Televised election coverage shorter this year

Shaw’s local election night coverage will be much shorter this year than Campbell Riverites may have come to expect

Shaw’s local election night coverage will be much shorter this year than Campbell Riverites may have come to expect.

But it appears Campbell River is lucky to be getting any coverage at all.

Coun. Andy Adams said at Tuesday’s council meeting that the extent of Shaw Cable’s election coverage was going to be short, pre-filmed segments from each candidate.

“Initially there was going to be no live election night coverage and (Shaw) said it would prefer to do the 90-second clips,” Adams said at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Because Shaw didn’t plan to cover election night, Adams said he contacted it’s communications department which in turn got in touch with the local Shaw studio on Robron Road.

Adams said as a result of those discussions, Shaw announced it would do live coverage of the election, for one hour, from 9-10 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 19


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