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Jul 31, 2015 — Globe & Mail

Mark Starowicz, the last of CBC’s great documentarians, rolls the credits by Simon Houpt

Mark Starowicz says he sees no contradiction between the notion of a high-quality public broadcaster and populism. 

Jul 31, 2015 — Toronto Star

Election could shine spotlight on digital issues by Michael Geist

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.

Jul 30, 2015 — J-Source.ca

Memo: Mark Starowicz leaving CBC by Chantal Braganza

From CBC executive vice-president English services Heather Conway to staff.

Jul 29, 2015 — CBC/Radio-Canada

Bill Chambers, vice-president, Strategy & Public affairs, leaving CBC/Radio-Canada

Bill Chambers, Vice-President, Strategy and Public Affairs will be leaving the public broadcaster on August 31st.

Jul 28, 2015 — Parksville Qualicum Beach News

CBC supporters will mingle in Parksville Community Park by Carli Berry

Followers of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation have an opportunity to share their input with local politicians.

Jul 28, 2015 — CBC/Radio-Canada

Two thirds of Canadians turned to CBC/Radio-Canada for coverage of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games

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.

Jul 28, 2015 — Edmonton Sun

CBC subsidy still unjustified by Lorne Gunter

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.

Jul 27, 2015 — Globe & Mail

CBC needs to rethink its purpose, not just its programs by Konrad Yakabuski

Columnist says Canada’s public broadcaster will continue to limp along – resisting calls to refine its outdated and overly broad mandate to reflect a multichannel, multiplatform universe – or it will admit that much of the programming on which it spends its scarce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.

Jul 25, 2015 — Kingston Region

The Senate’s shoddy report on CBC by Carol Goar

Columnist says that after 18 months of hearings, a Senate committee files a slapdash, miserly report on the future of the CBC

Jul 25, 2015 — The Guardian

CBC still plays a role in our lives

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.”

Jul 23, 2015 — Globe & Mail

The Senate wants more Reach for the Top on CBC. Seriously? by Kate Taylor

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.

Jul 22, 2015 — News Article

Give CBC the support it needs: Editorial

FRIENDS says the Senate Report is all about paring back both the CBC’s scope and budget, and putting it on a shakier footing.

Jul 22, 2015 — Ottawa Citizen

A blueprint for marginalizing the CBC by Tony Manera

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.

Jul 22, 2015 — CBC: As It Happens

Liberal-appointed Senator slams proposed CBC changes

Liberal-appointed Senator Art Eggleton is criticizing a Senate committee report recommending major changes at the CBC.

Jul 22, 2015 — Globe & Mail

A new and better CBC must start from within by John Doyle

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.

Jul 22, 2015 — La Presse

Disappointing, Disheartening Senate Report on the Future of the CBC

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.

Jul 21, 2015 — CBC News

Senate report on CBC calls for new revenue sources, greater transparency by Susana Mas

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.

Jul 21, 2015 — Huffington Post Canada

Senate Committee Studying CBC Nearly Crossed Line: Ombudsman by Althia Raj

French-language service ombudsman Pierre Tourangeau says a Senate committee studying the future of CBC/Radio-Canada came dangerously close to “political interference.”

Jul 21, 2015 — OpenDemocracy

Time to fight for the BBC by Peter Oborne

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.

Jul 20, 2015 — Globe & Mail

Here’s a better Senate plan for the CBC by Art Eggleton

Senator says it is important to have a strong and vibrant CBC, to tell our stories, to entertain and inform us as Canadians.

Jul 20, 2015 — iPolitics

Senate report recommends alternative financing models for CBC by Kyle Duggan

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.

Jul 20, 2015 — Globe & Mail

CBC urged to find new funding models by Simon Houpt

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.

Jul 20, 2015 — CBC/Radio-Canada

Senate Study on CBC/Radio-Canada a Missed Opportunity

The public broadcaster says it was hoping for more from the Senate Committee's report on the future of the CBC.

Jul 20, 2015 — Winnipeg Free Press

Senate committee calls for changes at CBC by Mia Rabson

A Senate committee wants Canada’s public broadcaster to be more transparent about salaries and look for new sources of revenue.

Jul 20, 2015 — News Article

Senate report says CBC should find new ways to pay for operations

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.

Jul 16, 2015 — Globe & Mail

Harper, Australian counterpart Abbott part ways on austerity by Konrad Yakabuski

Canada’s Prime Minister and his Australian counterpart share the same conservative ideology, contempt for carbon taxes and disdain for their public broadcaster.

Jul 15, 2015 — OpenDemocracy

The Whittingdale Eight: war or wisdom for the BBC? by Lis Howell

The government has set up an advisory panel for its review of the BBC Charter. 

Jul 14, 2015 — MediaPost

OTT Platforms Could Hit $12B IN 2018, Netflix Will Dominate by Wayne Friedman

Over-the-top TV platforms could triple in revenue in four years.

Jul 10, 2015 — National Post

National Post View: The cord cutters’ revolt

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.

Jul 8, 2015 — OpenDemocracy

“We cannot allow chaff to impact strategic direction”: an interview with the BBC’s Andrew Scadding

The Head of Public Affairs at the BBC talks about pressures and ambitions at the corporation ahead of next year’s Charter Renewal.