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Mark Starowicz says he sees no contradiction between the notion of a high-quality public broadcaster and populism.
Columnist says that with an election campaign set to run until mid-October, there may finally be a chance at a meaningful discussion about Canada’s digital future.
From CBC executive vice-president English services Heather Conway to staff.
Bill Chambers, Vice-President, Strategy and Public Affairs will be leaving the public broadcaster on August 31st.
Followers of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation have an opportunity to share their input with local politicians.
The public broadcaster says an average of close to 2.2 million Canadians tuned in to the Closing Ceremony on CBC-TV and ICI Radio-Canada Télé.
Columnist says other Canadian TV channels and radio services do not get the kind of money that flows into the CBC year after year, mostly producing dreadful, dull, preachy, biased or unfunny television that almost no one watches.
Columnist says Canada’s public broadcaster will continue to limp along – resisting calls to refine its outdated and overly broad mandate to reflect a multichannel, multiplatform universe – or it will admit that much of the programming on which it spends its scarce resources is redundant.
Columnist says that after 18 months of hearings, a Senate committee files a slapdash, miserly report on the future of the CBC
FRIENDS says following the Senate Committee's recommendations would render the CBC as nothing more than a “transmitter of programs that are conceived and thought up by private interests.”
Columnist says the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications would not even let Senator Art Eggleton include his minority report recommending that funding be raised from $29 per Canadian to $40, which is still only half of the average spent on public broadcasting in other Western democracies.
FRIENDS says the Senate Report is all about paring back both the CBC’s scope and budget, and putting it on a shakier footing.
Former CBC/Radio-Canada President says the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications' report represents an abdication of responsibility for an institution created by Parliament with a mandate that is as relevant today as it ever was.
Liberal-appointed Senator Art Eggleton is criticizing a Senate committee report recommending major changes at the CBC.
Columnist says neither the Senate standing committee report on the future of the CBC, nor Senator Art Eggleton’s minority report in response, is much use in figuring out where the CBC goes in the immediate future.
Alain Saulnier, former Director-General of News and Public Affairs at Radio-Canada, says a Senate report on the future of CBC/Radio-Canada looks to diminish the public broadcaster.
A Senate committee has tabled a report on the future of Canada's public broadcaster, with 22 recommendations ranging from finding new sources of funding, to publicly disclosing how much its employees make and putting a stop to all in-house production of non-news and current affairs.
French-language service ombudsman Pierre Tourangeau says a Senate committee studying the future of CBC/Radio-Canada came dangerously close to “political interference.”
Columnist says George Osborne and his neoliberal backers are not just attacking the BBC but launching a concerted assault on Britain’s democratic public culture.
Senator says it is important to have a strong and vibrant CBC, to tell our stories, to entertain and inform us as Canadians.
Among the report’s twenty-two recommendations, it suggests the CBC should explore “alternative funding models” and additional ways to generate revenue to “minimize the Corporation’s dependence on government appropriations,” and it calls on the CBC to disclose financial information about contracts and salaries.
A Senate committee that spent 18 months studying the CBC and its place in the media landscape is recommending the public broadcaster explore alternative funding models, shake up its governance structure, be more transparent in its operations and air more amateur sports and high-quality arts.
The public broadcaster says it was hoping for more from the Senate Committee's report on the future of the CBC.
A Senate committee wants Canada’s public broadcaster to be more transparent about salaries and look for new sources of revenue.
A Senate committee is calling on Canada's public broadcaster to publicly disclose how much employees make and ensure non-executives aren't getting paid more than their peers in private broadcasting.
Canada’s Prime Minister and his Australian counterpart share the same conservative ideology, contempt for carbon taxes and disdain for their public broadcaster.
The government has set up an advisory panel for its review of the BBC Charter.
Over-the-top TV platforms could triple in revenue in four years.
Columnist suggests that had the CRTC’s regulatory changes happened years ago, it is possible many of today’s cord-cutters might have stuck with cable and adapted to the new system.
The Head of Public Affairs at the BBC talks about pressures and ambitions at the corporation ahead of next year’s Charter Renewal.