Repeats after 9 p.m.? Does that mean no coverage of breaking news throughout the night?
Sounds like Toronto Sun news deadlines.
Will Sun News have the manpower and the budget to go live after 9 p.m. to provide coverage of major breaking news?
And Chris Selley, he notices things too:
Production values are also going to be key. Whatever else you might think of CBC News, it puts on a slick show. And the aesthetics behind an impossibly terrible promotional video released yesterday on suntvnews.ca aren't going to come close to cutting it.
And of course everyone's seen how they bungled their own launch by mis-spelling the name of star investigative reporter Brian Lilley in about eight different places on their website.
And, actually, Chris Selley says something else that's interesting:There's a huge amount of valuable tonal real estate between CTV/CBC and the in-your-face Fox News model that kinder, gentler Canadians love to hate.
...because I think just the opposite: the ideological space SunTV to work in is quite limited. If they just going to be Conservative, then that's CTV. The only way to distinguish themselves is to embrace teh crazy (hire Ezra). But to do that risks alienating everyone else.
Sun TV therefore has the same problem as the CPoC; they are hamstrung between pleasing the true believers and pissing off the remainder of the country; that's why the government's poll numbers have kept within such a narrow range the past couple of years. That's why Sun TV's audience will be inherently limited.