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  1. #41
    Who cares where it goes as long as its gone from CHCH- E! sucks!!

  2. #42
    Canwest still owns the rights to E programming and they will probably put it on their specialty channels, or the reality channel that they just reapplied to have.

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    It looks like this whole Channel Zero union changes are not going as smooth as expected and talks have now stalled, the union needs to agree to the changes for the Channel Zero sale to happen.

    Not that I think we have anything to worry about, the CHCH union must know that if these changes are not approved the station is done and they wont have a job.

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    CRTC Release

    Apperently the purchase price for the two stations was $12

    The CRTC will hold a hearing on this August 24

    From CRTC Release

    The purchase price for the entire transaction, including the purchase of CJNT-TV Montréal, based on the terms of the asset purchase agreement, is 12 dollars. Citing the financial difficulties of the station, the applicant has not proposed a tangible benefits package, but has offered a number of intangible benefits for the transaction.


    http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2009/2009-425.htm

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    Channel Zero is really asking the CRTC to get this approved by September 1st, not only does the Canwest/Channel Zero deal state that if the CRTC doesn't approve this by September 1st Canwest can shut down the station or keep the station on the air but force Channel Zero to pay for all the costs.

    Even more important that this deal is approved by September, Channel Zero said

    "The difficult reality is that if CHCH and CJNT remain in a state of transition into September, unable to begin executing the new programming formats and most importantly not be in a position to sell advertising at the critical beginning to the new broadcast season when advertising agencies are making their annual spending commitments, the projected first year financial performance for the stations may be damaged beyond repair"

    I really hope the CRTC is paying attention, I know it's short notice but this has unique circumstances, this should be getting a hearing in early August and approved within a few days, not August 24th. If the CRTC doesn't approve this by September and the deal falls apart then it's the CRTC's fault these stations shut down.

    More from Channel Zero:

    "Our ability to implement a new schedule and begin the process of selling advertising cannot commence until regulatory approval of this acquisition is completed. In the normal course, the vendor would continue business as usual until the completion of the regulatory process with booked business being factored itto closing adjustments. In the case of this transaction, however, if approval is delayed beyond August 31 2009, Canwest will continue to honour all licence conditions, including maintaining local program commitments, but, we have agreed to provide Canwest with non-local programming to complete the non-local components of the schedule. Canwest will continue to sell advertising inventory on the stations until the transfer of control. However, due to the timing of the transaction announcement, Canwest was not able to actively sell CHCH advertising inventory for the Fall durning the important upfront period which was essentially complete at the end of June. For these reasons we realize that first year revenues will be impacted by unfortunate timing but we believe that this reality has been adequately factored into our revenue projections.

    Channel Zero also said that over the past 5 years, CHCH has lost OVER $95 MILLION, and CJNT OVER $32 MILLION!
    Last edited by TVViewer; 07-17-2009 at 05:44 PM.

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    Channel Zero also released a proposed Fall 2009 Schedule for CHCH

    CHCH

    Weekdays
    5:30AM: Morning Live
    9:00AM: News Flow
    12:00PM: News at Noon
    1:00PM: News Flow
    5:30PM: Live at 5:30
    6:00PM: News at 6
    7:00PM: Movie 1
    9:00PM: Movie 2
    11:00PM: News at 11
    12:00AM: Movie 1 Repeat
    2:00AM: Movie 2 Repeat
    4:00AM: Movie 3 (90 Minute)

    Weekends
    6:00AM: Morning Live
    10:00AM: News Flow
    12:00PM: News at Noon
    1:00PM: Matinee Film #1
    3:30PM: Matinee Film #2
    6:00PM: News at 6
    7:00PM: Movie 1
    9:00PM: Movie 2
    11:00PM: News at 11
    12:00AM: Movie 1 repeat
    2:00AM: Movie 2 repeat
    4:00AM: Matinee Film #1 Repeat

    From Channel Zero:

    "The Current News and Local programming ("Morning Live", "News at Noon", "Live at 5:30", "News at 6", and "News at 11" will all be maintained and will all continue to be original programming, even on weekends. The additional news components, "News Flow", which is news, weather, sports, and traffic reported live throught the day, plus weekend editions of "Morning Live" will all be original programming as well"
    Last edited by TVViewer; 07-17-2009 at 04:02 PM.

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    Boy when they said news all day and movies at night they weren't kidding! I'm not sure if I really like this news all day format anymore- why can't they air a movie in the afternoons on weekdays like they are proposing to do on weekend afternoons?!

    They could air news flow from 1pm-3:30pm then a movie from 3:30pm-5:30pm

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    CJNT Schedule

    Everyday
    6:00AM: Canadian Cinema
    7:00AM: Music Videos (English Canada)
    8:00AM: Local Reflection (Latino, Italian, Chinese, Greek,ect..)
    9:00AM: Local Reflection (Lebanese, Portugese, Caribbean, Haitian, Japan / Korea, Arab / Egyptian, Czech / Armenian, ect..)
    10:00AM: Indie Music Videos
    11:00AM: International Music Videos
    12:00PM: International Music Vidoes
    1:00PM: Music Videos Quebec
    2:00PM: International Music Videos
    3:00PM: International Music Videos
    4:00PM: Indie Music Videos
    5:00PM: Local Reflection (Arab / Egyptian, Czech / Armenian, Lebanese, Portugese, Carribbean, Haitian, Chinese, ect..)
    6:00PM: Local Reflection (Italian, Greek, Latino, Japan / Korea, ect...)
    7:00PM: Music Videos (English Canada)

    Weeknights
    8:00PM: World's Best Music Videos
    9:00PM: Movies (International)
    11:00PM: Canadian Cinema
    12:00AM: Movies
    2:00AM: Movies (International)
    4:00AM: Movies (International)

    Fridays
    8:00PM: World's Best Music Videos
    9:00PM: Movies (International)
    11:00PM: Canadian Cinema
    12:00AM: Movie Marathons (Dead by Dawn, Saturday Nightmares, Creature Features, Grindhouse, ect..) (6 Hours)

    Saturdays
    8:00PM: Movies (International)
    10:00PM: Movies (International)
    12:00AM: Movie Marathons (Dead by Dawn, Saturday Nightmares, Creature Features, Grindhouse, ect...) (6 Hours)

    Sundays
    8:00PM: Movies (Classics)
    10:00PM: Movies (Classics)
    12:00AM: Movie Marathons (Dead by Dawn, Saturday Nightmares, Creature Features, Grindhouse, ect..) (6 Hours)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVJunkie5 View Post
    Boy when they said news all day and movies at night they weren't kidding! I'm not sure if I really like this news all day format anymore- why can't they air a movie in the afternoons on weekdays like they are proposing to do on weekend afternoons?!

    They could air news flow from 1pm-3:30pm then a movie from 3:30pm-5:30pm
    I actually think it's smart to have news in the afternoon, they can provide traffic updates, ect.. and not everyone get's home at 6, some get home early. many U.S. stations have both 4:00PM & 5:00PM newscasts that do really well.

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    Are they going to bring back CHCH's awesome movie bumpers form the '80s?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh8yyaUm0ig

    The days before we had even 30 cable channels, before "24/7" was a common phrase... when you could tune-in to a lousy movie at 1am, and you didn't care that it was lousy.

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    I like the idea of embracing the old logo as a way of going back to a "glory days" of a station. I wish GLOBAL would bring back the distinctive red lined "G".

    A perfect logo:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DdXA...eature=related

    A great ident:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK9vV...eature=related

  12. #52
    Cool clips, brings back memories- they should use the CHCH 11 logo just update it a little, a 21st century version :D

    Any chance some of those international flicks that will air on CJNT will show up on CHCH as well?! It would be nice to see something other than Hollywood movies all the time, add a little variety.

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    Channel Zero didn't say anything about international movies (which are not in english) airing on CHCH, I think their goal is to air movies that people know (they mention comfort food movies in interviews) they have said they will be going after Toronto advertisers with Movies, so I don't think they would take the risk of airing international movies.

    I know before CHCH used to air the world premieres of many hit movies, it would be cool if they could try and do that again.

    I also wonder what the logo/graphics will end up looking like.

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    Gotta wonder where they come up with these numbers? $12? How random is that. And boy is that a lot of music videos or what; 7 hours in a row with 3 more thrown in throughout the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musimax View Post
    Gotta wonder where they come up with these numbers? $12? How random is that. And boy is that a lot of music videos or what; 7 hours in a row with 3 more thrown in throughout the day.
    I agree, however music videos are also very cheap, they can't continue to do what Canwest was doing by by re-airing ethnic programming all day, nobody was watching, so atleast they are trying to try something new, and they are pretty limited in what they can do.
    Last edited by TVViewer; 07-17-2009 at 08:35 PM.

  16. #56
    Where did you find that proposed schedule for CHCH? Is there anymore information from the source you got the schedule from?

    Thanks,

    Brad

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    the schedules I posted were given to the CRTC from Channel Zero. You can find them in their application on the CRTC website, however you wont find anything that has not already been posted in this thread.

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    CHCH Union approves the sale!

    CEP Local 1100 members working at
    CHCH-TV in Hamilton have voted to support the conditional sales transaction
    between Channel Zero Inc. and Canwest-Global Communications Limited announced
    June 30th, but the union has grieved Canwest-Global's plans to wind up the
    present pension plan.

    As a condition of sale present pension and health benefits will not
    follow employees to Channel Zero. The new owner has committed to replace
    employee benefits with their own plans, and all other provisions of the
    Collective Agreement remain unchanged. The agreement between CEP and
    Canwest-Global means Channel Zero will not have to renegotiate the Collective
    Agreement for one year.

    Canwest-Global had threatened to close the television station if its deal
    with Channel Zero did not go through. That would have put 120 employees out of
    work.

    "We are happy that our members will continue to work and provide a
    valuable service to Hamilton," said Bob Huget, Ontario Vice-President of the
    Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union. Huget adds, "We think Channel
    Zero's commitment to local news and local programming is the right strategy
    and we trust this transaction will benefit; employees, the company and the
    community."

    According to regulatory filings, the pension plan had a surplus at the
    end of 2006 and now has a significant shortfall. CEP says that federal
    regulators allowed Canwest-Global to take contribution holidays for years
    while employees continued to fund the plan.

    "It is unfair to leave employees and retirees holding the bag," says
    Huget, "we believe it is Canwest-Global's obligation to fund the shortfall."
    The prospective owner of CHCH-TV and Montreal's CJNT-TV, also part of the
    sale, still requires CRTC approval. Canada's broadcast regulator will consider
    Channel Zero's application on August 24th. Following CRTC approval Canwest and
    Channel Zero will have until November 10, 2009 to close the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVViewer View Post
    CHCH Union approves the sale!

    CEP Local 1100 members working at
    CHCH-TV in Hamilton have voted to support the conditional sales transaction
    between Channel Zero Inc. and Canwest-Global Communications Limited announced
    June 30th, but the union has grieved Canwest-Global's plans to wind up the
    present pension plan.

    As a condition of sale present pension and health benefits will not
    follow employees to Channel Zero. The new owner has committed to replace
    employee benefits with their own plans, and all other provisions of the
    Collective Agreement remain unchanged. The agreement between CEP and
    Canwest-Global means Channel Zero will not have to renegotiate the Collective
    Agreement for one year.

    Canwest-Global had threatened to close the television station if its deal
    with Channel Zero did not go through. That would have put 120 employees out of
    work.

    "We are happy that our members will continue to work and provide a
    valuable service to Hamilton," said Bob Huget, Ontario Vice-President of the
    Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union. Huget adds, "We think Channel
    Zero's commitment to local news and local programming is the right strategy
    and we trust this transaction will benefit; employees, the company and the
    community."

    According to regulatory filings, the pension plan had a surplus at the
    end of 2006 and now has a significant shortfall. CEP says that federal
    regulators allowed Canwest-Global to take contribution holidays for years
    while employees continued to fund the plan.

    "It is unfair to leave employees and retirees holding the bag," says
    Huget, "we believe it is Canwest-Global's obligation to fund the shortfall."
    The prospective owner of CHCH-TV and Montreal's CJNT-TV, also part of the
    sale, still requires CRTC approval. Canada's broadcast regulator will consider
    Channel Zero's application on August 24th. Following CRTC approval Canwest and
    Channel Zero will have until November 10, 2009 to close the deal.

    This is great news for CHCH-TV and the Hamilton Halton Niagara Region!

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    I was checking TV listings for CJNT the week of August 31st, looks like the E! News, Wild On and The Soup are still there... then a portion of September 7th 2009 reveals itself:

    6:00 AM - Hellas Spectrum TV-PG
    7:00 AM - Noir de Monde TV-PG
    8:00 AM - Int'l Music Videos NEW TV-PG
    9:00 AM - Int'l Music Videos TV-PG
    10:00 AM - Nadege en 32 temps TV-PG
    10:30 AM - French Music Videos NEW TV-PG
    11:00 AM - Int'l Music Videos TV-PG
    12:00 PM - Indie Music Videos NEW TV-PG
    1:00 PM - HomeGrown Music NEW TV-PG
    ...

    oouf! When I saw the word "HomeGrown", I thought for a second it was a program from HGTV :p

 

 

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