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Fitz
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posted 29 September 2005 01:33 PM      Profile for Fitz     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is this for real?

I mean, I know it's for real but WTF gives? The erstwhile Canadian Television Network (CTV) is going to team-up with one of the 400kg gorillas of North American broadcasting to save us from CHUM, a Canadian company? Well isn't that special! Iím feeling positively giddy at the Canadian-ness already! But wouldn't that be kind of like my local burger palace teaming-up with say, MacDonaldís and then wrapping itself in the flag claiming that itís giving us an alternative to Harveyís?

It isnít as if we donít have altogether too many pipelines of American programming being foisted on us by our private Canadian networks (Entertainment Tonight Canada indeed!). But to slap the word "Canada" on an American program, make like itís all maple syrup and beavers and treat Canadians like thereís no man behind the curtain is ignorant not to mention
insulting.

Platfornication? Well, youíre half-right but whoís on top? If TalkTV turned out to be such a dog for Bell GlobeMedia, then the license should be turned back in, not turned into yet another outlet for Viacom.

And itís especially precious that a Bell GlobeMedia cohort is waving the banners and beating the drum. Ever heard of chutzpah?


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