All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles

Jan 29, 2018 — News Article

CBC, Big Telecom Join Forces To Push For Website Blocking In Piracy Fight by Daniel Tencer

Canada's media industry is lining up behind an effort to institute mandatory blocking of websites accused of piracy.

Jan 28, 2018 — Campaign

Let's close the tax loophole and save local media

Giant American companies such as Google, Facebook, YouTube and many others are sucking the lifeblood out of Canada’s media economy – threatening the very future of our local TV, newspapers and radio stations – even hurting the CBC. A loophole in Canada’s tax system is actually making this happen.

Please send a message to Prime Minister Trudeau asking for this loophole to be closed.

Jan 14, 2018 — News Article

Appointment Opportunity: President, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in applying for the position of President of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Jan 11, 2018 — News Article

How Public Radio Became the Voice of the Patriarchy by Rebecca McInroy

Columnist says it's time we demand more diversity from one of our oldest, most storied institutions.

Jan 7, 2018 — News Article

Public Broadcasting: Its Past and Its Future

Columnist sayspublic broadcasters are creaky vessels, battered by decades of cutbacks and challenges, but they’re still one of our best tools for protecting democracy and building healthy societies.

Jan 7, 2018 — News Article

Public Broadcasting: Its Past and Its Future by Sue Gardner

An exploration of public media 50 years after the passage of the public broadcasting act.

Jan 2, 2018 — News Article

The CBC Must Go Completely Ad-Free by Wade Rowland

Columnist says public broadcasters exist to provide a space for information and entertainment that's free of influence from vested interests.

Dec 29, 2017 — Blog Post

Political Donations by CBC Board Members

Seven Directors have donated to the Conservatives, one Director has donated to the Liberals, one Director has donated to the Liberals, NDP and BQ, and four Directors have not donated to a political party.

Dec 25, 2017 — News Article

Using Billions in Government Cash, Mexico Controls News Media by Azam Ahmed

Columnist says Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration has spent hundreds of millions of dollars a year in government money on advertising, creating what many Mexican media owners, executives and journalists call a presidential branding juggernaut capable of suppressing investigative articles, directing front pages and intimidating newsrooms that challenge it.

Dec 24, 2017 — News Article

The Todd Veinotte Show - 223

FRIENDS' Spokesperson, Ian Morrison, discusses the recent “Hockey Night in Canada” deal between the CBC and Rogers

Dec 19, 2017 — News Article

CBC responds to access request for CBC Comedy numbers with 400 mostly blank pages by Vanessa Hrvatin

Lawyer seeking information regarding the number of visitors to CBC Comedy says knowing this information is something that should be open to public disclosure.

Dec 19, 2017 — News Article

Rogers, CBC ink deal to keep Hockey Night in Canada on CBC until 2026, streaming included

Deal gives CBC rights to digitally stream HNIC games on various apps and websites for length of contract.

Dec 19, 2017 — News Article

Minister Joly announces new members of the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announces the appointment of five directors to the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors.

Dec 7, 2017 — News Article

CBC, media producers, actors call for internet and Netflix tax — again by Emily Jackson

Creative groups want to get rid of different treatment for online content.

Dec 5, 2017 — News Article

Canada's CBC Launches Live TV Streaming Service to Rival Netflix by Etan Vlessing

The public broadcaster has launched an over-the-top video service, allowing Canadians to live-stream 'Schitt's Creek' and other original series on digital devices.

Dec 4, 2017 — News Article

New journalism award responds to TRC call to action

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and the Canadian Association of Journalists are pleased to announce a new award to recognize exemplary journalism that educates and informs Canadians about Indigenous experiences.

Dec 4, 2017 — News Article

Closing tax loophole needed to save local media by Ian Morrison

FRIENDS spokesperson says that as alarm bells ring across the country about the troubled state of Canadian media and local news, policy-makers have overlooked a surprisingly obvious and accessible fix.

Dec 1, 2017 — Policy Brief

Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-359

In a submission to the CRTC, FRIENDS says that it is only fair that foreign internet media contribute to Canadian content.  

Nov 29, 2017 — News Article

BBC Worldwide, BBC Studios to Combine Into Single Commercial Entity by Georg Szalai

U.K. public broadcaster BBC says it will merge BBC Studios and BBC Worldwide to form a single commercial operation that will be called BBC Studios.

Nov 10, 2017 — News Article

Revamped The National is a harebrained muddle by John Doyle

Columnist says none of the on-air talent's strength is being used in the new version of CBC's The National.