Columnist comments on CBC lockout, controversy over changes to CBC Radio One, arrival of satellite radio; concludes that independent artists "ingenuous" to expect vigorous support of U.S. satellite radio applications would result in greater airplay.
Despite government subsidy, cost to U.S. consumers to upgrade to digital technology by 2009 deadline expected to top US$3.5 billion.
CBC publishes 2004-2005 annual report focused on the theme "What is a Public Space?"
CTV and CBC tied in audience for election coverage, says online poll conducted by Decima Research and the Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication; CTV and CBC news heads respond.
Report concludes ousted Corporation for Public Broadcasting Chairman repeatedly violated U.S. Broadcasting Act provisions designed to protect public radio and television from political interference.
Incoming president of French television and radio re-arranges programming at Radio-Canada.
Radio-Canada, Télé-Québec labour unions launch coalition to support French-language public broadcasting.
Richard Stursberg, executive director of CBC English television, proclaims network "fully recovered" from NHL and CBC lockouts; FRIENDS disagrees, calls CBC lockout "a calamitous mistake".
CBC Acting Executive Director of Network Programming responds to complaint from FRIENDS supporter regarding decision to postpone documentary on Tommy Douglas.
CBC viewers outraged with management decision to run documentary criticizing medicare system while postponing documentary about medicare founder Tommy Douglas, the latter officially to avoid appearance of partisanship.
Satellite radio has yet to turn a profit in the U.S.
Criticism of CBC decision not to air a documentary on Tommy Douglas, but proceeding to air a documentary "celebrating" private health care.
Grey Cup coverage earns the CBC a spot in the ratings top ten.
CBC Radio fall ratings decline 25% from previous year.
Industry sources say national public broadcaster requires sustained funding commitment.
NDP accountability plan would make government appointments based on merit, not on patronage political connections.
CBC struggles with worker morale, viewer loyalty post-lockout; FRIENDS says many Canadians were justifiably upset with loss of a service they were paying for.
Columnist says CBC Radio must change to win new audiences, avoid "fossilized" view of what constitutes appropriate programming.
Letter to the editor disputes claim that satellite radio is "CD quality"; cites live concerts aired by CBC Radio Two as high quality sound actually superior in quality to a CD and available to any broadcaster that wants it.
Six of the ten Canadian Sirius satellite radio channels will be produced by the CBC.
Author says that it is odd to postpone the Tommy Douglas story because of the election campaign while airing a documentary criticizing the state of Medicare.
CBC delays broadcast of political documentaries due to election, fear of "perception of partisanship".
Response to latest changes at CBC Radio One suggests programmers out of touch with what listeners expect from CBC radio.
Columnist takes issue with Auditor General's report, says cultural spending must be justified in cultural, not just arithmetical terms.
Liberal government allocates new money to Canada Council for the Arts, effectively doubling its budget over three years.
CBC to contract out advertising for CBC.ca to AOL Canada, rumoured to be in discussions to outsource rich historical program archives, cultural assets paid for by Canadian taxpayers, to the BBC.
CBC outsources advertising sales for its website to subsidiary of America Online.
Columnist criticizes Gemini Awards for being "crass and tedious", failing to promote Canadian television.
Auditor General criticizes oversight, controls, objectives of over $800-million in federal culture spending.
Canadian actors visit Parliament Hill, call for increased funding for CBC, CRTC to do its job to preserve Canadian airwaves for Canadian programming.
CBC president breaks programming promise, cancels plans to produce three new local supper hour news programs in Edmonton, Montreal and St. John's; faces confidence vote before House of Commons Heritage Committee.
A week before the Grey Cup, CBC had not sold all its commercial time, even at last year's rates; observers blame lockout.
Heritage Committee adopts motion calling on the federal government to tighten broadcasting policies so that Canada retains control over radio and television broadcasting in Canadian territory, as recommended in the Lincoln Report.
CBC management is reportedly negotiating to outsource management and sales of CBC archives, currently performed by employees in Toronto, to a business unit of the BBC.
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage expected to show disapproval of CBC president Robert Rabinovitch through a non-confidence motion, but patronage appointments system makes it unlikely he will be removed.
20th Annual Gemini Awards air on Global on a Saturday night, competing with Hockey Night in Canada; columnist says event smacks of insider affair, with major stars absent.
CBC union writes to Commons Heritage Committee to correct points made by CBC president Robert Rabinovitch and other CBC senior managers when they appeared before the Committee on October 27.
Global Television hosts Gemini Awards for first time; CBC and CTV dominate winnings; one repeatedly nominated show already cancelled; Canadian star of a U.S. movie of the week shot in Canada and aired by Global receives nomination.
Speech by CBC President on impact of technology on public broadcasters and programming.
Internal investigation reveals Republican former head of the U.S. Corporation for Public Broadcasting interfered with PBS programming decisions.
Columnist says use of distinguished actors and reporters in unchallenging "host" roles on CBC programs insults viewers' intelligence.
Editorial decries pursuit of increased ratings through mediocre programming on CBC Radio.
Canadian Media Guild president comments on CBC lockout.
Text of the Spry Memorial Lecture 2005.
Editorial criticizes lower level of federal government culture spending in Western Canada.
Announcement for 2005 Spry Memorial Lecture in Vancouver, including link to summary and text of current and past lectures.
Most private broadcasters in France fail to cover civil unrest in Paris outside of the evening news.
Columnist discusses FRIENDS petition calling for increased funding for CBC.
Lobby group with connections to the Canadian Media Guild and U.S.-based Communications Workers of America calls for resignation of CBC president.
Broadcast ratings agency BBM plans to use pager-like devices to track Canadians' listening and viewing habits.
Despite impact of CBC lockout on promotion and scheduling of Trudeau prequel, CBC Television executive vice president Richard Stursberg concludes that low ratings mean viewers are simply not interested in docudramas.
RCI publishes its shortwave and satellite channel schedules for 2005/2006 broadcast season.
Noted expert in audience research methodologies corrects misunderstandings about the ratings performance of CBC, outlines prescription for organizational and programming changes at the national public broadcaster.
Editorial chides CBC president for refusing to take responsibility, admit mistakes.
House of Commons committee bewildered by CBC president's statement that he had not yet approached the federal government about CBC's 2006 funding.
Media reporter writes that if Parliamentarians care about the future of CBC, they must properly fund it.
The CBC retools Radio 3 for delivery over satellite radio.
FRIENDS tells Finance Committee pre-budget consultations that the Committee should focus on two broadcasting issues: increasing the size and stability of CBC's parliamentary grant, and ensuring increased resources are deployed at the grassroots level in communities across the country, rather than in Montreal and Toronto operations.
Former Republican National Committee co-chair and newly inaugurated Corporation for Public Broadcasting president Patricia de Stacy Harrison staffs her new agency with former underlings.
Canadian Film and Television Production Association releases study showing that changes to film and television financing framework benefit broadcasters, hurt producers; broadcasters spending much more on foreign programming, especially drama, than on Canadian.
Columnist says technology and the Internet are CBC's best hope for relevance as a public broadcaster.
Lockout, delays responsible for low audience to critically-acclaimed CBC miniseries.
Data show that increased expenditures at CBC over the five-year period 2000-2005 have significantly exceeded growth in revenues.
Rabinovitch denies lockout a disaster; blames lack of federal funding; editorial says Heritage Committee wasted opportunity to extract critical information from CBC management.
MPs chide Rabinovitch for lockout; executive vice-president of CBC English TV Richard Stursberg claims lockout saved no money.
FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison comments following appearance of CBC president and other executives before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
CBC President Robert Rabinovitch, English Television Vice President Richard Stursberg and other CBC executives respond to extensive questioning by MPs at post-CBC lockout meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
Lockout can be explained in part by a cult of management at odds with CBC's public broadcasting mission; author notes management has never faced consequences of its bad decisions, including other lockouts, reductions in local programming.
CBC president Rabinovitch maintains lockout was necessary, says he does not regret it.
CMG reports on House of Commons Heritage Committee meeting with CBC president and senior management.
CBC president Rabinovitch tells Heritage Committee lockout "worth it" despite harm to market share and employee relations.
Canadian Unity Council survey finds 60 percent of Canadians believe CBC is an essential part of Canada, and that its disappearance would fundamentally alter the country's nature.
Columnist says CBC radio should serve as a model for CBC television; discusses history and current role of CBC vice-president of English television.
CBC faces challenge to restore audience lost during lockout, especially for comedies, dramas and miniseries.
Once ratified, UNESCO convention on cultural diversity will give moral albeit not legal justification for government support and protection of domestic film, music, television and radio.
Column criticizes current CBC management for lack of vision, Parliament for lack of funding to support a truly relevant national broadcaster.
FRIENDS notes BBC director general not a patronage appointment, reiterates call for reform of process used to appoint CBC president.
Editorial argues CBC must follow BBC's lead and articulate a clearer vision for public broadcasting.
UNESCO convention on cultural diversity adopted; only the United States and Israel vote against adoption.
Former chair of CBC Board of Directors makes case for rebuilding CBC on a foundation of local/regional programming.
Analysis by Mel Hurtig of Industry Canada figures on foreign investment shows 96.8% of all foreign investment between 1985 and 2000 was for takeovers of Canadian companies by non-resident-controlled corporations.
Details of secret arrangement between Alberta Conservative government and Enron, the matter being pursued by popular Alberta radio host Don Hill at the time of his sudden dismissal from the CBC.
CBC Radio interview with CBC President Robert Rabinovitch about the lockout and the future of the national public broadcaster.
CBC French-language television has dumbed-down to improve ratings.
CBC president says he acknowledges criticism arising from handling of lockout but has no intention to resign.
CBC turns down Gemini Awards role due to conflict with Hockey Night in Canada.
BBC director general announces need for additional 5.5 billion pounds for programming and technological improvements over seven years, to be met in part by a 40 percent increase in BBC licence fees paid by households owning television sets.
Text of e-mail message from CBC president responding to citizen inquiries regarding CBC lockout.
CBC employees return to work; FRIENDS calls for changes to patronage system used to appoint CBC president.
Bertrand Hall condemns CBC lockout decision, says CBC permanence, excellence and relevance should be affirmed.
Canadian Association of Broadcasters seeks postponement of CRTC radio policy review; move suggests satellite radio will eventually justify reduction or removal of Canadian content requirements for conventional radio broadcasters; some broadcasters say they will continue to air Canadian programming to respond to demand.
CBC employees accept new collective agreement, officially ending lockout; but programming may take days or weeks to return to normal.
CBC television producer discusses CBC underfunding and management's focus on audience share, ratings and "high impact" drama.
NDP Heritage Critic says seven-week lockout at CBC the direct result of the patronage system used to appoint the CBC president.
CBC to phase in the return of normal programming.
Message to CBC employees from Canadian Media Guild National President.
CBC memo to staff regarding appointment of new chair of CBC Board of Directors.
Heritage Minister defends CBC board appointees in face of patronage criticism; notes that reappointment of CBC president was approved by House of Commons Heritage Committee.
New CBC collective agreement, described as victory by union, results in lower pay for some employees.
Columnist welcomes end to CBC lockout, notes that current management has locked out employees on nearly every available occasion over the last five years.
FRIENDS advisory council member recommends public consultations on future of CBC, calls for government to implement recommendations contained in 2003 Lincoln Report.
Former CBC president comments on the future of CBC post-lockout.
CTV takes over broadcasting rights to The Giller Prize from CBC, signs three-year deal.
A sampling of editorial opinion about the CBC's future in the wake of its seven-week lockout.
Editorial says Canada's public broadcaster should only fill the gaps private broadcasters do not.
Criticism of lockout by newly appointed CBC board chair suggests larger governance problem at public broadcaster.
Public broadcasting is important in Newfoundland and Labrador, and in local communities across Canada.
CBC expects lengthy delays in returning to regular programming, including local radio programming in some cities.
Former U.S. vice-presidential candidate Al Gore addresses the decline of the media, public discourse, the threat to American democracy, and the continued role, despite the growth of the Internet, of conventional television delivered over cable and satellite as the dominant medium of political communication.
New chair of CBC Board of Directors, Guy Fournier, says Board should have been given more information about the lockout.
CBC Board of Directors should have been given more information and allowed to examine all options prior to management's unilateral lockout decision, says new chair.
Article estimates cost savings resulting from seven-week CBC lockout.
Newly appointed chair of CBC Board of Directors says CBC lockout could have been avoided.
Real talent, value of CBC are provided by its employees; CBC management should be terminated; CBC board should be replaced with public applicants having knowledge of the importance of the national broadcaster to Canadian communities.
CBC employees to return to work Tuesday, October 11.
Editorial says attention should be focused on fate of CBC, not that of its current president; CBC described as "official state broadcaster"; prime ministerial patronage system criticized.
Conservative leader criticized for failing to discern that CBC employees were locked out, not on strike.
Fraser Institute says those who support CBC are "mostly central Canadian nationalists, mostly socialist nationalists".
Columnist suggests contract worker issue not as significant as union, management made it out to be; pales alongside much larger problems at the CBC.
Columnist says CBC lockout would not have happened if the public broadcaster had sufficient federal funding.
Newly-confirmed CBC chair Guy Fournier says CBC president should not have made lockout decision unilaterally.
FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison to speak at forum on public broadcasting and citizenship.
New CBC chair Guy Fournier says board of directors should have had input into lockout decision, comments on vision for the future of the CBC.
FRIENDS says CBC president must answer for the extraordinary number of lockouts at the public broadcaster since 1999.
Editorial says CBC management lacks both an explanation for the lockout and a plan for CBC's future.
CBC lockout strategy a "disastrous miscalculation" by management.
National Post editorial says following lockout, role of CBC must be reassessed, CBC television should adopt pledge-based funding model.
Editorial claims CBC has become irrelevant to many Canadians, points to need for clear vision and direction from CBC management.
FRIENDS says CBC president must answer for high frequency of lockouts during his tenure.
CBC union claims victory in lockout; observers call lockout a "lose-lose" proposition for both sides.
Long lockout fails to deter large advertisers who say they will return to CBC.
CBC union claims employees are "vindictive" and "not really in a co-operative mood to get back to work"; management says CBC will struggle to regain lost ratings.
CBC Radio began alienating its audience prior to the lockout.
CBC labour agreement unlikely to be fully ratified before NHL season opener.
Sides must still develop timetable for CBC employees to return to work.
Post-lockout, CBC faces the difficult task of rebuilding itself into a national institution that all Canadians value.
MPs to ask hard questions of CBC management following lockout.
FRIENDS calls for reform of patronage process used to appoint CBC president, additional funding for CBC local and regional programming.
House of Commons Heritage Committee to seek answers from CBC president Robert Rabinovitch over lockout; NDP MP calls for management terminations, sceptical of CBC English Television executive vice-president's commitment to local/regional programming.
CBC management announces tentative agreement with CBC union on terms of new collective agreement.
Conservative Party candidate and former Global Television News anchor comments on need for a new, less costly mandate for CBC.
CBC union announces agreement in principle with management on terms of new collective agreement.
CBC management and union reach tentative settlement, but unclear when employees will return to work.
CBC management, union sign memorandum of agreement to end lockout, actual language not finalized.
FRIENDS spokesperson writes that based on poll results, Canadians consistently trust CBC more than other broadcasters, and want it funded properly.
Not increasing CBC's funding will be politically expedient so long as there are polls to suggest vocal CBC supporters are in the minority.
Toronto-based writer says CBC not an essential service, would rather spend $29 elsewhere.
Liberal Senator addresses Tory Senator's hopes that the lockout will last until the next election, notes that if the Tories had the support of the 37% of Canadians who reported they were inconvenienced by the lockout, they would win the election.
Article concludes that Canadian content policies and the CRTC are nearing the end of their shelf life.
Leading English composer says Canada's national public broadcaster is second only to the BBC, notes that CBC management's lockout decision is reminiscent of the "techniques of vicious 19th-century industrial barons".
MPs hear from constituents, increase pressure on government to bring end to CBC lockout.
Columnist criticizes prime minister for allowing "Canada-hating bean-counters" to keep CBC off the air for seven weeks and counting.
CBC part of Canada's "culture of dependence".
CFL may move Grey Cup broadcast to another network if CBC lockout continues.
CBC president given rough ride by MPs, ministers, CBC board of directors over lockout; FRIENDS says president is wearing the lockout decision personally, expects he will have less freedom over remainder of his two-year term.
Knowlton Nash fears aftermath of CBC lockout will be to polarize an internal war between management and creative personnel and an external war between supporters and detractors of public broadcasting.
CBC labour negotiations placed under news blackout; House of Commons Heritage Committee to summon CBC president Robert Rabinovitch to meeting following end of lockout.
Canadian Media Guild interprets Labour Minister's statements regarding long-term, permanent employment for all Canadians as supportive of its negotiating position.
Minister of Labour criticizes CBC management, union for focusing on public relations rather than reaching an agreement and ending the lockout.
Ontario government replaces Isabel Bassett as chair of TVOntario; oversight responsibility moves to education ministry.
Student newspaper editorial defends importance of CBC.
CBC union calls latest CBC contract offer worse than the offer rejected prior to the lockout, criticizes use of public funds to run "misleading" newspaper ads.
Ontario government announces changes to management, government oversight of provincial public broadcaster.
The post-lockout future of Canada's public-service broadcaster is uncertain.
Canadian Media Guild says CBC management's "compromise offer" not a compromise on key issues.
Canadian Media Guild issues bulletin on progress of negotiations two days after intervention by federal Minister of Labour.
Details of latest CBC offer to Canadian Media Guild.
MPs criticize CBC management for locking Canadians out of CBC.
CBC management, union continue to work with federal mediators; federal NDP leader spars with Labour Minister over government's response to lockout.
Republican party fundraisers appointed to head U.S. public broadcasting body, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Public forum on CBC lockout with John Doyle (Globe & Mail), Sadia Zaman (VisionTV), Suanne Kelman (Ryerson School of Journalism), Wednesday, September 28, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto.
Federal NDP leader outlines NDP position on CBC lockout and Parliamentary initiatives to end it.
Post-lockout, CBC's critical role in Canadian culture needs to be clarified or redefined, says Liberal MP.
Minister of Labour calls on CBC management, union to resolve outstanding issues and end lockout.
Return of Parliament focuses attention of MPs, ministers on CBC lockout.
Despite Labour Minister intervention to end CBC lockout, core management-union dispute reportedly remains.
Federal Labour Minister calls lockout "unacceptable", instructs management and union to resolve dispute.
Former CBC board chair clarifies position, responds to criticisms of op-ed calling for CBC to be dismantled and let out to tender.
Global declares "commitment to strong Canadian programming", replaces CBC as host network for Gemini Awards for first time in 18 years.
CBC union lockout bulletin reports on union/management meeting with federal labour minister.
Bloc Quebecois MPs challenge Minister of Labour on federal response to CBC lockout.
Minister of Labour says CBC management, union doing "a major disservice" to themselves and to all Canadians by prolonging lockout at CBC; provides mediator to assist parties to resolve differences.
Rural and remote communities suffer without CBC; employees to demonstrate on Parliament Hill as union and management meet with federal Minister of Labour.
Columnist condemns lockout as "poor stewardship" by CBC management, urges CBC listeners to telephone concerns to Prime Minister Paul Martin.
CBC lockout shows national public broadcaster needs change of leadership.
Inuit leader says lockout has been devastating, CBC should be deemed an essential service in Canada's far north.
Anonymous CBC manager runs blog critical of other management.
Ottawa resident laments loss of CBC radio.
Royal Canadian Air Farce producer responds to Patrick Watson op-ed.
MPs returning to Parliament may push for back-to-work legislation, probe into CBC use of public money during lockout; former Ontario Conservative premier Bill Davis comments on lockout.
A copy of the letter sent by federal labour minister Joe Fontana to CBC management and the CMG.
Former Ontario premier Bill Davis speaks with CBCunplugged.com about the CBC, its past, and its future.
Locked-out CBC host comments on contract work issue, CBC management, effects of lockout on staff morale.
CBC management, union to attend meeting with federal Minister of Labour to discuss lockout; FRIENDS views meeting as positive development that will focus more public attention on CBC president.
Federal Labour Minister Joe Fontana calls meeting with CBC President Robert Rabinovitch and Canadian Media Guild CBC Branch President in Ottawa for Monday, September 26.
Liberal MPs express frustration with management handling of CBC lockout.
FRIENDS comments on op-ed by former CBC chair Patrick Watson.
Private broadcasters benefit from CBC lockout, reflected in minimal news coverage of lockout on private networks; FRIENDS understands that savings from CBC lockout may be sufficient to offset revenues lost during NHL lockout.
CBC management rejects latest union offer; plans counteroffer.
CBC union tables offer of settlement, states belief that it forms the basis for an agreement with CBC management.
Columnist points to numerous cultural victims of CBC lockout.
CBC implicated in cultural race to the bottom.
Former CBC chair blames lockout on "management ineptitude"; advocates shutting down the CBC, replacing it with a new public broadcaster.
Text of the official programme of a Toronto concert organized by FRIENDS, ACTRA and others to rally support for public broadcasting and call for an end to the CBC lockout.
Text of remarks by former prime minister Joe Clark at evening in support of public broadcasting, Massey Hall, Toronto.
Republicans in U.S. House of Representatives to finance Hurricane Katrina rebuilding and rescue efforts in part through ending support for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Majority of Atlantic caucus signs letter to CBC management stating concerns about how lockout is affecting their region.
FRIENDS calls theory that savings from CBC lockout are being used to offset losses resulting from NHL lockout "plausible".
Famous Canadians deliver single message at Massey Hall event in support of public broadcasting: "Bring back the CBC".
CBC Board of Directors announces support for management decision to lock out workers; FRIENDS says next step is for Parliament to become involved.
CBC Board of Directors issues statement on CBC lockout.
FRIENDS co-sponsors evening in support of public broadcasting, Wednesday, September 21, 8 p.m., at Massey Hall in Toronto.
NDP Heritage Critic, MPs say CBC President/CEO Robert Rabinovitch should be replaced.
CBC lockout galvanizes workers, focuses public attention on management.
Columnist says CBC lockout makes both sides look bad.
Editorial says CBC senior management owes Canadian public an explanation, should agree to request to appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
FRIENDS writes to CBC Board to request meeting on CBC lockout, forwards policy suggestion that Board overturn management decision to lock out employees; Acting Chair of CBC Board, who is also CBC President and CEO, denies request; proposed Chair comments on Board decision to support management.
FRIENDS advisory council member calls on CBC board to reverse management decision to lock out employees.
Corporate fixer, scholar comment on CBC lockout, leadership (or lack thereof) in Canadian broadcasting.
CBC union contends management is not seeking a quick end to the lockout, blames time required for CBC bargaining committee to consult senior management on union proposals.
Quebec CBC replaces evening news with talk show, sees ratings spike; Florian Sauvageau calls changes a "caricature" of public television at odds with CBC's public broadcasting mandate.
Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage asks CBC president to appear before the Committee, report on the CBC lockout.
Well known Canadians refuse to give interviews to CBC managers during lockout.
Don Cherry says he would not cross picket line, despite being upset with union.
Sunday afternoon, September 25th, at George Weston Recital Hall in Toronto.
BBC to meet cost of upgrading television sets and aerials required to switch elderly and disabled viewers from analog to digital television.
FRIENDS co-sponsors event to support public broadcasting, September 21, 8 p.m. at Massey Hall in Toronto.
Canadian Media Guild plans to picket if CBC attempts to broadcast installation of new governor general; prime minister, governor general, others say they will not cross a picket line.
CBC will reportedly not cover the governor general's installation to avoid confrontation with Canadian Media Guild., which has said it will picket the event if CBC covers it.
Prime Minister would delay opening of Parliament, installation of new Governor General rather than cross CBC picket lines.
FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison and Conservative Party heritage critic Bev Oda discuss the role and future of the national public broadcaster.
Terry Fox Foundation upset that 25th anniversary run a flashpoint for CBC lockout, says Foundation does not want to take sides.
CBC labour negotiations reportedly entering critical phase; famous Canadians to perform at free concert in Toronto September 21 to encourage support for public broadcasting, end to CBC lockout.
CBC programming during lockout does not fulfil the public broadcaster's mandate and fuels arguments it should be shut down.
Article says CBC employees have too much control of the corporation, managers need to win back control; CBC management should be replaced.
Letter to the editor takes issue with Conservative Senator's statement on the CBC.
Challenged on lockout, CBC President Robert Rabinovitch points to insufficient government funding.
Union update on status of negotiations with CBC management.
Conservative Senator's comments reflect pattern of prime ministerial mistrust of the CBC; Liberal cuts have given CBC journalists no reason to treat that party more favourably in news coverage; polls show CBC support cuts across party lines.
Columnist takes issue with Conservative Senator's comments on CBC, notes that naysayers underestimate the importance of Canada's public broadcaster and the appeal it has to many Canadians.
Contract worker says that CBC union position on contract workers hampers creativity and competition, and that CBC should shed "ludicrously overpadded" management and devote savings to making programs.
Conservative MP responds to letter from FRIENDS supporter regarding CBC lockout.
Members of the Bush administration blame slow response to Hurricane Katrina on alleged media stories claiming that New Orleans had "dodged a bullet"; Wall Street Journal reports no such story was found.
American Federation of Labour expresses solidarity with Canadian Media Guild, an affiliated union of Communications Workers of America, over CBC lockout.
CBC's weaknesses do not overshadow its importance and value as the only broadcaster with a national mandate.
Conservative Senator says she hopes CBC lockout continues, looks forward to a federal election without coverage by the CBC.
Major hurdles reportedly remain in CBC lockout; management pushes back fall launch.
Editorial says CBC is an important voice that Canadians cannot afford to lose.
Tory senator Marjory LeBreton says she hopes continued lockout will prevent CBC coverage of next federal election.
CBC lockout means fewer sharp journalists are watching the government and questioning PR spin, especially in smaller markets like Saskatchewan.
FRIENDS, others disappointed by cabinet decision on satellite radio; small number of Canadian channels on U.S. services approved by CRTC will undermine Canadian content.
New CBC chair wants to see CBC and Radio-Canada work more closely together, do more to foster national unity.
FRIENDS says the fact CBC's president is not accountable to its board means the appointment of a new chairperson is unlikely to bring an end to the current labour dispute.
Canadian Heritage Minister proposes Quebec writer as chair of the CBC board of directors; the proposed appointment will be referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for review.
Conservative Heritage critic calls for parliamentary debate on future of CBC, hints that continued public funding, particularly of CBC English language television, may no longer be justified.
Quebec author, scriptwriter and producer Guy Fournier has been appointed chair of the CBC board of directors.
Article says taxpayers deserve refund for lockout at CBC.
Media research expert calls columnist's dismissal of CBC-TV on the basis of audience share "facile and irrelevant".
Columnist calls CBC programming during lockout a disgrace, exposes poor quality of promotional materials produced by PR firm recently contracted to replace CBC in-house publicity department.
Columnist speculates turning point in CBC lockout may not come until the start of the NHL season in October.
Canadian Heritage minister discusses CBC lockout, cabinet deliberations on satellite radio.
Two-part audio documentary offer indepth account of the current CBC labour crisis, as told through the many voices of workers on the picket line in Toronto.
CBC continues to collect subscription fees from its specialty service, Newsworld, despite lack of original programming and other departures from its licence conditions.
Columnist echoes view of U.S. satellite radio providers, complains that CRTC licensing process has been politicized and that cabinet review runs contrary to prior statements by Heritage Minister upholding CRTC independence.
Ottawa-area Liberal MP calls on CBC management to resume normal service first, then negotiate a settlement.
National Film Board has banner year, but says additional long-term funding will be required to repeat the success.
Columnist notes CBC management cannot explain benefits to viewers or to Canadian broadcasting from greater flexibility to contract out, argues management lacks vision for CBC's future.
CBC lockout described as "intemperate and chilling", and likely to damage the national public broadcaster out of proportion to the labour issues that gave rise to it.
Columnist says CBC management priorities reflect the antiquated neo-conservative financial policies of the 1980s and 1990s.
Academics discredit CBC management plans for labour "flexibility".
E-mail form letter response from CBC President Robert Rabinovitch to CBC viewers/listeners concerned about the ongoing lockout.
CBC is especially missed in rural and remote areas such as Nunavut, where it is the only broadcaster.
Despite poor funding, invisible management, and other shortcomings, CBC is unique in its role and can't be replaced.
Columnist comments on behaviour of both sides in CBC lockout, CanWest Global programming, inadequacy of U.S. news coverage of aftermath of hurricane Katrina.
Australian government proposes loosening cross-media and foreign ownership restrictions.
CBC lockout reveals management and government ambivalence toward the national public broadcaster.
Editorial speculates that private broadcasters could never lock out their employees and hope to survive.
CBC management and union to hold "preliminary talks".
Canadian Media Guild responds to article by CBC President Robert Rabinovitch.
CBC management and union to discuss resuming formal negotiations.
Executive vice president of CBC Television responds to questions regarding CBC lockout.
Article says CBC television needs to follow CBC radio's lead, decide whether it is a public service or a competitive media outlet.
CBC president presents management's position in CBC lockout.
Former CBC board chair Carole Taylor says CBC lockout will hurt public broadcasting.
CEP says that treating a major cultural institution such as CBC like a hockey league is "preposterous" and that the government should take steps to end the lockout.
Former member of CBC Board of Directors says current management is destroying the CBC and must be replaced.
CEP calls for end to lockout, notes that private broadcasters have fewer contract workers, fewer labour disputes.
Op-ed argues for end of CBC, contends that CBC programming and personalities would find their way onto private broadcasters.
CBC radio needs to return to the top of its game to justify its public subsidy, compete with private sector and new broadcasting technologies.
Columnist says Canada better off without the CBC.
CBC producer Mark Starowicz comments on CBC lockout.
CBC is still a necessary national institution.
Private broadcasters rumoured to be conducting "talent raid" on locked-out CBC reporters.
CBC lockout is having collateral damage on writers, publishers, advertisers and others who rely on a fully operational CBC.
FRIENDS believes CBC management chose late summer lockout date to ensure the least public reaction.
Decima Research poll concludes CBC lockout having "limited impact on Canadian consumers" after its initial week.
37 percent of Canadians in a national poll including non-CBC listeners/viewers say CBC lockout has been a minor or major inconvenience.
FRIENDS notes that CBC television viewers typically switch to other channels when CBC goes off the air, and are slow to return.
Former executive vice president of CBC English Television laments that in contrast to Britain, there is only "modest" support for public broadcasting in Canada.
CBC management says 40 outstanding issues stand between lockout and a new collective agreement.
Lockout makes it unclear whether major documentary, three years in the making, concerning the 1995 Quebec referendum will air at the same time on CBC as on Radio-Canada.
CBC lockout does not change the fact that for most viewers, the only essential question is: what to watch?
Columnist says CBC might have been needed at one time, but is no longer.
Editorial says Ottawa must decide if having a national public broadcaster is important, and if so, provide sufficient funding.
CBC loses listeners and viewers, competitors gain due to lockout.
Alberta CBC journalist says CBC must devote more resources to the regions.
Columnist criticizes CBC president for being "invisible" during lockout, not involving employees in finding solutions to CBC's problems.
Heritage Minister empathizes with locked out CBC workers, but says government will not intervene to force a settlement.
Ottawa officially looking to replace CBC President Robert Rabinovitch as acting chair of CBC.
Canadian Media Guild lockout update says the union will not return to the table unless there is some chance of success at reaching a deal on a new collective agreement
The federal government is reportedly moving to appoint a new chair of the CBC Board of Directors; CBC President is currently interim chair.
Locked out CBC workers confront CBC executive vice-president of television, Richard Stursberg.
Britain funds its national public broadcaster four times as well, per capita, as Canada does the CBC.
FRIENDS says allowing satellite radio decisions to stand would create a slippery slope for Canadian content throughout the broadcasting system.
U.S. satellite radio provider plans new channel lineup, including two channels devoted to Howard Stern, as well as family and religious offerings.
Federal Heritage, Labour ministers encourage CBC management, union to resume negotiations.
The lockout is responsible for a significant loss of audience on CBC, ratings gains for competitors.
Locked out CBC staff strategize on Internet-based newscasts in effort to create an alternative CBC.
CMG says the CBC is saving approximately $11 million a week thanks to the lockout; some wonder if this financial incentive will see management trying to prolong the current situation.
Australian Film Commission's annual drama production survey evidences steady decline in both quantity and investment in Australian television drama; downward trend expected to continue.
CBC union says management has asked for huge concessions just to return to the table, let alone to come to an agreement.
President of Quebec Union des artistes comments on CBC/Radio-Canada lockout.
Quebec Liberal caucus calls on federal cabinet to reverse CRTC satellite radio decisions.
A special mediator has been appointed to help restart negotiations to end CBC lockout.
Quebec MPs complain about repeated CBC lockouts over the last five years.
Quebec Liberal MPs have reportedly endorsed a recommendation that Cabinet overturn CRTC satellite radio decision.
Independent music producers say the CBC lockout is leaving their artists struggling for exposure, and audiences hungry for music that is rarely available from other media outlets.
Richard Stursberg receives cold reception at support rally for locked out CBC workers.
Knowlton Nash notes both management and unions to blame for CBC lockout, but real cause is political leaders who lack a deep commitment to public broadcasting.
Industry Minister David Emerson says that information and communications technologies are a major driver of competitiveness and that the telecom policy review is a "critical priority".
The CBC lockout has emboldened commercial broadcasters, who have increased advertising aimed at growing their audience share.
Article claims that quality of CBC Sports, once extolled as a broadcasting standard, has gone downhill.
Columnist provides updates on various issues relating to CBC lockout.
Federal government declines to intervene in CBC lockout.
Nielsen Media Research audience data show increase in viewership at VisionTV.
NDP Heritage critic calls on Heritage Minister Liza Frulla to urge CBC board to end lockout.
Former CBC anchor Knowlton Nash, former Heritage Committee Chair and Our Cultural Sovereignty author Clifford Lincoln lament impact of lockout on CBC's future.
Lockout shows CBC management willing to overlook the "public" part of the broadcaster's mandate.
Quick resolution not expected in CBC lockout since neither management nor the union appear willing to compromise their positions.
Notice of vacancy for chair of CBC Board of Directors.
Ex-CBC head of English television programming Slawko Klymkiw says he remains a fan of the institution and that the lockout had nothing to do with the timing of his departure.
Columnist condemns mangled English and management-speak in newspaper ad written by CBC Television executive vice-president Richard Stursberg and CBC Radio vice-president Jane Chalmers.
British broadcasting unions unite with locked out CBC workers, protest CBC management's use of BBC World content.
Both CBC management and union recognize that the lockout will negatively affect the CBC's franchise.
FRIENDS encourages you to make your views know to both sides in the dispute – CBC President Robert Rabinovitch and Canadian Media Guild President Lise Lareau.
Columnist says ex-CBC English television programming executive Slawko Klymkiw faced impossible job.
CBC lockout is raising fundamental issues about the future of the Canadian public broadcaster.
Lockout has forced CBC out of the running as the official broadcaster of the Rogers Cup women's tennis games.
Online marketing company that caters to independent artists calls for reconsideration of CRTC pay radio decision.
FRIENDS says CBC management decision to deliver CBC newscasts to Air Canada, but rebroadcast BBC news on air, shows where priorities lie.
Slawko Klymkiw is leaving the CBC to become executive director of the Canadian Film Centre.
Editorial says that the CBC has a loyal audience it must be careful not to alienate.
VP of the National Citizens Coalition says CBC lockout proves Canada doesn't need an “all-socialist” public broadcaster anymore.
Letter to the Editor argues that CBC lockout is the result of insufficient federal funding.
Blog by University of Ottawa professor explores issue of connections between government and the national public broadcaster.
Editorial says CBC should privatize television stations, concentrate on radio.
By reducing commitments to employees and seeking to eliminate jobs, CBC management is showing short-term corporate thinking that is inconsistent with its mandate; CBC leadership should be replaced.
Indie Pool claims online survey shows 90% of independent Canadian artists support licensing U.S. satellite radio in Canada.
Slawko Klymkiw leaves the CBC after nine years; says move has nothing to do with current lockout.
Statement by Richard Stursberg, Executive Vice-President, CBC English Television, announcing resignation of longtime CBC staffer and Executive Director of Network Programming, Slawko Klymkiw.
FRIENDS calls CBC lockout programming crude and unimaginative; viewers and listeners in remote areas say they feel cut off from the rest of the country.
FRIENDS blames both management and union for CBC lockout, notes negative consequences of successful Canadian Media Guild efforts in 2004 to amalgamate both technicians and journalists into the same bargaining unit.
NDP leader, heritage critic criticize Liberal government for creating funding crisis leading to CBC lockout.
Columnist predicts CBC will lose some listeners and viewers forever if a major news event unfolds during the lockout.
Columnist says CBC lockout risks alienating its audience and supporters, fuelling criticisms of detractors.
Columnist questions whether CBC will recover from lockout.
National Citizens Coalition press release says the CBC should be privatized since in the 'five hundred channel universe' it has become "just another network".
FRIENDS says the people of Canada, CBC's shareholders, will unfairly suffer from CBC lockout.
Canadian Media Guild Employees preparing for lockout as CBC management issues 72-hour lockout notice.
CBC compensating for staff shortage resulting from lockout with documentaries, British world news and reruns.
CBC management explains position on lockout.
CBC union urges board of directors to intervene to end lockout.
FRIENDS expects the quality of CBC news and other programming to deteriorate badly in the event of a lockout; lost viewers and listeners may be hard to win back.
Editorial notes that CBC management's focus on ratings has more in common with commercial networks than the national public broadcaster.
CBC management issues 72-hour warning of a possible lockout.
CBC appoints academic and journalist Vince Carlin to the position of ombudsman of English Radio.
Threat of strike at CBC continues as talks stall.
ACTRA says it will support the Canadian Media Guild in a strike or lockout at CBC.
CBC has given former Ryerson University School of Journalism chair Vince Carlin the position of ombudsman.
TVOntario has asked the CRTC to lower its Cancon requirements from 65% to 60%.
Appointee receives Italian state broadcaster RAI general director nomination from all five fellow centre-right Forza Italiana board members.
The Canadian Media Guild says the CBC is not making a fair proposal and that the corporation is in violation of the Labour Code for unwillingness to bargain.
BBC denies report that its plan to increase the amount of programming commissioned from the independent production sector will erode its in-house production base.
Hockey Night in Canada is expected to resume in October and improve advertising revenues at CBC.
Reports reveal that Germany's largest broadcaster and its leading television production company have been inserting illegal product placements and other hidden advertising into their programs.
Columnist pays tribute to the CBC's David Halton on the occasion of his retirement.
CBC has achieved cost savings through real estate consolidation and downsizing.
Commercial broadcasters and 24-hour news cycles favour news quantity, put pressure on quality, accuracy and impartiality.
A major donor to the Republican party is reportedly the top candidate for chair of the board of the U.S. Corporation for Public Broadcasting; follows recent appointment of a former co-chair of the Republican National Committee as CPB president.
Article says the CBC should do more to promote Canadian amateur sports.
BBC director general Mark Thompson has renounced his bonus for this year; in light of staff cuts, unions are urging other board members to do the same.
U.S. Senate hearings on funding for public broadcasting sidetracked by political controversies.
U.S. Corporation for Public Broadcasting chairman questioned by Senate committee; Senators indicate they are inclined to restore funding cut by the House of Representatives.
Head of U.S. Corporation for Public Broadcasting admits hiring consultants with Republican ties to determine whether PBS programming is politically biased.
U.S. Senate committee to decide whether to restore funding for public broadcasting cut by the House of Representatives.
Chart showing the listening share of radio formats - Adult contemporary music continues to dominate.
A joint CRTC, Statscan and Heritage Canada Study shows changes in Canadian radio listening patterns.
CBC Sports contacts the Canadian Football League, Tennis Canada and the Canada Games to warn partners of a potential strike by CBC employees.
CBC Sports has contacted three of its partners to warn them a staff strike may be imminent.
After being assieged by complaints, the Canadian Curling Association has dropped its exclusive partnership with the CBC; a lawsuit may follow.
Article says that Télé-Québec president's position should be legally protected from political whims.
Columnist says Fox News Network succeeds due to its "common sense approach".
After five years, CBC says it will restore one-hour suppetime news broadcasts in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Article says we criticize the CBC for the same reasons we criticize family members - because they are important to us and we want them to be as best as they can be.
In anticipation of the Vancouver Olympics, CBC has asked architectural firm to spruce up its Vancouver headquarters.
Coalition of arts groups asks Cabinet to overturn satellite radio decision.
FRIENDS and other arts groups say CRTC satellite radio decision will undo decades of achievement resulting from Canadian content rules; FRIENDS criticizes CBC management for involvement in one of two U.S. services licensed.
FRIENDS op-ed explains rationale for arts coalition appeal of CRTC decision on pay radio.
CBC proceeds with outsourcing of publicity/promotions functions.
Article says CBC was wise to team up with U.S. satellite radio provider Sirius, since the venture extends CBC's Canadian reach without new capital investment and in time will produce significant revenues.
The U.S. House of Representatives votes in favour of reduced funding cuts for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Bill proposing 46% funding cuts to the U.S. Corporation for Public Broadcasting has been scaled back to 25%.
Floods of support for U.S. public broadcasting have succeeded in scaling back severe funding cuts, but there remains suspicion of a conservative takeover of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
The BBC will alter its editorial policy guidelines in order to promote accuracy and ethics over the need to release breaking news stories.
As criticism of the board's chairman increases, the U.S. Corporation for Public Broadcasting is stalling on naming a new president.
CBC shifts emphasis to ratings, "high impact" dramas.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting to be joined by other arts groups in appealing CRTC ruling on subscription radio.
CBC English News editor-in-chief Tony Burman says the Fraser Institute's recent study on anti-Americanism at the CBC uses an inadequate approach to study the subject and fabricates a case.
Campaign to restore "fairness" and "balance" at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has now led to a Republican bill severely slashing the Corporation's funding.
The CBC and Telefilm announce $2-million documentary co-venture called the Theatrical Feature-Length Documentary Program.
Editorial speaks out against U.S. Republican vote to cut funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Producers praise decision for Telefilm to take over the administration of the Canadian Television Fund.
Text of speech by CBC President Robert Rabinovitch to NABA conference about audience fragmentation, new technologies and the role of the CBC.
Media Matters for America is a non-profit web-based research and information centre whose purpose is to monitor misinformation in the media and defend public broadcasting in the U.S.
Authors of recent Fraser Institute study about anti-Americanism at the CBC present their case.
CCAU recommends significant regulatory changes to improve the level of drama on English Canadian television and increase investment by private conventional broadcasters.
CBC archives tapped to provide visual record of Canadian life.
Article says Fraser Institute allegations of anti-American bias at the CBC are groundless.
Author questions merit of public subsidy for what CBC Radio Two's musical programming has become.
The former CBC affiliate station in Red Deer, RDTV, will become the region's latest Canwest Global affiliate.
Article criticizes The Fraser Institute's "study" of anti-American bias on CBC.
The former managing producer of MSNBC.com has been named editorial director for CBC.ca.
CBC hires former MSNBC producer as editorial director for its website, says it will increase the portion of the site devoted to advertising from 15% to 80% in an effort to increase revenues.
The CBC says it will use its extensive archives to create new fact-meets-fiction programming that is inexpensive to produce yet historically compelling.
CBC calls Fraser Institute study on CBC's anti-American bias "patently false".
The CBC's fall schedule is a lineup of all-Canadian, reality television free shows.
CBC executive director of network programming, Slawko Klymkiw, says the public broadcaster's new programming strategy is to boost ratings to create bigger budgets for Canadian drama.
Unions temporarily rule out 48 hour strike by BBC workers, but unrest remains as joint statement says they will not recommend members accept the BBC management's 11th hour proposals.
Fraser Institute study of programming on "The National" from 2002 concludes that the CBC has an anti-American bias.
CBC reveals plans for fall programming, promising more Canadian drama and improved local news in three markets.
Preview of CBC fall programming schedule.
CBC fall primetime schedule almost entirely comprised of Canadian programming.
Conventional television revenues experienced slower growth than specialty or pay tv, but still increased 4.1 percent in 2004.
Newspaper publishers increased their profits in 2003 as compared to 2001, mostly due to increases in advertising revenues and decreases in newsprint prices.
With the recent loss of the broadcast rights to the 2010 and 2012 games, amateur sports organizations wonder if the CBC will renew its commitment to Canadian amateur sports.
All major Canadian broadcasters save the CBC sign up for CRTC incentive that allows them additional advertising minutes if they air more Canadian drama in prime time.
The CCA speaks positively of its four-year deal with the CBC, noting that overall viewership is up from past years.
Article details how and why the major television networks chose to put Prime Minister Martin's national address on the air.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting chair Kenneth Tomlinson plans to monitor U.S. public radio's Middle East coverage for "liberal bias", despite extensive polling to show that most Americans do not believe NPR's coverage exhibits a bias.
Article says that French program head of the National Film Board has imposed a plan that will stifle expression and virtually abolish the French program.
Article says that the two new PBS ombudsmen were strategically selected so as to produce more right wing programming.
Republicans vote to drastically reduce funding for public broadcasting in the U.S.
Sheila Copps criticizes CBC for investing too much in information and too little in production in a speech given at the Institute for Television Leadership.
Article says that if the NHL dispute is not settled by mid-June, advertisers will invest elsewhere.
The Republican-friendly board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which oversees 300 PBS affiliates throughout the U.S., is waging war on a supposed "liberal bias" that surveys of Americans suggest does not exist.
Critics accuse Prime Minister Martin of cronyism after he appoints friend and landlord of CBC's Ottawa head office to the CBC board of directors.
New Conservative party candidate and ex-CanWest Global anchor Peter Kent shares former employer's views towards the CBC.
The major networks are making recommendations on the federal leadership debates even before an election has been called.
Ratings show Prime Minister Martin's television address drew roughly as many viewers as U.S. programs Desperate Housewives and Survivor.
Author comments on the absence of public outcry when CBC cut local services in Edmonton in 1992.
Article suggests a pattern of Republication influence is emerging in programming on viewer-supported PBS in the U.S.
The reasons behind the abrupt termination of CBC Alberta radio host Don Hill remain unclear.
Opinion letter says the Edmonton community should be concerned with the reduction in local CBC arts coverage.
Snowball incident new evidence of Conservative leader Stephen Harper's attitude toward CBC.
Stursberg outlines plan for CBC English television.
Article says the CBC's dismissal of Chris Cuthbert will cost the public broadcaster revenue down the road.
Chris Cuthbert signs a lucrative five-year deal with TSN weeks after surprise termination by CBC.
Columnist calls CBC management decision to make its publicity and promotions staff redundant, and outsource their jobs to freelance publicists, "bizarre" and a mistake.
The Venezuelan government has partially backed Telesur, a Latin American network that says it aims to provide an alternative to CNN in the region.
Edmonton Friends of the North Environmental Society demand a full and honest explanation for Don Hill's sudden termination as host of CBC Alberta's Wild Rose Forum.
FRIENDS welcomes election commitment by B.C. Liberal Party to maintain The Knowledge Network as a public broadcaster.
B.C. Liberal Party election platform jettisons plan to privatize Knowledge Network.
Newsworld recruits former MuchMusic personality to target a younger age demographic.
Television networks concerned about American simulcasts, balanced coverage in push to change the time proposed for the Prime Minister's televised speech.
Speaking at a Canadian Conference of the Arts panel discussion, MPs representing the four largest political parties agreed on the importance of establishing a federal cultural policy.
While praised for increasing viewership, article says Radio-Canada's news division has had to justify some of its program changes.
Open letter to CBC President Robert Rabinovitch protesting remarks about Pierre Péladeau on the SRC show Tout le Monde en Parle.
CBC releases largest-ever study of CBC's place in Canadian arts and culture arena.
Despite his politics, popular CBC radio host Don Hill attracted a wide audience.
Article says that Hamilton should be the first city the CBC expands to since it is the largest underserved market in Canada.
University of Alberta alumni magazine profiles late Lieutenant Governor and former FRIENDS Steering Committee member, Lois Hole.
Drama strategy cited as impetus for CBC outsourcing of publicity/promotions jobs.
Friends of Don Hill host an evening with the former host of CBC Radio's Wild Rose Forum on Thursday, April 14.
Columnist says government response to Lincoln Report effectively sweeps important reforms under the rug.
Letter to Editor of Edmonton Journal says redundancy of CBC Edmonton's music producer brings end to classical music broadcasts from Edmonton, part of broader decline in Edmonton local programming on CBC.
Letter to the Editor corrects mathematical error concerning CBC's cost to Canadian taxpayers.
CBC communications defends statement that Don Hill left the corporation to pursue other opportunities, re-states difficult nature of business decision to declare him redundant.
The CRTC removes the 15-minute news wheel constraints previously attached to CTV Newsnet's broadcasting licence.
CBC to discontinue supplying programming to US-owned Newsworld International following change in programming focus.
Radio Canada programming director Mario Clément signals that his sector will be subjected to a six million dollar budget cut whereas information will only be cut by four million.
Federal government tables second response to June 2003 Lincoln Report on the Canadian broadcasting system.
FRIENDS supporter recalls the early days of Canadian radio.
CBC executive states that popular Alberta radio host Don Hill left to pursue "other opportunities".
Heritage Minister Liza Frulla will table in Parliament a response to the Lincoln Report on Monday, April 4. FRIENDS, ACTRA and the CEP will be paying close attention to a number of key issues, and have prepared a primer on Ottawa's response to the Report.
The Canadian Media Guild has filed a grievance against CBC Sports on behalf of sports announcer Chris Cuthbert, who they argue was dismissed without a severance package despite having worked at the network for over twenty years.
A CBC listener writes that Don Hill's style, not his politics, are what drew him to the program.
Popular Alberta radio host explains circumstances of his departure from CBC.
StatsCan reports that based on fall 2003 data, Canadians are increasingly choosing homegrown news and public affairs shows over other programming on Canadian television.
CBC listeners call on CBC President to reinstate popular Alberta radio host Don Hill.
With seven weeks to go before election day, British Columbia New Democratic Party calls on Liberal Premier to disclose plans to privatize public entities.
Article says new and emerging forms of radio diffusion technologies do not have to mean the end of conventional radio, if properly used they can form the basis for the evolution of radio as we know it.
The BBC's Royal Charter may have been renewed, but the broadcaster is about to face one of the toughest times in its history.
Article says that if the Canadian Curling Association keeps ignorning viewer complaints regarding its recent deal with the CBC, curling fans may tune out entirely.
Editorial says CBC is no longer essential in a 500-channel universe.
Abundance of new series planned for 2005/06 season may not be a long-term solution to the drama crisis on English language television.
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting has given Heritage Minister Liza Frulla a suggested Memorandum to Cabinet designed to implement in public policy the principal recommendations of the Lincoln Report (Our Cultural Sovereignty).
CBC arrangement with the Canadian Curling Association has been a disaster for both parties involved and it remains to be seen whether the CBC and the CCA will look to break their deal.
Friends of Don Hill organize rally to protest the termination of popular CBC Alberta radio host Wednesday, March 30, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at CBC Calgary, 1724 Westmount Blvd. NW.
Copy of CBC management plan for Canadian drama on English language television.
FRIENDS Advisory Council member remembers Bill Cameron.
Chair/CEO of TVOntario says recent programming cuts not the result of pressure from the provincial government.
The BBC will be slashing over 2,000 jobs, many from regional news operations.
Summary of arts and culture vision statement by MP and Official Opposition Heritage Critic Bev Oda to delegates at the Conservative Party of Canada’s National Policy Convention.
Termination of CBC Alberta radio host Don Hill rumoured to be due to political rather than financial reasons.
Listener doubts CBC's explanation that termination of popular Alberta radio host Don Hill was exclusively for financial reasons.
Friends of Don Hill organize rally to protest the termination of CBC Alberta radio host Don Hill at CBC Calgary, 1724 Westmount Blvd. NW, 4 to 6 p.m.
Seniors' Action and Liaison Team seeks in-person meeting with CBC management to protest the termination of Alberta radio host Don Hill.
CBC listener demands answers regarding the dismissal of Alberta radio host Don Hill.
Film review says we have the CBC to thank for national cinema generally having "an irritating self-aware quality".
Friends of Don Hill say popular CBC Alberta radio host was fired because he questioned the Alberta Premier on electricity deregulation.
Friends of Don Hill say protests and letter writing will continue until fired CBC Alberta radio host Don Hill is reinstated.
CBC union states that abrupt and unexplained termination of popular Alberta radio host may create chill throughout CBC.
CBC defends termination of popular Alberta radio host as a financial decision.
Groups anxious that the recent federal budget made no mention of film tax credits or of extended funding to the Canadian Television Fund, fear that Telecommunications Act review may lead to changes in foreign ownership restrictions.
CBC executive vice-president of English television, Richard Stursberg, writes that in the 500-channel universe, the CBC is more relevant than ever and must be the cornerstone of a solution to the crisis in television drama.
The working group on Télé-Québec has emphasized the need for increased regional programming, but does not provide for it through a budget increase.
CBC is compensating for the hockey lockout by broadcasting other sports.
Survey by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, affiliated with Columbia University, says that journalism is increasingly focused on pre-packaging and presenting information rather then gathering it.
Former CBC Chair declines to give reasons for resignation, but notes that the public broadcaster needs improved and stable funding to fulfil its mandate.
Carole Taylor resigns as CBC Chair.
FRIENDS supporter writes that CBC management's official statements on the firing of Alberta radio host Don Hill are unbelievable and its handling of the affair is an embarrassment.
Information on rallies to protest the termination of CBC Alberta radio host Don Hill.
Recent events, including the NHL lockout and the loss of the 2010 and 2012 Olympics, mean the CBC needs to rethink its future in sports broadcasting.
TVOntario has cancelled two shows and will reportedly cut forty jobs in the next year.
TVOntario will cancel two programs; union predicts additional staff cuts in the near future.
Curling fans petition to bring curling back to TSN after being disappointed with the CBC's coverage of curling events.
CBC listeners write that the termination of popular Alberta radio host Don Hill has alienated CBC's strongest supporters.
Article says that the CBC's new show, The Hour, is a poor attempt to reach out to and educate younger viewers.
Firing of popular CBC Alberta radio host prompts listener protests and grassroots campaign to have him reinstated.
While TVOntario has not made an official statement about impending job losses, it appears to have begun the process by cutting two programs.
As TVOntario cancels two of its programs, there remains speculation the Ontario government may attempt to privatize the public broadcaster in order to balance its budget.
Critics of the Bédard report on Télé-Québec say that abandoning programming production would effectively privatize the public broadcaster.
Working group on the future of Télé-Québec says that the public broadcaster should be true to its mandate and focus on programming.
Italian government prepares for partial privatization of state broadcaster RAI.
Late broadcast journalist Bill Cameron parted ways with CBC management over funding cuts in 1999.
Viewers stage protest over sudden firing of popular CBC Edmonton radio host.
CBC shuts down online magazine despite its success and the steady growth of innovative new media.
Specialty television is expected to overtake conventional television in both viewership and revenues.
Satirical column suggests that the CBC may be going crazy with Brier coverage to cover up incidents such as the firing of announcer Chris Cuthbert.
Commentary attacks the foundations for public service broadcasting in the US and calls for an end to PBS's government financing.
CBC agrees to shift three curling games from Country Canada digital network to the main channel.
Green Paper on the review of BBC's Charter renewal outlines a plan to replace the BBC Board of Governors with an "accountable and transparent" trust.
Columnist questions CBC's official rationale for termination of popular CBC Alberta radio host Don Hill.
CCA and CBC reps met to discuss how less fragmented and higher quality coverage can be achieved after the Scott Tournament of Hearts coverage incited thousands of complaints and negative press.
The Canadian Curling Association and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation met to discuss ways to improve curling coverage after fans complained of coverage of the Canadian women's curling championship.
BBC Board of Governors to be replaced by separate oversight and executive bodies.
Instructions to CBC staff from CBC Media Relations Head, Ruth Ellen Soles.
The CBC's coverage of the Scott final was top-notch, though the coverage that preceded the final was inadequate.
The Scott final draws a larger audience then last year despite widespread viewer dissatisfaction with the CBC's curling coverage.
Article says that the CBC must return to its original mandate, which recognizes the importance of broadcasting rooted in Canada's regions.
CBC commentator Chris Cuthbert was officially laid off as a result of the NHL lockout, but was told he will not be reinstated once hockey resumes.
Funding for CBC regional programming, missing from the federal budget, may be contained in Heritage Department's response to Lincoln Committee report, scheduled for April.
FRIENDS supports the renewal of Knowledge Network's licence, but says the CRTC should question why the Open Learning Agency has sought a three year licence when the standard is seven years.
CBC's termination of sportscaster Chris Cuthbert sparks outrage from sports insiders and fans alike.
FRIENDS believes CBC local/regional funding announcement may be yet to come.
Broadcasters estimate financial loss resulting from cancellation of the NHL hockey season.
The working group on Télé-Québec has submitted its report to Culture Minister Line Beauchamp.
Curling fans are unhappy with curling coverage now that the Canadian Curling Association has struck an exclusive deal with the CBC.
Federal budget fails to boost funding for CBC local/regional programming.
Minister of Canadian Heritage Liza Frulla appoints Quebec author and columnist Guy Fournier to the CBC's board.
75% of Canadians support CBC, suggests Globe & Mail online poll.
CBC rumoured to be in line for a funding increase to revive local programming.
Sources expect the federal budget to fulfil the CBC's request for a budget increase, but Heritage Minister Liza Frulla has not confirmed the rumour.
The federal budget to be tabled Wednesday is expected to meet the CBC's demand for extra funding to revive regional programming; but government must take measures to ensure that the money is used for that purpose.
Government sources say Wednesday's federal budget will grant the CBC extra funding to revitalize regional programming.
Federal budget expected to contain a funding increase for CBC; FRIENDS says important to ensure new funds are earmarked for local/regional programming.
Federal budget expected to contain a funding increase for CBC; FRIENDS says important to ensure new funds are earmarked for local/regional programming.
The federal budget will demonstrate how successful Heritage Minister Liza Frulla's lobbying efforts on behalf of the cultural industry have been.
Editorial says there is no need for publicly funded CBC Television in Canada because "the market" can be relied on to produce quality television.
The CBC plans to double Canadian drama in prime time by 2008 - provided it does not suffer any incremental funding cuts.
Richard Stursberg says CRTC plan to reinvigorate Canadian drama will only render U.S. programs more attractive to private broadcasters, has his own plan to double Canadian drama during prime time at the CBC.
The CBC and TSN are looking at very different ways to tackle the large programming gap caused by the cancellation of the NHL hockey season.
Appointment of two experienced programmers and former CBC vice-presidents expected to bring new perspective to CBC Board.
Networks are doing their best to cushion the blow of lost revenues resulting from the cancellation of the NHL hockey season.
The loss of the Stanley Cup playoffs has networks scrambling for programming and revenue.
The CBC asks for budget increase, promises that funds will be used to revitalize regional programming.
Government appoints four new directors to CBC Board, including a former chair of TVOntario and a former president of CTV.
Sources say the draft green paper that will determine the BBC's fate states that the licence fee is secure for another 10 years.
A letter from a Thunder Bay resident describes the importance of CBC grassroots.
Article discusses state of Public Service Broadcasting in the UK.
TVOntario says the dearth of quality children's educational programming available in the marketplace requires the station to create its own.
The crisis in the Canadian drama industry can be traced in part to low spending by private broadcasters.
FRIENDS steering committee chair describes what a strong grassroots CBC would look like: a balance between local and network programs.
Article says that during the CBC pitch for rights to the Olympics, the CBC's partner, Canwest Global, was nowhere to be seen.
Canwest Global says it plans to increase broadcasting of drama, slightly; CBC management's free market explanation for loss of Olympics rings hollow when it has been bidding and winning rights for decades.
Despite excellence of past CBC Olympics coverage, the public broadcaster should move on to other priorities.
Ofcom proposals on public service broadcasting emphasize the obstacles posed by the digital switchover scheduled for 2012.
Columnist says the CBC should not revive regional television newscasts.
The surprise teaming of two media giants proves to be a successful Olympic bid strategy.
Article discusses impact of Olympic rights loss on CBC and on coverage of other sports.
Lack of funds cited as CBC loses broadcasting rights to 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and 2012 Summer Games to Bell/Rogers consortium.
Editorial critiques the quality of Radio-Canada, says that it has declined over the years.
Losing Olympic broadcast rights will allow CBC to focus on other areas of its mandate.
If CBC loses the Olympics to CTV, it will not be the first time.
Article criticizes Radio-Canada for cutting funds to its high quality international news program.
The International Olympic Committee gives broadcast rights for the 2010 and 2012 Olympics to CBC’s rivals, the Bell Globemedia-Rogers consortium.
Radio-Canada is cutting the programs that best fulfill its legal mandate as a public broadcaster.
Radio-Canada faces budget cuts that are likely to take a particularly hard toll on the news sector.
CBC makes its case for a budget increase before the Commons Heritage Committee, promises increased regional programming and Canadian drama during prime-time hours in return.
CBC English TV Vice-President Richard Stursberg requests half of Telefilm Canada's annual budget to revive dramatic programming on CBC.
CBC told the House of Commons Heritage Committee it needs an $80 million funding increase over three years to reinvent local/regional television and radio programming.
CBC maintains President was "misunderstood" when he told reporters in November that CBC would spend the majority of a $100 million funding increase on network rather than local and regional programming.
CBC issues long-awaited plan responding to House of Commons Heritage Commitee's June 2003 recommendation that the public broadcaster improve local/regional radio and television service to fulfil its responsibilities under the Broadcasting Act.
CBC local/regional plans to be unveiled at House of Commons Heritage Committee meeting.
CBC's Fifth Estate broadcast on the state of the American political discourse drew predictable response from Fox News commentator.
FRIENDS responds to letter from CBC Vice-President stating that CBC's regional/local strategy represents 100% of the new operating funding that CBC is currently seeking from the federal government.
The United States has reportedly pressured its ally, Qatar, to sell the Al-Jazeera broadcast news service.
The UK Culture Secretary has recommended that BBC report to an outside panel that would have the ability to dole out revenues from the license fee to rival broadcasters.
Former CRTC chair Pierre Juneau pays homage to late CBC broadcasting executive and CRTC chair Harry J. Boyle.
CTV and Rogers will compete with CBC for the 2010 and 2012 Olympic broadcast rights; the highest bidder is expected to win.
In lead up to its charter renewal, BBC says it is disinclined to relinquish its commercial ambitions, denies it uses public funds to compete unfairly with commercial broadcasters.
Former head of CRTC credited with transforming CBC Radio to long-format analytical programming format it is known for today.
The BBC should be regulated by the UK communications regulatory authority, Ofcom, rather than its own board of governors.
Rather than posing a threat, advances in television technology create new opportunities for public broadcasters.
Article says BBC's fear of being perceived as biased makes it overly bland and cautious.
At CRTC, Boyle worked to safeguard domestic ownership of Canada's broadcasting industry and establish Canadian content quotas for television.
As the CBC drops this year’s Hockey Day in Canada, TSN resolves to produce a similar feature.
Article says that the CBC has been broadcasting poor, spun and sensationalistic programming.
With the NHL lockout still unresolved and the possibility of losing the Olympics to a rival bidder, fear of job losses flares at CBC.
CBC cancels Hockey Day in Canada, a "day of stories, interviews and grass roots hockey" hosted live from hockey communities across Canada.
Columnist speculates the CBC could lose its Olympics broadcaster title to Rogers.
The CBC program nerve: How Bad Do You Want It? has been awarded the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Prize for best youth education program.
Rogers is reportedly joining BCE to develop a bid that will rival CBC's for broadcast rights to the 2010 and 2012 Olympics.
There is speculation that if the NHL hockey season is officially cancelled, CBC will lay off employees to compensate for revenue losses.