to come.
Hamilton's CHCH channel is cutting back on local news in an attempt to right its troubled finances and 129 full-time employees have been let go.
The impact of newsroom cutbacks, consolidations and closures will be the focus of a new study examining local news poverty in communities outside of Canada’s major media centres.
A release from ComMedia Converge says the first ever gathering of community media practitioners from all sectors (community TV, community radio, community online media such as The Media Co-op and gamers) will meet at Carleton University Nov. 22-24th.