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CHCH is changing it's linep-up. All news during the day, but only one movie at night, and a heavy dose of American syndicated shows- Chuck, Supernatural, 60 Minutes, 20/20, 48 Hours Mystery, Jimmy Kimmel, and Nightline. The station will also get a new logo.
 

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hmm, didn't mind the old format, with news during the day, movies at night.
Guess it's time for a change. Did it say as of when?
 

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With SunTV and CH sharing the Hamilton tower, I wonder if this was the long term plan all along? It never made much sense to have the SunTV repeater in Hamilton, but maybe it was done to get the program feeds in place and get ready to converge with CHCH.
 

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Why have a repeater in Hamilton? Toronto's only about an hours drive(depending on traffic on the QEW via GO Transit)? Isn't close enough to pick up the signal from Toronto?
 

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With SunTV and CH sharing the Hamilton tower, I wonder if this was the long term plan all along?
Sun TV has been in Hamilton since before CHCH became E! Canada so I doubt if these are at all related. Sun TV is dropping their US programming to become a cable news channel and CHCH saw the opportunity to pick up some new programming it is being shared with Channel Zero's Montreal station as well as CHEK in Victoria.
 

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CHCH to rebrand itself starting this fall

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3ib6a55e024fd8d087caed238a236d8333
Canadian indie broadcaster Channel Zero has acquired a slate of U.S. network series, including NBC's "Chuck" and CW's "Smallville," to bolster its all-news, all-movies over-the-air TV station in Hamilton, Ontario.

Following the recent Los Angeles Screenings and major Canadian broadcasters completing their annual shopping expedition with major Hollywood suppliers, Channel Zero moved in to acquire the scripted series "Chuck," "Supernatural" and "Smallville," in addition to "60 Minutes*, "20/20" and "48 Hours Mystery."

CHCH this fall will also air "NightLine" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" at 11:30 p.m. and 12 midnight, respectively.

Channel Zero last year paid $12 to grab the broadcast license for loss-making Hamilton, Ontario TV station CHCH-TV from a struggling Canwest Global Communications Corp., before reviving the station as an all-news, all-movies service serving the Hamilton and Toronto markets.

The indie broadcaster will also this fall rebrand its Montreal over-the-air TV station as Metro 14 to reach a wider urban demo.
 

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It would be nice if Rogers would bring back CHEK to its lineup. When the 'E!' network disolved they dropped the station from its lineup claiming it was no longer available. Now that they have substantial programming it would be nice to have.
 

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The article doesn't mention anything about a rebrand; just the fact that they will be airing US shows now, that doesn't make it a rebrand. But presumably, since they will be airing US shows, it may lead them to drop the moniker, "News | Movies" from its logo.

Btw, for those of you that don't know, CHCH has a new and improved website that just launched days ago: www.chch.ca
 

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now im just waiting for their news studio to upgrade their cameras and on screen graphics to HD.

can't wait
 

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so is CHEK also going in CHCH's direction? Right now, all they basically have on CHEK is news, paid programs, fishing shows, and movies.
 

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Do you mean will CHEK be part of the CHCH changes? They're not the same company anymore, so you could check with CHEK to see what they say and start a CHEK thread.
 

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so is CHEK also going in CHCH's direction? Right now, all they basically have on CHEK is news, paid programs, fishing shows, and movies.
CHEK has agreed to purchase the same US programming as CHCH. They should start showing it in the fall. They are still independently owned though. If successful, this could be the start of of a new national network with all the stations independently owned and operated (kind of the Home Hardware of broadcasting, where the network buys/makes national programming and sells national advertising but each station is independently owned and operated and has the freedom to make their own local programming and sell local advertising).
 

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@Roger

Sounds like the affiliate model down south and kind of like CTV before it became what it is now. I hope works.
 

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looks like they started with the all news already.
It has been like that since Channel Zero took over last fall. This new programming will give them more variety this fall.
 
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