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Aug 29, 2015 — Inside Halton

CBC drops local TV affiliates in Oshawa, Peterborough and Kingston by Robin Levinson King

The CRTC announced Thursday that CHEX-TV in Peterborough, Channel 12 in Oshawa and CKWS-TV in Kingston would be ending their affiliation with CBC and entering into a “program supply agreement” with CTV beginning Aug. 31.

Aug 28, 2015 — The Pearson Centre

The CBC: Past, Present and Future by Tony Manera

Columnist says that without the CBC, English language Canadian broadcasting would be little more than a branch plant of the American media industry.

Aug 26, 2015 — The Guardian

Ministers want BBC to consider ‘assisted suicide’, says Armando Iannucci by Armando Iannucci

Award-winning writer says it would be ‘bad capitalism’ to diminish the public broadcaster and claims debate has been poisoned by newspaper industry.

Aug 26, 2015 — DigitalTonto

How The Collapse Of The Cable Business Model Will Bring A New Era Of Television by Greg Satell

Columnist says that with the cable business model starting to unravel, we can expect an explosion of creative energy that will usher in a new golden age of TV.

Aug 26, 2015 — Toronto Sun

General Rick Hillier post to Facebook expresses dislike of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting ad

General Rick Hillier takes issue with latest FRIENDS television ad and says the CBC should "earn their own way as other networks are required to."

Aug 25, 2015 — iPolitics

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting doubling down on 2015 campaign by Janice Dickson

FRIENDS says that over the past year the group has had one priority in mind — to hold the prime minister and his party to account for the damage he’s done to the CBC.

Aug 22, 2015 — StarPhoenix

Angry old Tories no help to Harper by Murray Mandryk

Columnist says that many Conservative supporters believe there is a problem with the media, which not had only the audacity to report on the Mike Duffy trial, but also to question Harper on it at his campaign stops.

Aug 20, 2015 — Straight.com

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting takes aim at Harper Conservatives with pro-CBC campaign by Miranda Nelson

FRIENDS is currently airing advertisements critical of the Harper government's treatment of the public broadcaster.

Aug 18, 2015 — Hollywood Reporter

Netflix Raises Subscription Price in Europe by Scott Roxborough

Netflix says that in order to “continue providing good series and films,” the streaming service increases its standard monthly subscription to just over $11.

Aug 18, 2015 — Digital Journal

Stingray Digital Group Obtains a Five-Year Renewal of its Broadcasting Licence by the CRTC

At least 35% of the music selections of Stingray's Canadian-produced channels consist of Canadian talent.

Aug 18, 2015 — CP24

Lawsuit alleges CBC used YouTube video without permission by Matt Ingram

 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is facing a lawsuit in the United States over the alleged use of a YouTube video without the owner's permission.

Aug 17, 2015 — Rabble.ca

Why culture is an election issue in 2015 by Heather Menzies

Columnist says it's culture that helps Canadians and their leaders discern how to strike the balance between the economy and the environment.

Aug 17, 2015 — Cartt.ca

Let’s Talk TV: Why musicians and music video makers may be the first unintended consequences by Linda Stuart

Bell Media submitted Part 1 applications to the CRTC, requesting that its Much and M3 specialty channels be converted from Category A to Category B services, which have reduced requirements for the amount of airtime devoted to Canadian programming.

Aug 14, 2015 — Globe & Mail

The bold, canny aesthete at the helm of a German media giant by Joanna Slater

Axel Springer SE Chief Executive believes that within a decade, printed newspapers will only exist "as a kind of nostalgic, vintage item," much like vinyl records.

Aug 10, 2015 — Hamilton Spectator

How Netflix subscribers may be unwitting tax evaders by Joel Eastwood

According to Finance Canada, Canadian Netflix subscribers are technically required to voluntarily hand over the sales tax even if they don't see it on their statements.

Aug 4, 2015 — News Article

CBC supporters fire first election shots by Jack Knox

FRIENDS arguesthe Conservatives are systematically dismantling one of the institutions that keeps Canada together.

Aug 3, 2015 — The Telegram

Broadcaster gets boost by Joe Gibbons

FRIENDS and other advocates of public broadcasting are lobbying to save it from cutbacks.

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.