All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles

Apr 25, 2016 — News Article

CRTC releases 2015 financial results for Canadian radio stations

A total of 704 commercial radio stations offered a variety of programming to Canadians employing over 9,500 people (down 3.4% from 2014).

Apr 25, 2016 — News Article

CBC to launch new digital service in London, Ont.

Heather Conway, CBC's executive vice-president of English Services, says London was identified as an area for expansion as early as 2012, when funding cuts put expansion plans there and elsewhere on hold.


Apr 25, 2016 — News Article

Is it possible that Cancon will end at last?

Editorial states says that a well-intentioned government comes along with proposals to drag our regulatory regime into modernity every few years - and opposition quietly mounts from long-entrenched and deep-pocketed interests.

Apr 23, 2016 — News Article

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly urges change at CBC, CRTC to boost Canadian content in digital age

Heritage Minister says Canada's cultural and creative industries are important drivers of innovation and a vibrant part of the Canadian economy.

Apr 19, 2016 — News Article

Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly To Give Opening Keynote

The Banff World Media Festival is the world's largest and most important gathering of entertainment industry and digital media executives dedicated to media content development, production, broadcast and distribution within TV and digital media.

Apr 15, 2016 — News Article

Steering a public broadcaster through turbulent times by James Bradshaw

Like all outlets built on traditional broadcasting, TVO finds itself managing a legacy in TV broadcasting as it navigates a landscape of digital disruption and constrained resources.

Apr 12, 2016 — News Article

Three people who could lead the TSO by Martin KNelman

Columnist says it is a big problem for Heather Conway that Hubert Lacroix, a Stephen Harper appointee, is scheduled to remain president of the CBC until his mandate expires in fall 2017, making a move to the TSP possibly appealing.

Apr 11, 2016 — News Article

Couch potatoes of Canada, unite by Heather Mallick

Canadians are cutting off their cable in record numbers, a new report called The Battle for the Canadian Couch Potato suggests.

Apr 11, 2016 — News Article

Trudeau’s cabinet style: he gives his ministers ‘as much rope,’ but pulls it back if they do something wrong by Derek Abma

Lobbyist says an influential role is emerging for Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly in this cabinet, adding that she has been particularly proactive in being prepared for and contributing to discussions on all matters that come before cabinet.

Apr 1, 2016 — News Article

CBC is forced to face ugly truths about its French-language headquarters by Robert Everett-Green

An entire working-class district was razed in the early 1960s to make way for Radio-Canada’s broadcasting centre.

Mar 23, 2016 — News Article

New Investment in CBC a Welcome First Step -- Friends

FRIENDS says Former Prime Minister Harper made sure that his hostile influence over the CBC could continue by stacking the CBC Board with Conservative directors, some of whose terms do not expire until 2020.

Mar 23, 2016 — News Article

Budget boosts funding to Canada Council, CBC

FRIENDS applauds the new funding, but calls on the government to "honour its commitment to consult with Canadians about how the money should be spent, and review the way the CBC board of directors is appointed."




Mar 23, 2016 — News Article

Arts community had better spend its budget money wisely by Kate Taylor

At the CBC, which is slated to get an extra $675-million over the next five budgets, CEO Hubert Lacroix said in a press release: “This is great news for CBC/Radio-Canada, and for Canadians who support public broadcasting.”

Mar 22, 2016 — News Release

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting to comment on federal budget

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting spokesperson Ian Morrison will be available this afternoon in room 253-D Centre Block on Parliament Hill to comment on the federal budget following its tabling in the House of Commons.

Mar 22, 2016 — News Release

New investment in CBC a welcome first step that makes a non-partisan Board essential

FRIENDS says that the federal government’s new investment in the CBC announced in today’s budget is most welcome, but that the current CBC Board should not be left to its own devices to make decisions about how to use this investment.

Mar 15, 2016 — News Article

Five things you need to know to save journalism by Madelaine Drohan

Columnist says any solution to current media woes has to take into account the changes wrought by information technology on journalists and their intended audience.

Mar 11, 2016 — News Article

CBC responds to comments complaint by francophone group

CBC management doesn't plan to make any immediate or major changes to its online comments policy in the wake of a complaint by a group of prominent New Brunswick francophones over what they considered hateful attacks on the province's French-speaking community.

Mar 10, 2016 — News Article

TV industry frets over threat from skinny basic and pick-and-pay by Laura McNaughton

According to the CRTC, about $4.1 billion is spent on Canadian programming every year. Some comes from various government programs, but the bulk, $2.8 billion, comes from the broadcasting system itself.

Mar 5, 2016 — News Article

EDITORIAL: Not much pick, lots of pay

Editorial says the extent that companies leave ordinary viewers feeling let down once again, the cable providers are only helping to dig their own graves.

Mar 4, 2016 — News Article

EDITORIAL: Cable providers risk alienating their own customers

The big cable providers managed to fall short of even the dramatically lowered expectations of TV viewers with their new ‘skinny basic’ services.