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All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles

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.

Mar 4, 2016 — News Article

Forcing pick-and-pay TV was a bad move by the CRTC by Kate Taylor

Columnist says a  Pick-and_Pay is a piece of ill-conceived populism that did not, in the end, make any difference to the election prospects of the departing Tories and won’t actually save consumers much money – but still has the potential to do damage to the Canadian television industry.

Mar 3, 2016 — News Article

Mélanie Joly Criticized For Saying She Prefers Radio-Canada To TVA

Commentators for TVA, which is owned by Quebecor, were quick to criticize her statement, saying she should remain neutral since she's responsible for the CRTC.

Feb 29, 2016 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada funding to increase in upcoming budget: heritage minister

Federal Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly said her government's March 22 budget will restore some funding to the CBC, but in its first year the Liberal Party will not fully undo cuts made by the Conservatives.

Feb 27, 2016 — Blog Post

Tony Clement talks CBC

Tony Clement floats ditching the CBC grant at the Manning Centre conference in a session called "If I Run, Here’s How I’d Do It.”

Feb 24, 2016 — News Article

Democracy warning as Canadian media outlets merge and papers close

Canada’s media crunch has prompted a federal minister to cite concerns for democracy as papers close, newsrooms merge and more of the country’s outlets come under the control of handful of companies.

Feb 23, 2016 — News Article

As Canada's newsrooms shrink, concerns over coverage grow by Alastair Sharp

Canadian newsrooms are shrinking in increasing numbers as an oil shock rocks the economy and curtails the appetite of advertisers already distracted by digital outlets.

Feb 23, 2016 — News Article

Selling off the Future or Choosing to Inhabit it! by Sylvain LaFrance & Claude Provencher

These two open letters, one by Sylvain Lafrance, ex executive VP of CBC/Radio-Canada French services, and the other by Claude Provencher, architect,  take a strong stand against the sale of la Maison Radio-Canada in Montreal.

Feb 20, 2016 — News Article

Mélanie Joly demande des consultations sur la vente de la tour de Radio-Canada de Stéphane Baillargeon

The Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly and former news director Alain Saulnier ask the public broadcaster not to rush decisions about selling its real estate.

Feb 19, 2016 — News Article

La Maison de Radio-Canada officiellement à vendre

The journalist reports the Montreal Radio-Canada headquarters, Maison Radio-Canada, is officially on sale as of today. Interested parties have until mid-March to submit offers.

Feb 19, 2016 — News Article

La Maison de Radio-Canada officially for sale by Maxime Bergeron

It’s official: CBC/Radio-Canada has put up a “For Sale” sign in front of its huge Montreal headquarters.

Feb 18, 2016 — News Article

The more menacing way that politicians control journalists by Ezra Levant

Columnist says CBC hasn’t just editorially compromised itself but that its very existence undermines its private competitors.

Feb 17, 2016 — News Article

Media Advisory – Jean-Pierre Blais to speak at the Canadian Club in Toronto

Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman and CEO of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), will deliver a speech to the Canadian Club of Toronto: Staying informed: TV news in an era of change.

Feb 15, 2016 — News Article

What do Canadians really want from the CBC? by Barry Kiefl

Columnist says the Liberals made a campaign promise to increase funding of the publicly owned broadcaster by $150-million annually, but CBC has only said the money would be used for “deepening our connection” with Canadians.

Feb 12, 2016 — News Article

Podcasts a bright note in broadcast by Larry Cornies

A report prepared by Nordicity for FRIENDS says 50 per cent of Canada’s small and medium market stations could close by 2020.

Feb 9, 2016 — News Article

Revolutionary cure needed to restore health of ailing CBC by Kirk LaPointe

Columnist suggests that in order to fund Canadian programming private networks should be let out of their requirements to broadcast Canadian content, but that they should still be held to their requirements to direct 30% of their revenue to finance English Canadian content production.

Feb 8, 2016 — News Article

Digital era raises tough questions about journalism’s future by Michael Geist

Columnist says that with significant layoffs, newspaper closures and testimony before Canada’s broadcast regulator that the cost of delivering local news is unsustainable, there have been mounting calls for new funding programs, studies or other measures to address the issue.

Feb 6, 2016 — News Article

Government to the newspaper industry’s rescue? No thanks by Terence Corcoran

Columnist says the roots of the idea that governments can and should own, subsidize, licence and otherwise meddle in the business of freedom of the press run deep with the central claim being that the right to freedom belongs to the government and is only bestowed on individuals and groups under licence and forebearance.

Feb 3, 2016 — News Article

Dead and Buried - Parliament Confirms Rejection of DAB Radio in Sweden

The Constitutional Standing Committee (KU) in Riksdagen (the Parliament) has processed the government missive regarding the 2015 National Audit review of digital radio in which the proposal for a transition from FM to DAB+ in 2017-2022 was rejected.