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‘We have no other tools’: CBC asks Ottawa for more than $300 million in new funding to go ad free by Sean Craig
Inspired by the British Broadcasting Corp., the CBC is recommending that its funding level be “depoliticized” by tying its subsidy to its current five-year licence cycle, indexing it to inflation, and keeping it separate from election and government budget announcements.
A position paper released by the public broadcaster says that the CBC would lose $253 million in annual ad revenue if the broadcaster switched to an ad-free model — but two-thirds of that revenue “would migrate to other Canadian media.”
The Simcoe-Grey MP and Conservative leadership candidate said she put the public broadcaster on notice that, if she becomes prime minister, the CBC is unlikely to exist in its current form.
The co-founder of Media Democracy Days and OpenMedia says the CBC's coverage of local pipeline controversies have not been the public broadcaster's "finest hour."
Julie Tremblay, President and CEO of TVA Group says a priority should be to review and clarify CBC/Radio-Canada's mandate to make sure it complements the private broadcasters rather than competing with them.
CBC President Hubert Lacroix thinks the CBC's business model is broken and is asking the government for additional funding so that the public broadcaster can stop advertising across its platforms.
While some Conservative leadership candidates have been appealing to the traditionally anti-CBC Tory base by proposing to abolish the national broadcaster or make serious reforms to it, Michael Chong is digging in as the moderate voice in the race by calling the issue a “distraction.”
A proposal paper posted to the national broadcaster’s website outlines how the CBC/Radio-Canada wants to follow the example of the BBC, the United Kingdom’s national broadcaster, and be fully funded by the federal government instead of partially relying on ad revenue.
Conservative leadership contender defends broadcaster amid calls for cutbacks from rivals.
In promoting his CBC/Radio-Canada policy Thursday on the Quebec radio station FM93, Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier said he would not prioritize talk shows like Radio-Canada’s popular Tout Le Monde En Parle — leading the show’s host to call him an “idiot” on social media.
Editorial states the CBC has played an important role in the history and development of Canada’s identity but argues the public broadcaster needs to change.
Columnists say the neoliberal view of the CBC as a commodity in the market, as opposed to a public good outside it, must be challenged.
I will stop the CBC competing with private media, and the CBC will be better for it by Maxime Bernier
Federal Conservative leadership candidate says they believe there is still a role in the media landscape for a public radio and television network, but that it has to be something other than what the private sector already offers.
Public broadcaster president Hubert Lacroix reveals CBC’s digital ad revenue for first time.
Conservative Leadership Candidate, Brad Trost says that the biggest subsidy that needs to go is the $1.2-billion allowance to the CBC.
Representatives of Canadian media outlets urged members of Parliament Tuesday to pursue de-regulation in the news industry and “level the playing field” between the CBC and Canada’s struggling legacy media companies and new digital outlets.
Précis: Miller-Rogers Opinion on Options for a Merit-based CBC Board of Directors Appointment Process
This précis has been prepared for readers’ convenience by FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting, not by Peter Miller/Brian MacLoed Rogers.
CBC to invest at least $7.5 million dollars into the fund over the next three years.
CBC threatens podcast app developer for using publicly available content, suggests ‘license fee model’ by Sean Craig
In a move that could impact your morning commute, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has sent a legal threat to the developers of a podcast app, claiming that accessing the public broadcaster’s publicly available RSS feed without paying a licensing fee constitutes “commercial use” and is a violation of its copyright.