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Keeping things consistent, tonight while she was introducing the piece about the reststop shootup, Sasha mispronounced the surname of another CTV colleague from the Kitchener station, Heather SENoran as ‘SENORan’. Heather even says her name at the end of the piece.
How difficult can this be? Jesus.
Yeah, that's pretty bad, but get this: the same reporter who I chastised two posts up, Tegan Versolatto, actually mispronounced her own name, live on air, the other day. That's right, I kid you not: mispronounced her own name, then corrected herself. Facepalms don't even do justice.

And what's with an increasing number of local CTV News reports that don't bother to use peoples' full names? For certain sensitive and legal situations, it's perfectly acceptable to disguise the identity of someone being interviewed, but now they're putting supers in front of ordinary people only using an initial for their lastname. There was even a recent story about a small business owner, and in the clip of her talking in her store, the graphic credited her as something like "Jane D., owner, ABC Store" -- seriously? So, the manager/owner is A-OK with being interviewed inside their own store, no less, but doesn't want their last name broadcast, and CTV complies? I've even seen a number of examples where they've gotten so casual that they just credit people by their firstname. Has privacy gone to the extreme, or are those producing the news getting so lazy that they conveniently forget to ask subjects for their full name?
*Ahh, very ironic: as I'm typing this with CTV Kitchener news at six on beside me, in yet another report with no lastname for the lead subject being interviewed, they actually said the person asked to keep their lastname private. But even then, why is this acceptable as news, just because a person doesn't want their full name on TV? Soon things will devolve into a totally anonymous free-for-all.
 

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They’re not even trying any more. Time to switch to Global or CHCH
 

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They’re not even trying any more.
Even the local commercials that supposedly pay their bills, are riddled with mistakes.
Case in point: CTV Kitchener's been running ads for The Welbeck Sawmill for months. Everyday, during every newscast. There's two different ads, one only a slight variation of the other. Each one has narrator voiceover, but one starts with a remark that they've been in business "for over 150 years" and the other says "160 years". At first I thought it was just another gaffe by CTV's in-house creative services department, but on www.welbecksawmill.com/about it says they've been around for "over 170 years"! :rolleyes:
Laughably, the contact person for advertising sales in both Kitchener and London is someone from Toronto.
 

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CTV errors aside, one would think that it would be on the advertiser to get that corrected.

You should change your username to CTVWatchdog. ;)
 

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A lot of comments since I started this thread a long time ago. Perhaps the title should be changed: CTV 2 Gets Worse! It really wants me to write "worser"!
 

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Tonight on the 11 o’clock news on CTV2 London, guest anchor Stefanie Mazzotti had her Tim Horton’s cup prominently displayed in front of her to her right in one of the segments.
The top of the cup was visible and the cup, down to the bottom of the sleeve. At least it wasn’t a bucket of cluck!
 

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Yup, same in Windsor too as of yesterday.

I wonder if it means that the stations will still be around for a few more years?
 

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Was just going to post this. Someone needs to check the studio lighting though, it seems too harsh especially compared to news field reports be they local or from other CTV sources.
 

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Was just going to post this. Someone needs to check the studio lighting though, it seems too harsh especially compared to news field reports be they local or from other CTV sources.
I noticed that too. It's almost like the sharpness is turned up too high. The newscasters' eyes seem much too bright and sparkly (and not in a good way).
 

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HD does little for the content! Still one of the worst newscasts on television. Why do they continue to use clips from the day before CTV newscast? Incidentally the London Free Press is rapidly going down the drain.
 

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Incidentally the London Free Press is rapidly going down the drain.
Yeah, but has the London Free Press sold their offices because they're convinced that "work from home" is now permanent? And is it now reduced to a single-section "newspaper"? Waterloo Region Record made both these changes, recently, on their way towards oblivion.

Anyway, I think that more generally, CTV2 is worsening. Today, I happened to notice they were running a Larry King "OmegaXL" supplement infomercial at 1PM. Reality check: he died three months ago, so is his estate contractually obligated to continue the tacky testimonials posthumously? A paid advertisement for a health supplement endorsed by a dead guy isn't exactly conducive to sales! :rolleyes:
 

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That just shows how much CTV cares about CTV2 stations and local viewers. They will air anything, no matter how tacky, that pays for advertising and production costs. If it provides both with no overhead then that's just better for the bottom line, management bonuses and shareholder dividends. Viewers are unimportant, unless it's for highly rated simsubs with deep pocketed national advertisers during prime time.
 

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^^ Ads that run on CTV are genuinely bizarre. CTV Kitchener has been airing commercials for Tommy Gun's barber shops, everyday, for over a month, even though haircutting salons across the entire province are closed by order of public health laws.

Time for another criticism of their newscasts: new anchordesk recruit, Ricardo Veneza, proved he has zero knowledge of local geography, stumbling to ad lib during a throw to commercial on Sunday night's CTV News Kitchener at Six for Sunday, May 2, 2021 @ 24:30

We've got a shot, here, uhh, in Kitchener-Waterloo region, a couple ducks enjoying a local stream, in, uhh, a local park, as we uhh, move on, on this Sunday. We've got more on the way coming up next.
Mmmhmm, can't even recognize a live shot from the most central and most prominent public park in K-W, eh? Funny, Victoria Park has existed in downtown Kitchener since 1896. 🤦‍♂️
 

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CTV Kitchener Noon News reported at 12:10pm that Liz Cheney will be ousted based on a vote. CNN reported at 9:53am that she has already been removed.
it’s not ‘news’ per se at this point, but rather a historical review.
 
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@audiofool: If I journaled (pun intended) every instance that CTV Kitchener reported something incorrectly, it'd be a full-time job.

Two days ago, Carmen Wong glaringly referred to Ontario's former grade 13 school year as "AOC" instead of "OAC" @ 1:00 minute into this story: High school seniors consider fifth year after pandemic moves learning online

Recently I also saw the local news ticker during "Your Morning" made reference to Trinity Bible Chapel being in Kitchener. Unbelievable: not only is it not in Kitchener, it's not in Waterloo, either, but almost never have they correctly said it's in the Township of Woolwich.

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Another error by CTV Kitchener's Carmen Wong: 'Unheard of': $15M Cambridge mansion with private airport up for sale

During her recorded report, and multiple times in the text on the website, she says a particular mansion is located "in Cambridge" yet Cambridge city limits end at Townline Road. The property being referenced is 5km east in rural Puslinch Township. This is not in the City of Cambridge!! :mad:

I'm reminded of Homer Simpson's wisdom: "Facts are meaningless. You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true. Facts, schmacts."
 

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Where did they get Stephanie Masotti from? (Yeah, I know, Windsor).
Her delivery method is like a super over-emoting Christina Howorun (remember her?)
Her head bobbing and weaving while she leans in to put undue emphasis on some words is horribly distracting.
I don’t know where she picked these habits up. None of the anchors across the river suffer from this affliction.
It is we who suffer.
 

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Where did they get Stephanie Masotti from? (Yeah, I know, Windsor).
Her delivery method is like a super over-emoting Christina Howorun (remember her?)
Her head bobbing and weaving while she leans in to put undue emphasis on some words is horribly distracting.
I don’t know where she picked these habits up. None of the anchors across the river suffer from this affliction.
It is we who suffer.
She's good looking. Cijia Liu is too and she flubs a lot of material on air. But she's getting better. Canadian local broadcasts vs American is like the Minors vs the Pros. They pay big money over in Detroit and very little in comparison in a small market Ontario city.

I didn't pickup any of the mannerisms you are talking about... she's on the Windsor CTV2 newscast sometimes. We get the London regional broadcasters on the weekends usually, here in Windsor.

I've seen a lot worse than her. When we get an actual great news anchor in Windsor on CBC or CTV2, they end up leaving for more money to a bigger city.
 
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