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  1. #1
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    CJBN-TV Kenora to shut down

    November 30, 2016
    Shaw to close CJBN-TV
    GREG O'BRIEN

    KENORA and GATINEAU – Shaw Communications has filed a letter with the CRTC this month letting the Commission know it has withdrawn its application to renew the broadcast license of CJBN-TV Kenora, its local TV station serving the northwestern Ontario community, and that it plans to shutter the station.

    A Global Television affiliate which airs a schedule pretty close to Global TV’s Winnipeg station, CJBN also offers some local programming including a half hour show called Good Morning Sunset Country and another called Fishing with Gussy.
    (...)
    “Shaw is in the process of notifying affected parties of our intention to close CJBN. At the appropriate time, Shaw will file a letter to request the revocation of the broadcasting licence for CJBN,” reads the November 17th letter to the CRTC from Shaw VP of regulatory affairs Dean Shaikh.

    https://cartt.ca/article/shaw-close-cjbn-tv (it's a subscription website, article will go paywall after a few days)

    Note : Canada has 43 markets. Kenora is the 43th. The 41th is Dawson Creek, where Bell operates CJDC-TV (CTV2). In other words, you're next.
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    Apparently both local programs currently produced for CJBN will move to Shaw TV when CJBN shuts down. To be honest, I'm surprised that CJBN has been able to stay licensed this long. They have had a long history (even prior to Shaw purchase) of being under fire by the CRTC for not airing enough Canadian content and locally produced content. This shouldn't have a huge negative effect on the market other than perhaps those that accessed the station with an antenna but given that this is the only station available with an antenna, I'd imagine most non-cable viewers in the area watch TV by other means.

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    CJBN-TV has shut down Jan 27, 2017.
    "It's not a rerun if you haven't watched it yet." (© 2010 by TVViewer)
    "Ne jamais s'obstiner avec un épais. Il va vous abaisser à son niveau et vous battre avec l'expérience."

 

 

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