Good news, people who rely on CBC Television for local news. You’re getting it back.
CBC/Radio-Canada President and CEO Catherine Tait says Canadians will be seeing more of their local television news hosts during the supper hour starting Tuesday.
The public broadcaster came under fire last week after announcing evening and late-night TV newscasts would be temporarily suspended in favour of consolidated news coverage from CBC News Network during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local radio and digital news were unaffected by the change.
In a release published Tuesday afternoon, CBC announced that it would offer “an expanded 30-minute local news segment on CBC News Network” starting Wed., March 25. The public broadcaster added that over the course of this week and next, “we will make every effort to have all of the dedicated local shows back up on the main network.”