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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.
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.
Canada’s Prime Minister and his Australian counterpart share the same conservative ideology, contempt for carbon taxes and disdain for their public broadcaster.
The government has set up an advisory panel for its review of the BBC Charter.
Under attack from a government intent on reducing its size and besieged by commercial rivals, the broadcaster has been forced to justify its very existence.
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.
Columnist suggests the CBC is starved for money compared with other countries’ public broadcasters.
Columnist says many of the newer Bristish Tory MPs detest the very existence of the BBC because its phenomenal success an affront to market ideology.
Columnist says when the specialty TV status quo changes in March 2016 there will be casualties, it’s just a question of how many.
Columnist says no prime minister in his right mind would opt to campaign for a fourth mandate in the circumstances currently faced by Stephen Harper.
Rogers, Shaw look to protect their turf with Shomi streaming service to rival Netflix by John Greenwood
Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. are teaming up to launch a video streaming service to compete with so-called over-the-top players such as Netflix, which have been grabbing market share from conventional players over the last several years.
The Swedish government has announced it will not go ahead with plans to replace FM radio with digital DAB+ broadcasting.