Bell Media has released more details about the launch of its new Quebec-based Noovo Info news service.
The Noovo network includes television stations in Montréal, Québec City, Saguenay, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, as well as affiliates in Gatineau, Rivière-du-Loup and Val-d’Or. Starting March 29, Noovo Le Fil, the network’s cornerstone news programming will make its debut.
As previously announced, national and local editions of Noovo Le Fil, will be anchored by Noémi Mercier, Lisa-Marie Blais, Michel Bherer and Meeker Guerrier, airing daily in various time slots:
Noovo Le Fil 17 – Monday to Friday, 5 p.m. (60 minutes)
National segment (30 minutes), hosted by Noémi Mercier
Québec City, Mauricie, Estrie and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean editions, from 5:30 p.m., hosted by Lisa-Marie Blais
Montréal edition, from 5:30 p.m., hosted by Noémi Mercier
Noovo Le Fil 22 – Monday to Friday, 10 p.m. (30 minutes)
National segment, hosted by Michel Bherer
Québec City, Mauricie, Estrie and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean editions, from 10:10 p.m., hosted by Lisa-Marie Blais
Montréal edition, from 10:10 p.m., hosted by Michel Bherer
Noovo Le Fil weekend – Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. (60 minutes)
National edition, hosted by Meeker Guerrier
Contributors will include Yves Boisvert, Sophie Gagnon, Marie Grégoire, Louise Harel, Camille Lopez, Hugo Meunier, Elizabeth Plank, Martine St-Victor and Alexis Wawanoloath, among others
Led by General Manager Jean-Philippe Pineault, the Noovo team will provide in-depth news coverage across Bell Media platforms, encompassing television, radio and digital news.
“A 360-degree, multi-platform news source that will roll out on television, radio and the web, Noovo Info will add greater editorial diversity and new viewpoints, which are essential to a democratic society,” said Suzane Landry, Vice-President, Content Development, Programming and News, in a release. “With our new show Noovo Le Fil, we want to spark dialogue about various issues while situating them within the Québec context.”
On Thursday, March 22, Noovo will air a documentary chronicling the development of the Noovo newsroom and exploring the current state of news in Quebec. Bell Media says the doc will broach a number of issues, including the role of journalism and freedom of the press as a global pandemic rages and social tensions are heightened. Among those who appear in the doc are journalists and hosts like Valérie Beaudoin, Yves Boisvert, Patrick Lagacé, Patrice Roy, Julie Snyder, Mutsumi Takahashi, and Patrick White.
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