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Paul Almond was a long-time and strong supporter of the work of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
Columnist says Q producers are much more attuned to coming up with entertainment and youth-oriented program ideas rather than off the beat Canadian ones.
You can also watch Francine Pelletier’s French-language interview with Mr. Trudeau here.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting’s Leaders Series about the CBC concludes this evening with the webcast of interviews with Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Columnist says the matter of a “media elite” in Canada isn’t about politics or brazen partisanship, but about influence, connections, money and secrecy.
Columnist says the CBC hit is lauded as Canadian, yet there is little Canadianness about it.
Columnist says the impact of CBC’s decision to allow for-profit Rogers Communications to broadcast NHL games for free on the public network could hit CBC’s bottom line hard over the next two and a half months thanks to the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The local Peterborough chapter of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting is ramping up its efforts to put the future of the CBC onto the federal-election agenda.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will host the public showing of Justin Trudeau’s webcast interview on the federal Liberal Party’s policies and vision for the CBC on April 15.
Don Newman will once again be in the interviewer’s chair when Justin Trudeau sits down for the third installment of the Leaders Series about the CBC!
Don, the former senior parliamentary editor for CBC Television and host of the daily politics program CBC News: Politics, will quiz Mr. Trudeau about where the Liberal Party stands on the future of our national public broadcaster, the CBC.
Memo sent by CBC CEO Hubert Lacroix bringing staff up to date on all the changes that are happening (including layoffs), singing the praises of the public broadcaster, and explaining the massive challenges that remain.
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says cuts are a breach of CBC’s mandate.
Columnist says in a pick-and-pay world, TV channels will have to fight to attract viewers’ attention and some won’t make it and will be kicked off the dial.
FRIENDS Steering Committee member says the CBC board should be speaking out, but "the president serves at the pleasure of the prime minister, rather than at the pleasure of the board."
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced Thursday that it is cutting another 244 jobs over the next six months to save $15-million annually, as part of its five-year plan to eliminate up to 1,500 positions by 2020.
CBC President says the public broadcaster's new local plan reduces the cost of service and starts to reshape it for how media is being, and will be, consumed in the future.
Positions in the West were cut the deepest, with 37 cut from Alberta and 25 from British Columbia. Ontario will lose 30 positions.
The CRTC unveils new restrictions on charges for bundled TV packages.
Consumers who have long bemoaned bloated cable packages may well embrace the new model, but some have suggested that unbundling TV channels could ultimately hurt the industry, and the consumer.
Tech analyst says the CRTC's decision to allow "pick-and-pay" might be too little too late as the market continues its headlong rush towards purely online alternatives.