CBC is expanding its local coverage with new, one-hour television programs in its six largest markets.
The local shows—called Our Toronto, Our Vancouver, Our Calgary, Our Edmonton, Our Montreal and Our Ottawa—started last weekend and will air on Sundays and Mondays at 11 a.m., as well as Saturday at 6 a.m. In a memo to staff, CBC News general manager and editor-in-chief Jennifer McGuire said the shows bring the public broadcaster’s local programming to 14 hours a week in those markets.
“That is one of the promises we made to the CRTC when we applied for our new licence, but more importantly the new programs continue to expand and strengthen our commitment to serving Canadians where they live,” she said.
McGuire said the programming will be “a little less formal and a little looser than our supper hour programs” and will feature stories and segments from CBC News, CBC Music and CBC Books, as well as other parts of the corporation including the national archives and the team producing Olympics material.