Windsor area audiences to get more local news
WINDSOR, ON, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Beginning in September 2013, CBC News: Windsor at 6 will expand its television newscast to ninety minutes. Windsor and area audiences will be able to tune in for their local news at an earlier time, starting at 5:30pm.
"We're pleased to offer an expanded news format as part of our commitment to CBC's 2015 strategic plan," says Shawna Kelly, Managing Editor of CBC Windsor. "CBC Windsor is looking forward to providing more local services aimed at deepening our community connections."
The expanded newscast, in addition to the current radio and digital offerings, will deliver more breaking news and original local journalism to the Windsor community.
With this new format, the Windsor audience will now get 90 minutes of local, nightly news - bringing it into line with many other regional CBC newscasts.
Resources will be redirected to support this earlier, expanded local news offering. As a result, CBC Windsor will no longer broadcast its current 10 minute format, weeknights at 11:00pm, starting this Fall.
CBC News: Windsor at 6 and CBC News: Windsor at 11 will continue in its current format throughout the summer season, on CBC Television Channel 9, Cogeco Cable 10, Bell 587 and live-streamed at CBC.ca/Windsor.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.
CBC Strategic Plan
The new service expansion is part of CBC's five-year strategic plan, "Everyone, Every Way" was launched in February 2011. Its goal is to better connect more than six million Canadians over the next four years, in areas which have been identified as underserviced. CBC has most recently launched new services in Kitchener-Waterloo and Saskatoon, a digital service in Hamilton, and other new service expansion plans have been implemented for Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Kelowna, Kamloops, Victoria, Edmonton, Halifax, St. John's and Ottawa.
For more information go to http://www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/strategy2015/
SOURCE: CBC Communications
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