CTV has announced its replacement for Canada AM will begin August 22. Your Morning will feature hosts Ben Mulroney and Anne-Marie Mediwake, late morning anchor Melissa Grelo, news anchor Lindsey Deluce and weather anchor Kelsey McEwen. The show will air from 6:00-9:00 a.m. weekdays on CTV and nationally on CTV News Channel.
Claire Martin, former meteorologist for CBC The National, has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The melanoma was discovered on the heel of her foot and she was scheduled for surgery July 22. She plans to blog about the experience and provide regular updates via the Steele and Drex Show on CKNW 980 Vancouver. Martin is also a breast cancer survivor after a 2009 diagnosis.
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean were on hand as their star was unveiled on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto on Monday. They have appeared together as a duo on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada for more than 30 years. They were honoured with the distinction last November.
CTV Vancouver reporter Sarah MacDonald has filed a complaint with police after an incident on July 21 that saw a man interrupt her live report with some vulgar language. The man allegedly recorded the incident on his cellphone for Snapchat. He ripped the earpiece off MacDonald’s blazer and out of her ear in the process of running from the scene.
DHX Media is teaming up with the BBC’s children’s network CBBC to produce 30 episodes of a program called The Zoo starring animals at the UK’s Paignton Zoo. Due to start airing in 2017, the network promises an observational documentary about real life at a zoo with a comedic spin. DHX will take on distribution outside the UK.
TVA had announced in April that it would close francophone business channel Argent because industry changes made it impossible for it to be profitable. Most of the dozen employees were transferred to other parts of the organization. As a result of TVA’s request, the CRTC has revoked the broadcasting license.
Asian Television Network (ATN), Canada’s largest South Asian Broadcaster, is now the home for cricket in Canada. The network has acquired the rights to broadcast games from the leagues in Australia, England, Ireland and the Caribbean. The network says cricket is the second most watched sport in the world.
Roger Ailes has resigned from his role as CEO of Fox News and Fox Business Network following harassment accusations. Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch will take on his role at both networks until a replacement is found.
Dish continues to lose subscribers according to the satcaster’s latest report. A net of 281,000 subscribers were lost in the second quarter. Same quarter report from last year saw a loss of 81,000 subscribers. Dish blames the losses on increased competition, discounted promotional offers and customer cord-cutting.