THUNDER BAY – ENTERTAINMENT – Beginning Monday, Sept. 1 at 6:00AM EDT, television viewers in Thunder Bay region will notice a change on Channel 5. Thunder Bay will get a return to CTV programming as Dougall Media shifts from CBC television to CTV.
CBC television will now be Toronto CBC Coverage with the full scope of CBC programming. Previously the CKPR coverage was as an affiliate and not all the CBC programing was broadcast.
CBC Toronto SD Channel 210
CBC Toronto HD Channel 802
Thunder Bay Channel 2
Nipigon/Red Rock Channel 12
Terrace Bay Channel 12
Atikokan Channel 5
The move comes only a few short weeks after Thunder Bay lost the CBC Radio Afternoon program which now comes to our city out of Sudbury. The two changes in local media programming are not related.
The move to CTV comes as part of an agreement between Dougall Media and Bell Media. The recently inked agreement is poised to deliver CTV’s television programming content to CKPR Thunder Bay, including the roster of new programs that CTV is introducing for its 2014/15 prime-time schedule.
“From addictive, plot-twisting dramas, hilarious comedies, hero-driven fantasy programs, and Canada’s #1 national news and entertainment news programs, Bell Media is proud to serve viewers across the Thunder Bay region with CTV’s exciting slate from sunrise to sunset, that offers something for everyone,” said Richard Gray, Regional Vice-President, General Manager, Radio and TV, Northern and Eastern Ontario, Maritimes, Bell Media. “This agreement underscores Bell Media’s ongoing commitment to keeping Canadians in every corner of the country informed and entertained.”“The decision to air Bell Media programming on CKPR Thunder Bay was an easy one,” said Don Caron, Vice-President, Dougall Media. “Our viewers can now watch all of CTV’s top programs on local television in high-definition.”