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Nine former members of CBC/Radio-Canada’s board of directors have sent an urgent letter to the current board, saying the public broadcaster’s mandate is “in peril” if recent federal funding cuts are not reversed.
Industry experts examine the impact of scrapping quotas and the spin-off of TV production.
Columnist says that as the cuts keep coming, fans of Radio-Canada, one of the most watched public broadcasters anywhere, are starting to resent paying the price for the CBC’s failure to connect with Canadians.
Columnist says the future had never looked bleaker for the CBC than it did last month, after CEO Hubert Lacroix announced that he would be cutting as many 1,500 jobs over the next six years as part of a strategic effort to absorb the broadcaster’s many budget cuts.
Canadaland has obtained internal CBC documents illustrating how the organization is dealing with employee tension, rage and confusion.
In a submission to the CRTC, CBC argues any "over-thetop" streaming service, such as U.S.-based Netflix, that earns more than $25 million a year in Canada, should be required to pay into the Canadian Media Fund.
In a submission to a CRTC review of Canadian TV regulations, the public broadcaster argues that any “over-the-top” streaming service, such as Netflix, that earns more than $25 million a year in Canada should be required to pay into the Canadian Media Fund.
Canadian indie producers have used media regulator the CRTC’s current Let’s Talk TV consultation to renew their call for Netflix Canada to subsidize local Canadian content production.
Columnist says the CBC is planning to reduce production in areas like music and drama in order to preserve the news, its core mandate, but that everyone knows news is entertainment, too, and Peter Mansbridge is a cultural artifact.
Columnist says the real "shareholders" of the CBC or any other public broadcaster are the people of the nation it serves, not the government of the day.
CBC Broadcaster says that what is being squeezed out of the public broadcaster, drop by drop, is creativity.
Failing the will to defend the CBC, Columnist says Lacroix should resign and the population should demand an end to the Conservative ideological crusade to destroy the public broadcaster.
Columnist gives her take on CBC's new report "A Space for All of Us".
In its submissions to the CRTC, Bell said it believes changes should be made by the regulator to allow local TV stations to be reclassified as "local specialty services."
FRIENDS makes several recommendations to the CRTC as part of the Commission's examination of the Canadian broadcasting system.
Columnist asks why the CBC promising to turn itself into something that looks a lot like what newspapers are already doing in every community across the country?
The CRTC is wrapping up a formal interventions process, part of its public consultations where it has collected comments from Canadians and the industry on the evolution of the broadcasting system, including the proposed pick-and-pay model.
Some people at the public broadcaster say CBC President Hubert Lacroix LaCroix is helping the Conservatives starve the CBC into irrelevance.
On Bill Kelly's radio show, Ian Morrison, FRIENDS Spokesperson, discusses CBC's cutback on evening newscasts and in-house production in a bid to shift its focus from radio and television to digital and mobile services.
CLC President Hassan Yussuff says it's time for governments to invest in Canadians and our collective future – something that is more than possible with the healthy budget surplus already being promised.