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SOWNY » CBC's Vassy Kapelos moves to CTV News to host 'Power Play' and » November 8, 2022 2:08 pm

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What do they say about Karma.  May CTV needs to be "Karma-slapped".

SOWNY » CBC's Vassy Kapelos moves to CTV News to host 'Power Play' and » November 8, 2022 1:25 pm

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So CBC fires Evan Solomon and CTV picks him up.  CBC hires Vassy Kapelos as his replacement and when Evan leaves CBC, CTV looks no further than CBC to find his replacement.  CBC now has an opening, I wonder are there any big names out there to fill the void.  Hello Lisa are you available?

SOWNY » Postmedia To Stop Printed Verson Of Monday Newspapers In Some Cities » September 22, 2022 1:21 pm

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The Vancouver Sun is not like the other Sun publications, it is considered a broadsheet publication like The Star, Globe or National Post.  Although it is called Sun it is not the same as the other Sun papers that share it's name.

SOWNY » Poll: Will You Watch The Queen's Funeral Coverage? » September 19, 2022 1:29 pm

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I started watching CBC and their were times when I won't to say shush to those reporting.  Don't they have earpieces so they can be told when something is happening and turn it back to either the host or just the video.  In the end I turned to BBC World News.  CBC's banner was too big, placed too high and was too distracting.  BBC rightly had no banner, no bug and very limited commentary until after the service.  Even then it was just quiet interjections.   Would have loved to watch a Canadian feed but it felt like they had to brand it.  BBC did it correctly IMHO.

SOWNY » Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV » August 24, 2022 12:17 pm

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Perhaps the Bell Media board should take a holistic look at their C-Suite.

SOWNY » Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV » August 19, 2022 10:32 am

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"Let's Talk" about accuracy Bell
"She would be leaving"  - no she was terminated.
"Wrong impression" - no I think the impression was pretty clear however any handpicked "third party" investigator can suggest a different spin
"Regrets the way" - oh yeah we effed up.
"Toxic behaviour" - yeah who are going to turn that lens at - management, I doubt it.

Will this third party report be made public?

SOWNY » Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV » August 18, 2022 12:59 pm

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With the CBC getting ready to launch a FAST (Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV) News Service it might be a bit of a coup for them to sign Lisa LaFlamme as a marque anchor.  It would certainly guarantee CBC a lot of free publicity for the upcoming service should this come to pass.  Every news outlet and social feed would be full of the story should they sign her and instant eyeballs for the service.

SOWNY » Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV » August 18, 2022 11:37 am

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I wonder what the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, Canadian Labour Board and/or the CRTC would have to say about an executive who is quoted as saying he "enjoys destroying careers".   I would imagine Bell Media higher ups would be concerned about any of these Federal agencies coming in to study their labour practices.  

SOWNY » What Is The Broadcasting Story Of 2022 So Far? Derringer Or LaFlamme? » August 16, 2022 1:35 pm

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Both stories involve men "putting women in their place" and either management turning a blind eye to it, Corus, or actively participating it in the case of Bell Media.

SOWNY » Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV » August 15, 2022 9:27 pm

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Bell - Let's Talk - This ain't right.

SOWNY » CFPL-TV London Seeking News Anchor » April 13, 2022 5:50 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

I'm not all that familiar with CFPL-TV or the London market, but there's an opening there for a new TV anchor. Did anyone leave or are they adding a position? Even in a smaller market, these kind of jobs don't come up often. 

CFPL-TV Anchor Wanted 

Sacha Long the 6/11pm anchor announced earlier this month that she would be leaving CFPL / CTV2 London to spend more time with her children before they get too old.  I believe her last day is April 28th or 29th.

SOWNY » Loss for CITYTV » April 8, 2022 3:42 pm

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The Deadline article specifically says it is moving to Disney+ in the US and Canada.

SOWNY » Loss for CITYTV » April 8, 2022 2:27 pm

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Whether you are a fan or not moving Dancing with the Stars from ABC (CITY in Canada) to Disney+ leaves a big hole in CITY's schedule this fall.

https://deadline.com/2022/04/dancing-with-the-stars-leaving-abc-disney-plus-season-31-1234996886/
 

SOWNY » How do classical music stations make money? » January 11, 2022 11:47 am

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Well the classical stations must at least break even or else they would go Baroque.

SOWNY » How do classical music stations make money? » January 7, 2022 1:49 pm

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I'm So-not-a gonna contribute to this thread.

SOWNY » 18 Years Ago, The Big Blackout Hit Toronto » August 18, 2021 12:42 pm

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I was at work and remember everyone exiting the building and getting on their cellphones.  I called my mom to tell her not to worry about the power failure, and she wondered how I knew her power was out.  She was more concerned when she learned it was as large as it was.  I lived in a strange pocket of London where the power was out until Saturday morning.  It was strange the lights came on, on the streets around me that evening (14th) and figured mine would be on soon only to continue to wait and wait.  Had to move food from my freezer to my sisters place as it dragged on.

SOWNY » Have You Had Your Second Shot Yet? » June 22, 2021 1:01 pm

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Scheduled for June 26th.  1st AZ 2nd Either Pfizer or Moderna.  I will gladly take either.

SOWNY » Cable carriage rules and newer Buffalo stations » May 12, 2021 12:19 pm

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WUAB 43 from Lorain Cleveland was often a ghosty, analog hot mess on London cable tv during the summer if there was a storm over the Lake.

SOWNY » Globe & Mail Catches Up To Some Old Online Radio Sites » April 18, 2021 10:08 am

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My radio is on at the moment (Sunday 10am) . It's the first thing I hear in the morning, in the car and most of the day at work.  And if I stream something it usually a podcast version of a radio show.

SOWNY » Have you had the Covid vaccine? » April 16, 2021 11:51 am

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I get my AZ Monday morning.

SOWNY » Why Would CBC Radio 1 Do This In London? » March 4, 2021 1:37 pm

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As it is a shared tower it may not even be them that is doing the work but someone else on the tower and they are collateral to the work but still have to power down.  It could be their transmitter or TVO who I believe owns the tower or Omni who is also colocated on it.

SOWNY » CRTC's Online Survey Wants To Know What You Think About AM & FM Radio » February 23, 2021 1:33 pm

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Odd not sure what template they were using for the report but the PDF file seems to titled "Canda Student Loan Programs: 2017-2018 Client Satisfaction Research FINAL REPORT" although the content is correct.  Note that Canada is also misspelled.  

SOWNY » ALERT!!! Can these clowns not get anything right? » January 14, 2021 11:24 am

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I'm willing to put money on it that it will be at least a weekly event.  I don't agree with it but just saying.

SOWNY » "Netflix" Tax Coming Next July - Along With Everything Else Online » December 1, 2020 10:51 am

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They are applying the GST/HST it is not a "Sin tax".  It will only go up if they raise the rate for everything.

SOWNY » It Had To Happen: CFRB Sets Up A "Talk" Request Line » October 28, 2020 11:19 am

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geo wrote:

A sure-fire topic:  Is the C B C worth $34 annually to your household?

Absolutely!!
 

SOWNY » Outage at CTV Agincourt » October 6, 2020 10:53 am

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Except the simsub probably would have lasted at least half an hour with a blank screen being seen over the American feed.  Phone lines and social media would have been inundated with outrage.

SOWNY » Why Canada isn’t getting HBO Max or Hulu » June 29, 2020 11:20 am

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Citytv is not giving any indication whether they have season 2 of the Twilight Zone.  The article did mention that the Canadian rights holders at times do not broadcast or release the programs at the same date and time as the originating source sometimes with many months in between.  Something like Star Trek or Game Thrones pretty much has to be date and time synced.  The Good Fight probably doesn't have the cachet of the former titles, so Corus can get away with delaying it.  Besides it is something they may want to hold to fill holes in different schedules because of COVID.

SOWNY » Why Canada isn’t getting HBO Max or Hulu » June 29, 2020 9:38 am

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The long and short of the article come down to rights.  Although Bell Media has rights to most of HBO's library if HBO buys a program from an international source it doesn't automatically mean that Bell Media/Crave gets access to it.  Bell needs to negotiate with the international party and even though Bell has a deal with HBO it doesn't include HBO Max original feature films.  Same with CBS All Access programming.  Bell negotiated for the Star Trek programming while Corus/W Network bought the rights to The Good Fight.  As long as HBO, CBS, Hulu, Amazon or Peacock can make more money from selling the programming or certain libraries of programming to international partners including those in Canada the programming rights will continue to be sold piecemeal.  CBS seems to be the only one that sells marquee programs to Canadian partners while still selling their base package in Canada.  

That was the gist of the article for those interested.

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