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Old Posted May 21, 2007, 4:27 AM
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The Shaw TV stations suck. Ours has the ugliest enhanced screen in the WORLD.
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Where is the Shaw Building in Winnipeg?
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I don't know. The Shaw Building in Thunder Bay is in a swampy area in the bush.

It used to be on the 5th floor of the Hydro Building, but thats now the city's welfare division.

And by enhanced screen, I mean on the community channel they have the bars with weather and local news on it, like CTV Newsnet before 2005, not a big screen on the building.
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Old Posted May 21, 2007, 4:53 AM
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I don't know. The Shaw Building in Thunder Bay is in a swampy area in the bush.

It used to be on the 5th floor of the Hydro Building, but thats now the city's welfare division.

And by enhanced screen, I mean on the community channel they have the bars with weather and local news on it, like CTV Newsnet before 2005, not a big screen on the building.
Ahhhh... well Winnipeg deserves a fancy Shaw Cable building. I mean look at what they have in Calgary and Vancouver.

And it should have a big screen on the building too.
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Shaw sucks. They should take Videon back. Build a new videon building.
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22 Scurfield Blvd. in Fort Garry MB. Videon made a huge mistake in moving to such an inaccessible location back in '95. One reason I cancelled my cable back then, just to protest.

Old ads and CRTC Decisions list Winnipeg Videon as being at 2 Donald St. South, which is where that green and yellow strip mall is located. They were there until early '76... funny though, I remember Videon being at 651 Stafford St. for a very long time even in the early 70s... maybe their headend was there and their admin. was on Donald. I faintly remember the A&P at 651 Stafford St.

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Shaw sucks. They should take Videon back. Build a new videon building.
And Thunder Bay could have Lakehead Videon back too, after an absence of 37 years. What was Maclean-Hunter like?

Hey Vid, could you find out at your public library vertical file whether Videon used the same logo in TBay as it did in Winnipeg?
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Answer: Where the 'Vidiots' lived... Haha.
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I like this version of the Winnipeg Videon building from '90. Too bad I didn't have a better camera, I used a Kodak Disc which used super small negatives. If I could go back in time I would have used a 35mm or taken the picture earlier in the day before the sun moved to the west. Someone really good with with image editing would be able to replace the grey clouds with more pleasant clear blue sky-ish.

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From what I can tell, it looks just like our shaw building.
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I like this version of the Winnipeg Videon building from '90. Too bad I didn't have a better camera, I used a Kodak Disc which used super small negatives. If I could go back in time I would have used a 35mm or taken the picture earlier in the day before the sun moved to the west. Someone really good with with image editing would be able to replace the grey clouds with more pleasant clear blue sky-ish.

Ouch.. Winnipeg needs something better then that. Perhaps a fancy downtown location.
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It's a fucking cable company! Who cares where it's located??

It's better to have a TV station downtown. Get CanWest to finish that time square dealy they showed a while back.

If we could get Dougall Media to move into the old Eatons, that would really make our Downtown a cool place. They could use the space too, their little renovated fire station has more expansions than Joan Rivers has had face lifts.
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It's a fucking cable company! Who cares where it's located??

It's better to have a TV station downtown. Get CanWest to finish that time square dealy they showed a while back.

If we could get Dougall Media to move into the old Eatons, that would really make our Downtown a cool place. They could use the space too, their little renovated fire station has more expansions than Joan Rivers has had face lifts.
Well CTV has moved downtown .. CityTV is at the Forks .. can Global be far behind?
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Isn't Global in the tower?
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The corporation is in the CanWest Centre, but the broadcasting centre is on St.Mary's, in an old grocery store.
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No, CKND studios have been at 640 St. Mary's Road in St. Vital since September 1, 1975. They want to move but haven't moved. I don't know what is taking them so long... maybe they're a sentimental bunch.
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no its not its here canwest global is in the tower not global tv


cbc ctv and city are all downtown

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What is it with TV stations occupying crappy buildings in the boonies?

We actually have a radio station here that has it's studio located more than 20km north of the city, in a community of about 50. You really have to wonder what they're thinking when they pick those locations.
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