groundskeeper willy wrote:No surprise that more cuts were coming, it was just a matter of when the axe would fall. Bell's been telegraphing their financial woes for the longest time, most recently with the revenue loss from the upcoming Super Bowl simsub decision (several reports saying upwards of $25M, but of course we'll never really know since Bell isn't going to open their books in this regard), so they can easily blame that shortfall for needing to slice TV staffing levels.
tuned wrote:Profits up and dividend up over at Bell. But they're looking for more handouts from the government, whining about simsub and firing long time employees.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-o ... e33874538/
More names emerging from last week’s Bell Media layoffs, including Scott Lund, who had been vice-president and GM of CTV Northern Ontario since 1997 and VP of affiliate sales and distribution marketing Stephen Green. Veteran journalists Gord Nicholls in Sudbury and Cindy Males in North Bay took buyout packages. At CTV News Barrie, the sports department has been eliminated with sports anchors Alastair Connolly and Mike Arsalides offered positions as news videographers. Two veteran camera operators were also laid off, including Jim Holmes who had been with the station 38 years.
SKradiophile wrote:I have no inside info but alleged retirement after 40 years of CTV Saskatoon anchor Rob Macdonald left me wondering then and now if that decision was an early warning shot to the others in the industry here?
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