Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Local CBC affiliates in Eastern Ontario cut ties, partner with Bell Media's CTV

A new programming agreement at three local TV stations in Eastern Ontario will leave viewers in the area who watch over-the-air television without access to CBC programming, The Canadian Press reports.
Longtime CBC affiliates CKWS-TV in Kingston, Channel 12 in Oshawa and CHEX-TV in Peterborough will each begin carrying an array of CTV shows beginning Aug. 31.
The move bumps CBC programming, including "Dragons' Den" and "Rick Mercer Report," off the schedule in favour of CTV's "The Amazing Race Canada" and "MasterChef Canada."
CBC's nightly news broadcast of "The National" will be replaced by "CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme."
All three local stations are owned by Corus Entertainment which struck the new pact with CTV's owner Bell Media.
The change means that some viewers in the affected communities will not have access to CBC programs if they use an antenna to pick up over-the-air signals.
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