Not having been invited the time to attend all the fall launch parties being put on by the radio and TV people over the last little while, I’m pleased to see that most of them are briefly summarized in video form.
The two big ones were rebranding efforts: NRJ radio, which is what Énergie has turned itself into, and V, which is the new TQS.
But there were also launches for CKOI, Rock Détente, Rythme FM, Musique Plus, Radio-Canada, Télé-Québec, TVA, VRAK.tv and Télétoon, and fortunately the people at WebPresse believe these parties are news.
So here are the launch parties in YouTube format from various sources:
Hey, so remember when they said Musique Plus was laying off production people but wasn’t going to touch the talent in front of the camera?
Yeah, well they’re laying off two VJs.
Astral Media’s Musique Plus is laying off 13 people behind the camera, Rue Frontenac reports (via Richard Therrien).
To think that the production qualities of Musique Plus might get worse now because of this.
Of course, I’m not in a position to judge. I haven’t had Musique Plus on my cable lineup for years.
UPDATE (May 20): Richard Therrien has more details: Cameramen are being replaced by robots.