Ad Dollar Loss Brings Significant changes in how Global news is produced
TORONTO – Global News’ parent company, Shaw Media, announced sweeping changes to how it produces news in Canada.
The production of the late-night and weekend newscasts east of Alberta, as well as Kelowna, will be moved to Toronto, where a single-anchor team will produce a local newscast for each market.
Local morning shows and early evening newscasts will continue to be anchored from studios in local markets, though the production of some national and international segments will be centralized in Toronto.
The national and international segments of news programs will be the same throughout the country, freeing up resources in each market for local news gathering, Reeb said.
“We’ll actually increase reporting assets at the front-line through this in many locations and we’ll be able to increase the number of hours of news that we produce every week, though it is going to be a big change in the way that people traditionally think of television.”
There have been some layoffs as a result of the changes with most of the reductions coming behind the camera.
Reeb said Thursday that it’s still unclear how many people will be out of a job as the company deals with seniority and union issues, but the total net reduction across the country will be less than 30.