CTV, Global ready to cut loose A and E! channels

It is indeed ironic: while running a high profile multi-media campaign to save local news, both Global and CTV admit publicly their strategies to create secondary channels, has failed and they likely will go under, taking their local newscasts with them. First billed as hip alternatives to stodgy mainstream channels, both filed to find significant audiences and neither parent company is interested in buying new programming for them for the fall. Let the death watch begin.

Globe and Mail, June 4 2009

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