Thursday, October 18, 2018

CBC to air Murdoch Mysteries instead of municipal election

The CBC has decided to not run live coverage of Toronto’s October 22 election on local television, but will be posting constant updates online and across a range of social media platforms and broadcasting results live on radio after the polls close, the Star's Emily Mathieu reports.
Instead of an election broadcast, the  local CBC station will be showing  Murdoch Mysteries.
Chuck Thompson, CBC's head of public affairs, sent a short statement in response to a question about coverage.
“In planning our election night coverage, we considered a variety of options to best address competing priorities and we know through research that audiences want the results on mobile and digital,” said Thompson. “We’re confident that our coverage of the GTA municipal elections will provide extensive, up-to-date news across all of our platforms.”
Murdoch Mysteries starts at 8 p.m., the same time polls close, followed by Frankie Drake Mysteries at 9 p.m. and The National at 10 p.m. Special election coverage on local CBC television will start at 11 p.m.
Live election updates will be posted every 30 seconds on the city’s website, starting at 8 p.m.

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