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Apr 10, 2014 — Marketing Magazine

Watchdog group charts CBC’s funding decline over the decades

Adjusted for 2104 dollars CBC’s parliamentary appropriation plunged by more than $400 million, from $1.64 billion to $1.19 billion, between 1994-95 and 1997-98.

Apr 10, 2014 — Ottawa Citizen

Watchdog group questions CBC's planning amid expected cuts at the broadcaster by Cassandra Szklarski

FRIENDS says the public broadcaster has long known reduced federal funds, a softening advertising market, the expense of the Sochi Olympics and the potential loss of hockey broadcast rights could put them in a tough spot for the 2014-2015 budget.

Apr 9, 2014 — Regina Leader Post

Cuts hurt CBC's language mandate: Senate report by Jordan Press

A senate report says looming budget and job cuts at Canada's public broadcaster may hinder the vitality and survival of minority official language communities across the country.

Apr 8, 2014 — Huffington Post Canada

CBC Job Cuts, Budget Reductions To Be Announced Thursday: Reports

CBC staff are preparing themselves for bad news as the broadcaster is expected to announce a major round of job cuts and reductions to services.

Apr 8, 2014 — Toronto Star

CBC faces more cuts this week, watchdog warns

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting warns of layoffs and cuts to CBC programming.

Apr 8, 2014 — News Article

CBC expected to make deep cuts Thursday in wake of losing Hockey Night in Canada by Christine Dobby

CBC President Hubert Lacroix is set to address a town hall meeting of all CBC and Radio-Canada employees on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. The meeting will be about the broadcaster's financial pressures and how it will go forward.

Apr 7, 2014 — Broadcaster Magazine

CRTC Hearings on Rogers TV Licence Renewals Start Tuesday

The CRTC will consider Rogers' applications, at a public hearing, starting April 8, 2014, to renew the licences of 17 Rogers'  television stations.

Apr 7, 2014 — News Article

Cord-cutting continues as Canadians ditch TV & landlines

Online streaming services expected to get 665,000 customers this year, and 25% of homes have no phone.

Apr 6, 2014 — NOW Magazine

Steve Paikin’s sexist blog lands him in the hot seat by Andrea Houston

Maureen Lynett, one of three women who founded No Casino Toronto, says her experience with Paikin’s producers contradicts his claim that it’s difficult to find women to come on his show.

Apr 6, 2014 — Digital Journal

Canadian government to spend $305M boosting high-speed Internet by Nora Meszaros

The federal government says funding needs to focus on privacy protection, better technology, faster Internet connectivity.

Apr 4, 2014 — Le Devoir

Un café avec PKP by Marco Fortier

Pierre Karl Péladeau, star candidate for the Parti Québecois, does not regret raising his fist, nor his many battles with unions, and he sees no conflict of interest between his political activities and his ownership of a powerful media empire.

Apr 4, 2014 — Electrical Business

Digital Canada 150 provides “exciting roadmap for prosperity”

The federal government has unveiled Digital Canada 150, calling it “an ambitious path forward” for Canadians to take full advantage of the opportunities in the Digital Age.

Apr 2, 2014 — The Tyee

A New Story from Attawapiskat by Lisa Charleyboy

Program trains young journalists in remote First Nation communities to report their community's news.

Apr 2, 2014 — StreamDaily.tv

Long-form content gaining popularity on mobile devices: study by Melita Kuburas

According to the data published in a new report from global researcher Ooyala, viewers don’t mind a trending shift to long-form video online.

Apr 2, 2014 — MichaelGeist.ca

U.S. Calls Out Canadian Data Protection as a Trade Barrier Wednesday by Michael Geist

The U.S. Trade Representative says the strong growth of cross-border data flows resulting from widespread adoption of broadband-based services in Canada and the United States has refocused attention on the restrictive effects of privacy rules in two Canadian provinces.

Apr 1, 2014 — News Article

How Nielsen's OCR Will Impact Digital Video Advertising by Chris Smith

Columnist says the ad industry had been pushing for the ability to compare TV buys to digital video - and it's finally arrived, opening the door to a new kind of conversation between TV and digital buyers.

Mar 28, 2014 — Rabble.ca

Why Canadian unions want you to talk about TV by H.G. Watson

The results of the CRTC's latest research will be released in April, but several unions that represent television workers are already making the case for more robust Canadian television regulations.

Mar 27, 2014 — Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Speech by Scott Hutton, Executive Director, Broadcasting, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Scott Hutton gives an address to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on the state of the radio sector and Canadian music industry.

Mar 26, 2014 — Toronto Star

Rogers’ cuts to OMNI chip away at Canada’s cultural mosaic by Jerry Dias

Columnist says that despite cuts to OMNI, Rogers Communications has the necessary resources to make quality local ethnic broadcasting work.

Mar 26, 2014 — CBC News

Rick Mercer inks deal to return to CBC for 3 more seasons

Political satirist and television host Rick Mercer announces he has signed a three-year deal with the CBC, extending his show, Rick Mercer Report, through the 2017 season.