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CityNews Toronto has existed forever, CityNews used to exist in other places, but then the 2010 crisis hit.

 

Since then, CityNews is back in Edmonton and Winnipeg.

 

And now, starting September 3rd, the City is back in the News for Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver viewers. Same times as the EDM and WPG ones.

 

Calgary (via Canadian Newswire):

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/on-air-team-announced-for-citynews-calgary-launching-sept-3-688010861.html

 

Montreal (via Canadian Newswire):

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/on-air-team-announced-for-citynews-montreal-launching-sept-3-688010971.html

 

Vancouver (via CKWX News 1130):

https://www.news1130.com/2018/07/12/citynews-vancouver-air-team-announced/

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In Australia, WIN Tasmania is moving the production of its regional news to the mainland -- and eliminating all weekend regional newscasts. This is how ABC Tasmania reported on the development:

 

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Congrats to CKMI Global Montreal's Jamie Orchard. She has been there since the beginning in 1997 (CKMI gained Global from CBC) and has anchored the Global Montreal Newshour since 2001. She's pretty much become a recognizable face in the Montreal market, alongside CFCF's Mutsumi Takahashi (who's been there since 1982).

 

Now, she's their assistant news director. She'll be managing their station's on-air and online teams and yes, she'll continue to anchor the weeknight news at 5:30, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.

 

For someone who's been there since the beginning of Global Television in Montreal, I'm not surprised to hear this news. Well deserved to Jamie.

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/4444222/jamie-orchard-named-assistant-news-director-at-global-montreal/

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Congrats to CKMI Global Montreal's Jamie Orchard. She has been there since the beginning in 1997 (CKMI gained Global from CBC) and has anchored the Global Montreal Newshour since 2001. She's pretty much become a recognizable face in the Montreal market, alongside CFCF's Mutsumi Takahashi (who's been there since 1986).

 

Now, she's their assistant news director. She'll be managing their station's on-air and online teams and yes, she'll continue to anchor the weeknight news at 5:30, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.

 

For someone who's been there since the beginning of Global Television in Montreal, I'm not surprised to hear this news. Well deserved to Jamie.

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/4444222/jamie-orchard-named-assistant-news-director-at-global-montreal/

Actually, Mits joined CFCF around 1982 as a reporter and became anchor in 1986.

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Comcast wins bid for Sky.

 

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/comcast-fox-to-settle-35b-takeover-for-sky-in-an-auction

 

The battle for ownership of British broadcaster Sky ended on Saturday with Comcast outbidding 21st Century Fox with a $38.8 billion bid through a U.K. auction.

 

Why this really sucks for Disney.....

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/sky-loss-is-a-disappointment-for-disney-ambitions-1537645511

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CTV's major brand refresh in almost 20 years has launched today.

 

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CTV, Canada’s most-watched television network for 17 years running, unveils the next evolution of its brand identity in support of the 2018 Fall Season, which begins today. With a fresh, simplified CTV logo and modernized branding elements, the cross-platform campaign is rolling out now across Canada.
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Just watching "The Weekly" - which is a current affairs show hosted by Wendy Mesley on CBC (and presumably CBC News Network).  Wendy was the primary backup and dedicated Sunday evening anchor during the Peter Mansbridge-era of The National and led the show during the transition to the new format.

 

They've been on the air for a year now, using Studio 55 at the CBC - which is also known as the home of The National.  Here's a few caps/photos.

 

They change the colours around to suit their look (orange and teal vs. dark blue) which I am quite a fan of.  They also borrow the graphics from The National - albeit with a different colour for the font.

 

I've included a few photos from The National just for a comparison.

 

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Some tragic news from Brazil: veteran journalist Ricardo Boechat dies in a chopper crash in São Paulo. He was 66 years old, and for the last 12, he anchored Rede Bandeirantes' flagship evening newscast.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47196268

Here's a farewell video from his colleagues at Bandeirantes:

 

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