Letter to the Editor, Ottawa Citizen correcting inaccurate comments by former CBC President Rabinovitch about Hollywood movies on CBC Television.
CBC/Radio-Canada has announced that it is beefing up its Access to Information Office to respond to a greater-than-anticipated volume of requests.
Conservative party official Doug Finley has sent Conservative supporters a letter in which he lambastes the CBC and asks people for money to help fight an election.
Year end fundraising letter from Doug Finley, Campaign Director, Conservative Party of Canada, and close adviser to Prime Minister Harper, alleges Liberal bias on the part of CBC.
Columnist takes the side of Chris Haddock, creator of 'Intelligence', in his spat with the CBC over the lack of promotion for the TV drama.
In the U.K., an opposition party proposal would make the licence fee for public service broadcasting available to any broadcaster that proposes to make programmes deemed to be in the public interest, not just the BBC.
Outgoing CBC president answers questions about cutting regional newscasts, putting more American TV shows in prime-time and losing the rights to the Olympics.
Outgoing CBC president Robert Rabinovitch says he helped stabilize Canada's public broadcaster and put it in a position to grow in the future.
The CBC has begun an internal investigation and possible disciplinary action after one of its parliamentary reporters allegedly
Jeff Keay, CBC's head of media relations says that, despite assertions from producer Chris Haddock, there are 'no conspiracies' to scuttle the CBC drama 'Intelligence.'
Arts and business leaders say southwestern Ontario should get its own CBC Radio One station.
A local Prince George, BC television station has applied to disaffiliate from CBC - the station will purchase content from CanWest instead.
Transcript of the appearance of incoming CBC president Hubert T. Lacroix in front of the House of Commons Heritage Committee.
Columnist says Carole Taylor, British Columbia's current Minister of Finance, is a shoo-in as Vancouver's next mayor.
Radio ratings report shows CBC has 15 morning shows ranked in the top three in their time slots.
Writer/producer Chris Haddock says he believes the CBC is trying to "bury" his program, despite its popularity in markets around the world.
The British public broadcaster has announced the appointment of Jay Hunt as controller of BBC One - the most-watched television channel in the U.K.
The guest list for a party honouring CBC's incoming president included Environment Minister John Baird, Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins and CRTC chairman Konrad von Finckenstein, among others.
Former chair of CBC/Radio-Canada and current British Columbia Finance Minister says she will not seek re-election in 2009.
Columnist says the ratings for Hockey Night in Canada featuring the Toronto Maple Leafs are down 11 per cent this season.
Response from the Prime Minster's office to a FRIENDS supporter letter expressing concern over the appointment of Hubert Lacroix as President of the CBC.
CBC officials have apologized to the family of the creator of 'The Friendly Giant' after puppets were used without permission during the Gemini Awards.
Transcript of the appearance of outgoing CBC president Robert Rabinovitch in front of the House of Commons Heritage Committee.
The executive director of the Waterloo Regional Arts Council asks citizens inform their MPs that a CBC Radio One station in Kitchener-Waterloo should be a priority.
Outgoing CBC president Robert Rabinovitch tells a parliamentary heritage committee that Canada's public broadcaster needs a firm funding commitment to give Canadians the improvements they want, including HD TV and more regional radio.
Columnist says that the CBC mould for what it means to be Canadian doesn't reflect the views and values of many Canadians.
CBC Television unveiled its winter schedule with 12 new shows, many with the aim of attracting a younger, more female audience.
FRIENDS says CBC radio is "a national treasure" and its programming should not be taken down to the lowest common denominator.
CBC management denies new structure for English language services will lead to job cuts.
FRIENDS says CBC management changes threaten to "downgrade the independence" of CBC Radio.
CBC's new Executive Vice-President CBC English Services and Executive Director CBC Radio tell staff the integration of English language services does not signal a change in direction for CBC Radio, Television or new media.
Robert Rabinovitch, CBC's outgoing President and CEO, informs staff of the integration of English language CBC Radio and Television led by Richard Stursberg, Executive Vice-President, English Services.
CBC TV winter season to include a look into what hockey players get up to after the final buzzer, a drama about border security and the return of Alan Thicke as a TV dad.
Kirstine Layfield, the CBC's executive director of network programming says the strike by the Writers Guild of America will give the public broadcaster a chance to win over new Canadian viewers.
Blog post discusses FRIENDS concerns over Prime Minster Harper's appointment of the new CBC president.
Columnist says the CBC is making changes to the controversial Falun Gong documentary included adding "dramatization" to footage provided by the spiritual movement.
The U.S. game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune will air on Canada's public broadcaster starting in the fall of 2008.
Op-Ed supports a CBC plan to establish a new Radio One station in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.
Memo from Ian Morrison to the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Steering committee regarding a letter from William Chambers, CBC Communications VP.
Editorial says CBC must be given adequate resources to tell Canadian stories through drama, humour, news and current events.
Columnist says Hubert Lacroix was first approached to head up CBC in 2004 at the end of Robert Rabinovitch's first mandate.
FRIENDS writes letter of welcome to Hubert T. Lacroix upon his appointment as President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada.
Richard Stursberg, the executive vice-president of CBC Television, says concerns about a film's editorial quality - not pressure from the Chinese government - prompted a delay of the air date.
Article says a controversial documentary will be broadcast on CBC after it was pulled earlier this month following a complaint from the Chinese embassy.
Columnist takes exception to recent comments by CBC's head of English TV saying Canada's public broadcaster should be like an American-owned donut shop.
Study show Europeans turn to public broadcasters’ websites to find independent information that voices pluralism and respects cultural diversity.
Industry stakeholders comment on what Hubert Lacroix's first job as CBC president should be.
Columnist learns about concerns with Prime Minister Harper's CBC president appointment from FRIENDS e-network.
The official CBC blog asks outgoing CBC Radio vice-president Jane Chalmers about her reasons for stepping down and the challenges facing her successor.
Official appointment notice for the new president of the CBC.
Recently released documents show that in the 1940s and 1950s the RCMP spied on CBC/Radio Canada employees and was convinced that communists had infiltrated the CBC in Montreal.
Columnist offers some suggestions to the new CBC boss.
Richard Stursberg, vice-president of CBC-TV, hopes the new CBC president shares his vision that CBC Television needs to be more like Tim Hortons and less like Starbucks.
FRIENDS quoted in an editorial saying the CBC president should be chosen by its board of directors.
Editorial says there is little in Hubert Lacroix's CV to suggest he brings skills or experience of specific relevance to his new job as president and CEO of the CBC.
Elections Canada records indicate the new CBC president donated $1,000 to Daniel Fournier, the 2006 Conservative candidate in the Montreal riding of Outremont.
A Montreal corporate lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions has been named the new president and chief executive of the CBC.
FRIENDS says Prime Minister Stephen Harper has ignored a House of Commons Heritage committee directive that said the CBC president should be hired and fired by the CBC board of directors.
FRIENDS expresses concern over the process by which the new CBC president and CEO was hand-picked by Prime Minster Stephen Harper.
FRIENDS says choices made by the CBC's English-language television network are among the most serious problems facing Hubert Lacroix.
In addition to the CBC, YouTube.ca will feature content from partners including Sony BMG Canada and the Canadian Football League.
The Official Opposition Critic for Canadian Heritage wants the next CBC President and CEO to present his vision for the public broadcaster in front a parliamentary committee.
Email to Conservative party insiders contains official talking points for the appointment of Hubert Lacroix as President of the CBC.
FRIENDS says the CEO of Canada's public broadcaster should report to the CBC board, not Prime Minister Harper.
FRIENDS says it is against the national interest for the senior leader of Canada's public broadcaster to be an appointment by a politician.
Canadian Heritage Minister Josée Verner has appointed a Montreal lawyer whose résumé includes work as a Radio-Canada sports commentator as the new head of the CBC.
FRIENDS says Prime Minister Harper has ignored a recommendation of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in appointing Hubert Lacroix as President of the CBC.
The Caribbean and African Radio Network has accused the CBC of being unfair to black community in a dispute over radio frequencies.
The head of CBC English radio, who championed the public broadcaster's re-emphasis on regional and local news, announced she is retiring after five years.
Article says Jane Chalmers is stepping down as head of CBC Radio at the end of the year.
A retired professor of English has noted that CBC newscasters are pronouncing words such as "electoral" and "municipal" in the American style of speech.
Columnist says he would welcome a new CBC Radio One station in Hamilton.
Columnists examine whether embattled BBC director general, Mark Thompson, will be able to see though his six-year plan for Britain's public broadcaster.
The BBC has confirmed a cost-cutting strategy that will result in 2,500 job cuts, the creation of fewer original programs and the integration of its TV, radio and online newsrooms.
Columnist says the CBC has yet to pull Canadians away from popular U.S. shows in large numbers.
Columnist says that media organizations are increasingly using 'headhunters' to find candidates for key management positions.
Columnist says a number of new CBC shows are drawing solid ratings.
Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, has appointed Rémi Racine of Montréal as a member of the Board of Directors of the CBC.
CBC Maritimes is launching a new program using a mix of originally produced and locally acquired content to be shown online, on DVD and broadcast on CBC-TV.
CBC's 'Little Mosque on the Prairie' is the recipient of a humanitarian award that aims to recognize individuals and organizations that find common ground between those in conflict.
There is speculation that the U.K. public broadcaster plans to shed 12% of its staff due to anticipated budget cuts.
Columnist says that a string of high-profile controversies may cost BBC director general Mark Thompson his job.
A BBC executive has stepped down after misleading information about Queen Elizabeth was shown to journalists and international media buyers.
Columnist says CBC's Royal Canadian Air Farce is injecting adrenaline into its upcoming 15th season by going to live broadcasts.
Article says CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie has been picked up by broadcasters in Israel, Turkey and Finland.
CBC says current plan to enhance Kelowna Radio One station will improve service to Kamloops, nonetheless recognizes future need for "a distinct service for Kamloops".
French-speaking countries express concern with rumoured French government proposals to streamline funding of international cable channel TV5 Monde.
Columnist lists truisms about new television season, argues program quality better than it has ever been.
New CBC news publisher envisions primarily strategic role in helping CBC deliver news on different platforms and in new ways, but still expects to be involved in day-to-day news editing.
Digital conversion poses challenge for US public television stations with significant Canadian audiences.
Letter to the editor says Toronto CBC Radio One tagline makes clear it is not intended to serve Hamilton.
CBC splits top news position into journalistic, operational roles.
Article says newly-created CBC publisher position designed to allow editor-in-chief role formerly held by Tony Burman to focus on daily news coverage rather than operational management of news division.
MP for Hamilton Centre joins chorus of support for new CBC radio station in Hamilton.
FRIENDS calls CBC publisher hire an inspired choice for a challenging position.
FRIENDS notes new head of CBC news will be at the "front line" between the news and political appointees in CBC management.
Chicago Sun-Times publisher and former Globe & Mail and Vancouver Sun editor appointed 'publisher' of CBC news.
Letter to the editor by McMaster University president says university supports dedicated CBC radio station in Hamilton.
Writer discusses impact of not having a local CBC radio station in Kamloops.
Report contrasts CBC, private broadcasters' presentations to CRTC diversity hearings.
Article complains CBC is too Toronto-centric.
Letter to the editor says Hamilton should have its own CBC Radio presence, unreasonable for Toronto CBC station to serve Hamilton just because its signal reaches the city.
CBC tells CRTC diversity hearings that CBC can serve as a partial counterbalance to private sector consolidation.
Letter to the editor from Hamilton city councillor says newspaper opposition to local CBC radio station in Hamilton at odds with community's interests.
Letter to the editor says CBC Radio One should serve Hamilton and the entire Golden Horseshoe region.
TVA has scheduled its two top-rated shows opposite CBC's top rated show on Sunday night.
Editorial criticizes CBC decision to pursue funding for new radio station in Hamilton, rather than refocusing staff and programming from Toronto.
Caribbean and African Radio Network and CBC in ongoing dispute over access to FM radio frequency in Toronto.
CBC English Radio head says Hamilton would be first new station if federal government grants one-time funding for proposed expansion of local radio service.
Caribbean and African Radio Network (CARN) claims CBC has not produced technical evidence for its claim that CARN's proposed frequency would interfere with CBC Radio One.
Letter to the editor says Hamilton market is underserved in terms of local television stations, and will be even more so following CanWest's rebranding of its Hamilton CHCH station as the Toronto-targeted E!.
Applicant for Caribbean-African radio station in Toronto complains CBC opposition to its proposed frequency has grounded the initiative.
Column says CBC Radio One station in Kelowna inadequate to serve Kamloops.
BBC criticized for decision to drop plans for television special on global warming.
"The Martha Stewart Show" will air in syndication on Canada's public broadcaster starting in September.
A Canadian military official has conceded that the Forces are catering to journalists from Radio-Canada, CBC's French-language TV network, to try and improve perceptions of the Afghanistan mission in Quebec.
CBC says it would like to establish a Radio One station in Red Deer within the next couple of years, if Ottawa approves funding.
CBC executives say they have a proposal before the Standing Committee of Canadian Heritage to establish 15 local stations across the country not currently served by CBC Radio.
The lobby group Save Our CBC Kamloops hopes new Heritage Minister Josée Verner will be an ally in attempts to have CBC broadcast service restored in the region.
Nanaimo city council members have decided to send letters of support to MPs and the Minister of Heritage for a plan to bring a new CBC Radio One station to their city.
Columnist notes that voters in Quebec - where the new Minister of Canadian Heritage is from - and urban Canada want federal support for the CBC, museums, ballet tours and galleries.
Article says that the decision of choosing a "right-wing" strategist to recruit two top managers for CBC could signal the Harper government's desire to politicize the public broadcaster.
Article says the CBC is looking for two people replace Tony Burman - an executive director and an executive editor.
NDP MP Charlie Angus has asked the CBC Board Chair to keep Tom Long, a "Conservative insider", out of hiring process for a new CEO and executive director of news for Canada's public broadcaster.
Public broadcasters and a cable TV trade group have announced a deal that will allow eight million subscribers to receive PBS' digital programming for the next decade.
A poll states that 59 percent of British respondents said their trust in the BBC had fallen in light of recent scandals and gaffes.
The Conservative government is facing charges of political meddling in the selection process for a new president and chief of news operations at the CBC.
Canada's public broadcaster has finalized a three-year deal to carry Toronto Raptors basketball games.
The BBC says the perceived lack of international news on U.S. mainstream broadcasters will be used to create a bigger market for its global TV news service.
Kristine Layfield, CBC executive director of network programming, dismisses criticism that Canada's public broadcaster is chasing ratings with copycat shows likely to show up on private television networks.
FRIENDS says the hiring of headhunting firm Egon Zehnder International to look for a new president and CEO of CBC is a step in the right direction.
CRTC report says the cable and satellite industry posted revenues of $7.7 billion in 2006, up 25 per cent from $6.1 billion in 2005.
CBC/Radio-Canada submission to the CRTC says the public broadcaster strongly opposes the proposal to split the Canadian Television Fund into two separate funding streams.
CBC Sports has signed a four-year multimedia rights deal with Skate Canada.
A beta version of BBC's iPlayer - the public broadcaster's on-line download service - has been launched.
A CBC action-drama that was shelved in the wake of the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has gone into production.
CBC reality TV show aims to discover the country's best Internet-based filmmakers.
FRIENDS says the next CBC President should have a wide knowledge of the country and have a strong background in production, scheduling and marketing.
The Harper government launches a search for a new CBC President.
Robert Rabinovitch, CBC's President and CEO, informs staff that the Government is initiating a formal recruitment process to name his successor.
Op-ed writer says CBC has a responsibility to highlight human rights issues as part of its 2008 Olympic Games coverage in Beijing.
Columnist says CBC must concentrate on its core competencies - earnest programming for people who find information entertaining - to make itself relevant to Canadians again.
Outgoing head of CBC news comments on journalistic standards in the search for new audiences, funding for the public broadcaster and his pride in CBC Newsworld.
A new CBC contest will see digital filmmakers compete for a development deal worth up to $25,000 to create a new online entertainment series.
CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie has won the best television series and best writing prizes at an international television festival in Rome.
Ian Morrison echoes Knowlton Nash, former anchor of CBC's The National, on the challenges confronting the CBC.
The BBC's director general has promised to "revolutionise" Britain's public broadcaster, making it less arrogant, more open and more efficient in an effort to maintain its relevance in a world of Facebook and YouTube.
The World Sikh Organization has launched a lawsuit alleging a CBC documentary examining the issue of Sikh extremism has damaged the community's reputation.
Britain's media regulator has fined the BBC £50,000 for faking the results of a phone-in competition on children's television program.
Columnist says that in an attempt to stay neutral, BBC executives ordered on-air talent to remind viewers of the Live Earth concert that climate change may not be caused by human activity.
CRTC says hearings on CanWest's proposed acquisition of Alliance Atlantis will focus on how the merger would impact the broadcasting landscape and whether assets will remain under Canadian control.
Canadian Documentary producers are concerned of the creative and financial implications of CBC's takeover of the Documentary Channel.
Damiano Pietropaolo, former head of arts and entertainment at CBC Radio, has retired.
France's Legion of Honour, the highest of that country's national orders, is being conferred on Radio-Canada's executive vice-president Sylvain Lafrance.
Blog post comments on the inner workings of the CBC, including staff concerns over access to information requests.
Statistics Canada says pay-per-view television, video-on-demand, specialty channels, and a return of NHL hockey contributed to an 8.2 per cent increase in revenue for Canadian television broadcasters in 2006.
A campaign called Canadians for Democratic Media has launched to highlight media consolidation issues in Canada and generate support for public and grassroots media.
FRIENDS reveals that on CBC TV from June 18 to 24, 9.5 out of 28 hours in prime-time were taken up by foreign shows.
FRIENDS research shows the highest level of foreign programming ever for CBC English television.
FRIENDS spot survey shows that more than a third of CBC’s weekly prime time schedule was devoted to foreign shows.
Former Heritage Minister speculates Tony Burman was pushed out of the top job at CBC news, and that the continuing quest for audience will dominate CBC programming choices.
The CRTC has approved a change of ownership at The Canadian Documentary Channel, passing control to CBC.
Columnist says that while the CBC might be on the forefront of creating interactive content in hopes of attracting new listeners and viewers, they've yet to work out all the kinks.
CBC TV's executive vice-president of English television claims the presence of news on the public broadcaster has actually grown.
Columnist says Tony Burman's departure as the head of CBC news comes at a time when senior management is intensely interested in better viewing numbers and lighter fare in both prime-time programming and news coverage.
After canceling a scheduled rebroadcast and suspending DVD sales, CBC has now sold the rights to Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story.
Columnist questions whether Tony Burman's departure from the top journalism job at CBC signals a change in how the public broadcaster covers news.
Columnist says CBC Television has been pouring increasing resources into "infotainment" programming at the perceived expense of news and current affairs portfolios.
FRIENDS says CBC's top news editor had to cope with poor decisions from top management such as chopping regional newscasts in half in 2000.
FRIENDS says Tony Burman was the most senior protector of the independence of the radio and television news service from political interference from the senior management at CBC.
CBC's partnership with blog search giant Technorati follows a CBC.ca redesign and the launch of several new features at CBCNews.ca
Tony Burman's resignation as editor in chief of CBC News, Current Affairs and Newsworld is the latest departure from the CBC executive suite.
Quebec Culture and Communications Minister Christine St-Pierre is contesting her firing from Radio-Canada after she was elected as a Liberal member of the National Assembly.
Editorial says Barrie should welcome CBC Radio's interest in establishing a new station in the community.
Article says there is growing disappointment and frustration among Conservatives with the Harper government putting a decision on the future of the CBC on hold.
A Barrie, Ontario city councillor is concerned a new CBC radio station could cut into the audience of privately owned/operated stations currently servicing the city.
Article says CBC Television will contribute $600,000 over three years to the Canadian Film Centre's training program for emerging TV talent.
Columnist says that despite CBC cancelling Country Canada and On The Road Again Canadians still care about rural matters.
The CBC has applied to the CRTC for a license to extend its radio coverage across the eastern tip of P.E.I.
Article details how under executive programming director Kristine Layfield, CBC TV is increasingly leaning on outside media consultants to polish its news programs and nurture new personalities.
Columnist says Barrie, Ontario is one of 15 communities across Canada that could get its own CBC Radio station.
Article says CBC's coverage of the Stanley Cup final averaged 2.502 million viewers, an 18-per-cent dip from last year.
Barenaked Ladies' Steven Page, Brian Goldman and Ian Hanomansing have new shows as part of CBC Radio One's summer lineup.
Debra Alves has been appointed the Managing Director/CEO of the CBC Pension Fund.
Barry Kiefl, president of Canadian Media Research Inc., says in terms of overall audience, the 2006-2007 TV season was the worst in the public broadcaster's 55-year history.
CBC using the social networking website Facebook to compile a list of Canadians' fondest wishes to be featured on a Canada Day broadcast.
CBC executives claim that in 2006 CBC TV enjoyed its best prime-time season in five years with several shows pulling in one million weekly viewers.
Venture, Country Canada, Jozi H, Rumours, 72 Hours, Hatching Matching Dispatching and the arts showcase Opening Night have all been cancelled.
CBC's new board chair says the public broadcaster needs stable long-term funding to operate effectively and that CBC TV shouldn't be totally free of advertising.
Network executives say CBC had its best primetime performance in five years this past season.
CBC unveils its fall TV lineup including nine new homegrown series.
New CBC chair Timothy Casgrain says the consolidation of major private sector broadcasters in Canada puts CBC up against three very powerful competitors for television viewers.
Canadian broadcasters are set to battle for domestic advertising dollars at competing 'upfront' events.
FRIENDS says the CBC's plan to expand its supper hour news programs from 30 to 60 minutes without increasing local news budgets is a bad idea.
CBC executive admits that the network's focus on the Maple Leafs might not have helped Ottawa appeal to a national audience.
FRIENDS says CBC's plan to expand supper hour news programs from 30 to 60 minutes without increasing local news budgets seems doomed to fail.
FRIENDS' steering committee chair says the Canadian Heritage Committee should make it clear to CBC that regional programming is a priority and ensure that the public broadcaster is funded accordingly.
FRIENDS is encouraged by new legislation before the B.C. government to support the province's public television broadcaster.
FRIENDS says CBC Television should invest more money in regional programming if it wants to stop the slide in its audience share, especially for supper-hour news shows.
Saskatchewan's public telecom enables streaming radio service to cellphones.
BBC reports that it achieved a record combined audience of 233 million for its radio, television and Internet services this year.
Article profiles the public spat between CBC's Rick Mercer and FRIENDS' steering committee chair, Noreen Golfman.
Data show that CBC's 24 hour audience share was 5.3% in the October 2006 to March 2007 period – the lowest ratings in the history of Canada's public broadcaster.
Richard Stursberg, executive vice-president of CBC Television, predicts increased commercial minutes on Canadian TV will drain funds from the public broadcaster as advertisers spend more money on CTV and Global.
The executive vice-president of CBC Television says a controversial TV pilot was aired because of Canadian Television Fund regulations.
The CBC and the Directors Guild of Canada say the CRTC is encouraging a freefall of spending on Canadian drama because it didn't firm up support for Canadian content in its new television policy.
The CBC has announced plans to further revamp Radio Two programming this fall by canceling Symphony Hall and On Stage and adding a flagship classical-music show.
Article says the return of the Toronto Blue Jays to the CBC signals a change in thinking about sports at the public broadcaster that could result in a TV deal for the Toronto Raptors.
Columnist says the CBC should be dedicating resources to promoting Canadian artists instead of the Seven Wonders of Canada contest.
CBC-TV's summer schedule will contain more BBC shows and new reality programming.
Catholic Civil Rights League calls portrayals of altar boys and religious rituals in a CBC TV pilot 'blasphemy'.
BBM Nielsen data show that the ratings for the 2006-2007 television season were the poorest in CBC history.
Robert Rabinovitch, CBC's President and CEO, tells staff that television ratings for the 2006-2007 season were the highest in the last six years.
Columnist says CBC hopes to start a radio station serving Kitchener and London, Ontario as part of its plan to increase its service in fast-growing communities across Canada.
FRIENDS questions the appointment process of senior management for Canada's public broadcaster.
Auditor general Sheila Fraser says CBC had 6,000 hours of unused and improperly managed programming at its French and English TV networks in 2005.
Columnist says CBC's 'The Seven Wonders of Canada' competition is "an insult and its existence stands as an indictment of CBC's current mania for brainless, smiley-face content".
Editorial criticizes CBC programming decisions attempting to attract a younger audience.
Columnist says the now cancelled Gill Deacon Show could have been smarter, edgier, riskier, more befitting of a public broadcaster.
Article says TVOntario's recently appointed board members have strong financial and corporate strategy backgrounds and show the new direction Ontario's educational public broadcaster is headed.
A supportive quote from Peter Herrndorf, a current member of CBC's board of directors, has been included in CTVglobemedia's application to acquire CHUM - a deal the CBC opposes.
The new CBC Board chair says he wants to help the CBC thrive in the changing landscape of media and information, and ensure its appeal crosses generational and cultural boundaries.
Columnist says CBC's fall television lineup continues to stir up a nation that has a decided love/hate relationship with its public broadcaster.
Columnist says Heritage Minister Bev Oda has favoured accounting and corporate-board experience over a background in media or the arts with the appointment of the new chairman of the CBC.
Critics question the new CBC Board chair's lack of experience in broadcasting.
Heritage Minister Bev Oda has appointed Timothy W. Casgrain as Chairperson of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Columnist says podcasting is proving a powerful and accessible medium for mainstream broadcasters such as the CBC.
Francophone leaders from northern Ontario tell parliamentarians that 20 per cent of French language television programming should be dedicated to Francophone communities outside of Quebec.
Claudette Paquin has been named the head of TFO following the French-language education channel's split from TVOntario.
Columnist says the CBC's decision not to air the Virginia Tech shooter footage was made to gain support from Canadians who might be suspicious of the CBC.
Article notes that instead of pressuring the Afghanistan government into upholding the freedom of the media, Prime Minister Harper makes jokes about the CBC.
FRIENDS says recent CBC radio changes show the public broadcaster is making a determined effort to reach a younger audience, but there could be political implications from alienating key decision makers in older demographics.
Tony Burman, editor-in-chief of CBC News, defends his decision not to show the Virginia Tech shooter footage, saying the public broadcaster distinguished itself from its ratings-hungry private competitors.
BBC new media director says Britain's public broadcaster is delivering content in a "hybrid environment," combining digital television, radio, and the Internet to offer interactive services for audiences.
Rudy Buttignol, an independent producer, director, writer writer and former creative head of network programming at TVOntario is taking over as the interim head of BC's public broadcaster.
Former anchor of CBC's The National says Canada's public broadcaster is under-funded and over-mandated and is now confronting the biggest crisis it has ever faced.
The federal heritage minister says the government is willing to give CBC long-term funding, but first wants to ensure the national broadcaster is in tune with Canadians.
Heritage Minister Bev Oda says the government will implement most of the recommendations in a Senate report on news media, but that CBC must introduce programming that is relevant to Canadians before funding levels are determined.
A former Canadian justice minister has claimed that CBC staff, including news anchor Peter Mansbridge and reporter Sasa Petricic, ruined his reputation in a broadcast that explored Internet gambling.
Columnist hears from CBC Radio Two listeners frustrated with recent evening programming changes.
BBM Canada radio ratings show CBC Radio One is attracting its highest share of listeners since spring, 1991.
Article says CBC.ca is streaming pre and post-game NHL playoff coverage in an attempt to keep up with new trends in sports coverage.
An aboriginal broadcaster tells the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage the CBC should better address the needs of Canada's aboriginal community.
The Toronto Writers' Centre reports that CBC.ca is looking for casual writers and editors.
CBC's Hockey Night in Canada nabbed 2.8 million viewers on April 7th, its highest ever for a regular-season game.
CBC will air a new animated series that will encourage physical activity among its preschool-aged audience.
Columnist says that despite Canada's public broadcaster paying $65 million per year to the NHL for broadcast rights, the league is caving to the wishes of the American network, NBC.
Op-ed criticizes CBC's coverage of the war in Afghanistan saying the public broadcaster has been building up the image of the military and downplaying any negative aspects of the war.
Columnist says the CBC should stand apart from private broadcasters as a home for challenging, "weird" and provocative shows.
CBC to close smoking room at its Toronto headquarters in September.
Columnist argues that the CBC's new television line-up is less about Canadian culture than it is about a fixation on ratings.
41 CBC employees in human resources, communications, sales and marketing and the production of canceled TV shows have been laid off.
British opposition parties are calling the appointment of the new BBC chairman 'cronyism' - Michael Lyons is a key supporter of 'Prime Minister-in-waiting,' Gordon Brown.
The British government has chosen Michael Lyons as the new BBC chairman.
CBC's fall season will see more reality programming and sitcoms, but Opening Night, Venture, Country Canada, 72 Hours, Moving On and Jozi-H have been canceled.
Columnist says a 2-billion pound funding shortfall for the BBC should result in cutting television programming that is indistinguishable from its commercial rivals.
The CBC has served a one-man B.C.-based website with a cease and desist order, calling on www.hockeyfightincanada.com to stop using a takeoff of the Hockey Night In Canada logo.
Heritage Minister Bev Oda defends her performance during the CTF crisis, and talks of changes needed at the CBC and CRTC in a one-on-one interview.
CBC has shut down its in-house design team, laying off 64 employees.
The French-language twin of TVOntario, TFO, will be spun off as an independent organization.
A former CBC President and CEO and a former Board member of the CBC provide recommendations to parliamentarians on the role of Canada's public broadcaster in the 21st Century.
Scott Moore, the head of CBC Sports, defends a new deal for NHL broadcast rights and dismisses the suggestion that the public broadcaster will lose money on the reportedly $100-million/year contract.
Columnist says the new deal with the NHL will see the public broadcaster pay more money for less prime programming, such as Maple Leafs games and playoffs involving Canadian teams.
CBC has negotiated a deal with the NHL worth an estimated $100-million per season for hockey broadcast rights - including new digital platforms such as cellphones, video-on-demand and streaming over the Internet.
Canadian Media Guild video takes an inside look at the closure of the CBC design department at the Toronto Broadcast Centre.
Columnist notes that CBC is airing an afternoon lifestyle show called 'Living Calgary' in Edmonton.
CAB's contribution to the Heritage Committee's investigation of the role of the public broadcaster in the 21st century.
CBC president and CEO Robert Rabinovitch tells parliamentarians there is a widening gap between the public broadcaster's budget and what it is expected to deliver.
CBC has announced it will get an extra $60 million in funding from the federal government in each of the next two years to support local programming.
CBC president and CEO Robert Rabinovitch wants the federal government to sign a contract that spells out exactly what Ottawa expects of the public broadcaster and how it will be funded.
CBC press release calls for a new contract with Canadians based on five core principles.
Text of a presentation by CBC's President and CEO to the House of Commons Heritage Committee on the review of the public broadcaster's mandate in the 21st century.
CBC president Robert Rabinovitch asks the parliamentary heritage committee for a 10-year mandate - FRIENDS recommends CBC focus on Canadian programming for television and radio.
CBC President reports to staff on the content of a recent Board of Directors meeting held in Toronto.
Toronto Mayor David Miller has sent a letter to the CBC's board of directors arguing against the broadcaster's decision to shut its in-house design department.
FRIENDS referenced in article about a presentation made by Save Our CBC Kamloops to the House committee reviewing CBC's mandate.
Rebranding itself as "Canada's National Music Network", CBC's Radio 2 website details new programs and offers time shifted live streams.
CBC Radio 2 programming changes are aimed at attracting younger listeners but one critic says the demise of shows such as Brave New Waves and Radio 3 may turn away the demographic they are seeking.
Paul Cauchon reports that the Commons Heritage Committee is about to embark on a full study of the CBC throughout Canada.
FRIENDS presents recommendations to parliamentarians on the role of the Public Broadcaster in the 21st Century.
FRIENDS submits research to the Commons Heritage Committee showing a significant number of citizens would lose CBC TV programming if the public broadcaster were to drop over-the-air service outside major urban centres.
Submission on behalf of the Fraser Educational Foundation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
Cartt.ca reports CBC Radio 2 will soon unveil a new evening schedule which will feature a broader range of music with jazz, live performance and contemporary music delivered seven days a week.
FRIENDS presents research that shows three million Canadians do not subscribe to cable or satellite and receive their TV signal over the air.
FRIENDS says plans by CBC to rely more heavily on cable and satellite transmission will disenfranchise Canadians who receive TV over-the-air.
FRIENDS warns the Commons heritage committee that the CBC may try to "unplug" hundreds of thousands of over-the-air television viewers in small cities and rural areas across the country.
Article notes CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie and CTV's Corner Gas both attracted over a million viewers every week this past season.
A dramatization depicting how decisions are made in the corridors of power.
Heritage Committee will tackle the CBC's role in new media as part of its review of the broadcaster's mandate.
A letter attacking the credibility of the CBC, written by a confidante of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, is raising eyebrows on the eve of public consultations to review the broadcasting corporation's mandate.
New schedules for March 11 to March 24, 2007 have been posted on the Radio Canada International website.
A long-time associate of Prime Minister Harper writes a letter to a conservative blogger about perceived bias at the CBC.
Tom Flanagan, University of Calgary Political Science Professor and long-time close associate of Prime Minister Harper's alleges that CBC News has displayed a double standard in coverage of judicial appointments by Liberal and Conservative governments.
CBC's senior vice-president of human resources says the public broadcaster has over 2,300 fewer employees now than it did in 2005.
CBC-TV's new sitcom, Little Mosque on the Prairie, has lured two top writers from its comedic rival, CTV's Corner Gas.
Fred Mattocks, Executive Director of CBC TV Regional Programming responds to concerns form a grassroots citizens group regarding the lack of access to CBC TV over-the-air in Kamloops.
Scott Moore, the former vice-president of production for Rogers Sportsnet, has been hired as the new head of CBC Sports.
The British Broadcasting Corp. has signed a deal with Google Inc.'s YouTube that will allow the Web site to show excerpts of the broadcaster's news and entertainment programs.
Jean-Pierre Blais - the Canadian Heritage deputy minister of cultural affairs - tells the Parliamentary committee reviewing CBC's mandate that the public broadcaster has pushed the private networks to be better and vice versa.
CBC Legal VP Pierre Nollet has sent a memorandum to CBC's employees concerning the impact of changes in the Federal Accountability Act.
Global News reports that despite Ontario's strict prohibition on smoking in the workplace, employees at the CBC's downtown Toronto headquarters are legally lighting up inside two smoking lounges.
CBC plans to air Canada's only 2007 Oscar winner, The Danish Poet, in a time slot that almost guarantees very few Canadians will see it.
Columnist says the Toronto Maple Leafs have emerged as a key bargaining chip in negotiations for a new National Hockey League television contract between CBC and CTV/TSN.
FRIENDS recommends to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage that CBC governance should be free from patronage, the public broadcaster should better reflect Canada's regions and Parliament should increase CBC's budget by $100 million per year for the next five years.
Columnist accuses the CBC and actor Mary Walsh of bias over comments aired on the East Coast Music Awards.
The CCA submission to the House of Commons Heritage Committee on the Role of the CBC as a Public Broadcaster in the 21st Century.
FRIENDS notes that public opinion polls have shown that privatizing Ontario's public broadcaster would be unpopular.
Le Devoir reports that Francine Allaire, formerly educational director of l'Institut national de l'image et du son has been appointed director of drama and long form documentaries at SRC Télévision
Ontario's Education Minister says his government has no interest in selling off TVOntario, even though the number of memberships has fallen off sharply in recent months.
Save Our CBC Kamloops is encouraging citizens to participate in the CBC mandate review process.
Radio-Canada has hired veteran film producer Francine Allaire as its new head of dramatic programming.
FRIENDS says that, from dumbed-down news reporting to Hollywood imports to decimated local programming, CBC senior management is not delivering what Canadians need.
Columnist says CBC president and CEO Robert Rabinovitch and CBC-TV executive vice-president Richard Stursberg, have been 'stung' by FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting.
FRIENDS defends evaluating the performance of senior CBC executives.
Ratings show CTV had the five top-rated shows for the week ending Feb. 11, though hockey viewership was up on CBC.
Columnist argues that an out-of-date attitude and poor programming decisions are to blame for the CBC's rating woes in recent years.
Text of presentation by the President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada to the House of Commons Heritage Committee on the relationship between the CBC and the Canadian Television Fund.
Noreen Golfman, Chair, FRIENDS Steering Committee responds to allegations by W. B. Chambers, Vice President, Communications, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Richard Stursberg, CBC's executive vice-president of English Television tells CBC employees he will encourage the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to defend the role of the Canadian Television Fund.
CBC TV is giving the timeslot formerly occupied by the home-grown drama "Intelligence" to the U.S. cable program "Hustle".
Columnist says the Conservative government can't seem to figure out what it wants to do with the CBC.
"Jozi-H" producer believes CBC TV executives did too little to promote the series and wanted the medical drama to die on the table.
The CBC has confirmed it will lay off 64 employees and close its in-house design department on May 31.
Columnist sites FRIENDS research stating that between September 2003 and February 2006, foreign programs shown on CBC-TV increased by almost 50 per cent.
CBC executive vice-president for English TV Richard Stursberg says the actions of Shaw Communications and Vidéotron Ltée could unravel the Canadian broadcasting system.
Poll claims the profile of voters likely to support Stephen Harper's Conservatives are predominantly male, prefer a Tim Hortons double-double over a Starbucks latte and are less likely to watch CBC than other Canadians.
Columnist suggests Heritage Minister Bev Oda is poised to make fundamental changes to the Canadian Television Fund that may include a reduction in the CBC's portion of the $250 million annual budget.
Columnist offers a satirical response to assertion of Richard Stursberg, vice-president of CBC English TV, that certain media companies have a secret agenda when it comes to CBC.
Radio-Canada Vice President Sylvain Lafrance criticizes Quebecor’s decision to withdraw its support for the Canadian Television Fund.
Richard Stursberg, executive vice-president of CBC English TV delivers his annual "state-of-the-union" memo to CBC employees.
FRIENDS says the track record of Richard Stursberg, executive vice-president of CBC English-TV over the past two years has been very disappointing.
CBC President reports to staff on the content of a recent Board of Directors meeting held in Montreal.
Columnist says that with CBC's move to attract younger viewers, a long-running show featuring average Canadians was not seen as attractive to fragmented TV audiences.
The performers' union tells the Canadian Film and Television Production Association that, instead of fighting each other in court, they should be working together on issues such as media concentration and Shaw Communications' pullout from the Canadian Television Fund.
The CBC is touting its new website as the country's first online, on demand, video magazine for youth.
The U.K. media regulator has broadly approved plans for the BBC to launch its broadband on-demand platform, the BBC iPlayer.
Officials with the Prime Minister's Office have lodged a complaint with the CBC ombudsman over a Radio-Canada report about a meeting between U.S. and Canadian officials in Texas.
Tina Keeper, former star of the CBC series North of 60, says Heritage Minister Beverley Oda is doing a poor job and the Conservatives underestimate the importance of Canadian heritage.
Former British secretary of state for culture says the BBC is Britain's most important cultural organization and deserves more public support than is being given by the current government.
BBC director general Mark Thomson says the public broadcaster faces a £2 billion funding gap over the next six years under a new licence fee settlement with the British government.
Lower than expected licence fees will likely lead to several thousand job cuts at Britain's public broadcaster.
The breakup plan for the Italian state broadcaster RAI could help new niche broadcasters by allowing them access to RAI infrastructure.
FRIENDS says the CBC Radio plan to reach a younger demographic is responsible management, as long they are sensitive to their existing audience.
Message to staff from the Executive Director of Programming for CBC Radio announcing changes to Radio One and Radio Two.
Study on propaganda in the media finds the CNN theme music for post-9/11 coverage had a revenge tone while CBC Newsworld's music had a gentler sound.
Upcoming changes will seek to create more distinction between the two CBC networks, with Radio Two as the home for music programs and Radio One as the place for news and talk.
The Italian government has unveiled a plan to restructure the state broadcaster to make it virtually free of political influence and less involved with commercial concerns.
The vice-president of communications for CBC/Radio-Canada responds to Jim Shaw's rationale for pulling his company's contributions from the Canadian Television Fund.
The BBC may sell off its London television centre because the public broadcaster is expecting a lower grant than it sought from Tony Blair's government.
The head of Japan's national broadcaster is questioning a government plan that would reduce the annual television licence fee by 20%.
Released documents reveal how former BBC director general Greg Dyke was forced to resign in 2004 following criticism of the broadcaster's journalistic integrity in its reporting of the run-up to the Iraq war.
More than two million Canadians tuned in to CBC's debut of Little Mosque on the Prairie.
The BBC has been ordered to publish internal documents revealing why a former director was fired in 2004 after its Iraq war coverage was criticized.
Article says lower license fees from the government will increase the British public broadcaster's reliance on commercial revenues.
Columnist says the new CBC comedy is a demonstration of the difference in attitudes and national character between Canada and the United States.
The British Broadcasting Corporation is set to get another ten years of public money, but changing technology and a possible change in government make the public broadcaster's future uncertain.
Columnist comments recent changes to the Canadian Wheat Board may be the template for a soon-to-be-launched "destruction of the CBC" by the Conservative government.
Columnist says CBC TV will have less arts programming in 2007 because of a senior management focus on ratings.
Columnist predicts that media concentration, sports broadcasting rights and CRTC reform will be among the major issues in the media industry for 2007.