Radio & Television

Global cutting 200 jobs as local news production retrenched

TORONTO – Approximately 200 jobs will be lost as CanWest Global announced today it will build four new broadcast centres in each of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto, consolidating all production for its local news (for both Global Television and E!/CHCH) across the country to these four locations. The construction will take about 18 months, according to an internal memo from CanWest’s Television president Kathy Dore obtained by that outlined the impending changes. “Our goal is to update our operations for the HD world and produce higher quality local news, while increasing our efficiency by streamlining the way we...

Our industry and COVID-19

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