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2011-03-11 at 15:52

CKPR-Television, CBC ink programming deal

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The potential loss of Hockey Night in Canada and other popular CBC programs has been eliminated for Thunder Bay Television viewers. 

This follows the finalization of a new programming agreement between CKPR-Television and the CBC this week. Last year, the network had indicated it was no longer interested in continuing affiliation agreements with private sector television operators, forcing several stations to begin looking for alternate sources of programming. 

But ongoing discussions with the CBC ultimately led to a new deal that will allow a 57-year-long union between the two broadcasters to continue.

Dougall Media vice-president and general manager Don Caron is expressing satisfaction over the deal, saying it will give viewers continued access to quality programming, while also providing stability for the company. 

The new agreement will run for a five-year term.
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truthseeker says:
quality programming according to don caron, its garbage programming, wouldn't miss the cbc or ckpr if they both bit the dust.
chfd is another pathetic channel now with its terrible global tv programming.
3/11/2011 10:46:08 PM
moi says:
ckpr and chfd are about on the same lousy level as cbq--they're all pathetic,I just don't know which one gets first place as the "worse regional broadcaster"...I mean, some of those regular segments on cbq are..well..just lame. JMO.
3/12/2011 5:56:08 PM
passlake says:
i respectfully disagree. I've been happy with the CBC and am glad I'll continue to see it.
3/12/2011 10:44:16 AM
The Beaver.... says:
forget about global...its a joke
3/12/2011 11:25:11 AM
tsb says:
Well, I appreciate the effort. I watch CKPR/CBC almost every day.
3/12/2011 12:59:56 PM
DjMz says:
wow... some people like to complain about a free service... just be happy we have Local TV here.

And don't say that you pay for it..because you don't, when you subscribe to Cable or Dish your paying that company, CKPR / CHFD make no money off that deal.
3/12/2011 1:53:07 PM
fighter says:
Global sucks but it made sense at the time due to the cost involved compared to CTV. The only show I watch on CBC is Hockey Night In Canada and that is rarely as I don't enjoy watching the Leafs play..LOL!!
3/12/2011 5:27:14 PM
whatever333 says:
I would rather watch a dvd movie that watch the crap that is on TV global. I cannot believe the programs if you want to call them that. When I have to sit and watch some cartoon baby telling a dog to eat the poop out of his diaper so they wont have to tolerate the smell or watch each show over and over each night in a row is just sickening.The same commercials are even played over and over again. Speaking of commercials there are more of them that the regular show. Come on 10 commercials in a row. The programming is not even worth having a TV. The other local station is just as bad. How many times can you repeat the same news over and over?
3/13/2011 8:24:03 AM
chbaker says:

It's not a free service. Do you see the ads you are bombarded with in order to watch? You're paying even if you don't know it.
3/16/2011 12:16:27 PM
DjMz says:
Uhh No.. it IS a free service. do you pay for the commercials? Unless you own a business advertising on the Stations, I'm going to say no.

It's a free service. You pay Shaw / Bell / Tbaytel for your service. They take the feed (for free) from CHFD / CKPR. If you have the rabbit ears or soon to be Digital converter you will receive the stations for absolutely free.

So if you don't like it flip the channel and shut up. It's that easy.
3/17/2011 12:11:18 AM
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