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Columnist says Canada’s public broadcaster will continue to limp along – resisting calls to refine its outdated and overly broad mandate to reflect a multichannel, multiplatform universe – or it will admit that much of the programming on which it spends its scarce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.
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.
Canada’s Prime Minister and his Australian counterpart share the same conservative ideology, contempt for carbon taxes and disdain for their public broadcaster.
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.
Discussions of a merger come a decade after a previous deal failed amid regulatory opposition.
Canadian broadcasters spent $138.7 million in television public benefits in the 2013-2014 broadcast year, according to new research
Spending on so-called tangible public benefits related to the acquisition of regulated Canadian broadcast television assets increased by 27% or $29.9 million to $138.7 million in the 2013-2014 broadcast year, according to new research from Ottawa-based research and consulting firm Boon Dog Professional Services Inc.
On Saturday, July 11, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting (Comox Valley contingent) are bringing three federal parties together to work in a spirit of co-operation, manning our "We Vote CBC" booth.
Columnist says the BBC is understood to be looking into future of £66.2m TV channel and how live news is covered, with final decision yet to be made.
The BBC could be forced to meet the cost of free television licences for those over age 75 as part of £12 billion in welfare cuts to be announced in the UK Government's budget on Wednesday.
Columnist says Still Standing is a retro-CBC premise and on paper it reeks of CBC dutifully fulfilling its public broadcast mandate and showing Canada to Canadians, but there is a delightful quality to Harris’s genuine curiosity about the people in obscure places.
Funding free licence fees for over-75s cost the government £608m in 2013-14 - about a fifth of the BBC's budget.
Light viewers are now realizing most of their content needs can be met by the Internet, leading 16 per cent of Canadians to not pay for traditional TV.
Managers and back office functions to be cut to make up for a funding shortfall of £150m largely due to the faster-than-expected switch to online viewing.
The U.K. public broadcaster remains under pressure to reduce its costs amid funding shortfalls.