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  1. This is a montage of what the Canadian networks did to cover the Alberta provincial election last night. CBC, Radio-Canada, and Global pre-empted their primetime programming with province-wide election night shows, while CTV broadcast separate rolling election shows for both their Calgary and Edmonton stations. Citytv did rolling coverage on their FAST news channel, while the broadcast stations in Alberta aired The Bachelor. Global News also premiered their new network election graphics and music.
  2. Has the NewsNation NY bureau been based out of the PIX studios this whole time? Or were they located elsewhere?
  3. That was... uh... quite something! Are all their station promos like this?
  4. It just feels like they actually ran an image promo instead of a news open by accident. But it wasn't... lol
  5. Here are some bad news opens from small market TV in Canada... "Primetime Local News" from CITL-TV/CKSA-TV in Lloydminster, Canada (a city that sits on the border of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan). This station could use a new brand like "Border News Now" or something... Southwest TV News, Swift Current, Saskatchewan. This news operation came about after the closure of the only local TV station in town, CJFB-TV, in 2002. I believe they were cable/online only. CFTK-TV, Terrace, BC (2004). It's the quick fade of the music for me. One more... CJDC-TV Dawson Creek, BC
  6. Citytv doesn't do news updated during primetime. I also doubt that Citytv will do any extended coverage after their 11 PM (they already do 1 hour of news at 11 PM 7 days a week, they end up repeating the same news stories throughout the hour). CHEK and CHCH will most likely feature the election during their late night news, but with their limited resources it's unlikely they'll do anything special .
  7. You're probably right, because I looked at the TV schedules for Election Day, and CBC, CTV, and Global are actually broadcasting US election coverage on their broadcast networks. CBC: The CBC TV network will be obliterating their primetime schedule on all stations on Tuesday Nov 3. starting at 8 PM ET/5PM PT. Their coverage will go through the night all the way to 6 AM local time on each CBC station, to make way for the local morning simulcast with CBC Radio One, and children's programming at 7 AM. CTV: The main CTV network will also be pre-empting a majority of its primetime schedule. Their news special is scheduled to start at 8 PM ET/5PM PT, except on CTV Edmonton and Calgary where the news special will start at 7 PM MT after the local 6 PM news. Their broadcast is also scheduled to end at 11 PM ET/8PM PT, where the eastern CTV stations are scheduled to air the CTV National News and CTV Local News afterwards. The western CTV stations (BC/AB/SK/MB) are scheduled to air random Big Bang Theory/Goldbergs/Jann repeats until CTV News starts at 11 PM local time. I would guess that if the situation warrants, all those programs will be pre-empted by the news special. Global: The Global TV network will not be airing a news special during primetime; they are scheduled to air "Solo: A Star Wars Story" at 8PM local/7PM CT, followed by local news at 11 PM/10PM CT. However, Global News is airing a news special immediately after the late local news, and is currently scheduled to go until 2:35 AM ET/12:35 AM MT across most the network (it may go past that if the situation warrants). Global News at 11 is being extended to 1 hour on Global's eastern stations just for this evening, as Late Night with Stephen Colbert will not run at its usual 11:35 PM timeslot. So the news special will air at 12 AM AT on Global Halifax/NB, and 12 AM ET on Global Toronto/Ontario/Montreal. All other stations in AB, SK, and MB will air the special at 12 AM MT (Alberta), 11 PM CT (Sask/MB). Global BC /Okanagan is not scheduled to air the special according to the TV guides, but if the election is still developing, Global BC might join the show in progress.
  8. Another election night in Canada, this time in the province of Saskatchewan. All 3 major networks (CBC, CTV, Global) are presenting election results coverage this evening. Citytv Saskatchewan does not have a news operation, so they will just be showing regular programming. Saskatchewan Votes from CBC Saskatchewan (simulcast on CBC News Network nationally and on CBC Radio One across Saskatchewan) Decision Saskatchewan from Global Regina & Global Saskatoon Election 2020 from CTV Regina and CTV Saskatoon (simulcast on CTV News Channel nationally) https://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=68596 Other stations of note: The Stingray-owned CTV (CITL-DT) and Global (CKSA-DT) stations in the city of Lloydminster, which straddles the border between Saskatchewan and Alberta, did not simulcast either network's coverage. Both stations operate on the Mountain Time Zone, and their schedules and news programming are more aligned with CTV and Global stations in Alberta. Declared Saskatchewan Party Win/Majority Government CTV - 8:37 PM CBC - 8:37 PM Global - 8:43 PM With the leader's speeches happening in the 9 PM hour, CTV ended their coverage at 10:30 PM so that they can prepare for their 11:30 PM local news. Global and CBC appear to be set to wrap their coverage at 11 PM (Global usually has an hour of local news at 10 PM with Colbert at 11 PM, while CBC Saskatchewan usually has The National at 10 and 11 PM).
  9. In Canada, a general election in the province of British Columbia is wrapping up this evening. Global BC & Okanagan, CTV Vancouver, CBC British Columbia, Radio-Canada, and CHEK-TV Victoria are all doing rolling coverage this evening. CBC, CTV, and Global starting an hour before polls close at 7 PM, with CHEK starting their coverage at 8 PM. The graphics for CBC, CTV, and Global are the same as the ones used during the New Brunswick election night. Global BC coverage (simulcast on Global Okanagan, BC1, and Corus news-talk station 980 CKNW Vancouver) CBC British Columbia coverage (simulcast on CBC News Network nationally, and on CBC Radio One across BC) CTV Vancouver coverage (simulcast on CTV News Channel nationally) https://bc.ctvnews.ca/watch-ctv-news-vancouver-s-election-night-special-1.5159102 CHEK-TV coverage (the only results show originating from Victoria, the provincial capital) Radio-Canada coverage (simulcast on RDI nationally) https://ici.radio-canada.ca/elections-colombie-britannique-2020/resultats Other stations of note: - The Pattison-owned Citytv stations in Prince George (CKPG-TV) and Kamloops (CFJC-TV) are not doing rolling coverage according to online schedules, but will have late night newscasts focusing on the election after primetime. - According to online schedules, the CTV2 stations in the province (CIVI Victoria, CFTK Terrace, and CJDC Dawson Creek) are NOT simulcasting CTV Vancouver's coverage. They are airing regular programming. CIVI Victoria's schedule also shows a special late night newscast at 11 PM (CIVI usually does not broadcast a weekend 11 PM newscast) Also, CTV Vancouver was the first to declare both an NDP win, and an NDP majority government thanks to the help of the CTV Decision Desk out of Toronto. Declared NDP Win CTV - 8:42 PM CBC - 8:56 PM CHEK - 8:58 PM Global - 9:01 PM Declared NDP Majority Gov't CTV - 9:07 PM CBC - 9:11 PM CHEK - 9:12 PM Global - 9:28 PM
  10. And now, CTV Edmonton (CFRN-DT) has officially announced that Kent Morrison will be one of the new anchors for CTV Morning Live. His co-anchor will be the station's current weekend weather specialist, Ziyah Karmali. https://www.bellmedia.ca/the-lede/press/ziyah-karmali-and-kent-morrison-announced-as-new-co-host-team-for-ctv-morning-live-beginning-november-2/?fbclid=IwAR3mMuNXmG9qIgPimtvscmI0MAUvgWw1hZ8YLYzuEG0sXw3Lz6ozba0Omb8 Eyes now on Global Edmonton (CITV-DT) as they figure out who to replace Morrison on the anchor desk on their morning show, and attempt to continue their streak as the #1 morning show in the city.
  11. Kent Morrison, one of the weekday morning show anchors on Global Edmonton, has been poached by CTV Edmonton. CTV Edmonton has been looking for new anchors for its local morning show since the termination of their previous morning show anchors, Rob Williams and Stacey Brotzel.
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  13. Word today that CTV Edmonton (CFRN-TV) has let go of both their morning show anchors, Rob Williams and Stacey Brotzel, after being on-air on Monday. Geoff Phillips, CTV Edmonton’s 5 PM anchor, has been filling in on CTV Morning Live for the last few days since their departure. Rob Williams had been part of CTV Edmonton for a couple of decades, and was the only remaining launch anchor when CTV Morning Live Edmonton began in 2011. Stacey Brotzel was hired by CTV Edmonton in 2012 after departing Citytv Edmonton. She was a reporter, news anchor, and later host of Breakfast Television at Citytv before jumping ship to CTV. The news was tweeted by Daryl McIntyre, another long time news anchor that was let go from CTV Edmonton in October 2019. CTV Morning Live is one of two remaining morning shows on Edmonton TV. Global News Morning from Global Edmonton is the #1 morning show in the market, and has been on the air since 1993. Citytv’s Breakfast Television Edmonton was cancelled back in 2015.
  14. Among the many that were affected by the latest wave of COVID-19 related layoffs at Corus Entertainment, is Global Montreal's anchor Jamie Orchard. Her final newscast was last night. https://montrealgazette.com/news/global-montreal-lays-off-anchor-jamie-orchard https://twitter.com/secondactsis/status/1296547342162825220?s=20
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