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All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles — 2007

Dec 31, 2007 — Blog Post

Rabinovitch Mistaken on Hollywood Movies

Letter to the Editor, Ottawa Citizen correcting inaccurate comments by former CBC President Rabinovitch about Hollywood movies on CBC Television.

Dec 28, 2007 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada revamps ATI Office

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.

Dec 24, 2007 — News Article

Tories blast CBC in party fundraising letter by Alexander Panetta

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.

Dec 21, 2007 — News Article

The Facts: The Liberals and the CBC by Doug Finley

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.

Dec 18, 2007 — News Article

I'm back and I'm grumpy by John Doyle

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.

Dec 17, 2007 — News Article

Are we really going to let the BBC decide how our society develops? by Janet Daley

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.

Dec 15, 2007 — News Article

Signing off by Chris Cobb

Outgoing CBC president answers questions about cutting regional newscasts, putting more American TV shows in prime-time and losing the rights to the Olympics.

Dec 15, 2007 — News Article

Rabinovitch reflects on controversial reign by Etan Vlessing

Outgoing CBC president Robert Rabinovitch says he helped stabilize Canada's public broadcaster and put it in a position to grow in the future.

Dec 14, 2007 — News Article

CBC reviewing claim reporter fed questions to Liberal MP

The CBC has begun an internal investigation and possible disciplinary action after one of its parliamentary reporters allegedly

Dec 11, 2007 — News Article

CBC Fires Back at Haddock

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.'

Dec 7, 2007 — News Article

CBC Radio proposal welcomed by David Docherty and Todd Letts

Arts and business leaders say southwestern Ontario should get its own CBC Radio One station.

Dec 7, 2007 — News Article

CKPG leaving CBC by Mark Nielsen

A local Prince George, BC television station has applied to disaffiliate from CBC - the station will purchase content from CanWest instead.

Dec 6, 2007 — News Article

Parliament of Canada: Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Transcript of the appearance of incoming CBC president Hubert T. Lacroix in front of the House of Commons Heritage Committee.

Dec 6, 2007 — News Article

Bet on Mayor Taylor by Rafe Mair

Columnist says Carole Taylor, British Columbia's current Minister of Finance, is a shoo-in as Vancouver's next mayor.

Dec 3, 2007 — News Article

Fall BBMs released

Radio ratings report shows CBC has 15 morning shows ranked in the top three in their time slots.

Dec 3, 2007 — News Article

CBC Wants 'Intelligence' Dead, Says Show's Creator by Murray Dobbin

Writer/producer Chris Haddock says he believes the CBC is trying to "bury" his program, despite its popularity in markets around the world.

Dec 3, 2007 — News Article

Former BBC daytime TV chief returns to head BBC One

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.

Dec 3, 2007 — News Article

A-List tunes in for new CBC boss by Caroline Phillips

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.

Nov 30, 2007 — News Article

Carole Taylor won't run again for B.C. legislature

Former chair of CBC/Radio-Canada and current British Columbia Finance Minister says she will not seek re-election in 2009.

Nov 30, 2007 — News Article

Falling Maple Leafs sideswipe CBC ratings by Chris Zelkovich

Columnist says the ratings for Hockey Night in Canada featuring the Toronto Maple Leafs are down 11 per cent this season.

Nov 30, 2007 — Blog Post

Office of the Prime Minister / Cabinet du Premier ministre

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.

Nov 28, 2007 — News Article

CBC says sorry after toying with Rusty and Jerome by Gayle MacDonald

CBC officials have apologized to the family of the creator of 'The Friendly Giant' after puppets were used without permission during the Gemini Awards.

Nov 27, 2007 — News Article

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Transcript of the appearance of outgoing CBC president Robert Rabinovitch in front of the House of Commons Heritage Committee.

Nov 27, 2007 — News Article

CBC presence here would not only be fair but symbolic by Martin DeGroot

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.

Nov 27, 2007 — News Article

Rabinovitch renews call for 10-year mandate for CBC

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.

Nov 25, 2007 — News Article

CBC's attempt to mould us led to its decline by Ted Byfield

Columnist says that the CBC mould for what it means to be Canadian doesn't reflect the views and values of many Canadians.

Nov 24, 2007 — News Article

CBC wants more women by Gayle MacDonald

CBC Television unveiled its winter schedule with 12 new shows, many with the aim of attracting a younger, more female audience.

Nov 23, 2007 — News Article

Broadcasting watchdog keeps ears perked for changes in CBC Radio

FRIENDS says CBC radio is "a national treasure" and its programming should not be taken down to the lowest common denominator.

Nov 23, 2007 — News Article

CBC appoints new head for all English media by Guy Dixon

CBC management denies new structure for English language services will lead to job cuts.

Nov 22, 2007 — News Article

English services integrated at CBC by Sean Davidson

FRIENDS says CBC management changes threaten to "downgrade the independence" of CBC Radio.

Nov 22, 2007 — News Article

Integration: Adapting to a Changing Media Landscape by Richard Stursberg and Jennifer McGuire

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.

Nov 22, 2007 — News Article

Integrating English Services by Robert Rabinovitch

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.

Nov 21, 2007 — News Article

CBC subverts seasons by Shinan Govani

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.

Nov 21, 2007 — News Article

Writers' strike may help the CBC by Bruce DeMara

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.

Nov 21, 2007 — News Article

Not a friend of new CBC president by Patricia Best

Blog post discusses FRIENDS concerns over Prime Minster Harper's appointment of the new CBC president.

Nov 20, 2007 — News Article

CBC still tinkering with Falun Gong documentary by Vinay Menon

Columnist says the CBC is making changes to the controversial Falun Gong documentary included adding "dramatization" to footage provided by the spiritual movement.

Nov 20, 2007 — News Article

Three dramas, two U.S. game shows join CBC by Etan Vlessing

The U.S. game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune will air on Canada's public broadcaster starting in the fall of 2008.

Nov 20, 2007 — News Article

CBC station would be a perfect fit for Waterloo Region by David Docherty & Todd Letts

Op-Ed supports a CBC plan to establish a new Radio One station in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

Nov 20, 2007 — Blog Post

Letter from William Chambers, CBC Communications VP

Memo from Ian Morrison to the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Steering committee regarding a letter from William Chambers, CBC Communications VP.

Nov 18, 2007 — News Article

What is best role for CBC today?

Editorial says CBC must be given adequate resources to tell Canadian stories through drama, humour, news and current events.

Nov 17, 2007 — News Article

Hubert Lacroix: l'équipe du président - Nathalie Petrowski

Columnist says Hubert Lacroix was first approached to head up CBC in 2004 at the end of Robert Rabinovitch's first mandate.

Nov 16, 2007 — Blog Post

Letter to Hubert T. Lacroix, CBC President and CEO

FRIENDS writes letter of welcome to Hubert T. Lacroix upon his appointment as President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada.

Nov 15, 2007 — News Article

Approving Falun Gong film 'a mistake': CBC by James Cowan

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.

Nov 14, 2007 — News Article

CBC to air controversial Falun Gong documentary

Article says a controversial documentary will be broadcast on CBC after it was pulled earlier this month following a complaint from the Chinese embassy.

Nov 14, 2007 — News Article

How do you take your CBC? by John Doyle

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.

Nov 13, 2007 — News Article

Public service broadcasters top the Online charts

Study show Europeans turn to public broadcasters’ websites to find independent information that voices pluralism and respects cultural diversity.

Nov 12, 2007 — News Article

The Burning Question

Industry stakeholders comment on what Hubert Lacroix's first job as CBC president should be.

Nov 11, 2007 — News Article

Big changes going on at CBC by Wendy Elliott

Columnist learns about concerns with Prime Minister Harper's CBC president appointment from FRIENDS e-network.

Nov 10, 2007 — News Article

Exit Interview: Jane Chalmers (VP English Radio)

The official CBC blog asks outgoing CBC Radio vice-president Jane Chalmers about her reasons for stepping down and the challenges facing her successor.

Nov 9, 2007 — News Article

Order In Council Appointment Notice of Hubert Lacroix as President of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Official appointment notice for the new president of the CBC.

Nov 8, 2007 — News Article

RCMP convinced that communists had infiltrated CBC by Elizabeth Thompson

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.

Nov 7, 2007 — News Article

Hey Hubert! Try selling the clothes off Wendy Mesley's back by John Doyle

Columnist offers some suggestions to the new CBC boss.

Nov 7, 2007 — News Article

CBC's No. 2 sees kindred spirit in new boss by Kate Taylor

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.

Nov 7, 2007 — News Article

What does Lacroix portend for the CBC?

FRIENDS quoted in an editorial saying the CBC president should be chosen by its board of directors.

Nov 7, 2007 — News Article

CBC is too important to be allowed to drift

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.

Nov 6, 2007 — News Article

New CBC chief a 'team player' by Jim Bawden

Elections Canada records indicate the new CBC president donated $1,000 to Daniel Fournier, the 2006 Conservative candidate in the Montreal riding of Outremont.

Nov 6, 2007 — News Article

PMO picks unknown to head the CBC by Guy Dixon

A Montreal corporate lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions has been named the new president and chief executive of the CBC.

Nov 6, 2007 — News Article

Montreal lawyer, broadcaster Hubert Lacroix named president, CEO of 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.

Nov 6, 2007 — News Article

CBC boss 'handpicked' by PM

FRIENDS expresses concern over the process by which the new CBC president and CEO was hand-picked by Prime Minster Stephen Harper.

Nov 6, 2007 — News Article

Local lawyer gets CBC's top job by Bernard Perusse

FRIENDS says choices made by the CBC's English-language television network are among the most serious problems facing Hubert Lacroix.

Nov 6, 2007 — News Article

CBC hopes to attract young, Net-savvy viewers through YouTube.ca by Andrea Baillie

In addition to the CBC, YouTube.ca will feature content from partners including Sony BMG Canada and the Canadian Football League.

Nov 6, 2007 — News Article

Bélanger proposes that the new President and CEO of the CBC/Radio-Canada appear before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

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.

Nov 5, 2007 — News Article

Message from Jonathan Ingraham, Conservative Party of Canada to a Conservative e-list re "Appointment of CBC President"

Email to Conservative party insiders contains official talking points for the appointment of Hubert Lacroix as President of the CBC.

Nov 5, 2007 — News Article

Montreal lawyer crowned at CBC by Patricia Bailey

FRIENDS says the CEO of Canada's public broadcaster should report to the CBC board, not Prime Minister Harper.

Nov 5, 2007 — News Article

Ottawa dips into private sector to find new CBC President

FRIENDS says it is against the national interest for the senior leader of Canada's public broadcaster to be an appointment by a politician.

Nov 5, 2007 — News Article

Montreal lawyer Lacroix tapped to head CBC/Radio-Canada

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.

Nov 5, 2007 — News Release

Appointment of Hubert Lacroix as CBC President & CEO

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.

Nov 4, 2007 — News Article

They're not friends of the CBC by Lorrie Goldstein

The Caribbean and African Radio Network has accused the CBC of being unfair to black community in a dispute over radio frequencies.

Nov 3, 2007 — News Article

CBC radio chief quits, citing 'midlife redesign' by Guy Dixon

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.

Nov 2, 2007 — News Article

CBC Radio's VP Chalmers to retire

Article says Jane Chalmers is stepping down as head of CBC Radio at the end of the year.

Oct 27, 2007 — News Article

We're sounding more like Americans by Mark Abley

A retired professor of English has noted that CBC newscasters are pronouncing words such as "electoral" and "municipal" in the American style of speech.

Oct 25, 2007 — News Article

Will the CBC put new wave in our air? by Jeff Mahoney

Columnist says he would welcome a new CBC Radio One station in Hamilton.

Oct 23, 2007 — News Article

Is there a vision? by Owen Gibson and Maggie Brown

Columnists examine whether embattled BBC director general, Mark Thompson, will be able to see though his six-year plan for Britain's public broadcaster.

Oct 18, 2007 — News Article

BBC announces 2,500 job cuts, newsroom integration

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.

Oct 16, 2007 — News Article

CBC plagued by sluggish ratings by Etan Vlessing

Columnist says the CBC has yet to pull Canadians away from popular U.S. shows in large numbers.

Oct 15, 2007 — News Article

Recruitment firms increasingly place top execs by Laura Bracken

Columnist says that media organizations are increasingly using 'headhunters' to find candidates for key management positions.

Oct 15, 2007 — News Article

The Establishing Shot: Ceeb finds right balance with fall launch by Mark Dillon

Columnist says a number of new CBC shows are drawing solid ratings.

Oct 15, 2007 — News Article

Appointment to the CBC Board of Directors

Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, has appointed Rémi Racine of Montréal as a member of the Board of Directors of the CBC.

Oct 10, 2007 — News Article

CBC experiments online by Carsten Knox

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.

Oct 10, 2007 — News Article

CBC's Mosque wins major humanitarian award

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.

Oct 10, 2007 — News Article

BBC poised to ax 12% of its workforce by Stuart Kemp

There is speculation that the U.K. public broadcaster plans to shed 12% of its staff due to anticipated budget cuts.

Oct 8, 2007 — News Article

How many more heads will roll? by Owen Gibson

Columnist says that a string of high-profile controversies may cost BBC director general Mark Thompson his job.

Oct 6, 2007 — News Article

BBC Queen footage leads to resignations by Mimi Turner

A BBC executive has stepped down after misleading information about Queen Elizabeth was shown to journalists and international media buyers.

Oct 3, 2007 — News Article

CBC reworks Air Farce by Etan Vlessing

Columnist says CBC's Royal Canadian Air Farce is injecting adrenaline into its upcoming 15th season by going to live broadcasts.

Sep 26, 2007 — News Article

Little Mosque on the West Bank

Article says CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie has been picked up by broadcasters in Israel, Turkey and Finland.

Sep 26, 2007 — News Article

Kamloops remains on CBC radar, exec insists by Mike Youds

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".

Sep 24, 2007 — News Article

Francophone concerns about French-language TV5

French-speaking countries express concern with rumoured French government proposals to streamline funding of international cable channel TV5 Monde.

Sep 24, 2007 — News Article

Television has never been better by Alex Strachan

Columnist lists truisms about new television season, argues program quality better than it has ever been.

Sep 21, 2007 — News Article

CBC news chief to focus on strategy by Guy Dixon

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.

Sep 21, 2007 — News Article

Cable Carriage, DTV Boxes Issues for Public Stations near Canada

Digital conversion poses challenge for US public television stations with significant Canadian audiences.

Sep 21, 2007 — News Article

CBC tagline says it all by Thom Oommen

Letter to the editor says Toronto CBC Radio One tagline makes clear it is not intended to serve Hamilton.

Sep 20, 2007 — News Article

CBC names news boss by Guy Dixon

CBC splits top news position into journalistic, operational roles.

Sep 20, 2007 — News Article

Sun-Times chief exits with head held high by Phil Rosenthal

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.

Sep 20, 2007 — News Article

Hamilton deserves to have its own CBC station by David Christopherson

MP for Hamilton Centre joins chorus of support for new CBC radio station in Hamilton.

Sep 20, 2007 — News Article

CBC English news appoints publisher by Craig Offman

FRIENDS calls CBC publisher hire an inspired choice for a challenging position.

Sep 19, 2007 — News Article

CBC hires Canadian newspaper vet Cruickshank as head of CBC News

FRIENDS notes new head of CBC news will be at the "front line" between the news and political appointees in CBC management.

Sep 19, 2007 — News Article

John Cruickshank Appointed Head of CBC News

Chicago Sun-Times publisher and former Globe & Mail and Vancouver Sun editor appointed 'publisher' of CBC news.

Sep 19, 2007 — News Article

Hamilton's own identity by Peter George

Letter to the editor by McMaster University president says university supports dedicated CBC radio station in Hamilton.

Sep 18, 2007 — News Article

CBC wrongly sees us as extension of Kelowna by David Charbonneau

Writer discusses impact of not having a local CBC radio station in Kamloops.

Sep 17, 2007 — News Article

CBC suggests limits on ownership, commercial broadcasters argue for no new rules by Gregory Taylor and Jeremy Shtern

Report contrasts CBC, private broadcasters' presentations to CRTC diversity hearings.

Sep 17, 2007 — News Article

When national really means only Toronto by Kevin Brooker

Article complains CBC is too Toronto-centric.

Sep 17, 2007 — News Article

Tuned in to Radio 1 by David S. Fawcett

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.

Sep 17, 2007 — News Article

Media consolidation in Canada 'too high,' CBC says by Grant Robertson

CBC tells CRTC diversity hearings that CBC can serve as a partial counterbalance to private sector consolidation.

Sep 15, 2007 — News Article

The Spec misses point on CBC radio by Brian McHattie

Letter to the editor from Hamilton city councillor says newspaper opposition to local CBC radio station in Hamilton at odds with community's interests.

Sep 14, 2007 — News Article

'Totally Toronto' CBC should serve Hamilton area by Colin Isaacs

Letter to the editor says CBC Radio One should serve Hamilton and the entire Golden Horseshoe region.

Sep 12, 2007 — News Article

TVA, SRC square off on Sundays

TVA has scheduled its two top-rated shows opposite CBC's top rated show on Sunday night.

Sep 12, 2007 — News Article

CBC's fuzzy signal by Kevin Cavanagh

Editorial criticizes CBC decision to pursue funding for new radio station in Hamilton, rather than refocusing staff and programming from Toronto.

Sep 11, 2007 — News Article

CBC blamed for blocking black radio station by Allison Hanes

Caribbean and African Radio Network and CBC in ongoing dispute over access to FM radio frequency in Toronto.

Sep 11, 2007 — News Article

Hamilton tops CBC Radio's list of proposed new stations by Doug Foley

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.

Sep 11, 2007 — News Article

Proposed FM station says CBC in its way

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.

Sep 8, 2007 — News Article

Hamilton-area viewers to lose local coverage by Sonja Macdonald

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!.

Sep 8, 2007 — News Article

Plug pulled on black radio station by Brett Clarkson

Applicant for Caribbean-African radio station in Toronto complains CBC opposition to its proposed frequency has grounded the initiative.

Sep 7, 2007 — News Article

CBC creating regional black hole by Hugh Jordan

Column says CBC Radio One station in Kelowna inadequate to serve Kamloops.

Sep 6, 2007 — News Article

Global warming: Too hot to handle for the BBC by Michael McCarthy

BBC criticized for decision to drop plans for television special on global warming.

Sep 5, 2007 — News Article

Martha Stewart and 'Designer Guys' coming to CBC TV daytime schedule

"The Martha Stewart Show" will air in syndication on Canada's public broadcaster starting in September.

Sep 1, 2007 — News Article

Quebec journalists favoured in Afghanistan, military concedes by Andrew Mayeda

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.

Aug 25, 2007 — News Article

CBC wants to set up Red Deer radio station by Laura Tester

CBC says it would like to establish a Radio One station in Red Deer within the next couple of years, if Ottawa approves funding.

Aug 23, 2007 — News Article

CBC Radio One heading to city? by Mark Weber

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.

Aug 16, 2007 — News Article

Arts, CBC advocates see ray of hope in new minister by Mike Youds

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.

Aug 15, 2007 — News Article

CBC Radio wants to create new FM station in Nanaimo by Martha Tropea

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.

Aug 15, 2007 — News Article

New Heritage minister inherits a full plate by Val Ross

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.

Aug 13, 2007 — News Article

Long, Tom - Architect of "Common Sense Revolution" to pick CBC News heads

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.

Aug 11, 2007 — News Article

New twist in the search to fill CBC's top jobs by Michael Posner

Article says the CBC is looking for two people replace Tony Burman - an executive director and an executive editor.

Aug 10, 2007 — News Article

NDP Asks CBC Chair to Remove Long

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.

Aug 9, 2007 — News Article

Pubcasters, cablers ink carriage deal by Brooks Boliek

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.

Aug 4, 2007 — News Article

Almost no one is amused by the BBC's blunders by Elizabeth Renzetti

A poll states that 59 percent of British respondents said their trust in the BBC had fallen in light of recent scandals and gaffes.

Aug 2, 2007 — News Article

Top Tory to head search for CBC execs by Jim Brown

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.

Aug 2, 2007 — News Article

CBC picks up the ball with Raptor broadcasts by Chris Zelkovich

Canada's public broadcaster has finalized a three-year deal to carry Toronto Raptors basketball games.

Aug 1, 2007 — News Article

America's int'l news deficit may benefit BBC by Steve Brennan

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.

Aug 1, 2007 — News Article

CBC all shook up for new season by Etan Vlessing

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.

Aug 1, 2007 — News Article

Ottawa outsourcing search for new CBC boss by Norma Reveler

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.

Jul 31, 2007 — News Article

TV revenue up, but big money is in cable, satellite

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.

Jul 31, 2007 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada weighs in on future of CTF by Michel Tremblay

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.

Jul 30, 2007 — News Article

CBC signs Skate Canada deal by Jesse Kohl

CBC Sports has signed a four-year multimedia rights deal with Skate Canada.

Jul 30, 2007 — News Article

Nice to see you, iPlayer, but the party started ages ago by Bobbie Johnson

A beta version of BBC's iPlayer - the public broadcaster's on-line download service - has been launched.

Jul 27, 2007 — News Article

Raymont on The Border by Leigh Stuart

A CBC action-drama that was shelved in the wake of the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has gone into production.

Jul 26, 2007 — News Article

New CBC show, website seek Internet auteurs by Jered Stuffco

CBC reality TV show aims to discover the country's best Internet-based filmmakers.

Jul 26, 2007 — News Article

Search on for new CBC president

FRIENDS says the next CBC President should have a wide knowledge of the country and have a strong background in production, scheduling and marketing.

Jul 26, 2007 — News Article

Le gouvernement Harper cherche un nouveau président pour Radio-Canada

The Harper government launches a search for a new CBC President.

Jul 25, 2007 — News Article

Formal Recruitment Process for Future President and CEO by Robert Rabinovitch

Robert Rabinovitch, CBC's President and CEO, informs staff that the Government is initiating a formal recruitment process to name his successor.

Jul 18, 2007 — News Article

I can boycott China, but not necessarily CBC by Juliann Fraser

Op-ed writer says CBC has a responsibility to highlight human rights issues as part of its 2008 Olympic Games coverage in Beijing.

Jul 15, 2007 — News Article

The Self-Destruction of the CBC by Ira Wagman

Columnist says CBC must concentrate on its core competencies - earnest programming for people who find information entertaining - to make itself relevant to Canadians again.

Jul 13, 2007 — News Article

My parting shot as I leave the building by Tony Burman

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.

Jul 12, 2007 — News Article

CBC Offers $25K Online Content Development Deal

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.

Jul 12, 2007 — News Article

Little Mosque wins TV awards by Martha Worboy

CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie has won the best television series and best writing prizes at an international television festival in Rome.

Jul 11, 2007 — News Article

Putting the C Back in CBC by Ian Morrison

Ian Morrison echoes Knowlton Nash, former anchor of CBC's The National, on the challenges confronting the CBC.

Jul 11, 2007 — News Article

BBC pledges revolution to tackle digital challenge by Owen Gibson

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.

Jul 10, 2007 — News Article

Sikh group sues CBC over documentary by Melissa Juergensen

The World Sikh Organization has launched a lawsuit alleging a CBC documentary examining the issue of Sikh extremism has damaged the community's reputation.

Jul 10, 2007 — News Article

BBC hit with first-time penalty by Mimi Turner

Britain's media regulator has fined the BBC £50,000 for faking the results of a phone-in competition on children's television program.

Jul 9, 2007 — News Article

Neutral BBC tells Ross to make carbon omissions by Andrew Byatt

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.

Jul 7, 2007 — News Article

CRTC to focus on control in CanWest deal by Paul Vieira

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.

Jul 6, 2007 — News Article

Producers fret as CBC takes over Documentary Channel by Susan Tolusso

Canadian Documentary producers are concerned of the creative and financial implications of CBC's takeover of the Documentary Channel.

Jul 6, 2007 — News Article

A farewell tailor-made for CBC's 'malcontenti' by Joe Fiorito

Damiano Pietropaolo, former head of arts and entertainment at CBC Radio, has retired.

Jul 5, 2007 — News Article

CBC's Lafrance to receive top French honour

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.

Jul 4, 2007 — News Article

Information wants to be free by Ouimet

Blog post comments on the inner workings of the CBC, including staff concerns over access to information requests.

Jul 4, 2007 — News Article

TV revenues top $6-billion as viewers tune in by Roma Leciw

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.

Jun 29, 2007 — News Article

Campaign to focus media concentration awareness by Guy Dixon

A campaign called Canadians for Democratic Media has launched to highlight media consolidation issues in Canada and generate support for public and grassroots media.

Jun 29, 2007 — News Article

CBC set foreign-content record in prime time: group by Mike de Souza

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.

Jun 29, 2007 — News Article

Watchdog criticizes CBC over foreign programming by Tim Naumetz

FRIENDS research shows the highest level of foreign programming ever for CBC English television.

Jun 28, 2007 — News Release

CBC TV rings in July 1st with more foreign shows than ever

FRIENDS spot survey shows that more than a third of CBC’s weekly prime time schedule was devoted to foreign shows.

Jun 24, 2007 — News Article

Copps: CBC chief may have left before he was ready by Sheila Copps

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.

Jun 22, 2007 — News Article

CBC takes Documentary Channel by Sean Davidson

The CRTC has approved a change of ownership at The Canadian Documentary Channel, passing control to CBC.

Jun 21, 2007 — News Article

Is CBC's New Populism Perverted? by Elaine Corden

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.

Jun 21, 2007 — News Article

Tony Burman's legacy by Richard Stursberg

CBC TV's executive vice-president of English television claims the presence of news on the public broadcaster has actually grown.

Jun 21, 2007 — News Article

Goodbye Tony Burman, hello CBC lite by John Doyle

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.

Jun 21, 2007 — News Article

CBC sells series rights to settle Giant headache by Val Ross

After canceling a scheduled rebroadcast and suspending DVD sales, CBC has now sold the rights to Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story.

Jun 20, 2007 — News Article

Burman signs off from CBC News by Rita Trichur

Columnist questions whether Tony Burman's departure from the top journalism job at CBC signals a change in how the public broadcaster covers news.

Jun 20, 2007 — News Article

Tony Burman resigns from top editor's job by Michael Posner

Columnist says CBC Television has been pouring increasing resources into "infotainment" programming at the perceived expense of news and current affairs portfolios.

Jun 20, 2007 — News Article

CBC news guru set to sign off by Allison Hanes

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.

Jun 20, 2007 — News Article

Tony Burman to leave CBC news by Lee-Anne Goodman

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.

Jun 19, 2007 — News Article

Technorati puts power into CBC.ca by Jesse Kohl

CBC's partnership with blog search giant Technorati follows a CBC.ca redesign and the launch of several new features at CBCNews.ca

Jun 19, 2007 — News Article

Burman exits CBC by Etan Vlessing

Tony Burman's resignation as editor in chief of CBC News, Current Affairs and Newsworld is the latest departure from the CBC executive suite.

Jun 15, 2007 — News Article

Quebec Minister fights CBC firing by Phil Couvrette

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.

Jun 14, 2007 — News Article

CBC Barrie would be OK

Editorial says Barrie should welcome CBC Radio's interest in establishing a new station in the community.

Jun 12, 2007 — News Article

CBC not yet for sale under Harper Tories by Romeo St. Martin

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.

Jun 12, 2007 — News Article

CBC plan causing static by Bob Bruton

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.

Jun 12, 2007 — News Article

CBC invests in Prime Time by Marise Strauss

Article says CBC Television will contribute $600,000 over three years to the Canadian Film Centre's training program for emerging TV talent.

Jun 11, 2007 — News Article

TV ratings aside, Canadians value rural life, stories by Bill Redekop

Columnist says that despite CBC cancelling Country Canada and On The Road Again Canadians still care about rural matters.

Jun 11, 2007 — News Article

CBC applies for expanded P.E.I. coverage

The CBC has applied to the CRTC for a license to extend its radio coverage across the eastern tip of P.E.I.

Jun 9, 2007 — News Article

Saving CBC with yellow stickies by Craig Offman

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.

Jun 9, 2007 — News Article

CBC tuning in to Barrie? by Bob Bruton

Columnist says Barrie, Ontario is one of 15 communities across Canada that could get its own CBC Radio station.

Jun 8, 2007 — News Article

CBC Ratings Down 18 per cent from 2006

Article says CBC's coverage of the Stanley Cup final averaged 2.502 million viewers, an 18-per-cent dip from last year.

Jun 8, 2007 — News Article

CBC Radio One unveils slate of summer shows by Guy Dixon

Barenaked Ladies' Steven Page, Brian Goldman and Ian Hanomansing have new shows as part of CBC Radio One's summer lineup.

Jun 5, 2007 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada Pension Trust Fund

Debra Alves has been appointed the Managing Director/CEO of the CBC Pension Fund.

Jun 2, 2007 — News Article

CBC's best season in five years? Expert says no by Gayle MacDonald

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.

Jun 1, 2007 — News Article

If you're not yet on Facebook, the CBC has beat you to it by Ivor Tossell

CBC using the social networking website Facebook to compile a list of Canadians' fondest wishes to be featured on a Canada Day broadcast.

May 30, 2007 — News Article

CBC's 'new direction': more drama, reality TV by Gayle MacDonald

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.

May 30, 2007 — News Article

Reality shows dominate CBC's fall lineup by Alex Strachan

Venture, Country Canada, Jozi H, Rumours, 72 Hours, Hatching Matching Dispatching and the arts showcase Opening Night have all been cancelled.

May 30, 2007 — News Article

Casgrain sees CBC as vehicle to foster democracy

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.

May 30, 2007 — News Article

CBC hoping the love will stay by Rob McKenzie

Network executives say CBC had its best primetime performance in five years this past season.

May 30, 2007 — News Article

CBC reveals nine shows for fall by Etan Vlessing

CBC unveils its fall TV lineup including nine new homegrown series.

May 29, 2007 — News Article

Keep in mind the competition in drafting CBC mandate: new chair

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.

May 29, 2007 — News Article

Canada b'casters gird for upfronts by Etan Vlessing

Canadian broadcasters are set to battle for domestic advertising dollars at competing 'upfront' events.

May 24, 2007 — News Article

A 60-minute show on a 30-minute budget is

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.

May 24, 2007 — News Article

CBC in soup with Ducks by Chris Zelkovich

CBC executive admits that the network's focus on the Maple Leafs might not have helped Ottawa appeal to a national audience.

May 23, 2007 — News Release

CBC planning for failure

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.

May 23, 2007 — News Article

Briefing to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage by Noreen Golfman, Ph.D.

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.

May 23, 2007 — News Article

Knowledge Network gets a new life by Les Leyne

FRIENDS is encouraged by new legislation before the B.C. government to support the province's public television broadcaster.

May 22, 2007 — News Article

Media watchdog calls for more investment in CBC-TV regional programming

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.

May 22, 2007 — News Article

Sasktel launches streaming radio by Maria Cootauco

Saskatchewan's public telecom enables streaming radio service to cellphones.

May 22, 2007 — News Article

En bref - Record d'audience de la BBC en 2006-07, tous médias confondus

BBC reports that it achieved a record combined audience of 233 million for its radio, television and Internet services this year.

May 20, 2007 — News Article

Funny you should ask by Janice Kennedy

Article profiles the public spat between CBC's Rick Mercer and FRIENDS' steering committee chair, Noreen Golfman.

May 19, 2007 — News Article

CBC Audience Share 2006-07 by Barry Kiefl

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.

May 19, 2007 — News Article

CBC-TV fears advertising exodus by Grant Robertson

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.

May 19, 2007 — News Article

CBC says it was forced to air pilot by Richard Stursberg

The executive vice-president of CBC Television says a controversial TV pilot was aired because of Canadian Television Fund regulations.

May 18, 2007 — News Article

Critics slam CRTC policy by Patricia Bailey

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.

May 18, 2007 — News Article

Changes coming to CBC Radio Two on weekends by Guy Dixon

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.

May 18, 2007 — News Article

CBC Sports rises from the grave

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.

May 17, 2007 — News Article

The real wonders of Canada? Our artists by John Doyle

Columnist says the CBC should be dedicating resources to promoting Canadian artists instead of the Seven Wonders of Canada contest.

May 16, 2007 — News Article

CBC unveils summer television schedule by Guy Dixon

CBC-TV's summer schedule will contain more BBC shows and new reality programming.

May 16, 2007 — News Article

Catholics angry at CBC over Altar Boy Gang by Janice Tibbetts

Catholic Civil Rights League calls portrayals of altar boys and religious rituals in a CBC TV pilot 'blasphemy'.

May 14, 2007 — News Article

Izzy must be smiling over CanWest's E! deal by Tamsen Tillson

BBM Nielsen data show that the ratings for the 2006-2007 television season were the poorest in CBC history.

May 10, 2007 — News Article

Update to CBC Staff on the Board of Directors Meeting by Robert Rabinovitch, President and CEO

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.

May 9, 2007 — News Article

CBC tunes in to Waterloo by Liz Monteiro

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.

May 8, 2007 — News Article

CBC needs to set clear objectives: auditor general

FRIENDS questions the appointment process of senior management for Canada's public broadcaster.

May 8, 2007 — News Article

CBC shows unused and unaccounted, says Fraser by Norma Reveler

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.

May 7, 2007 — News Article

Why would the national broadcaster waste its time on an inane contest? by John Doyle

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".

May 7, 2007 — News Article

CBC's fruitless search for youth is embarrassing by Allan Fotheringham

Editorial criticizes CBC programming decisions attempting to attract a younger audience.

May 5, 2007 — News Article

Dumbed down, smothered, then axed by Antonia Zerbisias

Columnist says the now cancelled Gill Deacon Show could have been smarter, edgier, riskier, more befitting of a public broadcaster.

May 2, 2007 — News Article

TVO changes include two new board members

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.

May 1, 2007 — News Article

Herrndorf's kind words about rival mystify CBC by Patricia Best

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.

May 1, 2007 — News Article

Different world for new CBC boss by Keith Bonnell

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.

Apr 30, 2007 — News Article

Let's give CBC a break by Tamsen Tillson

Columnist says CBC's fall television lineup continues to stir up a nation that has a decided love/hate relationship with its public broadcaster.

Apr 28, 2007 — News Article

Chairman has 'great love' for CBC by Guy Dixon

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.

Apr 28, 2007 — News Article

CBC appointee puzzles MP by Keith Bonnell

Critics question the new CBC Board chair's lack of experience in broadcasting.

Apr 27, 2007 — News Article

Appointment to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Heritage Minister Bev Oda has appointed Timothy W. Casgrain as Chairperson of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Apr 26, 2007 — News Article

Podcasts changing the world of radio by Shannon Proudfoot

Columnist says podcasting is proving a powerful and accessible medium for mainstream broadcasters such as the CBC.

Apr 25, 2007 — News Article

Francophone leaders from area speak out on CBC's future

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.

Apr 24, 2007 — News Article

Paquin tapped at TFO

Claudette Paquin has been named the head of TFO following the French-language education channel's split from TVOntario.

Apr 23, 2007 — News Article

Shame on CBC for buying into the culture of avoidance by John Doyle

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.

Apr 23, 2007 — News Article

Spare a thought for the journalists of Kabul, Mr. Harper by Arthur Kent

Article notes that instead of pressuring the Afghanistan government into upholding the freedom of the media, Prime Minister Harper makes jokes about the CBC.

Apr 22, 2007 — News Article

CBC radio reconsiders its audience, reinvents itself and cues up 'Q'

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.

Apr 20, 2007 — News Article

CBC defends choice not to air Cho video by Gayle MacDonald

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.

Apr 20, 2007 — News Article

BBC leading way into multi-screen entertainment by Audrey Stuart

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.

Apr 20, 2007 — News Article

Knowledge Network names Buttignol acting CEO by Kevin Griffin

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.

Apr 20, 2007 — News Article

Canadian public broadcasting facing death by a thousand cuts by Knowlton Nash

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.

Apr 19, 2007 — News Article

Tories want CBC to matter

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.

Apr 18, 2007 — News Article

Oda vows to implement most Senate recommendations on news media by Laurel Hyatt

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.

Apr 16, 2007 — News Article

Former MP sues the CBC by Tracy McLaughlin

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.

Apr 16, 2007 — News Article

Radio Two changes spark a lot of static by Hugh Anderson

Columnist hears from CBC Radio Two listeners frustrated with recent evening programming changes.

Apr 13, 2007 — News Article

Bumper crop of listeners for CBC Radio One by Guy Dixon

BBM Canada radio ratings show CBC Radio One is attracting its highest share of listeners since spring, 1991.

Apr 13, 2007 — News Article

Field of streams for CBC by Chris Zelkovich

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.

Apr 13, 2007 — News Article

Our native broadcaster

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.

Apr 12, 2007 — News Article

Work at CBC.ca

The Toronto Writers' Centre reports that CBC.ca is looking for casual writers and editors.

Apr 12, 2007 — News Article

NHL regular season goes out with a bang by Marise Strauss

CBC's Hockey Night in Canada nabbed 2.8 million viewers on April 7th, its highest ever for a regular-season game.

Apr 11, 2007 — News Article

Bo on the Go! goes to CBC

CBC will air a new animated series that will encourage physical activity among its preschool-aged audience.

Apr 10, 2007 — News Article

CBC livid as league bows to Americans by William Houston

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.

Apr 9, 2007 — News Article

Harper government trying to make 'mission' in Afghanistan defining characteristic of who Canadians are by Murray Dobbin

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.

Apr 9, 2007 — News Article

CBC takes the safe road to the ordinary by John Doyle

Columnist says the CBC should stand apart from private broadcasters as a home for challenging, "weird" and provocative shows.

Apr 9, 2007 — News Article

CBC's smokescreen

CBC to close smoking room at its Toronto headquarters in September.

Apr 6, 2007 — News Article

Pull the plug on ratings-hungry CBC by Lorne Gunter

Columnist argues that the CBC's new television line-up is less about Canadian culture than it is about a fixation on ratings.

Apr 6, 2007 — News Article

CBC-TV trims staff as revenue declines by Guy Dixon

41 CBC employees in human resources, communications, sales and marketing and the production of canceled TV shows have been laid off.

Apr 6, 2007 — News Article

New BBC chief is another Brown crony, say Tories by George Jones

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.

Apr 6, 2007 — News Article

Academic, Sopranos fan named to head BBC by Mark Herlihy

The British government has chosen Michael Lyons as the new BBC chairman.

Apr 5, 2007 — News Article

CBC cleans house by Jim Bawden

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.

Apr 4, 2007 — News Article

Where can the Beeb find its missing pounds 2bn? by Neil Midgley

Columnist says a 2-billion pound funding shortfall for the BBC should result in cutting television programming that is indistinguishable from its commercial rivals.

Apr 3, 2007 — News Article

CBC up in arms over website by Chris Zelkovich

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.

Apr 2, 2007 — News Article

Oda on the record by Marise Strauss

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.

Mar 30, 2007 — News Article

Curtains for CBC's prop department Jim Bawden

CBC has shut down its in-house design team, laying off 64 employees.

Mar 29, 2007 — News Article

TFO goes solo by Sean Davidson

The French-language twin of TVOntario, TFO, will be spun off as an independent organization.

Mar 29, 2007 — News Article

Presentation to the Parliamentary Committee On Canadian Heritage

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.

Mar 27, 2007 — News Article

Hockey deal crucial, says CBC sports boss by Marise Strauss

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.

Mar 27, 2007 — News Article

CBC's deal with NHL isn't all good news by Pat Hickey

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.

Mar 27, 2007 — News Article

Internet takes to the ice in new CBC-NHL TV deal by Grant Robertson

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.

Mar 24, 2007 — News Article

Inside CBC-TV's real-life drama by the Canadian Media Guild

Canadian Media Guild video takes an inside look at the closure of the CBC design department at the Toronto Broadcast Centre.

Mar 24, 2007 — News Article

Days of our Calgary lives by Kevin Baker

Columnist notes that CBC is airing an afternoon lifestyle show called 'Living Calgary' in Edmonton.

Mar 23, 2007 — News Article

Submission to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

CAB's contribution to the Heritage Committee's investigation of the role of the public broadcaster in the 21st century.

Mar 23, 2007 — News Article

CBC chief: More money just a start by Norma Reveler

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.

Mar 23, 2007 — News Article

More coin set for CBC by Brendan Kelly

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.

Mar 22, 2007 — News Article

What do you want from us? asks Rabinovitch by Norma Reveler

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.

Mar 22, 2007 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada presents a new approach to governing public broadcasting in Canada

CBC press release calls for a new contract with Canadians based on five core principles.

Mar 22, 2007 — News Article

Notes for remarks by Mr. Robert Rabinovitch, President and CEO for CBC/Radio-Canada's appearance before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

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.

Mar 22, 2007 — News Article

CBC president calls for long-term mandate

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.

Mar 21, 2007 — News Article

Update to CBC Staff on the Board of Directors Meeting by Robert Rabinovitch, President and CEO

CBC President reports to staff on the content of a recent Board of Directors meeting held in Toronto.

Mar 21, 2007 — News Article

Toronto mayor asks CBC to keep design department by Guy Dixon

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.

Mar 21, 2007 — News Article

CBC lobby group hopes to be heard in Ottawa by Mike Youds

FRIENDS referenced in article about a presentation made by Save Our CBC Kamloops to the House committee reviewing CBC's mandate.

Mar 20, 2007 — News Article

CBC launches Radio 2 website

Rebranding itself as "Canada's National Music Network", CBC's Radio 2 website details new programs and offers time shifted live streams.

Mar 19, 2007 — News Article

CBC courting younger ears with changes by Bruce DeMara

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.

Mar 16, 2007 — News Article

Un comité parcourra le pays afin de revoir le mandat de la SRC

Paul Cauchon reports that the Commons Heritage Committee is about to embark on a full study of the CBC throughout Canada.

Mar 14, 2007 — Policy Brief

Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in Vancouver

FRIENDS presents recommendations to parliamentarians on the role of the Public Broadcaster in the 21st Century.

Mar 14, 2007 — News Release

CBC set to unplug a million-plus Canadians

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.

Mar 14, 2007 — News Article

RE: The Role of the CBC in the 21st Century by James McIntosh

Submission on behalf of the Fraser Educational Foundation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

Mar 14, 2007 — News Article

Radio 2 overhauls evenings

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.

Mar 14, 2007 — News Article

CBC's plans will disenfranchise Canadians, says FCB

FRIENDS presents research that shows three million Canadians do not subscribe to cable or satellite and receive their TV signal over the air.

Mar 14, 2007 — News Article

CBC Set to "Unplug a Million-Plus Canadians"

FRIENDS says plans by CBC to rely more heavily on cable and satellite transmission will disenfranchise Canadians who receive TV over-the-air.

Mar 14, 2007 — News Article

1.5 million will lose CBC reception, group fears by Tim Naumetz

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.

Mar 13, 2007 — News Article

Little Mosque, Corner Gas up there in ratings

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.

Mar 12, 2007 — News Article

Shadows in the corridors - A Capitol Hill Day dialogue by Willard D. Rowland Jr.

A dramatization depicting how decisions are made in the corridors of power.

Mar 10, 2007 — News Article

Committee reviews CBC mandate by Guy Dixon

Heritage Committee will tackle the CBC's role in new media as part of its review of the broadcaster's mandate.

Mar 10, 2007 — News Article

Harper confidante slams CBC by Mike De Souza

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.

Mar 9, 2007 — News Article

Radio Canada International Schedules and Frequencies

New schedules for March 11 to March 24, 2007 have been posted on the Radio Canada International website.

Mar 8, 2007 — News Article

Dr Tom Flanagan on StephenTaylor.ca

A long-time associate of Prime Minister Harper writes a letter to a conservative blogger about perceived bias at the CBC.

Mar 8, 2007 — News Article

Tom Flanagan on YouTube

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.

Mar 8, 2007 — News Article

CBC bureaucracy is shrinking by George C.B. Smith

CBC's senior vice-president of human resources says the public broadcaster has over 2,300 fewer employees now than it did in 2005.

Mar 3, 2007 — News Article

Little Mosque steps on the Gas by Gayle MacDonald

CBC-TV's new sitcom, Little Mosque on the Prairie, has lured two top writers from its comedic rival, CTV's Corner Gas.

Mar 2, 2007 — News Article

Letter from CBC executive to Save our CBC Kamloops

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.

Mar 2, 2007 — News Article

CBC hires a winner to head its sports division by William Houston

Scott Moore, the former vice-president of production for Rogers Sportsnet, has been hired as the new head of CBC Sports.

Mar 2, 2007 — News Article

BBC signs deal with YouTube to show news, entertainment excerpts by Jane Wardell

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.

Mar 1, 2007 — News Article

Heritage Committee begins look into CBC by Norma Reveler

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.

Mar 1, 2007 — News Article

New legal provisions affecting CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC Legal VP Pierre Nollet has sent a memorandum to CBC's employees concerning the impact of changes in the Federal Accountability Act.

Feb 28, 2007 — News Article

The CBC has a dirty secret by Sean O'Shea ad Kelly Patrick

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.

Feb 28, 2007 — News Article

CBC buries Poet's premiere late at night

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.

Feb 27, 2007 — News Article

Leafs are key part of next NHL TV deal by William Houston

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.

Feb 26, 2007 — Policy Brief

Role of the Public Broadcaster in the 21st Century

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.

Feb 24, 2007 — News Article

Missing the joke by Michael Coren

Columnist accuses the CBC and actor Mary Walsh of bias over comments aired on the East Coast Music Awards.

Feb 23, 2007 — News Article

Submission to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

The CCA submission to the House of Commons Heritage Committee on the Role of the CBC as a Public Broadcaster in the 21st Century.

Feb 22, 2007 — News Article

TVO-Support

FRIENDS notes that public opinion polls have shown that privatizing Ontario's public broadcaster would be unpopular.

Feb 22, 2007 — News Article

En bref - Francine Allaire, nouvelle patronne des dramatiques

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

Feb 22, 2007 — News Article

TVO won't go private, Education Minister says by Clint Thomas

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.

Feb 22, 2007 — News Article

Lobby group seeks local views on CBC by Mike Youds

Save Our CBC Kamloops is encouraging citizens to participate in the CBC mandate review process.

Feb 21, 2007 — News Article

Allaire named drama boss at SRC by Patricia Bailey

Radio-Canada has hired veteran film producer Francine Allaire as its new head of dramatic programming.

Feb 20, 2007 — News Article

CBC, broadcast-advocacy group turn volume up on slanging match

FRIENDS says that, from dumbed-down news reporting to Hollywood imports to decimated local programming, CBC senior management is not delivering what Canadians need.

Feb 20, 2007 — News Article

CBC brass gets attacked by Friends by Antonia Zerbisias

Columnist says CBC president and CEO Robert Rabinovitch and CBC-TV executive vice-president Richard Stursberg, have been 'stung' by FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting.

Feb 19, 2007 — News Article

CBC goes after lobby group by Jennifer Ditchburn

FRIENDS defends evaluating the performance of senior CBC executives.

Feb 16, 2007 — News Article

CTV still top of the chart by Jesse Kohl

Ratings show CTV had the five top-rated shows for the week ending Feb. 11, though hockey viewership was up on CBC.

Feb 16, 2007 — News Article

Whither Mother Corp? by Lorne Gunter

Columnist argues that an out-of-date attitude and poor programming decisions are to blame for the CBC's rating woes in recent years.

Feb 15, 2007 — News Article

Notes for remarks by Mr. Robert Rabinovitch to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

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.

Feb 14, 2007 — Blog Post

FRIENDS responds to CBC allegations

Noreen Golfman, Chair, FRIENDS Steering Committee responds to allegations by W. B. Chambers, Vice President, Communications, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Feb 13, 2007 — News Article

The CTF and Canadian culture by Richard Stursberg

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.

Feb 13, 2007 — News Article

CBC looks south again for drama

CBC TV is giving the timeslot formerly occupied by the home-grown drama "Intelligence" to the U.S. cable program "Hustle".

Feb 12, 2007 — News Article

It's tough to get a clear signal by John Geddes

Columnist says the Conservative government can't seem to figure out what it wants to do with the CBC.

Feb 9, 2007 — News Article

Jozi-H producer slams CBC's promotional efforts by Marise Strauss

"Jozi-H" producer believes CBC TV executives did too little to promote the series and wanted the medical drama to die on the table.

Feb 8, 2007 — News Article

CBC confirms closure of TV design department, announces 64 layoffs

The CBC has confirmed it will lay off 64 employees and close its in-house design department on May 31.

Feb 8, 2007 — News Article

Tune in howling on the Hill for prime-time Canadian drama by Deirdre McMurdy

Columnist sites FRIENDS research stating that between September 2003 and February 2006, foreign programs shown on CBC-TV increased by almost 50 per cent.

Feb 6, 2007 — News Article

CBC-TV head scolds Shaw, Vidéotron by Grant Robertson

CBC executive vice-president for English TV Richard Stursberg says the actions of Shaw Communications and Vidéotron Ltée could unravel the Canadian broadcasting system.

Feb 3, 2007 — News Article

PM's voters favour Tim's, Cherry: poll by Peter O'Neil

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.

Feb 2, 2007 — News Article

Change appears the only certainty for Canadian Television Fund by Deirdre McMurdy

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.

Feb 1, 2007 — News Article

We've also recruited aliens from space... by John Doyle

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.

Jan 31, 2007 — News Article

Fonds canadien de télévision - Radio-Canada condamne la décision de Quebecor, Paul Cauchon

Radio-Canada Vice President Sylvain Lafrance criticizes Quebecor’s decision to withdraw its support for the Canadian Television Fund.

Jan 30, 2007 — News Article

CBC Television in 2007 by Richard Stursberg

Richard Stursberg, executive vice-president of CBC English TV delivers his annual "state-of-the-union" memo to CBC employees.

Jan 30, 2007 — News Article

CBC-TV head denies network is 'beleaguered,' but ad revenues to stay soft by Lee-Anne Goodman

FRIENDS says the track record of Richard Stursberg, executive vice-president of CBC English-TV over the past two years has been very disappointing.

Jan 25, 2007 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada: Update to CBC Staff on the Board of Directors Meeting by Robert Rabinovitch, President and CEO

CBC President reports to staff on the content of a recent Board of Directors meeting held in Montreal.

Jan 25, 2007 — News Article

Off the road after 20 years, Rostad still has tales to tell by Tony Lofar

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.

Jan 24, 2007 — News Article

Dear CFTPA, Time to stop fiddling while our industry burns

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.

Jan 24, 2007 — News Article

CBC to target youth market online

The CBC is touting its new website as the country's first online, on demand, video magazine for youth.

Jan 24, 2007 — News Article

BBC iPlayer gets Ofcom OK by Mimi Turner

The U.K. media regulator has broadly approved plans for the BBC to launch its broadband on-demand platform, the BBC iPlayer.

Jan 23, 2007 — News Article

PM lodges complaint against CBC

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.

Jan 23, 2007 — News Article

Former actress takes on Heritage role by James Adams

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.

Jan 19, 2007 — News Article

The BBC deserves better than this by Chris Smith

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.

Jan 19, 2007 — News Article

BBC fee gap tough to 'swallow' by Mimi Turner

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.

Jan 18, 2007 — News Article

BBC licence fee increased to £ 151 by Dan Sabbagh

Lower than expected licence fees will likely lead to several thousand job cuts at Britain's public broadcaster.

Jan 18, 2007 — News Article

RAI breakup plan serves infrastructure rivals by Eric J. Lyman

The breakup plan for the Italian state broadcaster RAI could help new niche broadcasters by allowing them access to RAI infrastructure.

Jan 17, 2007 — News Article

CBC changes format of Radio Two in bid to draw younger listeners by Andrea Baillie

FRIENDS says the CBC Radio plan to reach a younger demographic is responsible management, as long they are sensitive to their existing audience.

Jan 17, 2007 — News Article

CBC Radio Announces New Programs

Message to staff from the Executive Director of Programming for CBC Radio announcing changes to Radio One and Radio Two.

Jan 17, 2007 — News Article

CNN's theme music to our fears by Sarah Schmidt

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.

Jan 16, 2007 — News Article

Changes looming for CBC Radio by Guy Dixon

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.

Jan 16, 2007 — News Article

A separation of RAI and state? by Eric J. Lyman

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.

Jan 15, 2007 — News Article

TV fund money goes to independent producers by Bill Chambers

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.

Jan 13, 2007 — News Article

BBC may sell its trademark London broadcast centre

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.

Jan 12, 2007 — News Article

NHK wary of reduced license fee by Julian Ryall

The head of Japan's national broadcaster is questioning a government plan that would reduce the annual television licence fee by 20%.

Jan 12, 2007 — News Article

Dyke demanded job back, documents reveal By Mimi Turner

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.

Jan 11, 2007 — News Article

Record debut for CBC with Little Mosque

More than two million Canadians tuned in to CBC's debut of Little Mosque on the Prairie.

Jan 11, 2007 — News Article

BBC ordered to publish Dyke papers by Mimi Turner

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.

Jan 11, 2007 — News Article

Wraps off BBC license fee Jan. 18 by Mimi Turner

Article says lower license fees from the government will increase the British public broadcaster's reliance on commercial revenues.

Jan 9, 2007 — News Article

Little Mosque is gloriously Canadian by John Doyle

Columnist says the new CBC comedy is a demonstration of the difference in attitudes and national character between Canada and the United States.

Jan 6, 2007 — News Article

The battle over the Beeb's finances

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.

Jan 3, 2007 — News Article

Wheat board battle a titanic ideological struggle by Frances Russell

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.

Jan 3, 2007 — News Article

Did CBC resolve to go on an arts diet? by Martin Knelman

Columnist says CBC TV will have less arts programming in 2007 because of a senior management focus on ratings.

Jan 1, 2007 — News Article

Brace yourselves for a doozy of a year by John Doyle

Columnist predicts that media concentration, sports broadcasting rights and CRTC reform will be among the major issues in the media industry for 2007.