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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.
You’ll get more options, but you might not pay less when it’s all said and done, chairman warns by Sadiya Ansari and Raju Mudhar
FRIENDS is concerned about the impact pick-and-pay will have on Canadian content.
The NDP says they welcome changes that give consumers greater choice and low-cost basic packages, but caution that the Conservatives haven’t explained how they will ensure that pick-and-pay doesn’t lead to less choice and higher costs for some subscribers.
Columnist says the CRTC is not taking on Netflix; it's introducing new rules for Bell, Shaw and Rogers.
FRIENDS is concerned about the effect pick-and-pay will have on Canadian content.
FRIENDS says the CRTC is rolling the dice on the future of an industry that is crucial to Canada’s cultural sovereignty and generates more than $15 billion in revenue and 66,000 jobs.
Speech: CRTC chairman on Let’s Talk TV and the future of content made by Canadians by Jean-Pierre Blais
Text from a speech delivered on March 12, 2015 by CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais.
Columnist says the CRTC announcement highlights why digital media companies must ante up for Canadian film and TV productions.
In a radio interview, FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison, discusses the implications of a CRTC decision to relax Canadian Content requirements on television.
Columnist takes issue with FRIENDS' goal of making greater funding for the CBC a campaign issue in the upcoming federal election.
CBC affirme que le journalisme pratiqué par sa correspondante Amanda Lang correspond répond aux normes journalistiques de la corporation.