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McNabb Set to Join 680 CJOB Morning Show

McNabb Set to Join 680 CJOB Morning Show

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WINNIPEG — 680 CJOB is adding to its morning show later this summer with veteran broadcast journalist Lauren McNabb.

The experienced co-anchor of Global News at 6 will join Greg Mackling and Brett Megarry weekday mornings from 6-10 a.m. CT beginning August 22. Both stations are owned by Corus Entertainment.

McNabb originally joined Global Winnipeg in 2000 and was promoted to Global National’s Manitoba correspondent three years later. She went on to work out of the network’s Toronto bureau in 2005 before returning to her home province in 2011 as producer and host of “Focus Manitoba.” In 2016, she joined Heather Steele as co-anchor of Global News at 6.

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Global TV Tells Manitoba Tories to Pull Ad in Copyright Dispute

Global TV Tells Manitoba Tories to Pull Ad in Copyright Dispute

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG — An attack ad by Manitoba’s Opposition Progressive Conservatives has been pulled from Global Television in a copyright dispute that one expert says is part of a growing battle between media outlets and political parties.

The ad criticizes severance packages the NDP government gave to seven advisers who parted ways with Premier Greg Selinger in the wake of a leadership crisis last year. The 30-second spot is based almost entirely on Global News footage of the premier walking away from two reporters who were asking him questions.

Global has stopped airing the ads and has sent a letter to the Tories, demanding the ad be removed from other television channels as well as online sites such as YouTube and Facebook.

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Global Winnipeg Taking Newscasts on the Road

Global WinnipegGlobal Winnipeg is leaving the studio and taking its newscasts into the community later this month.

Beginning Tuesday, August 13, Global’s “Morning News” will broadcast from the pedway system below 201 Portage Avenue until Friday, August 30.

The “Evening News” and “News Hour Final” will broadcast from various locations around the city during the same weeks, according to a release from Shaw Media.

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Global Winnipeg Goes on Hiring Frenzy

Management at Global Winnipeg will be busy over the next few weeks working to fill five open positions for its future morning show.

The Shaw Media-owned station is currently hiring a technical producer, reporter/anchor, news producer, news camera/photographer, and a weather and traffic reporter/anchor.

The station posted the positions on Monday, and all have an application deadline of January 3, 2012.

A launch date for the morning show hasn’t yet been announced.

CRTC Examining Supplemental Funding to Local TV

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will review funding cable and satellite companies provide to local television stations throughout the country, including three in Winnipeg.

The Local Programming Improvement Fund is made up of 1.5 percent of gross broadcasting revenues from cable and satellite companies and was established in 2009. By the end of 2012, the fund will have handed out $300 million to 75 stations. CTV Winnipeg, CBC Manitoba (including French) and Global Winnipeg are all recipients of funding in the program, of which one of the requirements is the stations provide local programming that includes news.

Coming up to its third year now, the CRTC will take a look at how the stations are performing, if additional spending on local programming should be made, how the funds are being allocated, if the 1.5 percent contribution should be raised/lowered, or if the program should be cancelled altogether.

Anyone who wants to submit comments on the issue can do so online by February 15, 2012. A public hearing will begin on April 16, 2012 in Gatineau, Quebec.

Global Winnipeg Goes Digital Over-the-Air

Global Winnipeg Goes Digital Over-the-Air

By Brian Schultz

Global TV is the first channel in Winnipeg to go digital over-the-air (OTA).

The newly-acquired television asset of Shaw Media Inc. made the switch on December 16, broadcasting in HD to channel 40.1 at 14,900 watts.

Only those with rabbit ears can pick up the new digital channel, which was approved by the CRTC last August. A digital converter box will be required for older televisions without an ATSC tuner.

According to DigitalHome.ca, the channel is mapping at 9.1 HD and 9.3 SD, and has a signal strength of 95%.

Other broadcasters have until August 31, 2011 to complete the transition to digital.

Shaw is expected to make a formal announcement this week regarding the channel.

UPDATE: Shaw has added Global Winnipeg in 1080i to channel 211 for digital subscribers.

Global TV Hiring for Sports Reporter/Anchor

By Brian Schultz

Global TV is hiring a soccer-loving sports reporter/anchor to work on its Winnipeg-produced “Fox Soccer Report.”

The seven-day a week program airs nationally throughout Canada and internationally in the U.S.

The successful candidate must be able to prepare edited/voiced items for the hour-long program and be able to serve as a back up anchor.

The deadline to send in a resume and demo reel is December 12, 2010.

Further qualifications and details on how to apply can be found at MediaJobSearchCanada.com.

Two-Hour Morning Newscast Coming to Winnipeg TV

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) cleared the way for Shaw Communications to purchase Canwest’s television and cable assets on Friday.

The $2 billion deal has been in the works for months, ever since Canwest filed for bankruptcy protection last October.

Shaw will acquire 11 of Global TV’s stations and specialty cable channels, including HGTV, Showcase, History Television, TVtropoplis and the Food Network.

The Calgary-based company will also produce new two-hour morning newscasts in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.

Other highlights of the transaction include the conversion of 67 analog transmitters to digital in smaller markets, and the installation of a satellite or receiver dish free of charge to viewers who can no longer view over-the-air signals.

Shaw’s proposal also includes the purchase of more drama, documentary and comedy programs from independent producers, and the investment in new media content that will support news programming and programs of national interest.

The company will spend roughly $180 million over the next seven years to implement its plans.

The federal broadcast regulator approved the deal on the same day Shaw’s CEO, Jim Shaw, announced he would be stepping down. The reigns of the company will be given to Jim’s younger brother, Bradley Shaw, on January 13, 2011. Jim served as CEO for the last 12 years and will remain on the board of directors.

— With files from a news release

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