CBC early-evening newscasts changed

The CBC dinner-hour news broadcast will move to the 5 p.m. time slot in August and will be extended to 90 minutes from one hour, the public broadcaster has announced.

The early evening newscast, which has been running from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m, will now air from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The change will take effect Aug. 31.

The CBC report said:

“The supper-hour broadcasts will vary by region, but include the top national and international stories, followed by local and regional coverage. They will start at 5 p.m. local time and news, especially local news, will be updated each half hour throughout the broadcast. Sources said CBC is juggling resources internally to create the extended newscasts at a time when the English-language service must make up an $85-million budget shortfall.”

Coronation Street will run at 6:30 p.m. followed by Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.