Friday, April 10, 2015

Global TV "consolidating" news production by moving it east

Global News’ parent company, Shaw Media, announced Thursday hat it will consolidate much of its production across Canada and change how the late-night and weekend newscasts are produced.     
“We’re actually rolling out a plan to shift the news organization in a bigger way to a story-centric production model and that means moving past some of the traditional ways we’ve produced television newscasts, to one where we touch the content once, make sure that it is best-catered for the audience and then deliver it,” Troy Reeb, the senior vice president of news and station operations said in an interview Thursday.
The production of the late-night and weekend newscasts east of Alberta, as well as Kelowna, will be moved to Toronto, where a single-anchor team will produce a local newscast for each market.
There have been some layoffs as a result of the changes with most of the reductions coming behind the camera.
Reeb said that it’s still unclear how many people will be out of a job as the company deals with seniority and union issues, but the total net reduction across the country will be less than 30.

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