| The Southern Ontario/WNY Radio-TV Forum

You are not logged in. Would you like to login or register?

June 16, 2024 9:26 pm  #1

CTV News

Has anyone else noticed this on CTV News? They'll be reporting a story that happened in a Canadian city like Vancouver or Winnipeg but the person doing the reporting is reporting from a different Canadian city like Maybe Ottawa with the Ottawa skyline behind them.

Last edited by turkeytop (June 16, 2024 9:28 pm)

I started out with nothing and I still have most of it.

June 16, 2024 9:37 pm  #2

Re: CTV News

I've certainly noticed it on international stories. Like they'll be reporting on something in the Middle East but the reporter will sign off from Ottawa or Toronto - or sometimes, London, England, even though it didn't take place anywhere near there.

They use viz from purchased newsfeeds, like Reuters, SkyNews, CBS or the like, to fill it out, and just write a voiceover on top of it. But no one is actually on the ground there.

It's a sign of cutbacks, since they've shed so many reporters to job losses. And I suspect it's only going to get worse. 


June 16, 2024 9:46 pm  #3

Re: CTV News

CBC News does this all the time - especially on weekends. There's a breaking story in Western Canada, and they go to a reporter somewhere in Toronto as opposed to someone who's actually there. Guess CTV is taking a page out of CBC's playbook.