Dec 5, 2013 — News Article: The solution to the CBC budget crisis is obvious. Give it the contract for all partisan Tory advertising by Kelly McParland
Columnist asks if yet another analysis of the CBC necessary and whether there is any aspect of its operations that are not known and understood in Ottawa.
Columnist says that instead of funding a public television channel, the government should sell CBC’s broadcasting infrastructure — the network — to a private company or turned into a not-for-profit run with private donations.
Dec 5, 2013 — News Article: Breaking the CBC’s mediocrity streak by Chris Sellev
Columnist asks whether provided a more suitable mandate, is the CBC capable of turning things around into something that a critical mass of Canadians will support?
Dec 4, 2013 — News Article: Netflix Canada, CBC Make A Deal: 'Murdoch Mysteries' Set To Stream, Among Other Shows by Chris Jancelewicz
The expanded licensing agreement includes new seasons of currently available CBC TV shows on Netflix, including "Republic Of Doyle," "Heartland," "Mr. D," "Dragons' Den" as well as "Murdoch Mysteries" for the first time.
The biggest loss to the CBC in the Rogers/NHL deal is that it will no longer be able to access a working-class crowd because this very important Canadian audience only gravitated to CBC for HNIC and the presence of Don Cherry.
Dec 3, 2013 — News Article: Ad that depicts Harper as the Godfather enrages anti-defamation group by Simon Houpt
The New Jersey-based Italian-American One Voice Coalition (IAOVC) is accusing FRIENDS of using ugly stereotypes in an ad depicting Stephen Harper as a Godfather figure who deploys Mafia thugs to silence journalists.
Dec 3, 2013 — News Article: Why newness, not nostalgia, is the way forward for the CBC by John Doyle
Columnist says the unusual hybrid status of CBC-TV, as both public broadcaster and advertising-driven network, means that it can and must air provocative, challenging, cable-quality drama.
Dec 3, 2013 — News Article: Senate plans to probe CBC operations by Mike De Souza
Columnist says that with Don Cherry's future in doubt on Hockey Night in Canada in the wake of Rogers' purchase of national rights for NHL broadcasts, the CBC will come under scrutiny from a Senate in an upcoming review of the public broadcaster.
Dec 2, 2013 — News Article: Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition calls on Friends of Canadian Broadcasting to halt TV commercial stereotyping Italian Americans
The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition takes issue with The Man Behind the Desk, FRIENDS' satirical television ad.
Dec 2, 2013 — News Article: Monumental deal shifts NHL to Rogers
Columnist says the Rogers' coup may not have happened had Bell and CBC's joint bid for Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Olympic rights not collapsed in June 2012.
Nov 30, 2013 — News Article: A rebrand, with a Cherry on top?
Marketers suggest Don Cherry’s special status makes it hard to reshape HNIC with him.
Nov 30, 2013 — News Article: CBC's past may offer clues for a hockey-free future by Robert Everett-Green
FRIENDS says the CBC has been handed a 48 window of opportunity to consider a future without professional hockey.
Columnist says the road to winning over Gary Bettman for a $5.2-billion rights deal, the biggest in NHL's history, started in the boardroom known as “HockeyCentral.”
Reader says the recent loss of NHL income to CBC TV means the mother corporation will be proportionately more dependent on its shrinking public subsidy.
Nov 29, 2013 — News Article: CBC proposed $1.5B bid for NHL TV rights by Curtis Rush
Despite losing NHL broadcast rights to Rogers, the CBC still sees value in maintaining the Hockey Night in Canada brand.
Columnist says Don Cherry's status as an icon of Canadian TV hockey may prove to be his downfall as the groundbreaking deal between Rogers Communications and CBC ushers in a new era of Hockey Night in Canada.
Nov 29, 2013 — News Article: CBC, TSN iced in Rogers' $5.2-billion broadcast-rights deal with NHL by Brad Oswald
The broadcast and multimedia rights agreement, announced in Toronto by Rogers executives and top NHL brass, gives Rogers Communications the Canadian rights to all NHL games across all platforms in all languages.
Nov 29, 2013 — News Article: Rogers plays defence with its new investment in hockey by Barrie McKenna
Columnist says Rogers’ willingness to pay a record price for NHL rights comes down to protecting its core business – its 2.2 million cable subscribers, nearly 10 million wireless subscribers, its TV shows it produces and the lucrative revenue stream this represents.
Nov 29, 2013 — News Article: Without hockey, the CBC model is now fundamentally broken by Scott Stinson
Columnist says because CBC has a government-mandated hybrid setup that forces it to compete in the commercial space while also fulfilling a public-service mandate, it has always tried to find the balance between the two.
Nov 29, 2013 — News Article: EDITORIAL: The CBC: What’s it good for, without hockey?
Editorial says the news that Rogers Communications will pay $5.2-billion for the main NHL programming rights for the next 12 years, displacing the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, marks the loss of the CBC’s most popular program.