CBC temporarily consolidates news coverage
CBC has announced that it is consolidating its news resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning today, the CBC News Network will focus on live breaking news, integrating reporting from CBC News Network, The National and local CBC stations nationally. The coverage will be available on television, CBC Gem, CBCNews.ca, CBC.ca and the broadcaster’s mobile application. CBC News Network programming will temporarily replace most local evening and late night newscasts on CBC and CBC Gem.
“As Canadians turn to us for the latest developments during these unprecedented times, we are temporarily pooling our resources into one core news offering to ensure the very best of our local and national journalism,” said Susan Marjetti, news, current affairs and local general manager at CBC. “We are needed now more than ever, and will work together across the organization to serve Canadians night and day with the trusted news and critical information they need for the duration of the pandemic, while keeping our teams safe. Simply stated, extraordinary times require extraordinary measures.”