Canada’s political TV looking forward to competitive fall season - Macleans.ca

Canada’s political TV looking forward to competitive fall season

Added depth and additional programming fuels contest for viewers

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This fall is shaping up to be a competitive one for Canada’s English-language political talk shows, albeit one that will strive for less hyper-partisan jousting.  CTV’s Question Period has brought Kevin Newman, formerly of Global TV, on board as co-host, while also giving him the unofficial title of  “digital evangelist,” tasked with bringing the network into the digital age. Elsewhere, CTV’s Power Play will compete with other suppertime politics programs like CBC’s Power and Politics and Sun News Network’s The Daily Brief. CBC’s Evan Soloman told The Hill Times that his show, Power and Politics, has an advantage because of its two hour time-slot. David Akin of the Sun News Network said The Daily Brief will focus on carving out its own niche by providing an alternative to viewer, and will focus on American politics from “Canadian eyes.”

The Hill Times


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