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OFFLINE   Blue Mountains #21

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 07:44 PM

QUOTE (MelbourneTV @ Jun 19 2005, 06:06 PM)
Canada Now in Australia?? Please No

WHat they have is fine now!
If they have a canada now format... we'd have the international/national items in the first 30mins, then the 2nd block will just be dodge most of the time, in most states, and the ABC will can a commitment to 30minute news in NT, ACT, SA, WA, TAS and likely QLD.
I'm happy with the set up now... they are the ONLY broadcaster who produces state based news in each state, 7 nights a week.
Despite their flaws, and there are many, the national broadcaster deserves credit for that!

As for SBS - World News is good - I wish more people watched it!

I didn't say Canada Now. I said The National
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OFFLINE   MelbourneTV #22

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 11:57 AM

I am talking generally. Canada Now is dodgey IMO.

OFFLINE   NewsWorld #23

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 12:05 PM

QUOTE (Blue Mountains @ Jun 19 2005, 05:44 PM)
I didn't say Canada Now. I said The National

What is it you like about "The National"?

OFFLINE   Blue Mountains #24

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE (NewsWorld @ Jun 20 2005, 12:05 PM)
What is it you like about "The National"?

It's authorative, simple and does a really good job.
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OFFLINE   EDcanada #25

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 01:44 AM

QUOTE (MelbourneTV @ Jun 20 2005, 11:57 AM)
I am talking generally. Canada Now is dodgey IMO.


The one thing that's good about Canada Now is that the national portion is updated per each timezone. eg) this week, the national portion that aired in Alberta featured the top local story, which were the floods.
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OFFLINE   NewsWorld #26

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 02:57 AM

QUOTE (Blue Mountains @ Jun 20 2005, 11:21 AM)
It's authorative, simple and does a really good job.

While it is a question of personal taste... I think the same can be said for some Australian bulletins... Lateline is my personal favourite.

OFFLINE   MelbourneTV #27

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 12:09 PM

QUOTE (EDcanada @ Jun 23 2005, 01:44 AM)
The one thing that's good about Canada Now is that the national portion is updated per each timezone. eg) this week, the national portion that aired in Alberta featured the top local story, which were the floods.

That would never happen here though... The ABC is too pov to do anything.

OFFLINE   Blue Mountains #28

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 07:58 PM

Does anyone know any Canadian TV Presentation sites? Spotted a few videos on TVARK, but little else.
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OFFLINE   Big Dan #29

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 08:30 PM

QUOTE (Blue Mountains @ Jun 29 2005, 07:58 PM)
Does anyone know any Canadian TV Presentation sites? Spotted a few videos on TVARK, but little else.


MediaCanada, TVVancouver and TV Hat are some good bets.

Nelson Media is excellent reference material.
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OFFLINE   routemarker #30

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 11:00 PM

Thanks for that, media canada is the best of them all. However theres not much on offer besides CBC and CTV. Thanks for that site got another generic credits look added to my collection.
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OFFLINE   Big Dan #31

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 11:21 PM

QUOTE (routemarker @ Jun 29 2005, 11:00 PM)
Thanks for that, media canada is the best of them all. However theres not much on offer besides CBC and CTV. Thanks for that site got another generic credits look added to my collection.


The site's owner has been having troubles getting space. I think Global stuff might be next...

If you want great rip offs of the CBC and CTV, visit The Royal Canadian Air Farce.
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OFFLINE   EDcanada #32

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 05:46 AM

Here are some GREAT CTV 9 Vancouver news promos...

http://www.bcctv.ca/...V-News-Five.wmv

http://www.bcctv.ca/...TV-News-Six.wmv

http://www.bcctv.ca/...levenThirty.wmv

... I think they're the sexiest news promos I've seen biggrin.gif

BTW, they also have the most advanced news chopper in Canada to date, but they didn't mention it for some reason.

Edited by EDcanada, 01 July 2005 - 05:50 AM.

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OFFLINE   ehben #33

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 07:07 AM

You have got to be kidding. They are the worst, tackiest promos ever created. Why promote "news"?

No one watches news for live trucks. As if the other stations are reporting from the newsroom.

And the funnest thing is that if viewers preferred the other station's presenters and reporters, they'd tune into them even if they were reporting from the newsroom.

News is about connecting with people. Not connecting with live trucks.

If they need to promote their live trucks, it means no one is even noticing.
And now the news...

OFFLINE   EDcanada #34

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 09:24 AM

QUOTE (ehben @ Jul 1 2005, 07:07 AM)
You have got to be kidding. They are the worst, tackiest promos ever created. Why promote "news"?

No one watches news for live trucks. As if the other stations are reporting from the newsroom.

And the funnest thing is that if viewers preferred the other station's presenters and reporters, they'd tune into them even if they were reporting from the newsroom.

News is about connecting with people. Not connecting with live trucks.

If they need to promote their live trucks, it means no one is even noticing.


Let's put it this way... the #1 newscast in Vancouver - BCTV Newshour on Global - has about 600,000 people watching in the province of British Columbia (I forget how many people are watching in Vancouver alone, but they are still #1). The competition, including CTV 9, is still miles away from beating them.

CTV 9 also fly their chopper between 5pm and 7pm during their newscasts... they spend all that money on beauty shots and trying to get spot news.

I just think the style of the promos is nice.

Edited by EDcanada, 01 July 2005 - 09:26 AM.

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OFFLINE   MelbourneTV #35

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 12:33 PM

Very North American..

I suppose the promos are similar to NNN's "Australian for News".

They're nice promos, just different to our conservative tastes smile.gif

I wonder what Globals response is...
"Because other stations are stuck in traffic" hehe
CTV9 sure is obsessed with its trucks...

OFFLINE   EDcanada #36

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 05:38 AM

You guys can be the judge of CTV 9's newscasts...

you can watch about a week's worth of CTV News at Six (including the night before) plus tonight's newscast live at www.ctv9.ca, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "View Streaming Newscast"
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OFFLINE   MelbourneTV #37

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 08:50 PM

It doesnt seem to work these days - its always buffering!

It would be good if we could compare the standard of Global and City to that of CTV.
CTV is alright, Global I saw when I was in Canada, it was then BCTV in '99.

OFFLINE   Composition Dept #38

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 09:49 PM

QUOTE (EDcanada @ Jul 2 2005, 05:38 AM)
You guys can be the judge of CTV 9's newscasts...

you can watch about a week's worth of CTV News at Six (including the night before) plus tonight's newscast live at www.ctv9.ca, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "View Streaming Newscast"

I was watching the Canada Day edition of CTV News at Six, and it seems they had similar problems, like Sam Armytage's on Seven News, when doing a live opener. This time, it was going so well at first, and then it just seemed out of sync.

OFFLINE   EDcanada #39

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 02:05 PM

Well it's August 2nd, and A-Channel Edmonton, A-Channel Calgary, and A-Channel Winnipeg are no more. They are now CityTV Edmonton, CityTV Calgary, and CityTV Winnipeg.

As well, the following stations have been rebranded as "A-Channel"...

The New VR - Barrie
The New RO - Ottawa
The New PL - London
The New WI - Windsor
The New NX - Wingham
The New VI - Victoria

Here is just a sample of what CityTVCalgary and "CityNews" look like. Personally, blue and gold works well for television...

http://www.granado.c...es/citynews.zip
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OFFLINE   EDcanada #40

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 05:24 PM

CBC workers are set to be locked out by the corporation on Monday...

http://www.cbc.ca/st...bour050811.html
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