Bell Media-owned CTV has announced another round of job cuts. This time, it is axing an “unspecified number” of broadcasting positions in Windsor, London and Kitchener, reports the Windsor Star.
Although the statement released by CTV doesn’t specify the segment affected by the job cuts, Windsor Star notes that Bell Media has been focusing on sport segments in its local newscasts.
“We have reduced a number of broadcast positions at Bell Media local TV stations in Kitchener, Windsor and London as part of a larger restructuring at Bell Media,” said Matt Garrow, director of news, local stations, sports, Discovery Networks and Community Investment.
The cuts are the result of the “challenges” Bell Media and the Canadian media companies need to address on multiple fronts, such as changing broadcast technologies, growing International competition, a tough advertising market and ongoing regulatory pressure, Matt Garrow told the local newspaper.
The London local sportscast is being eliminated, which also impacts Windsor viewers, as Windsor’s local weekend sportscasts are handled out of London by sports anchors Norman James and Brent Lale.