It really isn’t news, that Global or CanWest plans to close the local television station, CHEK. It has rejected an offer by the employees of CHEK to buy the station, which leads one to wonder, what is really behind the closure?
Canwest Global is prepared to pull the plug on B.C.’s oldest private TV station after rejecting a bid by employees to buy the station with some private investors and run it themselves. ( CBC News )
Now maybe I am simply stupid, but if you are going to close something, because it doesn’t make you money, why would you not accept an offer to buy it? I mean think about it, if you need money for your entire operation, and here comes someone willing to give you some cash, why would you reject it?
Frankly, the entire reason that many of today’s so called television networks like Global & CTV are in trouble, is because they fail to deliver the goods. Why do they believe it is something else? Honestly, todays world seems to be about doing everything possible to point the finger of blame everywhere, but where it belongs.
Canwest & CTV have failed to deliver to its viewers, what they, the people want to see. As a result, people are looking elsewhere, and somehow, even our politicians, seem to think they need Government Help in running their business. Truth is, that just like the Big Three Auto Makers, the private television networks have their heads buried up their asses. They have failed to deliver the goods we, the consumer, want.
CHEK TV is a prime example if incompetent reporting, failed television programming, that does not entertain, does not inform, and most certainly is NOT filled with Canadian Content. It is simply rehashed programs, from American Channels, and if you have access to those channels, well why watch it on a local channel?
By refusing the offer from its employees at CHEK, Global is simply saying that their move has nothing to do with finances, is not about a poor economy, but is more about them restructuring their own network, to eliminate jobs, and expenses, they feel they can get away with. They can blame the economy, & thanks to Harper, get away with it. What Global is doing, is saying that they don’t want added competition, or that their own slant on news & issues to be questioned, so they’d rather shut it down, than take the supposed needed cash.
In short, a drowning man will take any rope thrown their way, yet here is Global, saying sorry, that rope isn’t good enough, we need a different color rope. So they will drown, as they should.