From CP via CTV.ca (posted Nov. 26): Canadians are about to get a third 24-hour English-language cable news channel, and it’s one that plans to shake up the industry. The CRTC has approved a five-year licence for Sun TV news service — referred to by critics as Fox News North — to go into direct [...]
No criminal charges over Kory Teneycke’s boyish games involving the Avaaz.org poll, and what a whopper of a poorly-reported story by the Guardian on “Fox News North.”
You wake up, stretch, take a shower. And when you step out of the shower and go to the computer to see what’s flowing through the Intertubes, you find out that Kory Teneycke is no longer heading the Sun TV project. In fact, you learn he no longer has a job.
From CP via CTV.ca: Quebecor Media has hit a snag in its effort to have its new 24 hour news network a must-carry channel on cable and satellite, The Canadian Press has learned. The broadcasting regulator has told Quebecor that its proposed Sun TV news channel, dubbed Fox News North by rivals, won’t be considered [...]
Quebecor CEO Pierre-Karl Peladeau and Kory Teneckye, late of the PMO, want to bring hard news and straight talk to the nation’s cable TV subscribers — and they want to be put in a privileged position to do so.
Christopher Dornan of the Carleton University School of Journalism doesn’t think the Fox News version of “fair and balanced” vitriol and mean-spiritedness will play in Canada. So the question becomes, what does Quebecor see as the persona for this proposed new TV channel?
This is mildly mind-boggling. It does suggest the question of whether Quebecor Media Inc. (QMI) wants to become Fox News North as the Toronto Star suggests.