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Jul 6, 2015 — News Article

BBC faces 18% funding cut in Tory budget by Rebecca Hawkes

The BBC could be forced to meet the cost of free television licences for those over age 75 as part of £12 billion in welfare cuts to be announced in the UK Government's budget on Wednesday.

Jul 6, 2015 — News Article

CBC’s Still Standing gets laughs in small-town Canada by John Doyle

Columnist says Still Standing is a retro-CBC premise and on paper it reeks of CBC dutifully fulfilling its public broadcast mandate and showing Canada to Canadians, but there is a delightful quality to Harris’s genuine curiosity about the people in obscure places.

Jul 2, 2015 — News Article

BBC to cut more than 1,000 jobs in cost-savings push by Jane Martinson

Managers and back office functions to be cut to make up for a funding shortfall of £150m largely due to the faster-than-expected switch to online viewing.

Jul 1, 2015 — News Article

Everyone’s a critic, but Canadians have so much to celebrate by Jeffrey Simpson

Columnist suggests the CBC is starved for money compared with other countries’ public broadcasters.

Jun 25, 2015 — News Article

Final Stop For DAB Radio in Sweden

The Swedish government has announced it will not go ahead with plans to replace FM radio with digital DAB+ broadcasting.

Jun 24, 2015 — News Article

CKUA to Open Calgary Studio, Tripling Local Content by Sarah Pynoo

Calgarians will soon be able to tune into more local music programming, thanks to a partnership between CKUA, the NMC, and the Calgary Foundation.

Jun 22, 2015 — News Article

CBC misjudged demand for radio ad sales on music stations, analyst says by Peter Henderson

Columnist says CBC/Radio-Canada's poor numbers from its experiment with paid commercials on Radio 2 and Espace Musique show that the public broadcaster misjudged the market for national advertising on its music-focused radio channels.

Jun 21, 2015 — News Article

Canadian TV, as we know it, is dead by John Doyle

Columnist says there is change symbolized in CBC actually firing a well-connected person of privileged background on a heap-of-cash issue.

Jun 16, 2015 — News Release

Saskatoon celebrates CBC at cultural event

We Vote CBC! in Saskatoon will host a cultural celebration in support of our national public broadcaster.   This will be an evening of entertainment with a purpose for CBC supporters provided by a lineup of well-known Saskatoon musicians, writers and performers.

Jun 15, 2015 — News Article

CBC Ottawa bureau reeling after loss of Solomon in ‘brutal year’ by Simon Doyle

The bureau is now headed toward a fall election while “missing one of our biggest players,” one CBC employee said.

Jun 13, 2015 — News Article

Canadian public broadcaster's crisis: 'When you create celebrities, you create monsters' by John Barber

Columnist says that gutted by a conservative government and forced to emphasize ‘host culture’ over content, the CBC has faced three scandals involving presenters in recent months, the latest Evan Solomon’s alleged influence-peddling in art deals.

Jun 12, 2015 — News Article

Separating Evan Solomon's conduct from CBC culture is hard to do by Rick Salutin

Columnist says former CBC journalist Evan Solomon had become very good at what he did, and was serving Canadians far more than others at the public broadcaster. 

Jun 12, 2015 — News Article

Evan Solomon isn’t the only one at the CBC who should be fired by Michael Harris

Columnist says Evan Solomon was troubled only by the public relations disaster he triggered when his entrepreneurial sideline became public.

Jun 11, 2015 — News Article

The Wisdom of Evan Solomon by Crawford Kilian

Columnist says the departure of Evan Solomon from CBC is an opportunity for our national broadcaster to save its institutional soul, and for Canada to get a grip on itself.

Jun 11, 2015 — News Article

Evan Solomon and the CBC’s culture of greed by Rick Salutin

Columnist says the former host is surely the boss of his own conscience but still, he may have found it confusing at CBC regarding what was valued there.

Jun 10, 2015 — News Article

Broadcaster Evan Solomon offers his side of the story after being fired by CBC by Charlie Smith

In a statement issued through his lawyer, Evan Solomon says that he had disclosed the existence of his now-defunct private art business earlier this year to the public broadcaster broadcaster. 

Jun 10, 2015 — News Article

Evan Solomon scandal joins long list of TV news's ethical imbroglios

Columnist says the firing of CBC host Evan Solomon, alleged to have used his contacts to profit from a lucrative art-dealing business, is a new blow to a public broadcaster that has already faced other staff controversies in recent months.

Jun 10, 2015 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada Appoints Sullivan for Digital Role by Chris Powell

The build-out of the CBC/Radio-Canada Media Solutions Group continues with the appointment of digital veteran Robyn Sullivan as director of digital revenue optimization and innovation.

Jun 10, 2015 — News Article

The rise and fall of Evan Solomon: How the career of CBC’s golden boy came undone in less than 24 hours by Cassandra Szklarski

Columnist says CBC severed ties with Solomon barely an hour after the Toronto Star alleged the 47-year-old took advantage of his position to broker lucrative art deals between a friend and wealthy interview subjects.

Jun 10, 2015 — News Article

CBC host Evan Solomon fired after Star investigation finds he took secret cut of art deals by Kevin Donovan

Columnist says the former CBC journalist facilitated sales of art to wealthy Canadians he dealt with in his job — including one buyer who had no idea Solomon was collecting a commission.