Huh. Wasn’t Quebecor supposed to pull the plug on their Sun News Network over-the-air broadcast transmitters November 1? Yet I turn my TV to channel 15 and there is the same ad for arthritis meds hustled by one of Sun News Network’s on-air news anchors. At least he hasn't yet stooped to modeling the Geniebra!
Yup, instead of going dark, Sun News seems to be "occupying" channel 15 past the Nov. 1 deadline, even though they’re been kicked way up the Rogers dial to their new digital destination, channel 142 (567 in high-definition).
Geez, if CBC was getting this kind of charity from
there’d be calls for a royal commission. Rogers
Sun News has also landed a deal to start appearing on Cogeco Cable. You can find it there on channel 195 (SD) and 705 (HD). It’s also on Shaw Direct (149 or 517) as well as on some screens every other afternoon at the Future Shop at
Trinity Mall (Hwy 401 to 410). Brampton
Even harder to find this last quarter at Sun News was revenue. According to a TD Securities report Wednesday, TVA was well off investor forecasts for their third quarter results and over $10 million short of what the company earned one year earlier.
TVA Group, a division of Quebecor, blamed the loss on a decline in operating revenues in the television division, specifically an operating loss associated with Sun News. Others are blaming all that expensive hair spray used by Byline host Brian Lilley.