Wednesday, 16 June 2010

More Sun News

Early indications are the proposed Sun Television News Channel will be operating on the cheap.

During a Q&A with Stefania Moretti, QMI Agency, Kory Teneycke, vice president, development of Quebecor Media Inc. and responsible for the Ottawa bureau, was asked:

Q: And it’s going to be a 24/7 news channel?

A: I think programming would run from early in the morning until about 9 at night. And then you would see some repeating of the commentary shows at night, similar to what you see on other news channels.

Say what?

Repeats after 9 p.m.? Does that mean no coverage of breaking news throughout the night?

Sounds like Toronto Sun news deadlines.

In a nutshell, is Sun News going to be a cable "news" channel or a non-stop, talking heads gabfest?

Will Sun News have the manpower and the budget to go live after 9 p.m. to provide coverage of major breaking news?


  1. Does this mean we can get cable in the news room to watch this crap? Because right now we're just relying on good old CBC's lone signal.

  2. Oh come on. To cover news you have to have people on the ground. That's not Sun Media's business because people cost money. And as a previous poster noted, so does cable. That's why newsrooms don't have it any more. Like a lot of things. Such as staff.

    This channel is just going to be an endless round of political panels talking about what went on in Ottawa that week.

  3. Not until Vidéotron has service in Ontario.

  4. It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion.