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OFFLINE   T-Mac #61

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 01:29 PM

QUOTE (Big_Dan @ Nov 12 2005, 02:06 PM)
I've just read that Network Ten is a licensed Category 3 station in Canada...why does CanWest want to air Ten in Canada?  crazy.gif


Maybe if a show airing on Ten in primetime is rating crap, CanWest can add the Canadian viewer figures to make the ratings look better biggrin.gif
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OFFLINE   routemarker #62

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE (KmartFreak @ Nov 12 2005, 02:29 PM)
Maybe if a show airing on Ten in primetime is rating crap, CanWest can add the Canadian viewer figures to make the ratings look better  biggrin.gif

They pretty much share the same output deals dont they? It would be a waste really, it would be the only canadian channel to not use generic credits silly.gif Cheap bastards.
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OFFLINE   Big Dan #63

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 02:25 PM

QUOTE (routemarker @ Nov 12 2005, 02:09 PM)
They pretty much share the same output deals dont they? It would be a waste really, it would be the only canadian channel to not use generic credits  silly.gif  Cheap bastards.


Not really...Global (and CH) are the most American out of the three main networks. They air a fair bit of stuff that airs on Global/CH also airs on Nine and Seven as well.

Also, TV3 from NZ is a Category III station as well.

I read on that as long as they don't try to claim the exclusive Canadian rights to those shows, they're permitted to air.
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OFFLINE   Composition Dept #64

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 04:19 PM

QUOTE (Big_Dan @ Nov 12 2005, 01:06 PM)
I've just read that Network Ten is a licensed Category 3 station in Canada...why does CanWest want to air Ten in Canada?  crazy.gif

Is this the article that you're referring to?
http://www.crtc.gc.c...4/pb2004-88.htm

OFFLINE   Big Dan #65

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 04:25 PM

QUOTE (Compdept @ Nov 12 2005, 04:19 PM)
Is this the article that you're referring to?
http://www.crtc.gc.c...4/pb2004-88.htm


That's the one yes.gif
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OFFLINE   Composition Dept #66

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 04:30 PM

QUOTE (Big_Dan @ Nov 12 2005, 04:25 PM)
That's the one  yes.gif

The CRTC must be really strict if they control the channels which go on pay-TV services. eyepopping.gif

OFFLINE   Big Dan #67

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 04:35 PM

QUOTE (Compdept @ Nov 12 2005, 04:30 PM)
The CRTC must be really strict if they control the channels which go on pay-TV services.  eyepopping.gif


They are. yes.gif
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OFFLINE   MelbourneTV #68

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 08:08 PM

What is a category 3 station???

OFFLINE   Big Dan #69

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 09:29 AM

QUOTE (MelbourneTV @ Nov 17 2005, 08:08 PM)
What is a category 3 station???


There's no such thing. I should've said that Ten, TV3 and TV4 are Category 2 stations, but can only be distributed via satellite systems only.

Category 1 channels are "must-carry" on all cable systems (usually the local CBC and SRC station, local and regional stations and certain Canadian stations) and Category 2 stations are those that are carried at an discretionary basis, subject to the CRTC.
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OFFLINE   MelbourneTV #70

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 04:03 PM

Does that mean it is possible for Canadians to view Network Ten???

OFFLINE   Big Dan #71

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 04:09 PM

QUOTE (MelbourneTV @ Nov 19 2005, 04:03 PM)
Does that mean it is possible for Canadians to view Network Ten???


I think so...I'll ask around.

Not that it's much different of Global and CH....both run on a shoe-string yes.gif
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 07:33 PM

Does anyone have any images of Wendy Petrie from when she was at CTV?



OFFLINE   Big Dan #73

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE (ANC @ Nov 30 2005, 07:33 PM)
Does anyone have any images of Wendy Petrie from when she was at CTV?




She's at TVNZ? eyepopping.gif

I'm not sure about any actual video or images, but you can get a nice vid of the lovely Jessica Holmes ( hearts.gif) parodying her at AirFarce.com...look for the last season (I think it was a sketch about Air Canada's new uniforms).
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OFFLINE   Andy B #74

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE (ANC @ Nov 30 2005, 10:33 AM)
Does anyone have any images of Wendy Petrie from when she was at CTV?



She's hot! hearts.gif hearts.gif
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OFFLINE   On Air #75

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE (Big_Dan @ Dec 1 2005, 05:14 PM)
She's at TVNZ?  eyepopping.gif


Yeah and looking like a good bet to co-host the 6pm national bulletin from next year

OFFLINE   Big Dan #76

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 12:41 PM

QUOTE (CTV.ca)
BCE sells major part of stake in Bell Globemedia

CTV.ca News Staff

Bell Globemedia, owner of Canadian media giants CTV and The Globe and Mail, could soon have two new shareholders.

The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and Torstar Corp., owner of the Toronto Star, have each agreed to buy 20 per cent of the company's shares. Meanwhile, the Thomson family's Woodbridge Co. will raise its stake to 40 per cent, becoming Bell Globemedia's biggest owner.

The deal comes after BCE Inc., Canada's largest phone company, decided to sell 48.5 per cent of Bell Globemedia. It will still retain 20 per cent ownership.

"We're happy to have them stay in. I think it's a vote of confidence in the company and the direction we're going in," Ivan Fecan, CEO of Bell Globemedia, told CTV Newsnet.

The deal must still meet regulatory approval. But if successful, Fecan believes that the new shareholders will retain the editorial independence of The Globe and Mail and other news outlets.

"I think all of these shareholders are good shareholders for that reason," he said. "Culturally, and as a matter of practice, they support editorial integrity, which is the absolute cornerstone of our company."

He added that CTV and The Globe and Mail will retain their journalistic connections.

"I think the Thomsons are on record for saying they don't think it's a good idea to have a stand-alone newspaper. It's important for The Globe and Mail to be part of a larger media company," he said.

Both Teachers' Pension Plan and Torstar have agreed to pay $283 million for their shares. Woodbridge will pay $120 million to increase its ownership. BCE expects the sale of its shares to generate about $1.3 billion, including $607 million as a return of capital.

BCE acquired CTV in 2000, paying $2.3 billion. It then restructured the company, combining it with Sympatico and The Globe and Mail, which in turn created Bell Globemedia.

After BCE announced the sale of its shares, it released a statement saying Torstar and Teachers' will bring a promising future for Bell Globemedia.

"This all-Canadian shareholder group will provide the continuity and stability, along with access to new capital, needed for (Bell Globemedia) to continue on its successful growth strategy and seize new opportunities," the statement reads.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and the federal Competition Bureau must approve the deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2006.

This morning on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Torstar shares fell 48 cents to $22.01, while stock in BCE went down 29 cents to $27.98.

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OFFLINE   Shankill #77

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 09:58 AM

QUOTE (Blue Mountains @ Jun 18 2005, 10:09 AM)
SBS World News should change to something like The National, except don't put it at that late time.


Without the ads. I usually watch bits of The National (from CBC's website), and I've noticed that they keep the ads in the online programme. I think either SBS or ABC should adopt this format. I love The National's opener - it's even got the flyover.

OFFLINE   EDcanada #78

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 02:28 AM

Here are some of the sample videos that were released...

Global ID's and promos - 2006

Local news sample open - 2006
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OFFLINE   MelbourneTV #79

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 03:23 PM

We need a password to see that stuff.

OFFLINE   EDcanada #80

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 04:32 PM

QUOTE (MelbourneTV @ Dec 25 2005, 03:23 PM)
We need a password to see that stuff.


Look up "globaltvmedia.com password" on Google, and you'll find it. wink.gif
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