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  1. The outage began around 530pm ET, with CTV Toronto and Atlantic coming back around 710pm ET - they came back with an episode of The Big Bang Theory with no commercials and the image was out of sync. Things seemed to normalize around 730pm ET. CTV Winnipeg came back with their local news. CTV Ottawa chose to keep producing the show for the benefit of the radio audience on their news talk station in the market, CFRA (who also simulcast the late news). In Montreal, Kitchener, Northern Ontario, the 6 was likely wiped out while CP24 stayed on through the 6pm ET hour instead of simulcasting CTV Toronto. CTV Comedy had no audio for part of the night upon returning. Discovery came back fine. TSN wound up airing the Pats-Chiefs game, they weren't advertised to do so and yeah, it ran without Canadian commercials for a period of time. When the other TSNs came back for Monday Night Countdown, commercials ran locally but were the image was out of sync. No SC with Jay and Dan but it looks like a regular episode of SportsCentre was produced. Their TV Everywhere was affected in various ways - either a black screen came in or, in the case of TSN (and Crave for that matter) it wouldn't even load. iHeartRadio stations also weren't streaming and TSN 1050 (the old CHUM AM) which runs out of Agincourt - with some back office and technical out of 299 Queen Street West - went silent, they did return but not sure if they had to operate out of Downtown or not. The CTV News Channel remained in black til before 8pm ET when they began simulcasting CP24 (without the screen) and did that for much of the evening - aside from a brief mention that the show was being simulcast on CTV News Channel, there were few, if any national stories. However, I'm lead to believe that CP24 produced/packaged the CTV National News with the anchor, Lisa LaFlamme anchoring from the Agincourt parking lot, not to mention it ran on CP24 at 10pm ET (when the first edition of the show is produced and sent to the Atlantic). When it began, it had no opening animation, no graphics and had some awkward throws. The throws and animations were added and fixed for the 11pm show. Likewise, the anchor for the late CTV Toronto News anchored that show from 299 Queen Street West (they changed the lights and the anchor sat in a different with the background monitors displaying the CTV News logo, albeit an old one). Edit: For those unaware, CP24, Bell Media Radio, Much, E!, CTV Sci-fi, CTV Drama, CTV Life and Crave master run out of 299 Queen Street West in Downtown Toronto (299, the former CHUM City Building, aka the house Moses Znaimer built).
  2. CNBC doesn't have the rights to show Shark Tank in Canada so, for the most part we get a hybrid version of CNBC/CNBC World.
  3. I read that they also had control rooms in Ottawa and Vancouver to handle the additional newscasts. But, most feeds probably onpass to Toronto before going to those control rooms - still...they did have options (as far as I know)
  4. Also - before Tamron Hall, that studio was the former home of The Chew.
  5. I read on Variety they haven't figured out what to rename the 20th television studios as. I'm was caught off guard when I saw the 20th Century Studios on a commercial the other day. Makes me wonder where I've been!
  6. Not a fan. This seems like a step down from everything they've done since as far back as 2014.
  7. Any idea if they plan to at least have the anchors in the cities? I mean, it wouldn't be difficult to put a Televator and a PTZ in front of a monitor and fibre it back to the stations. That's what CBC and Citytv do up here (and one CTV2 station).
  8. I saw that too. I noticed that the last few weeks, the late game used the HNIC logo to open the broadcast (it's a lower third that runs usually over an establishing shot of the arena). But I think last night must've been some kind of mix-up. Maybe the truck they were using wasn't the one they usually used, couldn't accept the SN template but had the old one and they decided to go with it. I found it kinda odd that they sent Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson to cover the late game. Wonder how they decided to send the A-crew. Did they really not want to sit through Sens-Habs? Lol. One more thing I've found odd is the scheduling of the Sportsnet channels during HNIC which has been going on since the beginning of 2019. On Jan 3rd, CBC and Sportsnet Ontario/West/Pacific ran the Leafs and the Islanders, Citytv and Sportsnet East ran Pittsburgh and Montreal and Sportsnet One ran a Sens game for the early game. Don't really see a point for it TBH.
  9. Said building is previously where the original Big Brother house stood from 2000-2004. They now use Stage 18 exclusively.
  10. Haven't paid much attention to WNT in a while. I used to like the curved video wall made up of flat panels. Thought it was creative. I assume in the left hand side of the first photo, those panels and backlit elements are hiding a pillar?
  11. I seem to recall the broadcast regular admonished them for not having a 10pm news anymore and began push it's start time around while calling it the News at 10 (while some in the press referred to it as the "News at When?". Was handled well, IMO by the Beeb for relaunching their 9pm newscast one hour later.
  12. It's a common occurrence on CTV and Global stations up here. Even before the format change CityNews at 6 in Toronto would begin 30 seconds early (keeping in mind they had a full one hour 5pm newscast). The rest of the City stations start right at 6, no earlier - haven't turned to a Toronto newscast in a while to see if they take advantage of the start time or not. CBC as far as I can recall doesn't do an early start but don't quote me on that. Guess the idea is audience retention - plus the idea that if you start your show early you wouldn't feel the need to turn to a competitor.
  13. CTV Atlantic carried regular updates during primetime, several an hour. It should be noted that CTV News Channel also carried the first hour of the CTV Atlantic late-news special - which was anchored by Steve Murphy, their weeknight 6pm anchor.
  14. TSN is carrying the Packers - Raiders at Winnipeg's Investors Group Field. They're picking up the Raiders feed with Beth Mowins on the call.
  15. Been curious, in the case of the games using the current Fox Sports look or even a fairly recent NBC college look, do they "borrow" the graphics or do they just pay the network to produce the game on their behalf? Either as practice for their regular season crews or whatnot?
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