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On 10/29/2020 at 1:57 PM, ED2 said:

 

You're probably right, because I looked at the TV schedules for Election Day, and CBC, CTV, and Global are actually broadcasting US election coverage on their broadcast networks.

 

  • CBC: The CBC TV network will be obliterating their primetime schedule on all stations on Tuesday Nov 3. starting at 8 PM ET/5PM PT. Their coverage will go through the night all the way to 6 AM local time on each CBC station, to make way for the local morning simulcast with CBC Radio One, and children's programming at 7 AM.
     
  • CTV: The main CTV network will also be pre-empting a majority of its primetime schedule. Their news special is scheduled to start at 8 PM ET/5PM PT, except on CTV Edmonton and Calgary where the news special will start at 7 PM MT after the local 6 PM news. Their broadcast is also scheduled to end at 11 PM ET/8PM PT, where the eastern CTV stations are scheduled to air the CTV National News and CTV Local News afterwards. The western CTV stations (BC/AB/SK/MB) are scheduled to air random Big Bang Theory/Goldbergs/Jann repeats until CTV News starts at 11 PM local time. I would guess that if the situation warrants, all those programs will be pre-empted by the news special.
     
  • Global: The Global TV network will not be airing a news special during primetime; they are scheduled to air "Solo: A Star Wars Story" at 8PM local/7PM CT, followed by local news at 11 PM/10PM CT.  However, Global News is airing a news special immediately after the late local news, and is currently scheduled to go until 2:35 AM ET/12:35 AM MT across most the network (it may go past that if the situation warrants).
    • Global News at 11 is being extended to 1 hour on Global's eastern stations just for this evening, as Late Night with Stephen Colbert will not run at its usual 11:35 PM timeslot. So the news special will air at 12 AM AT on Global Halifax/NB, and 12 AM ET on Global Toronto/Ontario/Montreal. All other stations in AB, SK, and MB will air the special at 12 AM MT (Alberta), 11 PM CT (Sask/MB).
    • Global BC /Okanagan is not scheduled to air the special according to the TV guides, but if the election is still developing, Global BC might join the show in progress. 

CityTV and the independents (CHCH, CHEK, etc.) will probably have regular programming (on CHCH, it’s the movie The Ides of March), though I’m sure they’ll have updates throughout the night followed by their local news, which may be extended to an hour for additional election coverage.

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On 11/1/2020 at 10:36 AM, johnnya2k6 said:

CityTV and the independents (CHCH, CHEK, etc.) will probably have regular programming (on CHCH, it’s the movie The Ides of March), though I’m sure they’ll have updates throughout the night followed by their local news, which may be extended to an hour for additional election coverage.

 

Citytv doesn't do news updated during primetime. I also doubt that Citytv will do any extended coverage after their 11 PM (they already do 1 hour of news at 11 PM 7 days a week, they end up repeating the same news stories throughout the hour). CHEK and CHCH will most likely feature the election during their late night news, but with their limited resources it's unlikely they'll do anything special .

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V network in Francophone Canada was rebranded as Noovo in August 2020, however currently the network retained the outsourced anchor-less newscasts, NVL, as of 2021:

 

 

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Piers Morgan certainly made headlines these past two days, but over in Australia, Samantha Armytage actually made dramatic headlines for herself last week after she abruptly resigned from Sunrise, the top-rated morning program on Seven Network.

 

Armytage infamously made callous remarks about the Aboriginal community and the merits of adopting Aboriginal children into white families on the program back in 2018, which later forced the network to settle a defamation case. She also often fought against the tabloids, even compelling an apology from the Daily Mail after they themselves ran an infamous story on her, but still remained tabloid fodder throughout her tenure. 

 

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She has also enraged a lot of Aussies with her frequent and unsolicited remarks against lockdowns due to virus while interviewing various leaders. Her most recent “wtf” moment came last month after doing an interview for a magazine feature in which she seemingly called TV executives egomaniacs and made references to working harder than mothers. That seems to have been the tipping point for 7.

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The Australian regional TV affiliation switch of 2016 is about to be reversed.  The Nine Network and WIN Television have announced a minimum 7-year affiliation agreement, with WIN paying 50% of its advertising revenue to Nine as an affiliation fee. The now-former affiliate group, Southern Cross Television, will by default end up with Network Ten. The switch will occur in June.

 

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On 1/29/2021 at 9:36 PM, LTSC1980 said:

V network in Francophone Canada was rebranded as Noovo in August 2020, however currently the network retained the outsourced anchor-less newscasts, NVL, as of 2021:

 

 

 

And here's the launch of their new, in-house newscast:

 

 

Here's a part of the YouTube description from Emarsee, who uploaded the clip:

 

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"Le Fil" (The Wire) is Noovo's (formerly TQS and V) second attempt at an in-house news program. From 1989 until it's cancellation in 2008, the television network had a news operation known as "Le Grand Journal". Starting in 2017, the network aired an out-sourced newscast known as "NVL" and that was cancelled upon the launch of "Le Fil". Here are the opening minutes of Noovo's new newscast (or should I say Noovo nouveau) as anchored by Noémi Mercier. I'm pretty sure the beginning of the tease was cut off. I was recording it off the web stream, so I have no idea if that's how it actually appeared on air. The newscast began with an interview with Quebec Premier, François Legault. At 5:30, the newscast in regions outside Montreal begin their local opt-outs, with the Bell Media O&O in Quebec City, Shebrooke, Trois-Rivières, and Saguenay editions anchored by Lisa-Marie Blais and regional affiliates presumably having their own editions.

 

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