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From across the pond, personal yet big news at ITV's This Morning. Longtime presenter Phillip Schofield revealed that he's gay. His co-presenter + friend Holly Willoughby kicked off the announcement with a public statement. Prior to the event, Phillip has been married to his wife Steph for 27 years (they met at the BBC, she was a Production Assistant, he was CBBC presenter) + has two adult daughters. The full video below (as of this typing) has garnered more than 4.5 million views within 24 hours. Phillip stated that although it hasn't been easy, he since has gained full support of his family. This comes heels off a supposed 'row' (british for feud) between Phillip + fellow colleague Ruth Langsford, who accused him of a 'toxic' backstage atmosphere that alleged feud has created. Was there any whisper behind the scenes regarding his sexuality? Regardless, much strength + good vibes for phillip + his family. 

 

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Sad news this time from across the pond again. Television Presenter Caroline Flack, 40, was found dead of an apparent suicide yesterday. She was the host of Britain's most popular show of the moment, ITV 2's Love Island. She was awaiting trial in a domestic assault case in March. She pled not guilty. However that case turned into a circus on part of the media (the sun,daily mail) + allegedly (by Flack's lawyer) Crown Prosecution Service (equivalent much to Dept. of Justice in U.S) for pressing forward trial despite her boyfriend wishing not to press charges. She later stepped down from hosting LI before this new season commenced a while ago. Door was open for her return once the trial settles. Her vulnerability on the spotlight as been well documented. It was a whirlpool that was sudden + threw everyone off.

ITV has since pulled two consecutive nights (last night + tonight) of Love Island off schedule. No word on future episodes or if the series will continue under Flack's shadow? Flack was the face of the show, and her death is the third suicide from the show, joining two former contestants whose fate was eerily the same. If you or someone you know is facing depression, someone is out there to listen to you. Have strength to seek help if you can.  Unfortunately in cases like this, it's a vicious cycle where one's vulnerability is exposed + magnified in the spotlight + on social media that it sped up on its breaking point which sadly brought this result. Also, quite hypocritical of those judging on her love life or life of the party (read:"cougar") are now sending condolences + wishing others to be kind. Got a bit of blood on their hands, i'm afraid. I'm of the belief right now there's no end in sight for this. At this time strength to Caroline's friends + family. 🙏

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-02-15/caroline-flack-itv-love-island-presenter-found-dead/

Note: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number: 1-800-273-8255 

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TVN's 24 Horas got a new intro and music last week (and the music was based from the theme from 2005-2015)

 

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The BBC has combined its London and its South East regional updates in the mornings because of Covid-19:

 

 

 

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And in France, France 2 and Franceinfo TV aired a joint morning program from Franceinfo's studios:

 

 

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I can't read French but I can get the gist of what this story is talking about.

 

France 4 and France O are shutting down on August 9th. France 4 focused on Entertainment and Children while France O focused on programs from France's overseas departments around the world, but shown in France. Its overseas counterpart, Outre-Mer 1ere, will continue to broadcast as it does so outside of France.

 

That'll just leave France 2, France 3, France 5 and Franceinfo left from the France Televisions group.

 

https://www.ozap.com/actu/france-4-et-france-o-fermeront-le-9-aout-prochain/587713

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That story is from January, and the cuts were announced in 2018. The government announced big cuts then to not just France Télévisions but also Radio France and INA, which is sort of a historical media archive service.

 

Since the pandemic, France 2 and franceinfo: have been simulcasting a joint Télématin/6h30-9h30 newscast, though it's really just franceinfo's regular morning news. Franceinfo: has also been airing the main France 2 newscasts at 13h and 20h one hour afterward, and they've also been doing a taped pandemic special at 22h.

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1 hour ago, C Block said:

That story is from January, and the cuts were announced in 2018. The government announced big cuts then to not just France Télévisions but also Radio France and INA, which is sort of a historical media archive service.

 

Since the pandemic, France 2 and franceinfo: have been simulcasting a joint Télématin/6h30-9h30 newscast, though it's really just franceinfo's regular morning news. Franceinfo: has also been airing the main France 2 newscasts at 13h and 20h one hour afterward, and they've also been doing a taped pandemic special at 22h.

 

It's the first time I've seen it today so its new to me. Thanks for the background information. I wonder if TF1/LCI have done something similar.

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3 hours ago, WWUpdate said:

Al Arabiya has a new look -- and a **huge** new set:

 

 

 

 

Wow. Super sleek too.

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A Mexican radio-TV operation announced this evening that it had 14 cases of COVID-19 on its staff:

 

https://www.zocalo.com.mx/new_site/articulo/detectan-brote-de-covid-19-en-televisora-local

 

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SALTILLO — Local television station RCG announced that after testing its employees for COVID-19, 14 workers have tested positive.

In a press release signed by director Roberto C. González, president of the company, the workers were said to all be asymptomatic and precautionary measures laid out in the health guidelines are being carried out to avoid further spread.

61 tests were taken, of which 14 came back positive. The affected workers were sent home to remain isolated, and the company is continuing to monitor their physical condition.

The 47 workers that came back negative continue to perform their duties, practicing social distancing and with hygiene measures and temperature checks.

 

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Word today that CTV Edmonton (CFRN-TV) has let go of both their morning show anchors, Rob Williams and Stacey Brotzel, after being on-air on Monday. Geoff Phillips, CTV Edmonton’s 5 PM anchor, has been filling in on CTV Morning Live for the last few days since their departure.

 

Rob Williams had been part of CTV Edmonton for a couple of decades, and was the only remaining launch anchor when CTV Morning Live Edmonton began in 2011.

 

Stacey Brotzel was hired by CTV Edmonton in 2012 after departing Citytv Edmonton. She was a reporter, news anchor, and later host of Breakfast Television at Citytv before jumping ship to CTV.

 

The news was tweeted by Daryl McIntyre, another long time news anchor that was let go from CTV Edmonton in October 2019.

 


CTV Morning Live is one of two remaining morning shows on Edmonton TV. Global News Morning from Global Edmonton is the #1 morning show in the market, and has been on the air since 1993. Citytv’s Breakfast Television Edmonton was cancelled back in 2015.

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Apparently TVI/TVI24 in Portugal got some new graphics, music, and set last Sunday. And Pedro Mourinho is with TVI as well (formally worked for SIC). 

 

 

 

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Kent Morrison, one of the weekday morning show anchors on Global Edmonton, has been poached by CTV Edmonton. CTV Edmonton has been looking for new anchors for its local morning show since the termination of their previous morning show anchors, Rob Williams and Stacey Brotzel. 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, ED2 said:

Kent Morrison, one of the weekday morning show anchors on Global Edmonton, has been poached by CTV Edmonton. CTV Edmonton has been looking for new anchors for its local morning show since the termination of their previous morning show anchors, Rob Williams and Stacey Brotzel. 

 

 

Strong beard game on Kent. Too bad @SuitSnob isn't around here these days to comment. 

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And now, CTV Edmonton (CFRN-DT) has officially announced that Kent Morrison will be one of the new anchors for CTV Morning Live. His co-anchor will be the station's current weekend weather specialist, Ziyah Karmali.

 

https://www.bellmedia.ca/the-lede/press/ziyah-karmali-and-kent-morrison-announced-as-new-co-host-team-for-ctv-morning-live-beginning-november-2/?fbclid=IwAR3mMuNXmG9qIgPimtvscmI0MAUvgWw1hZ8YLYzuEG0sXw3Lz6ozba0Omb8

 

Eyes now on Global Edmonton (CITV-DT) as they figure out who to replace Morrison on the anchor desk on their morning show, and attempt to continue their streak as the #1 morning show in the city. 

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