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Dec 5, 2013 — National Post: The solution to the CBC budget crisis is obvious. Give it the contract for all partisan Tory advertising by Kelly McParland
Columnist asks if yet another analysis of the CBC necessary and whether there is any aspect of its operations that are not known and understood in Ottawa.
Dec 5, 2013 — J-Source.ca: Diversity of media ownership literally non-existent in Canada by Paul Fontaine
Columnist says the fewer the media outlets, the fewer choices Canadian journalists have in terms of full-time, part-time and freelance employment.
Columnist says that instead of funding a public television channel, the government should sell CBC’s broadcasting infrastructure — the network — to a private company or turned into a not-for-profit run with private donations.
Dec 5, 2013 — Unifor: PRESS RELEASE: Cuts to ethnic programming by Rogers lead CRTC to call OMNI stations to early renewal hearing, raising concerns about lack of local programming
Unifor, the union representing staff at most of Canada's private television stations, applauds the decision by the CRTC to call the five OMNI TV stations licensed to Rogers Broadcasting Ltd to an early public hearing to account for deep cuts to OMNI's ethnic programming announced in late May 2013.
Dec 5, 2013 — National Post: Breaking the CBC’s mediocrity streak by Chris Sellev
Columnist asks whether provided a more suitable mandate, is the CBC capable of turning things around into something that a critical mass of Canadians will support?
Dec 4, 2013 — Huffington Post Canada: Netflix Canada, CBC Make A Deal: 'Murdoch Mysteries' Set To Stream, Among Other Shows by Chris Jancelewicz
The expanded licensing agreement includes new seasons of currently available CBC TV shows on Netflix, including "Republic Of Doyle," "Heartland," "Mr. D," "Dragons' Den" as well as "Murdoch Mysteries" for the first time.
Dec 4, 2013 — Huffington Post Canada: A CBC Without Don Cherry Isn't Worth Watching by Mitch Wolfe
The biggest loss to the CBC in the Rogers/NHL deal is that it will no longer be able to access a working-class crowd because this very important Canadian audience only gravitated to CBC for HNIC and the presence of Don Cherry.
Dec 3, 2013 — Globe & Mail: Ad that depicts Harper as the Godfather enrages anti-defamation group by Simon Houpt
The New Jersey-based Italian-American One Voice Coalition (IAOVC) is accusing FRIENDS of using ugly stereotypes in an ad depicting Stephen Harper as a Godfather figure who deploys Mafia thugs to silence journalists.
Dec 3, 2013 — Globe & Mail: Why newness, not nostalgia, is the way forward for the CBC by John Doyle
Columnist says the unusual hybrid status of CBC-TV, as both public broadcaster and advertising-driven network, means that it can and must air provocative, challenging, cable-quality drama.
Dec 3, 2013 — National Post: Senate plans to probe CBC operations by Mike De Souza
Columnist says that with Don Cherry's future in doubt on Hockey Night in Canada in the wake of Rogers' purchase of national rights for NHL broadcasts, the CBC will come under scrutiny from a Senate in an upcoming review of the public broadcaster.
Columnist says the internet is disrupting video entertainment as we know it.
Dec 2, 2013 — Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition: Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition calls on Friends of Canadian Broadcasting to halt TV commercial stereotyping Italian Americans
The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition takes issue with The Man Behind the Desk, FRIENDS' satirical television ad.
Dec 2, 2013 — Business Vancouver: Monumental deal shifts NHL to Rogers
Columnist says the Rogers' coup may not have happened had Bell and CBC's joint bid for Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Olympic rights not collapsed in June 2012.
In its latest round of funding, Rogers has announced that 11 projects will share $3,158,790 in equity investment via its Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund.
Nov 30, 2013 — Globe & Mail: How new CEO Guy Laurence plans to shake up the game at Rogers by Rita Trichur, Iain Marlow and Paul Waldie
Columnist says the telecom firm is experiencing slowing growth in its core businesses, while seeing its industry leading metrics, including customer retention, gradually eroded by competition.
Nov 30, 2013 — Calgary Herald: A rebrand, with a Cherry on top?
Marketers suggest Don Cherry’s special status makes it hard to reshape HNIC with him.
Nov 30, 2013 — Globe & Mail: CBC's past may offer clues for a hockey-free future by Robert Everett-Green
FRIENDS says the CBC has been handed a 48 window of opportunity to consider a future without professional hockey.
Nov 30, 2013 — Ottawa Citizen: Letter to the Editor: Invest more in CBC Radio by Gardner Church
Reader says the recent loss of NHL income to CBC TV means the mother corporation will be proportionately more dependent on its shrinking public subsidy.
Nov 29, 2013 — Globe & Mail: CBC proposed $1.5B bid for NHL TV rights by Curtis Rush
Despite losing NHL broadcast rights to Rogers, the CBC still sees value in maintaining the Hockey Night in Canada brand.
Nov 29, 2013 — Hamilton Spectator: Cherry’s best-before date likely approaching by Paola Loriggio
Columnist says Don Cherry's status as an icon of Canadian TV hockey may prove to be his downfall as the groundbreaking deal between Rogers Communications and CBC ushers in a new era of Hockey Night in Canada.