Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Corus cancels Global's '16X9' news program

Corus Entertainment has cancelled the Global TV investigative news program "16X9" after eight seasons and has let go "The Morning Show" co-host Liza Fromer, CP reports.
"As we continue to evolve our business alongside the changing and competitive media landscape, we made a number of changes across our properties this week," Rishma Govani, spokeswoman for Global News, said Tuesday in an email to The Canadian Press.                      
Govani said Fromer's position will not be filled. She added the company is making "internal reorganizations" meant to eliminate "duplicate costs, capture operating efficiencies and create the structure that will enable future growth."                        
"16X9" had been airing since 2008 and won numerous honours, including two Canadian Screen Awards.
Its cancellation was "purely a business decision" and not a reflection of the work done on the show, said Govani.
"16X9" host Carolyn Jarvis will take on the role of chief investigative correspondent for a new "network investigations unit to work with local teams across all platforms, including radio."

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