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CTV News is the news division of the CTV Television Network in Canada. The name CTV News is also applied as the title of local and regional newscasts on the network's owned-and-operated stations, which are closely tied to the national news division.

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National programs

CTV News (the national news organization) produces the following national programs:

CTV News also operates the national 24-hour news channel CTV News Channel and the 24-hour national business news channel Business News Network, both of which are available across Canada on cable and satellite, as well as the regional 24-hour news channel CablePulse 24 in Toronto.

Local programs

Chopper 9, CTV British Columbia's full time news helicopter.

Local programs use the title CTV News on the air. In most markets, local CTV News programs air at noon, 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on weekdays, as well as local news updates during Canada AM, and at 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on weekends.

National aggregate ratings published by BBM Canada refer to the local broadcasts collectively as CTV Evening News, CTV Late News, CTV Noon News, etc. Since most CTV affiliates are owned by the network, CTV offers the opportunity to buy national ads on local programming across its O&Os, making these aggregate ratings useful for advertisers.

Local CTV News programs are produced in the following markets:

CTV O&Os in smaller markets air a newscast produced in one of the larger markets noted above, although some may also produce a shorter local news insert aired during a break in the main market's program.

CTV's private affiliates in Lloydminster and Thunder Bay produce their own local newscasts, which are not branded as CTV News, although they do air CTV's national news programming. One American station, WZRA in Oldsmar, Florida, also carries Canada AM and CTV National News.

CTVglobemedia also owns CablePulse 24 (CP24), a local 24-hour news channel based in Toronto which is available across Southern Ontario via cable and across Canada via satellite. The channel does currently air a simulcast of CFTO-TV's CTV News at 6 and CTV News at 11:30.

News bureaus

CTV News has bureaus across Canada and around the world, but many were closed to cut costs and replaced with reporters sent to locations from the existing bureaus. Most recently the CTV Moscow and Kampala bureau's were closed. No replacement for Steve Chao as Beijing Bureau Chief has been announced.

A list of current bureaus:

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National

  • Halifax
    • Bureau Chief: Todd Battis
  • Montreal
    • Bureau Chief: Genevieve Beauchemin

International

  • Los Angeles - United States West Coast
    • Bureau Chief: Tom Walters
  • Beijing - Far East and Southeast Asia
    • Bureau Chief: Vacant
  • Jerusalem - Middle East
    • Bureau Chief: Janet Dirks

My News

In 2008, the CTV News website introduced My News, a citizen journalism feature allowing for citizens to upload their images or videos relating to current events. Viewers may also upload media for any station or program.[1]

References

  1. ^ "MyNews.CTV.ca". CTV News. http://mynews.ctv.ca/. Retrieved 2008-11-29.  

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