Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"Holy Hiatus"... call Stephen quick....

This is shocking news... what's my buddy from Keppoch going to do now... he used to run home early everyday to get new ideas for the house reno... and then sashay around the living room dreaming of "periwinkle" and sugar plums... look on a more serious note there is probably going to be a lot more carnage and probably closer to home with some of our local programming... what's sexy in Government these days is "infrastructure"... not the "arts" and when it comes down to dishing out the money they have to find it somewhere and I suspect the current Government are not going to be too worried about "Steven & Chris" and our public broadcaster... and it’s likely those people looking for work won’t care that much anyway… maybe “Stephen” might be able to help…
CBC-TV cancels 'Fashion File,' puts 'Steven & Chris' on hiatus
The Canadian Press
CBC-TV is cancelling its long-running series “Fashion File” and putting its daytime lifestyles program “Steven & Chris” on hold due to financial issues. The public broadcaster announced today that “Fashion File” will wrap up production for good on March 31, while “Steven & Chris” will go on hiatus after production ends on April 15. Kirstine Layfield, CBC-TV’s executive director of network programming, says the decisions are a result of “a significant drop in advertising revenues” and have nothing to do with the hosts. She adds that CBC hopes to continue to work with Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman, who helm the daytime talk show. CBC also intends to retain the “Fashion File” brand, which it co-owns with Fashion Magazine, for use on other platforms. “Fashion File,” an internationally syndicated series hosted by Adrian Mainella, has been on the air for two decades. “Steven & Chris” launched just over a year ago. Both programs will be broadcast in repeats when they’re finished production, and will form part of a new afternoon schedule, says CBC. The programming changes came a day after Heritage Minister James Moore announced the beleaguered public broadcaster will not be getting any help from Ottawa to cope with its economic woes. He said CBC already receives substantial public funding each year and should not expect more.

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