TORONTO — Corus Entertainment has cancelled the Global TV investigative news program "16X9'' after eight seasons.
News boss Troy Reeb made the announcement in a memo issued to staff on Tuesday, noting it's "purely a business decision'' and not a reflection of the work done on the show.
"16X9'' host Carolyn Jarvis will take on the role of chief investigative correspondent for a new "network investigations unit to work with local teams across all platforms, including radio.''
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Corus recently bought Global TV owner Shaw Media for $2.65 billion in cash and shares.
"16X9'' had been airing since 2008 and won numerous honours, including two Canadian Screen Awards.
"Today, we announced changes across the news organization designed to build audience across all platforms and focus our teams on high-quality, original storytelling,'' said Reeb, senior vice president of news, radio and station operations, in the memo.
"As audiences adjust to new ways of consuming information, we are confident the new structure being introduced will ensure the long-term sustainability of Global News and our local station brands.''
He added: "We want to acknowledge that some valued members of our team have been impacted by today's changes, and thank them for their contributions to our company and dedication to our audience.''