Monday, October 03, 2005

CBC and CMG Reach a Deal

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and its biggest union, the Canadian Media Guild, reached a memorandum of agreement early this morning.

6 comments:

kowy said...

NNOOOOOOOOOOOOO.............!

John said...

While I think this is good news for, well, watching the news again, I wonder how long it'll take for the CBC programming to go back to normal. I get a sense that the hourlong Corries aren't about to disappear as a lot of their original programming just isn't even ready yet.

Interesting that now that the exhibition NHL games are done and regular season about to begin, they reach a deal. Coincidence?

Jacqueline said...

Seriously, they've invested big bucks on advertising hour long episodes here in Toronto. I think they're planning to keep them

skeezix said...

John is right. The hour-longs might disappear eventually, but CBC staff have been on the picket lines for almost 2 months -- I can't imagine that the network is in any shape at the moment to immediately return its entire schedule to "normal". It will take time.

skeezix said...

I also agree with jacqueline. I've seen too many billboards and buses promoting the hour-longs -- I can't imagine CBC spent all that marketing dough if they thought the hour-longs could end at any moment (given that the lock-out could be settled quite quickly). Whereas I bet that no decision has been made to keep the hour-longs for good, I certainly think the head honchos at CBC have decided to keep the hour-longs for the time being while they deal with more urgent matters.

Anonymous said...

How about doing a one off series of Corrie after the 9 o'clock watershed. I am sure with people like Samia Smith and Tino O-Brien, it could make very interesting viewing.