Production staff at Prime Television were given notice yesterday.
TV Tonight understands a number of staff at the Canberra facility were given the bad news, as part of a cost cutting measure by the regional network.
Downsizing is believed to be also taking place across other parts of the network, including at GWN in Bunbury.
The sackings will affect mostly local ads, tag and release production, with Prime News and Saturday Club to remain unaffected.
The news was a shock to many given just two months ago staff were asked to take annual leave and work a nine day fortnight to avoid sackings.