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Sep 21, 2015 — Edmonton Sun

Music icons add support to CBC by Marty Forbes

Stony Plain Records' Holger Peterson says almost every Canadian artist has had his or her first exposure via CBC airplay.

Sep 19, 2015 — Peterborough Examiner

No Comment from Skinner by Adrian Peterson

Reader asks where is Peterborough's Conservative candidate Michael Skinner, and why is he not making himself available for comment via the media on local issues?

Sep 18, 2015 — Ottawa Citizen

The Gargoyle – Liberals leading in Del Mastro's old seat, poll says by Glen McGregor

FRIENDS hired Nanos Reasearch to poll in Peterborough about attitudes towards the CBC and its local affiliate, CHEX-TV. 

Sep 18, 2015 — Huffington Post Canada

CBC President Hubert Lacroix: Public Broadcasters ‘Risk Being Boiled To Death' by Daniel Tencer

The president of CBC/Radio-Canada says public broadcasters are caught in a “vicious circle” of budget cuts and service reductions that threaten their continued existence.

Sep 17, 2015 — openDemocracy

BBC Charter Review and children's content: beware the Trojan horse! by Jeanette Steemers

Columnist says the Green Paper’s proposals for children’s programming should ring loud alarm bells – for children, parents, and for the future of the BBC itself.

Sep 17, 2015 — Canadian Media Guild

Public broadcasters “risk being boiled to death”: Hubert Lacroix

CBC President acknowledges for the first time that the public broadcaster’s very existence is at risk due to funding cuts:  “We risk being boiled to death”

Sep 16, 2015 — NB Media Co-op

Fredericton candidates consider culture and the arts by Sophie M. Lavoie

Chairs had to be brought out in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre Auditorium to accommodate the varied crowd that filled the room at the Fredericton Riding All Candidates Meeting put on by the Fredericton Arts Alliance about Arts and Culture on Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 pm.

Sep 16, 2015 — Broadcaster Magazine

CBC-TV Unveils Fall Schedule

CBC-TV’s fall schedule will launch over the coming weeks, highlighted by new series, returning hits, thought-provoking news and investigative content, documentaries, and engaging arts programming. 

Sep 15, 2015 — The Guardian

ABC's Mark Scott calls for new funding model to keep Australian content alive by Amanda Meade

The Austrailian public broadcaster’s managing director makes impassioned plea to lawmakers to ensure unique local drama and non-fiction survives the digital revolution.

Sep 15, 2015 — Advisor.ca

Three Reasons to Invest in Media Companies by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

Columnist says Canadian media companies need to manage the decline of television subscribers across the country, as well as their broadband capital spending and if they succeed, "their dividend growth models should continue for the next couple of years, keeping investors happy."

Sep 15, 2015 — openDemocracy

The BBC fight back begins by David Elstein

The BBC has published the first of four planned responses to the government Green Paper on Charter renewal. It is full of strong analysis, ambitions for the future and ambiguous financial forecasts. 

Sep 14, 2015 — CRTC

A review of the policy framework for local and community television programming

The CRTC launches a review of the policy framework for local and community television programming.

Sep 11, 2015 — openDemocracy

Saving Auntie from herself, before it's too late by John Goodyear

Columnist says briefing, leaks and spin mark the start of the campaign for favourable terms when the BBC charter is renewed, but asks whether the corporation is instead writing its own suicide note? 

Sep 9, 2015 — CHEX Television

Liberals leading locally: Nanos poll by Greg Davis

In the riding of Peterborough-Kawartha, new poll numbers show the the Federal Liberal Party has taken the lead.

Sep 9, 2015 — Peterborough Examiner

Liberals have edge in Peterborough-Kawartha riding, according to Nanos poll commissioned by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting as part of campaign to save CBC funding by Jason Bain

A Nanos poll commissioned by FRIENDS says 69% of residents are more likely to vote for a candidate favouring increased funding for the CBC, as opposed to 18% who would be more likely to vote for a candidate who would privatize the broadcaster - including half (48%) of those who say they have decided to vote Conservative.

Sep 4, 2015 — National Post

The geezer vote by Margaret Atwood

Author says the Trans-Pacific Partnership Harper’s so keen to sign will very likely mean the end of the CBC as a public national broadcaster, with advertisers and foreign interests calling the shots, including the shots on political news coverage. 

Sep 4, 2015 — openDemocracy

Lord Hall’s modest proposal for the BBC by Mike Flood

While Charter Review has been marked by a clamour over cuts to programmes and services, less attention has been paid to a BBC proposal which could have equally far-reaching implications. 

Sep 4, 2015 — openDemocracy

Digital dreams and open skies: universal service and the BBC by Sylvia Harvey

Writer says as mobile providers take over spectrum from broadcasters, the age of ‘free-to-air’ transmission could be coming to an end.

Sep 2, 2015 — Huffington Post Canada

Canadian Newspapers, Local TV Could Be Gone By 2025: Analyst by Daniel Tencer

In a study issued last month, Ken Goldstein, founder of Communications Management Inc., said the twin disappearances of newspapers and local TV will have “obvious” implications for Canadians’ ability to get local news.

Sep 2, 2015 — The Manitoban

Harper’s war on news media by Craig Adolphe

Columnist says that while cuts to the CBC predate the Conservative government's tenure, it wasn’t until then that Canadians saw it done with such glee.

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 28, 2015 — Toronto Star

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 — openDemocracy

The BBC charter renewal, seen through a Nordic lens by Christian S. Nissen

Columnist says observers around the world are following the current British charter renewal process with bated breath.

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 — openDemocracy

The BBC, the press and online news by Alice Enders, Leo Watkins and Douglas McCabe

Columnists say scaling back the BBC will damage the UK’s sole source of impartial, quality and trusted news, whose independence is valued by users in the UK and around the world.

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.