Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Bell’s Quibi productions to air final broadcast Friday, contract staff impacted

Bell Media has confirmed that production on its Quibi content will cease at the end of the week and a number of contract positions eliminated.

As Quibi’s exclusive Canadian news and sports provider, Bell’s move comes roughly a month ahead of the short form video platform’s “on or about Dec. 1” shutdown date.

NEWSDAY BY CTV NEWS, NEWSNIGHT BY CTV NEWS, and SPORTS AM BY TSN will deliver their final broadcasts on Quibi this Friday, Oct. 30,” Rob Duffy, Manager, Communications for CTV News, TSN, and Bell Media Sports, told Broadcast Dialogue in an email. “A number of contract positions will be eliminated as a result, though no on-air talent are affected.”

Duffy declined to say how many contract staff are impacted.

The CTV and TSN segments were presented as part of Quibi’s “Daily Essentials” content.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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