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Windsor part of Bell Media's cuts to local newscasts

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Windsor part of Bell Media's cuts to local newscasts

Post by blizzard » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:12 am

CTV announced Tuesday it’s eliminating an unspecified number of broadcasting positions attached to the local newscasts in Windsor, London and Kitchener.

A statement released by the company didn’t specify where the cuts were made, but CTV’s owner Bell Media has been eliminating separate sports’ segments in its local newscasts.

Locally the lone sportscaster is Bob Bellacicco.

“We have reduced a number of broadcast positions at Bell Media local TV stations in Kitchener, Windsor and London as part of a larger restructuring at Bell Media,” said Matt Garrow, director of news, local stations, sports, Discovery Networks and Community Investment.

“The restructuring is a response to the challenges we and other Canadian media companies are facing on multiple fronts: changing broadcast technologies and growing international competition, a tough advertising market and ongoing regulatory pressure.”

It was confirmed in London that the local sportscast was being eliminated beginning with Tuesday’s broadcasts.

The London cuts will also impact Windsor viewers. Windsor’s local weekend sportscasts are handled out of London by sports anchor Norman James and Brent Lale.

This is just the latest round of cuts by Bell Media.

In February, CTV axed its sports department in Barrie eliminating two sports broadcasting and two production positions.

Bell Media had previously let go 400 employees in the production and editorial departments in Nov. 2015 and 241 in the spring of that year.

http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/ ... -newscasts :hat
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Some Guy from Toledo
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Re: Windsor part of Bell Media's cuts to local newscasts

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:06 am

Pretty sad.

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Re: Windsor part of Bell Media's cuts to local newscasts

Post by rugratsonline » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:23 pm

And you wonder why Bell was so uptight when it came to issues such as simsubbing, cable choice and wirecutting. Just like iHeart Media in the US, Bell is a company that is getting too big for its own good.

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Re: Windsor part of Bell Media's cuts to local newscasts

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:39 pm

rugratsonline wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:23 pm
And you wonder why Bell was so uptight when it came to issues such as simsubbing, cable choice and wirecutting. Just like iHeart Media in the US, Bell is a company that is getting too big for its own good.
It'll be interesting to see how that bubble will burst.

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Re: Windsor part of Bell Media's cuts to local newscasts

Post by ftballfan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:12 pm

The equivalent of Bell in the US would likely be a combination of iHeartRadio, Sinclair, CBS, and Viacom

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Re: Windsor part of Bell Media's cuts to local newscasts

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:49 pm

ftballfan wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:12 pm
The equivalent of Bell in the US would likely be a combination of iHeartRadio, Sinclair, CBS, and Viacom
Damn. Of course this is thanks to the way Canadian media is.

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Re: Windsor part of Bell Media's cuts to local newscasts

Post by RingtailedFox » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:46 pm

ftballfan wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:12 pm
The equivalent of Bell in the US would likely be a combination of iHeartRadio, Sinclair, CBS, and Viacom
Throw in AT&T for good measure, too...
~ The Legendary Raccoon-Fox has spoken!

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Re: Windsor part of Bell Media's cuts to local newscasts

Post by rugratsonline » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:34 pm

RingtailedFox wrote:
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:46 pm
ftballfan wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:12 pm
The equivalent of Bell in the US would likely be a combination of iHeartRadio, Sinclair, CBS, and Viacom
Throw in AT&T for good measure, too...
Land-line AND cellular.

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Re: Windsor part of Bell Media's cuts to local newscasts

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:28 am

rugratsonline wrote:
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:34 pm
RingtailedFox wrote:
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:46 pm
ftballfan wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:12 pm
The equivalent of Bell in the US would likely be a combination of iHeartRadio, Sinclair, CBS, and Viacom
Throw in AT&T for good measure, too...
Land-line AND cellular.
Which is interesting given Bell Canada's history.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Canada

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Re: Windsor part of Bell Media's cuts to local newscasts

Post by blackcowboybrady64 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:29 pm

I haven't listened to or watched Windsor sports for years,since the days of Don Daly,Joe Gentile,Marty Adler and others who knew their stuff in the 60's and 70's.

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Re: Windsor part of Bell Media's cuts to local newscasts

Post by WOHO » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:26 am

Radio consolidation is taking away radio's last reason to be a choice- a local voice.

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Re: Windsor part of Bell Media's cuts to local newscasts

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:38 pm

WOHO wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:26 am
Radio consolidation is taking away radio's last reason to be a choice- a local voice.
It certainly is sad. Amazing people aren't writing to their government over that one.

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Re: Windsor part of Bell Media's cuts to local newscasts

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:44 pm

blackcowboybrady64 wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:29 pm
I haven't listened to or watched Windsor sports for years,since the days of Don Daly,Joe Gentile,Marty Adler and others who knew their stuff in the 60's and 70's.
Reminded someone uplloaded some juicy footage from CBET's salad days on YT recently.
https://youtu.be/56qghBRAFW8
https://youtu.be/h_2_DRduVas
https://youtu.be/sobcyKApdRs

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