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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.
Columnist says that without the CBC, English language Canadian broadcasting would be little more than a branch plant of the American media industry.
Award-winning writer says it would be ‘bad capitalism’ to diminish the public broadcaster and claims debate has been poisoned by newspaper industry.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Netflix says that in order to “continue providing good series and films,” the streaming service increases its standard monthly subscription to just over $11.
At least 35% of the music selections of Stingray's Canadian-produced channels consist of Canadian talent.
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.
Columnist says it's culture that helps Canadians and their leaders discern how to strike the balance between the economy and the environment.
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.
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.
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.
FRIENDS arguesthe Conservatives are systematically dismantling one of the institutions that keeps Canada together.
FRIENDS and other advocates of public broadcasting are lobbying to save it from cutbacks.
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.