Radio & Television

DIGGING DEEPER: Are Quebecor’s assertions right? Have Canadians turned away from our news channels?

KORY TENEYCKE AND PIERRE KARL PÉLADEAU launched some stinging attacks on the established Canadian news channels last week in Toronto when they made public Quebecor Media’s plans to launch a new national news channel.CTV News Channel and CBC News Network were the primary targets when Teneycke (QMI’s new VP business development) called them “bland and boring and Canadians, as a result, have largely tuned them out.” Mainstream media outlets have labelled the channel “Fox News North” for its plans to tilt to the right and aim at both informing and entertaining.(Teneycke did not at all embrace the Fox News parallel...