CTV cuts Fashion Television
CTV has cancelled the long-running fashion series, Fashion Television, which covered runway shows and helped launch homegrown stars.
The broadcaster says production was suspended Wednesday but gave no reason for halting the series.
Host Jeanne Beker broke the news on Twitter by saying "This dream is over: After 27 glorious years, FT production ceased today."
The weekly half-hour series roamed the globe to collect a mix of news and feature pieces touching on the worlds of fashion, photography, architecture and design.
CTV confirmed the show's end, saying the network "remains committed to the fashion genre."
"The iconic Jeanne Beker remains with Bell Media and the company looks forward to an exciting future with her, including the development of new projects," CTV said Wednesday in a release.
"Bell Media remains committed to the fashion genre and will continue to grow FashionTelevisionChannel to deliver a broader appeal for viewers, advertisers, and distributors." FashionTelevisionChannel is a digital subscriber channel owned by the same media group as CTV.
Through the show, Beker has interviewed top designers, including Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger and the late Alexander McQueen.
"So sad to see some of my closest colleagues move on," Beker tweeted Wednesday."But life's about change! We have to embrace that. NEW dreams now. Looking forward to working with Bellmedia + evolving the FT brand."