Followup to the last post. Pleasant surprise as Ottawa viewers won. Today Rogers said they’re keeping WPBS Watertown in Ottawa.
Even the website of the ABC affiliate in Watertown had a story on it. Not very often do you have TV stations with news on other ones in town. Although PBS is a public broadcaster so they’re not viewed as competitors as much.
You knew there would be a funny line from Rogers somewhere in these stories. From Metro Ottawa.
“Rogers’ vice-president of video services, David Purdy, said that they did receive complaints, but downplayed their influence on the decision.”
Sure. And the coverage in the following places had nothing to do with the changes either:
Ottawa Citizen, The Kingston Whig Standard, CBC.ca, WPBS Website, Facebook Groups, CNY TV News, North Country Public Radio, Watertown Daily Times, Newswatch 50, Barrhaven This Week, Digital Home, SOWNY.ca.
I bet that coverage made a lot of people take notice and complain.
The Canadian channels getting kicked off systems in Ontario probably won’t be as lucky with a reprieve. The viewers are spread out across the province as opposed to this issue in Ottawa. But you never know.
Technically it is Friday. Tonight on the show there isn’t any set plan. Back on LIVE though. Did get one of Sharona Clarke’s CD in the mail so I’ll be playing that among others.