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March 13, 2009

More tv news cutbacks: CTV's local news inserts

CTV is the latest local media outlet to make cutbacks to its newscasts. The Ottawa Citizen reports:
CTV Television has discontinued the local news inserts that were part of the Canada AM morning show, but the move will not result in any lost jobs in Ottawa.

“The local three-minute inserts — like a little news update — that Michael O’Byrne used to read on the half hour, that’s what we’re discontinuing,” said Louis Douville, CTV Ottawa’s general manager. “We’re really looking at it as a formatting change. Nobody is losing employment at CTV Ottawa. I’m very pleased that there was no impact in terms of people losing their employment.” Read the full story...

Related: Ottawa Television Guide

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