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All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles — 2008

Dec 29, 2008 — News Article

CBC invites Canadians to choose definitive Canuck song for Obama

CBC Radio 2 is inviting Canadians to select songs that best define Canada for the incoming U.S. president.

Dec 28, 2008 — News Article

Radio 2 needs time to catch on by Greg Quill

Columnist says thousands of previously unheard Canadian artists have already benefited from national exposure on CBC Radio 2.

Dec 27, 2008 — News Article

Head and shoulders above the rest by Richard Ouzounian

Article profiles Denise Donlon, the head of CBC Radio.

Dec 22, 2008 — News Article

Minister Moore Announces New Appointment to CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors

The Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages has announced the appointment of Peter Dominic Charbonneau as a member of the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada.

Dec 19, 2008 — News Article

Heritage minister: Arts will be part of economic stimulus package by Jessica Werb

Heritage Minister James Moore denies Conservative plans to cut $200 million from the CBC's parliamentary grant and says funding for arts and culture will be part of an economic stimulus package.

Dec 18, 2008 — News Article

Pop made your numbers go down by Russell Smith

Columnist says the new Radio Two is not attracting the "younger audience" CBC executives had hoped for.

Dec 15, 2008 — News Article

Joint Communique as promised

The Canadian Media Guild and CBC/Radio-Canada have signed a tentative five year collective agreement.

Dec 12, 2008 — News Article

Entre l'emballement et l'indignation, Jeanne Corriveau

Columnist describes a controversial real estate project by the Société Radio-Canada (CBC) in its Montreal headquarters building, la Maison de Radio-Canada, and the surrounding land it owns.

Dec 11, 2008 — News Article

Reality show about heroic runner Terry Fox in the works at CBC

Columnist says that reality TV is alive and well in Canada.

Dec 11, 2008 — News Article

CBC and jihad by Tarek Fatah

Author says the CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie is using comedy to lull Canadians into believing all-is-well in Canada's Muslim communities - despite evidence of a rise in extremism among Muslim youth.

Dec 10, 2008 — News Article

A victory for honest reporting by Jonathan Kay

A television news channel run by Radio-Canada, the French arm of CBC, has been accused of airing a documentary with anti-Israeli bias.

Dec 6, 2008 — News Article

Reporter accused of feeding questions to MP acted from inexperience: CBC ombudsman

CBC ombudsman Vince Carlin says a TV reporter who was accused of feeding questions to a Liberal MP during the Mulroney-Scheiber hearings in the fall of 2007 acted out of inexperience, not bias.

Dec 5, 2008 — News Article

Media watchdog: Conservatives hope to cut CBC funding by $200 million by Jessica Werb

FRIENDS says a confidential source had alerted the organization of Conservative plans to slash $200 million from the CBC's parliamentary grant.

Dec 5, 2008 — News Article

Canadian network shifts 'reality' by Brendan Kelly

Columnist says the CBC is finding ratings success with "factual entertainment" programs such as 'Dragon's Den,' and 'Canada's Next Great Prime Minister.'

Dec 5, 2008 — News Article

CBC to retune its TV news division by Grant Robertson

CBC is planning to overhaul its television news divisions, moving The National to seven days a week and revamping CBC Newsworld.

Dec 4, 2008 — News Article

CBC News renewal presentation

Transcript of CBC executives making the case for a revamped news strategy.

Dec 4, 2008 — News Article

Viewership increases sharply at CBC, TSN, RDS by William Houston

Two months into the NHL season, national audiences for hockey telecasts in Canada have shown big increases.

Dec 3, 2008 — News Article

News overhaul at CBC by Etan Vlessing

CBC has rolled out plans for a multi-platform, 24/7 news assignment and delivery strategy that senior executives insist is more suited to how Canadians consume digital content.

Dec 1, 2008 — News Article

BBM S4: Radio One "breaks records"

Data show that in fall 2008 CBC Radio One earned an all-time record share of 11.1, up from 9.9 a year ago, and a record audience of just under 3.5 million.

Nov 28, 2008 — News Article

Radio One, Toronto's No. 1 by Greg Quill

Audience survey data show that for the first time, CBC Radio One ranks as the top station in the Toronto radio market.

Nov 28, 2008 — News Article

Another hog at our trough

Editorial says the federal government should reign in "lavish spending" of bureaucrats such as CBC's Richard Stursberg, who, over a two-year span, claimed more than $85,000 in expenses for hospitality, travel and benefits.

Nov 27, 2008 — News Article

CBC Radio listening reaches an all-time high

BBM data show that less people are tuning in to CBC Radio Two and more people are listening to Radio One.

Nov 27, 2008 — News Article

Cruickshank leaves CBC News to be publisher of Toronto Star by Michael Posner and Guy Dixon

After little more than a year on the job, John Cruickshank, publisher of CBC News, is leaving the public broadcaster to become publisher of the Toronto Star.

Nov 24, 2008 — News Article

Le ministre semonce Radio-Canada

Heritage Minister asks CBC managers to reduce their expenses.

Nov 23, 2008 — News Article

Critics fears economic crisis gives Harper excuse to slash government

The former chief of staff to Prime Minister Harper says a five-per-cent cut to the CBC budget might be called for.

Nov 23, 2008 — News Article

Rappel à l'ordre, Mathieu Bélanger

The Canadian Taxpayers federation asks CBC/SRC to stop wasting taxpayers' money on senior executive training at Harvard University.

Nov 21, 2008 — News Article

CBC defends itself against report on expenses

The chairman of CBC's board of directors says the CBC has taken several steps this year to strengthen transparency and the approval process for expenses incurred by staff and executives.

Nov 21, 2008 — News Article

Belts tightening at CBC by Etan Vlessing

Fending off a $45-million budget shortfall and the impending global recession, CBC is putting a freeze on discretionary spending.

Nov 20, 2008 — News Article

CBC cuts loom, opposition says Bruce Cheadle

Opposition parties say the Conservative government is softening up the public for looming cuts to one of its favourite ideological targets, the CBC.

Nov 20, 2008 — News Article

Lacroix defends spending at CBC by Etan Vlessing

CBC President says executive expense reports surfaced in the press as part of a persistent campaign by the Sun newspapers to use freedom of information requests to draw out information that will vilify the pubcaster.

Nov 20, 2008 — News Article

CBC exec racks up big tab by Peter Zimonjic

Documents obtained under Access to Information reveal that the executive vice-president for French services at CBC is claiming almost $80,000 a year in expenses for theatre tickets, meals and travel.

Nov 20, 2008 — News Article

Heritage minister warns CBC about excessive spending by David Akin

Heritage Minister James Moore has warned CBC executives that excessive spending "does not sit well" with Canadians, and has asked the Crown corporation's board of directors to rein in the spending.

Nov 19, 2008 — News Article

CBC helps to recast defunct orchestra by Robert Everett-Green

CBC executives say the public broadcaster is willing to help the National Broadcast Orchestra with broadcasts, commissions and rehearsal space.

Nov 13, 2008 — News Article

Federal government considering sale of Crown assets: Flaherty

Finance minister Jim Flaherty says the CBC is not on a list of Crown assets that could be sold as a way of balancing the government's budget.

Nov 13, 2008 — Ad Campaign

Memo to Conservative Convention Delegates

Ad campaign delivers message to Conservative Party convention delegates that strengthening Canada's cultural sovereignty, as previous Conservative governments have done, could boost Stephen Harper's political fortunes.

Nov 13, 2008 — News Release

Ad campaign reminds Conservative delegates of culture power

FRIENDS ad campaign delivers message to Conservative Party convention delegates that strengthening Canada's cultural sovereignty, as previous Conservative governments have done, could boost Stephen Harper's political fortunes.

Nov 11, 2008 — News Article

CBC Radio-Canada 2008 Opinion Leader Survey

Survey says the large majority of opinion leaders have positive overall impressions of CBC/Radio-Canada.

Nov 10, 2008 — News Article

Current Canada Brings Al Gore, CBC Together

Richard Stursberg, executive vice-president of CBC English Services says Current Canada will have the potential to dramatically alter the way Canadians interact with both television and online programming.

Nov 10, 2008 — News Article

Current TV comes north with CBC by Etan Vlessing

CBC is planning on bringing former U.S. vice-president Al Gore's interactive Current TV channel to Canada with one-third of the content generated by tech-savvy Canadians.

Nov 10, 2008 — News Article

CBC partners with Gore to bring Current TV to Canada

CBC has made an application to the CRTC to create a website and digital specialty channel based on Al Gore's Current TV.

Nov 8, 2008 — News Article

CBC brass split $1M pot by Peter Zimonjic

Documents obtained through Access to Information reveal that up to 12 members of the CBC's senior executive team split almost $1 million in bonuses this year.

Nov 7, 2008 — News Article

Letter from the CBC President concerning the retirement of Patrick Brown and Don Murray

Blog post contains a letter from Hubert Lacroix saying the contracts of CBC correspondents Patrick Brown and Don Murray have "simply come to an end."

Nov 7, 2008 — News Article

CBC-TV's Henry Champ bids an emotional goodbye

Veteran CBC correspondent Henry Champ is retiring after more than four decades in journalism.

Nov 6, 2008 — News Article

Sick days cost CBC $15M by Peter Zimonjic

Documents obtained through Access to Information reveal that in 2006-07 the CBC lost $15.3 million as a result of 68,000 sick days taken by staff.

Oct 30, 2008 — News Article

CBC Radio Orchestra to live on with new name and mandate by Robert Everett-Green

The CBC Radio Orchestra will be re-branded the National Broadcast Orchestra and will expand beyond conventional broadcasting into webcasting and other types of Internet distribution.

Oct 30, 2008 — News Article

CRTC ignores calls for shared television subscription revenues

CBC/Radio-Canada says the CRTC's decision not to grant broadcasters access to subscription revenues will result in the continued erosion of quality original Canadian television programming.

Oct 28, 2008 — News Article

Media literacy through producing content in communities and a multimedial platform on the web

Belgian organization launches program to stimulate youth multimedia literacy and foster cooperation between formal education, informal education and cultural organizations and the media.

Oct 28, 2008 — News Article

CBC gives it to taxpayers in hi-def by Peter Zimonjic

Documents obtained under Access to Information show the CBC has spent almost $24 million on two trucks so it can broadcast hockey games and cultural events in high definition.

Oct 28, 2008 — News Article

CBC heats up winter schedule by Brendan Kelly

CBC is set to launch two Canadian-made TV series in January - the dramady "Being Erica" and Calgary-set drama "Wild Roses."

Oct 28, 2008 — News Article

Suspicious fire destroys transmission tower near Cumberland by Lori Jenks

RCMP call a fire that burned down a transmission tower on Vancouver Island "suspicious".

Oct 23, 2008 — News Article

Latest research confirms CBC News tradition of fair, credible election coverage

CBC News is making available research saying that its coverage of the recent federal election was "fair, balanced and credible".

Oct 22, 2008 — News Article

CBC stars protest as 'icons' lose jobs by Chris Cobb

26 national and international CBC correspondents have jointly written to network president Hubert Lacroix asking him to overrule senior news managers and reinstate "icons" Patrick Brown and Don Murray.

Oct 21, 2008 — News Article

Radio-Canada lance un nouveau portail pour la musique d'ici by Paul Cauchon

Radio-Canada launches a new trans-platform music strategy.

Oct 21, 2008 — News Article

Termination of CBC correspondents

Comment by former CBC Chief Journalist on the termination of CBC correspondents Patrick Brown and Don Murray.

Oct 20, 2008 — News Article

The lame and the lovable by Alex Strachan

BBM Canada/Nielsen data show the U.S. game show Jeopardy! is one of CBC-TV's most-watched programs.

Oct 20, 2008 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC President regarding correspondents Don Murray and Patrick Brown

A group of CBC's most senior journalists says the public broadcaster's news service is losing crucial gravitas with the cashier of Don Murray and Patrick Brown.

Oct 16, 2008 — News Article

Two CBC veteran correspondents' contracts not renewed by Guy Dixon

CBC management has confirmed that it is not renewing the contracts of veteran foreign correspondents Don Murray in London and Patrick Brown in Beijing.

Oct 14, 2008 — News Article

Simpson 'expects sack from BBC'

BBC world affairs editor John Simpson has said that he expects to be fired for controversial comments.

Oct 9, 2008 — News Article

BBC Worldwide fights expansion critics by Steve Clarke

An alliance of rival media companies, U.K. producers and politicians say the BBC's commercial wing has become too predatory.

Oct 3, 2008 — News Article

Radio 2's new weekday lineup needs rethinking by Robert Everett-Green

Columnist offers praise and criticism to CBC Radio Two's new programming.

Oct 3, 2008 — News Article

A Harper majority would tread lightly by Steven Chase

Senior Conservative official says selling off the CBC "would ensure that a future Conservative government majority would be a one-term majority and that's not what [Mr. Harper's] about".

Oct 2, 2008 — News Article

CBC to look into anti-Harper clip made by reporter

Radio-Canada executives say they will investigate a reporter who took part in a web campaign launched by Quebec artists to protest Conservative cuts in culture subsidies and prevent the party's re-election.

Oct 2, 2008 — News Article

Media experts agree CBC needs a variety of opinions by Guy Dixon

Academics and observers of the news media say CBC.ca, and specifically its opinion page, need to include a greater variety of viewpoints.

Oct 2, 2008 — News Article

Bowing to the majority? (The potential Tory one, that is) by Russell Smith

Columnist wonders if recent decisions by CBC management are a result of the public broadcaster trying to make itself more palatable to a possible majority Conservative government.

Oct 2, 2008 — News Article

Most voters support public funding for CBC, poll finds by Chris Cobb

New poll released by FRIENDS says almost two-thirds of Canadian voters consider the $1.1 billion the federal government spends on the CBC to be a good use of taxpayers' money.

Oct 2, 2008 — Blog Post

Re: CBC Radio 2

Letter to FRIENDS supporter from CBC Audience Relations saying that protests to Radio Two changes are being compiled in a weekly report to senior CBC management.

Oct 1, 2008 — Opinion Poll

Canadians think CBC is a good investment. What does Prime Minister Harper think?

According to a Nanos survey, nearly two-thirds of Canadian voters (63%) think the government's investment in CBC is a good use of taxpayers dollars.

Oct 1, 2008 — News Release

Canadians think CBC is a good investment. What does Prime Minister Harper think?

According to a Nanos survey, nearly two-thirds of Canadian voters (63%) think the government's investment in CBC is a good use of taxpayers dollars.

Sep 30, 2008 — News Article

What's wrong with bashing Sarah Palin? by Margaret Wente

Columnist says that a perception of left-wing bias at the CBC could be harmful if a Conservative government controls the funding purse strings.

Sep 30, 2008 — News Article

The CBC does the right thing

Editorial says Canadians who disagree with the world-view of CBC editors and reporters should not be forced to subsidize "unremitting attacks on conservative ideas they hold dear".

Sep 29, 2008 — News Article

We erred in our judgment by John Cruickshank

Pressure from individuals and other media outlets causes the CBC to apologize for a blog post criticizing Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Sep 27, 2008 — News Article

Conductor still fights to save CBC orchestra by Lloyd Dykk

The conductor of the CBC Radio Orchestra is looking at options to give the musical institution new life.

Sep 25, 2008 — News Article

Ofcom: Prices may go up for TV viewers by Mimi Turner

Britain's broadcast regulator says TV viewers may have to pay more to main the quality of the BBC.

Sep 24, 2008 — Blog Post

The CBC

Letter from a FRIENDS supporter on the value of the CBC and Canadian culture in light of Conservative government cuts to arts funding.

Sep 22, 2008 — News Article

Tories lose candidate after blog postings revealed by Steven Chase

Former Conservative candidate recommended closing down the CBC.

Sep 21, 2008 — News Article

Dion comes out swinging for the arts by Norma Greenaway

In an announcement about arts funding, Stéphane Dion says "I challenge Stephen Harper to be honest with Canadians and admit he dreams of shutting down the CBC".

Sep 20, 2008 — News Article

Tomorrow's CBC by Glen McGregor

Columnist says that when asked if the CBC is a good use of taxpayers' money, Prime Minister Harper responded with telling brevity: "All I can say is I support government budgets."

Sep 20, 2008 — News Article

Dion makes $530-million in promises for arts, culture by Andy Blatchford

Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion says the Conservatives are polling people about whether they feel the $1.1-billion budgeted for the CBC is money well-spent.

Sep 20, 2008 — News Article

Dion promises more support for arts

Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion questions a Conservative party fundraising letter (released by FRIENDS) in which supporters are asked if the CBC is a good or bad use of taxpayers' dollars.

Sep 18, 2008 — News Article

The federal election: voting for our work

Election briefing note to Canadian Media Guild members on matters such as the CBC, foreign ownership and local news requirements.

Sep 17, 2008 — News Article

TV network rebrands and alters programming by Marke Andrews

BC's public television network has changed its name, logo and status in a bid to cash in on its strengths and attract more viewers.

Sep 17, 2008 — News Article

Denise Donlon to run CBC Radio by Michael Posner

The CBC is expected to announce that Denise Donlon, former president of Sony Music Canada, will become executive director of CBC Radio.

Sep 15, 2008 — News Article

And the correct answer is... by Stephen Kimber

Blog post says a Conservative Party fundraising letter gives an "unappetizing" hint of what could be in store for the CBC if Stephen Harper and his Tories win a majority in the upcoming election.

Sep 15, 2008 — News Article

Welcome back, changes to SET by Hubert T. Lacroix

A message to CBC employees from President Hubert Lacroix

Sep 15, 2008 — News Release

Mr. Harper, is CBC a good or bad use of tax dollars?

In light of controversial comments and a provocative fundraising letter from his party, FRIENDS says Prime Minister Harper should tell Canadians where he stands on the CBC.

Sep 12, 2008 — News Article

TVO head under fire for content cutbacks by Kerry Gillespie

Critics say TVOntario, Ontario's educational broadcaster, has failed citizens by drastically cutting back its coverage of provincial politics.

Sep 11, 2008 — News Article

Fix CBC transmission issues before next power outage: Nain leader

The leader of a community in northern Labrador that lost much of its power recently is unhappy that CBC was unable to continue broadcasting during the outage.

Sep 9, 2008 — News Article

Stop using my money to fund hate on the CBC by Barbara Kay

Columnist says CBC reporter's coverage of the U.S. Republican vice-presidential candidate comes close to "hate speech".

Sep 8, 2008 — News Article

Some media balk over state-of-the-art Tory broadcast studio by Glen McGregor

CBC says it will not take a TV signal directly from a new Conservative party broadcast studio.

Sep 6, 2008 — News Article

CBC responds by Jeff Keay

CBC executive takes issue with campaign to protest changes to Radio Two programming.

Sep 6, 2008 — News Article

Nesrallah helms watered-down Tempo by Richard Todd

Columnist says CBC executives - in search for some some imaginary "demographic" - have dumped most of the classical music on Radio Two and watered down what's left.

Sep 6, 2008 — News Article

Bucking the classical tradition by Chris Cobb

The DJ formerly known as Buck 65 hopes CBC Radio Two's loyal listeners will shift from Beethoven to Kathleen Edwards.

Sep 6, 2008 — News Article

How far would an unfettered Harper go? by Ralph Surette

Columnist asks whether getting rid of the CBC could the crowning piece of Stephen Harper's cuts to the arts in Canada.

Sep 5, 2008 — Blog Post

Letter from CBC Chief of Staff to Radio Two listener

CBC form letter in response to a message protesting programming changes to Radio Two.

Sep 5, 2008 — News Article

The New CBC Radio 2: Listeners rebel, broadcaster hangs tough by Nicholas Read

A CBC spokesman has admitted that the broadcaster has received "thousands" of complaints about its decision to change Radio Two from a mainly classical music format to one emphasizing pop, jazz and blues.

Sep 5, 2008 — News Article

Readers oppose CBC and arts cuts

Series of Letters to the Editor on arts funding cuts and programming changes to CBC Radio Two.

Sep 3, 2008 — News Article

The new CBC Radio 2: Dumbed down or daring? by Nicholas Read

Vancouver Sun readers say changes to CBC Radio Two will have a deleterious effect on how much classical music is produced in this country, on the level of exposure young children will now have to classical music, and on the very cultural life of Canada.

Sep 3, 2008 — News Article

CBC blocking emails from angry listeners, watchdog says by Chris Cobb

FRIENDS says emails to CBC representatives from citizens protesting changes to CBC Radio Two started bouncing after a national ad campaign was launched.

Sep 3, 2008 — News Article

Jury's out on 'new' Radio 2 by Arthur Kaptainis

Columnist says new CBC Radio 2 mid-day classical programming is "firmly grounded in the Three Bs: bland, bland and bland."

Sep 2, 2008 — Ad Campaign

Vote for Canadian Culture

Advertising campaign urging voters to send an advocate for Canadian culture to Ottawa.

Sep 2, 2008 — Blog Post

Re: Redefining Radio Two

Email string between Radio Two listener and Richard Stursberg, CBC's Executive Vice-President of English Services.

Sep 1, 2008 — News Article

Hockey Night theme power play: CBC contest closes with thousands of submissions by Kevin Prokosh

CBC has received over 9,000 submissions for the Hockey Night in Canada Anthem Challenge.

Sep 1, 2008 — News Article

Classical music to get close trim Tuesday on CBC Radio 2 by Nicholas Read

Observers say CBC Radio Two could end up jettisoning older listeners still reliant on radio for music for harder-to-grab younger ones for whom music radio is increasingly irrelevant.

Sep 1, 2008 — News Article

CBC takes programming risk by Nicholas Read

Columnist says that by limiting classical music on Radio 2, CBC could alienate a vital group of listeners.

Aug 31, 2008 — News Article

Thanks and good-bye to classic radio by Miriam Mittermaier

Op-ed cites new CBC management with little connection to the classical world and a dismissal of an "older" audience as reasons for Radio Two programming changes.

Aug 31, 2008 — News Article

CBC changes are out of tune by Richard Wagamese

Columnist says the CBC has a responsibility to maintain the cultural linchpins that define us as Canadians.

Aug 30, 2008 — Ad Campaign

Protest changes to CBC Radio Two

FRIENDS advertisement placed in the Globe & Mail urging citizens to register their displeasure with changes to CBC Radio Two

Aug 29, 2008 — News Article

The new CBC Radio 2 schedule

The official CBC blog posts the new schedule for CBC Radio 2.

Aug 28, 2008 — News Article

Buck 65 and change by Guy Dixon

Article profiles CBC Radio 2's new host Rich Terfry (a.k.a. musician Buck 65), who is replacing Jurgen Gothe and DiscDrive.

Aug 27, 2008 — News Article

Internet and mobile phones used to watch Olympics didn't hurt TV viewing

CBC executive says the Olympics showed that viewers want to access content where and when they want and that the Internet won't hurt television ratings.

Aug 26, 2008 — News Article

Olympics turn ratings to pure gold for CBC by Chris Zelkovich

CBC's TV viewership for the Beijing Olympics was 15 per cent higher than the 2004 Athens games but 3 per cent lower than the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Aug 25, 2008 — News Article

And the gold goes to... the Canadian broadcaster by Kate Taylor

Columnist says CBC provided better Olympic coverage than its U.S. counterpart, NBC, and has set the bar high for Canada's new Olympic broadcaster, CTV.

Aug 24, 2008 — News Article

CBC bows out with gold-medal broadcasts by William Houston

Columnist calls CBC's coverage of the past seven Olympics "exceptional".

Aug 23, 2008 — News Article

CBC racks up $1.3M tab at training institute by Glen McGregor

Access to Information documents show CBC spent $1.3 million sending employees on management training courses to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., over a three-year period.

Aug 22, 2008 — News Article

Fatal Attraction by Wade Rowland

An essay by a former CBC and CTV producer/executive about CBC's Richard Stursberg and his "romance with ratings."

Aug 22, 2008 — News Article

Radio 2 changes are for the better by Chris Boyce

The Toronto Program Director for CBC Radio says new Radio 2 programming will better fulfil CBC's mandate of representing the musical diversity of Canada.

Aug 20, 2008 — News Article

Regulator approves new CBC sports channel, sets strict content rules

The CRTC has approved a new CBC sports specialty channel, but set strict content rules that will limit its ability to carry popular sports such as professional hockey, basketball and football.

Aug 20, 2008 — News Article

The All-New CBC Radio 2 Is For You

FRIENDS says CBC Radio 2 moving away from something only the public broadcaster can do towards programming many private broadcasters already do.

Aug 20, 2008 — News Article

CBC Radio 2 unveils hip new image by Guy Dixon

CBC executives address fears of a dumbed-down Radio 2 by saying the same producers involved in the old Radio 2, along with new talent, are part of the revamp.

Aug 19, 2008 — News Article

Taboo costs for CBC by Peter Zimonjic

Documents obtained through Access to Information show that five CBC managers spent $9,559.17 at a luxury golf spa in 2005 while CBC employees were locked out of their jobs.

Aug 19, 2008 — News Article

CBC Radio Two scales down classical music as part of fall relaunch

FRIENDS research indicates that what CBC Radio Two's average 1.1 million listeners per week like best about the station is classical music.

Aug 19, 2008 — News Article

Brits give thumbs down to BBC fee by Steve Clarke

New poll says almost half of Britons do not think the BBC license fee offers "good value for money."

Aug 19, 2008 — News Article

Getting an Olympic fix is as close as your cellphone by Derrick Penner

Olympic partners CBC and Bell say the wireless distribution of television content holds a lot of promise.

Aug 19, 2008 — News Article

CBC to announce Radio 2 remake in pursuit of younger audience by Chris Cobb

FRIENDS says CBC is substantially moving away from its responsibility to transmit world classical culture to new generations of Canadians.

Aug 19, 2008 — News Article

Phelps, rowers enhance CBC's audiences by William Houston

CBC executives say the network is averaging 1.290 million viewers in prime time for its Olympics coverage, up 14 per cent from what was promised advertisers and 15 per cent ahead of the Athens games in 2004.

Aug 13, 2008 — News Article

Click. The future has arrived by William Houston

CBC officials say CBCSports.ca is averaging two million page views a day so far during the Olympics.

Aug 12, 2008 — News Article

'Wheel of Fortune' to embrace jump to CBC with Canuck-themed week by Cassandra Szklarski

"Wheel of Fortune" is set to mark its launch on CBC by adding some Canadian "fun facts" to the American game show.

Aug 12, 2008 — News Article

The New CBC Radio 2 Unveiled - August 19 at noon

CBC announces media event on August 19 to reveal programming changes to Radio 2.

Aug 9, 2008 — News Article

Why the show may, in fact, go on by Robert Everett-Green

Article profiles a Montreal venture capitalist determined to save the CBC Radio Orchestra.

Aug 9, 2008 — News Article

Getting rid of CBC a no-brainer by Gerry Nicholls

Columnist asks why the government is in the business of producing "lame dramas, inane comedies and terrible reality shows".

Aug 8, 2008 — News Article

The nose knows bottom feeders by Kevin Baker

Columnist uses an example in which CBC Edmonton held a contest asking listeners to rewrite the words to an Ian Tyson song in the manner of "Weird Al" Yankovic as evidence to the dumbing down of the public broadcaster.

Aug 2, 2008 — News Article

Klein, CBC make odd bedfellows by Don Martin

Columnist says that despite spending three decades demonizing the public broadcaster as a hostile, left-leaning, fat-cat operation, Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein has taken a temporary staff position with the CBC.

Aug 1, 2008 — News Article

CBC workers abused, threatened by Peter Zimonjic

A 2005 "wellness" survey says almost half of CBC's 10,000 employees suffer from "high levels" of psychological distress related to their working conditions.

Aug 1, 2008 — News Article

CBC's Olympic broadcast aiming for technological heights and heartstrings by Stephanie Levitz

CBC executive says the public broadcaster intends to set the bar extraordinarily high for the next official Olympic broadcaster - CTV.

Jul 30, 2008 — News Article

BBC fined £400,000 by Ofcom for deceiving viewers and listeners by Nicole Martin

The BBC has been fined £400,000 by Britain's broadcasting regulator for faking competition winners and deceiving viewers on radio and television programmes.

Jul 30, 2008 — News Article

ABC looks north for new comedic talent by Michael Posner

ABC executive says that with rising production costs, U.S. TV networks are eager to find "new ways of doing business", including purchasing content from Canada.

Jul 29, 2008 — News Article

U.S. network backs CBC comedy pilot

ABC has acquired the U.S. rights to a new CBC TV series about a young couple who marry at 18 years of age.

Jul 27, 2008 — News Article

The iPlayer is a runaway success.. but could it backfire on the BBC?

Article says that the success of BBC's television on-demand service is driving the need to re-think how TV licence fees are paid.

Jul 26, 2008 — News Article

Canon Fire by Robert Everett-Green

Columnist examines CBC's changes to Radio 2 and the politics behind the battle over what constitutes culture.

Jul 26, 2008 — News Article

Olympics beamed to a TV or BlackBerry near you by Don McGowan

Broadcasters hope new media technology will lead to lucrative new forms of revenue and a wider/younger market for their content.

Jul 22, 2008 — News Article

Adbusters Media Foundation: Why Is the CBC Censoring Citizen-Produced Ads?

Adbusters says a refusal by Global TV and CBC to sell airtime to citizens and NGOs violates the right to freedom of expression under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Jul 21, 2008 — News Article

NPR tries something new and goes back to tried-and-true by Simon Houpt

Columnist says that NPR's strategy to attract a younger audience failed because the public broadcaster didn't have the "intestinal fortitude" to see it through.

Jul 19, 2008 — News Article

CBC Radio audience down, ratings show by Tony Lofaro

Data show CBC Radio 1 has lost its grip on the No. 1 spot in the Ottawa radio market, losing almost 60 per cent of its audience since last autumn.

Jul 18, 2008 — News Article

KBS Board of Governors names new Chairman

The new Chairman of Korea's public broadcaster says he will work to make KBS the most trusted and loved media organization in the country.

Jul 17, 2008 — News Article

Public service media in the digital age

Speech by Sir Michael Lyons, Chairman of the BBC Trust, to EU conference in Strasbourg.

Jul 17, 2008 — News Article

BBC chairman: License fee good for economy by Sam Andrews

The BBC chairman defends the role of the public broadcaster in the U.K. creative economy, arguing that the local industry would be $10 billion worse off if the broadcaster did not exist.

Jul 17, 2008 — News Article

CBC hopes rookie pilots ignite by Etan Vlessing

Columnist says CBC is looking to build on recent ratings success and has ordered more TV pilots from independent producers.

Jul 15, 2008 — News Article

TVO launches video player

TVOntario is rolling out a new online video player, first on tvokids.com, with an eye to turning out a grown-up version for tvo.org.

Jul 14, 2008 — News Article

Back to the arts for PBS by Alex Strachan

PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger has announced a major initiative to boost the U.S. public broadcaster's emphasis on the performing arts.

Jul 14, 2008 — News Article

CBC Radio increases its support for Canadian composers

CBC Radio announces a $50,000 increase in its commissions budget for original works from Canadian musicians and orchestras.

Jul 11, 2008 — News Article

CBC to CRTC: rethink new media by Terry Poulton

CBC encourages the broadcast regulator to recognize the importance of traditional media as the source of professional broadcast content for all new platforms.

Jul 11, 2008 — News Article

CBC received 448 info requests from one person by David Akin

Columnist says the requests from one Canadian has forced the CBC to more than double the number of employees in its access-to-information department

Jul 11, 2008 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada to CRTC: Reject old assumptions about New Media

CBC/Radio-Canada tells the CRTC new media is neither displacing traditional media, nor will it solve the financial difficulties facing conventional broadcasters.

Jul 7, 2008 — News Article

CBC faces unique challenges with Beijing Games coverage by Cheryl Binning

CBC's Olympic coverage will have to deal with the technical challenges of broadcasting in HD, a 12 hour time difference and concerns that the Chinese government may block open media coverage.

Jul 7, 2008 — News Article

Safe is the buzzword for nets this fall by Marise Strauss

Article breaks down what CTVglobemedia, CanWest, CBC and Rogers have planned for their fall TV lineups.

Jul 7, 2008 — News Article

Government response to the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

The government has responded to the Heritage Committee's study of CBC's mandate, rejecting the recommendation for a multi-year contract with Canadians.

Jul 1, 2008 — News Article

Peter Mansbridge appointed to the Order of Canada

The chief correspondent of CBC News and anchor of The National is to become an officer of the Order of Canada.

Jun 28, 2008 — News Article

Meet Mother Corp.'s daddy dearest by Jennifer Wells

Columnist says Richard Stursberg, vice-president of CBC English-language services, is determined to radically change Canada's public broadcaster.

Jun 27, 2008 — News Article

Appointment to the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada

The Minister of Canadian Heritage has announced financial accountant Patricia McIver to the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada.

Jun 27, 2008 — News Article

CBC's all-sports channel bid comes under fire by William Houston

CBC's bid to launch an all-sports television channel is under attack from media companies that assert the application is misleading and contradicts guidelines established by the CRTC.

Jun 26, 2008 — News Article

'Diversity' is behind Radio 2 changes? What a bunch of twaddle by Russell Smith

Columnist is critical of recent House of Commons hearings on proposed changes to CBC Radio Two.

Jun 26, 2008 — News Article

Sarkozy outlines public broadcasting plans

French president Nicolas Sarkozy has laid out plans that will see advertising banned from France's public broadcasters by December, 2011.

Jun 26, 2008 — News Article

CBC Radio widens its net by Guy Dixon

CBC executives have unveiled a new fall schedule for CBC Radio One with programming to appeal to 35 to 49 year olds.

Jun 26, 2008 — News Article

CRTC gives nod to Remstar takeover of TQS

The CRTC has approved Remstar Diffusion's acquisition of Quebec's TQS Network, allowing the network to temporarily cut back on local programming and news.

Jun 25, 2008 — News Article

BBC iPlayer: new-look 'radio and TV' service to launch by Mark Sweney

Britain's public broadcaster launches a new version of its online content software with both TV and radio programming.

Jun 23, 2008 — News Article

Stop the Bush Cuts to Public Broadcasting

Email action alert calls on U.S. citizens to sign a petition opposing the Bush administration's proposed 56 percent funding cut to public broadcasting.

Jun 20, 2008 — News Article

CBC unveils plans for Hockey Night theme contest by William Houston

CBC executives say the winning composer will receive $100,000 and 50 per cent of royalty fees, with the other half going to minor hockey.

Jun 20, 2008 — News Article

The time is right for a Memorandum of Understanding

CBC says the Government's decision not to endorse the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage's report on CBC/Radio-Canada is a missed opportunity to enhance the accountability and transparency of Canada's national public broadcaster.

Jun 19, 2008 — News Article

Submitted Petitions to the House of Commons

Excerpts from House of Commons transcripts on Arts and Culture and the CBC Radio Orchestra.

Jun 19, 2008 — News Article

Search Engine finds the end by Jack Kapica

Search Engine, the CBC Radio 2 show about technology and digital culture, has been cancelled.

Jun 17, 2008 — News Article

Fur still flying over CBC's loss of hockey song by William Houston

CTV executive says the CBC would have had money to pay for the "hockey song" if it hadn't spent on two U.S. acquisitions, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.

Jun 16, 2008 — News Article

Purchase of Theme Song, a Staple of Canadian Culture, Upsets Hockey Fans by Ian Austen

Battle over the "hockey song" profiled in the New York Times.

Jun 14, 2008 — News Article

Hockey Rights in Canada by John Allemang

Poem about CBC losing the rights to the "hockey song".

Jun 13, 2008 — News Article

CRTC should approve COC and CBC applications for new sports channels by William Houston

Columnist says the sport channel bids from the Canadian Olympic Committee and the CBC are significantly different and should both be approved by the CRTC.

Jun 13, 2008 — News Article

A high-minded Othello from an increasingly populist CBC by Kate Taylor

Columnist says the CBC needs to offer arts programming on television that argues powerfully for the art itself.

Jun 12, 2008 — News Article

Radio One's Talking Books to fall silent by the fall by Guy Dixon

CBC's Radio One literary show, Talking Books, has been cancelled.

Jun 11, 2008 — News Article

Dumb-da-dumb- da-dumb! by Charlie Gillis

Columnist says that after years of trading on the cultural significance of hockey broadcasts, it is puzzling why CBC executives would let the iconic "hockey song" slip away.

Jun 11, 2008 — News Article

CBC sensible not to spend millions on hockey song

Editorial says the CBC would have had a hard time justifying spending millions of taxpayers' dollars on the Hockey Night in Canada theme song.

Jun 11, 2008 — News Article

Allen stays, new hosts to join Radio 2 by Guy Dixon

CBC Radio 2 is keeping Tom Allen as its morning host, but will be bringing aboard a number of musicians to host its new programs starting this fall.

Jun 10, 2008 — News Article

Fox takes Little Mosque by Andrew Ryan

The producers of Little Mosque on the Prairie have signed a deal with Fox Television for an American version of the series.

Jun 9, 2008 — News Article

Homegrown drama, courtesy of the CRTC

Columnist says newcomer to Canada might not be able to tell the difference between the private broadcasters and CBC by looking at the TV schedules.

Jun 9, 2008 — News Article

CTV Saves 'The Hockey Theme'

CTV has acquired the exclusive tights to 'Canada's Second National Anthem'.

Jun 6, 2008 — News Article

CBC fumbles negotiations on Hockey Night theme by Brodie Fenlon

Article says a lowball offer by the CBC to buy the Hockey Night in Canada theme song from its composer prompted the collapse of year-long negotiations.

Jun 5, 2008 — News Article

The CRTC's Report on the CTF - A $150 M Hit to Public Sector Programming

CBC says changes to the Canadian Television Fund would result in a $150M decline in funding to Canadian public sector television programming over the next 5 years.

Jun 5, 2008 — News Article

Satellite company breached rules: CBC by Barbara Shecter

CBC says Satellite TV distributor Star Choice has breached broadcast rules with a "cavalier attitude" and should be reined in by the CRTC.

Jun 4, 2008 — News Release

CBC is Losing its Way

FRIENDS says more foreign programming on CBC English TV defies CRTC licence expectations and confirms that CBC has lost touch with its public broadcasting purpose.

Jun 2, 2008 — News Article

Commission won't let Gabriola broadcast CBC radio by Darrell Bellaart

The CRTC has denied an application by the CBC to re-transmit its AM radio signal directly to Nanaimo from Gabriola Island.

May 30, 2008 — News Article

'Foolish CBC decisions for $100 please, Alex' by Connie Woodcock

Columnist says the reason CBC is including Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! in its fall lineup is that the U.S. game-shows are proven to make money.

May 30, 2008 — News Article

CBC Puts Radio, TV, Web Management Under One Roof by James Careless

FRIENDS says Richard Stursberg, CBC's head of English services, does not have the skills and background necessary to successfully integrate the public broadcaster's English radio, TV and Web services into a single entity.

May 29, 2008 — News Article

Wrong turn at the CBC by Paul Moore

A former senior producer with CBC-TV's Marketplace likens the show being dropped for Jeopardy! to The National being bumped for the U.S. reality series The One in 2006.

May 28, 2008 — News Article

A 'cultural institution'? Yeah, and so is my local doughnut joint by John Doyle

Columnist says Tim Hortons and Canadian Tire have as much right to the label of "cultural institution" as the CBC.

May 27, 2008 — News Article

CBC target of surging information complaints: report

Canada's Information Commissioner says his office received 536 complaints about the public broadcaster in 2007-2008, more than any other department or agency of government.

May 27, 2008 — News Article

President says CBC 'could have done better' with songwriters gala

Article says CBC president Hubert Lacroix was grilled by federal MPs over cutting Quebec singer Claude Dubois's performance at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame broadcast.

May 27, 2008 — News Article

CBC back in a big way by Bill Harris

CBC executives say more Canadians are watching more Canadian programming.

May 27, 2008 — News Article

Game shows to fund CBC programming by Gayle MacDonald

CBC has unveiled a fall schedule that network executives described as being "uniquely Canadian", despite the nightly additions of the U.S. syndicated game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

May 27, 2008 — News Article

CBC Television is playing it safe by Raju Mudhar

Columnist says CBC is banking on a slate of returning sitcoms, dramas, talk shows and satires that have already proved their appeal to viewers.

May 26, 2008 — News Article

Local officials, celebrities join rally against CBC cuts by Lloyd Dykk

Columnist says 300 people showed up at the Vancouver Art Gallery to protest CBC management's decision to cut the CBC Radio Orchestra.

May 26, 2008 — News Article

CBC fall schedule heralds arrival of two big American game shows by Lee-Anne Goodman

Columnist says CBC's fall schedule lacks much new Canadian-made programming.

May 26, 2008 — News Article

The CBC keeps plodding along by Lorne Gunter

Columnist says the Harper government should ignore calls for increased investment and instead "wrap up" Canada's public broadcaster.

May 24, 2008 — News Article

CBC cash grab by Marie-France-Lou Lemay

The CBC President and CEO has asked the federal government to give the public broadcaster a $215-million boost and commit to a seven-year funding plan.

May 24, 2008 — News Article

Jeopardy! to bump Marketplace from its slot by Marsha Lederman

FRIENDS says CBC should be running Canadian programming, not U.S. syndicated shows like Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

May 24, 2008 — News Article

CBC delighted with Stanley Cup 'dream series' by William Houston

In the absence of a Canadian team in the Stanley Cup finals, CBC says the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Detroit Red Wings is an appealing alternative.

May 22, 2008 — News Article

Speaking notes for Mr. Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada, at the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

In his first public speech since being appointed CBC president, Hubert Lacroix says the public broadcaster is reliant on advertising revenue and therefor must pay attention to ratings when making programming decisions.

May 21, 2008 — News Article

Ehnes sounds off by Colin Eatock

Grammy-winning violinist calls CBC's cuts to classical music "misguided and shortsighted."

May 20, 2008 — News Article

Talking Management - Mansbridge on the leaders at the CBC

The chief correspondent for CBC News tells McGill's Karl Moore what qualities are needed to lead Canada's public broadcaster in a video interview.

May 17, 2008 — News Article

Shaw claims CBC 'misleading' public by Barbara Shecter

Shaw calls CBC's demand to reinstate its Regina feed "completely unrealistic and a total waste of scarce satellite capacity."

May 16, 2008 — News Article

CBC Takes On Star Choice Over RDI Channel by Barbara Shecter

The CBC has stepped up its fight with Star Choice, this time accusing the Shaw-owned satellite TV distributor of failing to include RDI, the French version of Newsworld, in its basic English digital package as required by regulations.

May 16, 2008 — News Article

Appointments to the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada

George Cooper, a law firm senior partner, and the Honourable Joseph Handley, the retired Premier of the Northwest Territories, have been appointed to the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada.

May 14, 2008 — News Article

Former CBC news executive Tony Burman lands at Al Jazeera

Tony Burman, the former editor-in-chief of CBC news, has been appointed managing director of Al Jazeera's English operations.

May 14, 2008 — News Article

Force Shaw to restore channels: CBC by Barbara Shecter

The CBC has filed an official complaint with the CRTC, demanding that Shaw's satellite TV distributor immediately reinstate the public broadcaster's Saskatchewan channel.

May 13, 2008 — News Article

CBC files complaint to CRTC over Star Choice pulling Saskatchewan TV station by Lauren Krugel

CBC says Shaw is breaking a CRTC rule that requires satellite companies to carry just as many CBC-owned stations as those run by other broadcasters.

May 9, 2008 — News Article

BBC apologizes for 'failure in behavior' by Mimi Turner

Columnist says the BBC was forced to apologize for keeping 106,000 pounds from premium-rate phone calls that should have been donated to charity.

May 9, 2008 — News Article

Heritage committee to hold hearings into CBC Radio 2 changes

The House of Commons standing committee on Canadian heritage will be holding hearings on proposed changes to CBC Radio 2.

May 9, 2008 — News Article

Pinsent, Vogels tapped for CBC Radio summer shows by James Bradshaw

CBC Radio One has unveiled 13 new programs for its summer lineup.

May 8, 2008 — Policy Brief

CRTC 2007-10: Final Comments

FRIENDS advises the CRTC against rule changes for Canada's cable and satellite companies that could reduce the exhibition of and expenditure on Canadian programming.

May 6, 2008 — News Article

CBC brass living grand by Peter Zimonjic

Article says documents obtained through the Access to Information Act show Robert Rabinovitch, former CBC president and CEO, stayed in some of the best hotels in the world during foreign business travels.

May 5, 2008 — News Article

Canadians Forced to Buy U.S. Programming: CBC Calls for Action on Broadcasting

Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, reiterates the call for a seven-year Memorandum of Understanding with Canadians that would define CBC/Radio-Canada's role in the evolving media landscape.

May 5, 2008 — News Article

CBC ship sinking, but will the band play on? by Lloyd Brown-John

University of Windsor professor emeritus asks if CBC Radio 2 forgets its core audience why should that audience continue to support it?

May 3, 2008 — News Article

Peter Mansbridge marks 20 years as CBC-TV anchor

Gemini Awards winner Peter Mansbridge celebrates 20 years as anchor of CBC's flagship nightly news program.

May 2, 2008 — News Article

Conservatives, NDP outpacing Dion Liberals in fundraising by Jane Taber

A Conservative party official says a fundraising campaign in which the CBC was criticized drove a significant number of donations into party coffers.

May 1, 2008 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada calls for action on blueprint for public broadcasting

Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada says the government should implement the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage's report on the future of the public broadcaster.

May 1, 2008 — News Article

In the spirit of May Day, get ready to hurl by John Doyle

Columnist says Chris Haddock, creator of Da Vinci's Inquest and Intelligence is looking for an executive level job with CBC.

Apr 29, 2008 — News Article

Broadening the broadcast by Morley Walker

Article profiles the newly appointed director of programming for CBC English radio.

Apr 29, 2008 — News Article

Townshippers fight to retain access to VPR by Bernard Perusse

Residents of Quebec's Eastern Townships have filed a compliant with the CRTC over a Corus Entertainment proposal that could block the signal for Vermont Public Radio.

Apr 25, 2008 — Blog Post

Letter to a CBC Radio Two listener

CBC executives email response to a Radio Two listener regarding upcoming programming changes.

Apr 23, 2008 — News Article

Writers' strike and The Border give CBC a leg up over Global by Gayle MacDonald

For the first time in 13 years, CBC Television says it has bumped Global TV to third place in ratings for the winter/spring season.

Apr 21, 2008 — News Article

CBC writes sad coda for orchestra by James Rolfe

The president of the Canadian League of Composers says the CBC Radio Orchestra belongs to all Canadians, and should be reinstated immediately.

Apr 19, 2008 — News Article

French network, lack of Canadian teams hurt CBC by Allison Hanes

Article says Montreal Canadiens fans are turning to French-language private broadcaster RDS for game coverage.

Apr 19, 2008 — News Article

Canadiens fans get butt-ended by CBC by Pat Hickey

Montreal Canadiens fans upset by level of coverage from CBC television.

Apr 19, 2008 — News Article

Save The CBC Orchestra RALLY Sunday, April 20, 2 pm, Chan Centre at UBC, Vancouver

Weekend rally planned in Vancouver to protest CBC Radio Orchestra dissolution and Radio 2 programming changes.

Apr 17, 2008 — News Article

Elite never sounded so sweet by Robert Cushman

Article says artistic complexity of classical music justifies its having greatest presence on public radio, CBC needs to re-embrace being "elite".

Apr 17, 2008 — News Article

CBC names interim chief of English Radio by Guy Dixon

Regional director for Maritimes to serve as interim national executive director for CBC English Radio.

Apr 17, 2008 — News Article

SCCH Report Recommendations Being Ignored by Stephanie Wood

Author comments on CBC cancellation of drama series jPod, noting that it both ignores the "tech savvy" television viewing generation and is at odds with unanimous recommendations of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

Apr 15, 2008 — News Article

A classic protest, but is CBC listening? by Martin DeGroot

Executive Director of Waterloo Regional Arts Council worried about the state of Canadian classical music following changes announced to CBC Radio Two.

Apr 14, 2008 — News Article

Give us back our CBC Radio Orchestra by Janet Danielson

Author deconstructs CBC rationale for eliminating Radio Orchestra.

Apr 14, 2008 — News Article

What's a fan to do when a favourite gets axed? by Kate Taylor

CBC management comments on rationale for rapid drama cancellations and reaction to letters from fans.

Apr 13, 2008 — News Article

Note to classical music fans: Get over yourselves by John Doyle

Columnist says Conservative government's plan to restrict tax-credit funding for "unacceptable" film and television content far more troubling than reduction in classical music on CBC Radio 2.

Apr 12, 2008 — News Article

CBC Radio 2 listeners rally to fight changes by Joanne Paulson

Protests of changes to classical music on CBC Radio cross demographic lines.

Apr 12, 2008 — News Article

Classical fans protest CBC Radio cuts by Sarah Petrescu

Turnout for Victoria protests against CBC Radio cuts among the largest in the country.

Apr 12, 2008 — News Article

CBC changes not music to everyone's ears by Declan Kelly

Reduction in classical music on CBC Radio 2 seen as part of broader and more troubling shift away from "live" and "local" programming on radio.

Apr 12, 2008 — News Article

CBC classical music cuts assailed by Ted Shaw

CBC Radio Two listeners in Windsor lament reduction in classical music.

Apr 12, 2008 — News Article

A symphony of protests

Organizers of cross-Canada protests say changes to classical music on CBC Radio 2 will have far-reaching implications.

Apr 12, 2008 — News Article

Local fans join chorus against makeover at CBC Radio by Elizabeth Withey

Attendees at protest in Edmonton criticize programming changes at CBC Radio 2 as a "move to mediocrity".

Apr 12, 2008 — News Article

CBC Radio's classic mistake by Brent Ledger

Columnist calls transformation of CBC Radio 2 to "another easy listening station" a huge mistake.

Apr 12, 2008 — News Article

Classical music lovers protest outside CBC

CBC says it would have been more concerned if no one had attended cross-Canada protests of changes to classical music on Radio 2.

Apr 12, 2008 — News Article

Don't pass the Bach, fans say by John Terauds

Facebook, Canadian Broadcasting Centre both serve as venues of protest against changes to CBC Radio 2.

Apr 11, 2008 — News Article

CBC Radio 2 rabble by Marc Weisblott

Article comments on management decisions to revamp Radio Two programming and eliminate CBC Radio Orchestra, and public opposition to the changes.

Apr 11, 2008 — News Article

Cross-Canada protests decry CBC Radio changes, orchestra's end

Demonstrations held across Canada to protest CBC's decision to shut down Radio Orchestra, implement programming changes on Radio 2.

Apr 11, 2008 — News Article

Classical music buffs to protest CBC Radio cuts

Protests planned in Ottawa against changes to CBC Radio 2.

Apr 11, 2008 — News Article

CBC bows to the altar of commercialism by Barry Miller

Columnist says CBC pursuit of "broader commercial appeal" on Radio 2 not consistent with its responsibilities as a public broadcaster.

Apr 11, 2008 — News Article

CBC Orchestra supporters voice opposition to cut by Don Descoteau

Victoria residents spearhead national day of protest against CBC classical music changes.

Apr 10, 2008 — News Article

Classical is better than pop - and we know it by Russell Smith

Columnist challenges CBC management talking points rationalizing decision to reduce classical music on Radio 2.

Apr 10, 2008 — News Article

"Raise a Ruckus for Radio Two" national day of action organized in more than a dozen Canadian cities to oppose plans to reduce classical music, eliminate CBC Radio Orchestra.

Apr 10, 2008 — News Article

Classical music fan to protest CBC plan by Ted Shaw

Windsor residents join cross-Canada protest against changes to CBC Radio 2.

Apr 10, 2008 — News Article

Shaw says CRTC must deny new fees for TV networks

Shaw Communications begins campaign against fee-for-carriage proposals weeks prior to formal appearance before CRTC.

Apr 10, 2008 — News Article

National protests today against CBC classical-music cuts by Jessica Werb

"Raise a Ruckus for Radio Two" national day of action reflects surge in public opposition to announced changes to CBC Radio Two, dismantling of CBC Radio Orchestra.

Apr 10, 2008 — News Article

Upcoming changes to Radio 2

CBC Audience Relations response to letter from listener protesting programming changes at CBC Radio 2.

Apr 9, 2008 — News Article

Too little, too late for Toronto Broadcasting Corp. by Bill Brownstein

Columnist says CBC Television proposal to provide English-language coverage of Montreal Canadiens games during playoffs contrasts with complete lack of such coverage at other times.

Apr 9, 2008 — News Article

Radio not as diverse as Canada by Peter Epp

Editorial criticizes decision to reformulate CBC Radio 2 to easy listening, relegate classical music to off-hours.

Apr 8, 2008 — News Article

CBC Radio One rules ratings by Heath McCoy

CBC Radio One ranked top radio station in Calgary by BBM.

Apr 8, 2008 — News Article

Nationwide Rally for CBC Orchestra and Radio2 Friday April 11

Details of cross-Canada rallies taking place Friday, April 11 to protest changes to CBC Radio Orchestra and CBC Radio2.

Apr 7, 2008 — Opinion Poll

Canadians' Views On De-regulating Cable and Other TV Distributors

New survey shows Canadians regard the CRTC and the federal government as guardians of Canadian culture on TV, but don't trust that de-regulated cable and satellite companies would promote and deliver Canadian content on the small screen.

Apr 6, 2008 — News Article

CBC Radio 2 devotees face classic conundrum by John Terauds

Referring to changes to Radio 2, columnists notes that CBC's mandate includes respecting the cultural diversity of Canada.

Apr 5, 2008 — News Article

Broadcasters keep careful watch on the NHL standings by William Houston

Columnist says that for CBC executives a NHL playoff schedule that involves Canadian teams playing on Saturday nights will have a potentially huge impact on playoff programming, audiences and advertising.

Apr 4, 2008 — News Article

CBC protests to Chinese envoy over Beijing's blocking of its websites

CBC president Hubert Lacroix has formally complained to Chinese officials about the continued blocking of CBC websites in China.

Apr 4, 2008 — News Article

Chinese politics an Olympic concern for CBC by Bill Harris

CBC executive vice-president of English services Richard Stursberg promises the public broadcaster will maintain its journalistic standards while covering the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Apr 3, 2008 — News Article

CBC to close Calgary unit of Newsworld, but will add local news jobs

FRIENDS says CBC management is centralizing too much editorial decision-making in Toronto.

Apr 3, 2008 — News Article

CBC to cut Calgary Newsworld unit, hire more Alberta reporters

FRIENDS says CBC should reduce the bureaucratic over-burden of senior management levels at the broadcast centre in Toronto, and deploy more resources to on-the-round news-gathering.

Apr 3, 2008 — News Article

CBC News increases resources devoted to Alberta coverage

CBC says it is moving the Calgary production of CBC Newsworld to Toronto and adding new journalists based in Calgary and Edmonton.

Apr 3, 2008 — News Article

Axing of CBC orchestra ignites protest by Jessica Werb

Columnist says a national uproar has ensued from the news that the Vancouver-based CBC Radio Orchestra is to be dismantled.

Apr 3, 2008 — News Article

Cue the violins by Ken Rockburn

A former CBC radio and TV host says giving new programming exposure on Radio 2 is a step in the right direction.

Apr 2, 2008 — Blog Post

Classical 96.3 FM on Bell ExpressVu

Email to a Saskatoon StarPhoenix reporter noting that Moses Znaimer's Classical 96.3 FM is carried on Bell ExpressVu.

Apr 2, 2008 — News Article

Classical fans riled at CBC by Marsha Lederman

Supporters of classical music gathered outside the CBC's Vancouver offices to protest the decision to disband the CBC Radio Orchestra.

Apr 2, 2008 — News Article

MVP picked up in U.S. after CBC put series on ice by Gayle MacDonald

Three weeks after CBC Television pulled the plug on MVP: The Secret Lives of Hockey Wives, an American cable network, SOAPnet, has signed a deal to purchase the first season of the show.

Apr 2, 2008 — News Article

CBC's classical cuts go from bad to worse by Joanne Paulson

FRIENDS referenced in an article following the CBC's changing relationship with classical music.

Apr 2, 2008 — News Article

Hands off our network, Bell tells CRTC by Peter Nowak

Columnist says Bell Canada's application to the courts to scrap mandated access by competitors to its network could jeopardize some smaller companies that sell phone and internet services.

Apr 1, 2008 — News Article

Stand on Guard for CBC Radio and the CBC Radio Orchestra by Sandra Bruneau

Blog posting on the recent demonstration at the CBC Vancouver building protesting the decision to disband the CBC radio orchestra.

Apr 1, 2008 — News Article

CBC-TV to drop Royal Canadian Air Farce by Lee-Anne Goodman

CBC-TV's long-running comedy show, The Royal Canadian Air Farce, is ending its 15-year run, reportedly

Apr 1, 2008 — News Article

Now it's my turn to ask Richard Stursberg a few things by John Doyle

Columnist says news and current affairs at CBC-TV is the benchmark by which the public broadcaster is measured and the marker of value to its core audience.

Apr 1, 2008 — News Article

Closure of CBC orchestra hits sour notes by Matthew Coutts

Article discusses a grassroots letter writing campaign that has started to protest the disbanding of the CBC Radio Orchestra.

Mar 31, 2008 — News Article

Dust-up at the CBC: Culture, 1 by John Doyle

Columnist describes an interesting encounter between Canadian actor RH Thomson and CBC's Executive vice-president of CBC English Services over the role of Canada's public broadcaster.

Mar 29, 2008 — News Article

There's more to intelligent radio than classical music by Richard Stursberg

CBC's executive vice-president of CBC English Services says classical music will still have a home on a revamped Radio 2.

Mar 29, 2008 — News Article

Mr. President, will you fight for a CBC of intelligence? by Jeffrey Simpson

Columnist tells the President of the CBC that the public broadcaster's mandate is to treat its audience intelligently.

Mar 29, 2008 — News Article

A CBC without an orchestra can be sound step for Radio 2 by John Terauds

Columnist says that CBC is a portal of Canadian culture to the world and that recent changes to Radio 2 may result in a truer reflection of the country.

Mar 29, 2008 — News Article

CBC strikes sour note

Editorial says CBC will upset its loyal, loud, influential classical music listeners at its own peril.

Mar 29, 2008 — News Article

Did The CBC Get Spooked? by Kevin Baker

Columnist says there is a theory that CBC Television cancelled the drama 'Intelligence' in fear of upsetting the Conservative government.

Mar 28, 2008 — News Article

A battle to save the CBC Radio Orchestra by Jessica Werb

String of decisions by CBC management significantly diminish the public broadcaster's role in classical music.

Mar 28, 2008 — News Article

Did the Hockey Strike Kill the CBC Orchestra? by Laurie Townsend

The Concerts and Communications Manager of the UBC School of Music theorizes that the loss of revenue caused by the NHL hockey strike in 2004-2005 has resulted in cuts at the CBC.

Mar 28, 2008 — News Article

CBC Radio Orchestra axed by Lloyd Dykk

The dismantling of the CBC Radio Orchestra is being called "a tragic event, both culturally and economically, for the musical life of the region and of the nation."

Mar 28, 2008 — News Article

CBC to dismantle radio orchestra by Marsha Lederman

FRIENDS says more cuts are likely ahead at the CBC, especially if the Stephen Harper Conservatives win a majority in the next election.

Mar 27, 2008 — News Article

CBC launches bold and documentary digital channels

CBC strikes foreign programming deals and offers two new digital channels.

Mar 26, 2008 — News Article

Radio 2 listeners lose in CBC revamp by Joanne Paulson

Columnist says the CBC won't draw in more listeners to Radio 2 if it alienates its traditional audience.

Mar 26, 2008 — News Article

ISPs limit access to CBC download, users say

Viewers say their access to a CBC program delivered with BitTorrent was restricted by their internet service providers.

Mar 25, 2008 — News Article

Keeping the Ontario in TVO by Lisa de Wilde

The Chief Executive Officer of TVO says that despite closing down its legislative building office, the public broadcaster will still provide in-depth analysis and debate of Ontario political issues.

Mar 24, 2008 — News Article

CBC steps boldly into BitTorrent's Brave New World by Michael Geist

Columnist says CBC's willingness to experiment with alternative forms of distribution is part of its mandate to make programming "available throughout Canada by the most appropriate and efficient means."

Mar 21, 2008 — News Article

Hanging on a digital wave by Mike Youds

Kamloops activist says the switch to digital TV broadcasting will erode access to local programming and will force low income earners to spend on cable packages or a converter.

Mar 20, 2008 — News Article

Sounds like Canada is furious at CBC Radio by Russell Smith

Columnist details actions people can take if they wish to comment on programming changes to CBC Radio 2.

Mar 20, 2008 — News Article

CBC experiments with Bit Torrent downloads; 'Progressive Approach' by David George-Cosh

Analyst warns that CBC's experiment with Bit Torrent downloads may be hurt by "traffic shaping" policies by internet service providers such as Rogers and Bell.

Mar 19, 2008 — News Article

Riches of music out the door with gutting of CBC FM

Op-ed writer fears changes to CBC Radio 2 will make the public broadcaster less relevant and Canada's cultural landscape much poorer.

Mar 19, 2008 — News Article

Watchdog applauds disclosure of CBC expenses by Patricia Bailey

FRIENDS says CBC executives should publish their expenses online on a quarterly basis.

Mar 18, 2008 — News Article

CBC To Release Program DRM-Free Via BitTorrent by Michael Geist

Columnist says that the CBC is set to become the first major North American broadcaster to freely release one of its programs without Digital Rights Management using BitTorrent.

Mar 18, 2008 — News Article

If CBC didn't hitch its wagon to one star, program quality might rise by Tom Mills

Columnist says the CBC shouldn't be reliant on the success of the Toronto Maple Leafs for ad revenue to fund other programming.

Mar 17, 2008 — News Article

What's up at TVOntario? by Christine Blizzard

Columnist says that instead of tinkering with sponsorship programs, it might be time for TVOntario to move away from public funding and start accepting advertising.

Mar 17, 2008 — News Article

Public picks up fat cat tab by Peter Zimonjic

CBC forced to defend expenses of top executives obtained though Access to Information requests.

Mar 15, 2008 — News Article

TVO leaves the legislature by Murray Campbell

Ontario's public broadcaster has closed its office at the provincial legislature.

Mar 15, 2008 — News Article

Inside the mind of the CBC by Theo Caldwell

The president of Caldwell Asset Management says the CBC should air public hearings and service announcements instead of drama programming.

Mar 14, 2008 — News Article

Dialling out, and in: CBC Radio 2 by Gerald B. Sperling

Letter to the editor says the CBC should be an alternative to private broadcasting, not a mirror image.

Mar 13, 2008 — News Article

CBC expands Heartland by Marise Strauss

The producer of CBC's 'Heartland' says he is happy with the level of promotion for the family drama - CBC executive says there will be less promotion for its second season.

Mar 13, 2008 — News Article

Historic broadcasts come to life on CBC Digital Archives Website - cbc.ca/archives

CBC online archive boasts a collection of 12,000 historic radio and television clips.

Mar 13, 2008 — News Article

No classical? Then kill Radio 2 and get it over with by Russell Smith

Commenting on CBC Radio 2 programming changes, columnist says that a radio station that is indistinguishable from commercial stations has no reason to receive government support.

Mar 13, 2008 — News Article

Tune in to popular and smart by Richard Stursberg

The executive vice-president, CBC English Services says Intelligence, MVP and jPod were unable to attract an audience sufficient to sustain them.

Mar 12, 2008 — News Article

Tories' Baird, CBC's Layfield make list of top young global leaders

CBC Television's programming director has been named as a young global leader by the World Economic Forum.

Mar 12, 2008 — News Article

CBC excuse a lame one

Editorial says CBC executives blaming another mediocre Toronto Maple Leafs season for the axing of new CBC shows is nothing but lame.

Mar 11, 2008 — News Article

Leafs blamed for CBC cancellations by Rob Salem

After being asked to slash costs or be cut to make up for ad revenue shortfall, MVP producer says "I'm never going to another frickin' Leafs game ever again."

Mar 11, 2008 — News Article

Dismal Leafs partly to blame for MVP axing

MVP producer was warned by CBC's programming director that if the Leafs failed to make the Stanley Cup playoffs, the public broadcaster would take a $10-million hit that would put some of the network's drama programs at risk.

Mar 10, 2008 — News Article

You've got to question CBC's intelligence by John Doyle

Columnist says CBC's strategy to become popular and younger has not only failed, it has alienated its loyal supporter base.

Mar 8, 2008 — News Article

Award-winning radio dramatist wrote more than 1,200 plays and screenplays by Sandra Martin

Columnist says writer Len Peterson became increasingly distressed by management policies at the CBC.

Mar 8, 2008 — News Article

CBC VP apologizes to francophone artists for edited broadcast

CBC executive vice-president Richard Stursberg has sent a formal apology to Quebec artists whose performances were not included in a TV broadcast of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame gala.

Mar 8, 2008 — News Article

Shelagh Rogers leaving Sounds Like Canada

CBC Radio's Shelagh Rogers, host of Radio One's Sounds Like Canada, will be leaving the show at the end of May.

Mar 7, 2008 — News Article

CBC renews The Border, cuts JPod, MVP

CBC announces that a number of reality series have been renewed, but the dramas, MVP, jPod and Intelligence have not.

Mar 7, 2008 — News Article

Just cancelled: CBC's jPod by Marke Andrews

Producer of the Vancouver shot TV series says the CBC did not adequately promote the show.

Mar 5, 2008 — News Article

Radio 2 plans less weekday classical music by Guy Dixon

CBC plans to play less classical music weekday mornings and late afternoons and more pop - aiming to appeal to a broader audience.

Mar 3, 2008 — News Article

Heritage Teased by Siri Agrell

Richard Stursberg, CBC executive vice-president of English services, pokes fun at a government proposal to deny tax credits to productions containing offensive content.

Mar 3, 2008 — News Article

Adbusters Demands Canwest, the CBC and the CRTC Stop Blocking Citizen-Produced Advertising

Adbusters wants Canwest and CBC to allow citizens to buy advertising airtime under the same rules and conditions that corporations do.

Feb 29, 2008 — News Article

Future of CBC splits committee along party lines by Chris Cobb

FRIENDS says Conservative party recommendations would be extremely damaging to the CBC, especially its English television network.

Feb 29, 2008 — News Article

CBC should receive stable, indexed funding for at least seven years: report by Sue Bailey

FRIENDS says Conservative members of the House of Commons heritage committee were probably ordered by the PMO to toe the party line of no new funds for the CBC.

Feb 29, 2008 — News Article

New financing for CBC sought by Etan Vlessing

FRIENDS says a Conservative report calls for the CBC to do more but denies the public broadcaster the required resources.

Feb 28, 2008 — News Release

Conservative agenda would damage CBC

FRIENDS says a Conservative minority report on future of the CBC would expand the gap between the national public broadcaster's mandate and the resources available to meet it.

Feb 28, 2008 — News Article

Guild urges government to give CBC recommendations a green light

The Canadian Media Guild urges the government to move quickly to implement the heritage committee's recommendations, particularly those that call for enhanced funding.

Feb 28, 2008 — News Article

Heritage report urges stable funding, long-term 'contract' for CBC

Conservatives reject a Heritage Committee proposal that CBC should broadcast only Canadian TV programming in primetime during the week.

Feb 28, 2008 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada: Defining Distinctiveness In The Changing Media Landscape

The federal Heritage Committee is recommending that the CBC's funding be increased from $33 per person each year to $40 and that CBC-TV be less dependent on advertising revenues.

Feb 28, 2008 — News Article

Commons committee divided on key CBC issues by Chris Cobb

FRIENDS says that the Conservatives' refusal to support funding for heritage committee recommendations is setting the CBC up to fail.

Feb 23, 2008 — News Article

Wellesley backs call for local CBC radio station by Marc Miquel Helsen

Plans to bring a CBC radio station to the Waterloo Region has won the support of the town council for Wellesley, Ontario.

Feb 23, 2008 — News Article

Vancouver executive named to CBC board

Mary McNeil, the current the president and chief executive officer of the BC Cancer Foundation, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada.

Feb 23, 2008 — News Article

Appointments could signal impending election Gloria Galloway

Columnist says that a number of government appointments, including positions with the CBC and the CRTC, could mean the Conservatives are expecting an election call.

Feb 22, 2008 — Policy Brief

Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2007-10-01,02,03,04

FRIENDS tells the CRTC that tinkering with TV regulations would most likely have long-term unintended and negative consequences that would undercut the stated objective of "ensuring a strong Canadian presence in the Canadian broadcasting system".

Feb 21, 2008 — News Article

New duties for CBC-TV and Radio bosses by Guy Dixon

The CBC has announced a managerial realignment involving several upper-management jobs, a merger of its radio and television production operations and further integration of its various news operations.

Feb 21, 2008 — News Article

Shakeup at CBC Aims to integrate TV, web & radio by Barbara Shecter

CBC radio personality Michael Enright says he is "seized with the feeling that TV is strip-mining radio of its senior management."

Feb 20, 2008 — News Article

CBC Radio's DiscDrive reaches end of the road by Marsha Lederman

CBC Radio Two's popular afternoon music show, DiscDrive, is going off the air in September.

Feb 20, 2008 — News Article

BBC viewers switching to watch online by Andrew Edgecliiffe-Johnson

BBC executives say 500,000 programmes are being viewed on the public broadcasters online video site each day.

Feb 19, 2008 — News Article

If ears are burning, it's a good sign by John Doyle

Columnist says new distribution platforms such as DVD and online should change CBC's perspective on what is considered a 'hit' TV show.

Feb 19, 2008 — News Article

BBC to sell shows through iTunes UK

British viewers will soon be able to download a selection of BBC programmes from Apple's digital store iTunes.

Feb 19, 2008 — News Article

More exposure for Little Mosque

CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie will begin airing in the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland later this year.

Feb 19, 2008 — News Article

CBC television review may lead to showdown by Chris Cobb

FRIENDS says a Conservative minority report on the Heritage committee review of the CBC would substantiate concerns that the government has a hidden agenda for public broadcasting.

Feb 17, 2008 — News Article

Canadians taking notice of CBC shows like "JPod," "Sophie" and "The Border" by Lee-Anne Goodman

A new poll says that as of Jan. 28th, one in three people had heard about four new CBC shows: "The Border," "JPod," "Sophie" and "MVP."

Feb 17, 2008 — News Article

Is PBS Still Necessary? by Charles McGrath

Columnist suggests lower rating and less relevant programming make it more difficult for U.S. public broadcasting supporters to fend off proposed budget cuts to PBS.

Feb 15, 2008 — News Article

Robert Rabinovitch to head 2008 Prix Italia

Former CBC president Robert Rabinovitch has been named as president of the Prix Italia, the international awards for radio, television and web excellence.

Feb 8, 2008 — News Article

VisionTV, CBC push for multicultural audiences by Jesse Kohl

VisionTV has introduced weekly Bollywood feature films and CBC is broadcasting hockey online in Mandarin, Hindi and Cantonese.

Feb 1, 2008 — News Article

Former ambassador slams CBC content by Etan Vlessing

A former architect of Canadian TV policy says the CBC has been "dumbed down" by relying too heavily on Hollywood movies.

Feb 1, 2008 — News Article

CBC shuffles MVP, jPod by Marise Strauss

CBC is swapping the time slots for MVP and jPod as both programs struggle to maintain audiences in the key 25-54 demographic.

Jan 31, 2008 — News Article

CBC 'dumbed down,' broadcast act architect says by Marke Andrews

One of the architects of the federal Broadcasting Act says the legislation has been a success except for one glaring failure: the English-language television side of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Jan 30, 2008 — News Article

COC unveils plans for TV channels

The Canadian Olympic Committee has unveiled plans for English and French-language digital TV channels focusing solely on broadcasting amateur sports.

Jan 29, 2008 — News Article

BBC strategies focus on online content, adviser tells Heritage committee

BBC's chief public policy adviser talked up the importance for digital technology at a Heritage Committee session exploring the role of a public broadcaster.

Jan 28, 2008 — News Article

CBC-TV Signs Deal with BBC

CBC TV has announced that the BBC has optioned the format of 'Canada's Next Great Prime Minister' to be called The Next Great Leader in Britain.

Jan 28, 2008 — News Article

Could the BBC compete with itself? by Steve Hewlett

BBC chairman Sir Michael Lyons has suggested that one way of maintaining purity in public broadcasting might be for the BBC to look at how it could compete with itself.

Jan 27, 2008 — News Article

...and CBC archives, too... and CBC archives, too

Editorial agrees with FRIENDS position that CBC management has not displayed prudence with the stewardship of public funds in its deal to quietly sell off international television distribution rights.

Jan 25, 2008 — News Article

CBC board okays broadcast rights sale by Martin Knelman

FRIENDS calls CBC's sell-off of international broadcast rights a betrayal of public trust.

Jan 24, 2008 — News Article

CBC deal a gift from taxpayers, says Emerson by Etan Vlessing

A Canadian television distributor says the decision by the CBC's board of directors to endorse selling international programming rights is a giant gift from Canadian taxpayers to a foreign company.

Jan 24, 2008 — News Article

CBC covets all-sports TV channel

CBC has received the approval of its board of directors

Jan 23, 2008 — News Article

CBC Admits Inappropriate Practices

The Conservative Party of Canada again focuses critically on the CBC in a fundraising letter.

Jan 23, 2008 — News Article

Introducing the new CBC.ca Member Centre

Upcoming features of CBC's online member centre will allow comments and rating of any cbc.ca story.

Jan 23, 2008 — News Article

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Local Radio Station – Proposal Resolution

A Waterloo City Council motion in support of a Waterloo Region CBC radio station which recognizes the Region's unique cultural, economic and educational identity.

Jan 23, 2008 — News Article

Council supports call for CBC coverage in Waterloo by Greg MacDonald

Waterloo city council has passed a motion in support of a CBC radio station for the community plus 13 other areas across Canada.

Jan 23, 2008 — News Article

CBC Receives Board Approval For International Sales Deal

New CBC president says selling international rights to CBC's program catalogue to a foreign buyer was the best solution based on "current market circumstances."

Jan 23, 2008 — News Article

So That's What You Get These Days for Just Asking by Sean Durkan

Columnist says the current Conservative government is so secretive and anti-media that the tactics used by a CBC reporter at the Mulroney-Schreiber Affair could be justified.

Jan 23, 2008 — News Article

CBC ponders its own amateur sport channel by William Houston

The head of CBC Sports says Canada's public broadcaster is considering the launch of a new television channel dedicated to amateur and high-performance sport.

Jan 23, 2008 — News Article

CBC asset sale sparks fury

Editorial raises fundamental questions about CBC management decision to sell off international rights to Canadian programs to a foreign buyer without an open bidding process.

Jan 22, 2008 — News Article

Canadian distributor steps up attack on CBC by Grant Robertson

Sources claim the CBC board is likely to approve the sale of the broadcaster's TV catalogue to a foreign buyer rather than provoke a battle with new CBC president Hubert Lacroix.

Jan 22, 2008 — News Article

Sparks fly over CBC Fireworks deal by Martin Knelman

Columnist says that a CBC management decision to sell international distribution rights to a British firm will top the agenda at the CBC board of directors meeting.

Jan 22, 2008 — News Article

CBC does right

Editorial says the CBC made the right move in reassigning a reporter for preparing questions for a Liberal MP during a House of Commons ethics committee hearing.

Jan 21, 2008 — Policy Brief

Re: Public Notice CRTC 2007-18, items 15 & 27 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: Applications 2007-1423-9 & 2007-0363-8

FRIENDS recommends the CRTC ensure that granting CBC's applications to convert Radio One service in the Lower Mainland, Sunshine Coast and Eastern Vancouver Island from AM to FM

Jan 21, 2008 — News Article

CBC releases response to Conservative Party of Canada complaint

CBC letter to the Conservative Party of Canada says their journalist used inappropriate tactics during the Mulroney/Schreiber hearings.

Jan 21, 2008 — News Article

CBC transfers reporter it says fed questions to Liberal MP at Mulroney hearing

Krista Erickson, an Ottawa-based CBC-TV reporter who CBC said fed questions to a Liberal MP during the Mulroney-Schreiber hearings in December, has been transferred to Toronto after the broadcaster found her actions "inappropriate."

Jan 19, 2008 — News Article

End of state-funded broadcasting?

The European Union's competition agency is investigating whether the public subsidies European governments give their state broadcasters distort free markets.

Jan 18, 2008 — News Article

CRTC Finds No 'Abusive Comments' in CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie

A CRTC decision finds no evidence of abusive comments in a Little Mosque on the Prairie episode.

Jan 14, 2008 — News Article

New CBC shows are something to write home about by Jason Chow

Columnist says the CBC still has a far road to travel on its way back to national relevance, but the network's new slate of TV shows is a step in the right direction.

Jan 12, 2008 — News Article

Italian broadcaster RAI moving on reforms by Eric J. Lyman

Italian state broadcaster RAI has agreed to terms for a switchover to digital broadcasting on the island of Sardinia, making it the first part of Italy to abandon traditional analog television signals.

Jan 12, 2008 — News Article

Canadian distributors take aim at CBC by Gayle MacDonald

Columnist says Canadian distributors were furious to hear Richard Stursberg, executive vice-president of CBC's English services, declare that no local players were fiscally strong and competitive enough to sell his network's shows internationally.

Jan 11, 2008 — News Article

Taxpayers deserve better from their national network by Susan Martinuk

Columnist says the issue of the CBC reporter dictating questions for a Liberal MP fuels the public's distrust of politics and the media.

Jan 10, 2008 — News Article

CBC sale of TV rights sets off a series of alarm bells

Editorial asks why the CBC sold 700 hours of taxpayer-funded TV without a full and open bidding process.

Jan 10, 2008 — News Article

We want a name

Editorial calls on the CBC to name the reporter that allegedly provided questions to a Liberal MP on the House of Commons ethics committee during its hearings on the Mulroney-Schreiber affair.

Jan 9, 2008 — News Article

CBC quietly sells off catalogue of programs to British company by Gayle MacDonald

Columnist says CBC's low-profile sale of its taxpayer-funded international sales catalogue to a foreign buyer is drawing the ire of some Canadian television companies who weren't invited to bid.

Jan 8, 2008 — News Article

CBC crime drama enjoys impressive debut by Etan Vlessing

CBC-TV's "The Border" drew 710,000 viewers for its debut.

Jan 8, 2008 — News Article

France goes where Canada fears to tread by Barbara Shecter

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is proposing to ban advertising on public television, and tax private TV operators and Internet access to finance ad-free state television.

Jan 8, 2008 — News Article

Tories to CBC: Discipline meted out to reporter for colluding with Liberal Party must be public by Steve Janke

A blog about news and politics posts correspondence between Doug Finley, the National Campaign Director for the Conservative Party of Canada, and CBC's Ombudsman.

Jan 8, 2008 — News Article

Taylor says she won't run for mayor of Vancouver by Justine Hunter

Former CBC board chair and current B.C. Finance Minister takes 'a walk in the snow' and decides the timing isn't right to go after the top job at Vancouver city hall.

Jan 7, 2008 — News Article

A closer look at King Richard by Tamsen Tillson

Columnist says that with the CBC president and board chair being new to their positions, and having little broadcasting experience, Richard Stursberg the executive vice-president of English services is, for the time being, the de facto head of Canada's public broadcaster.

Jan 7, 2008 — News Article

MVP promo too racy for CRTC by Martin Knelman

Provocative ads for the CBC prime-time soap opera 'MVP' have led to a reprimand from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

Jan 7, 2008 — News Article

myCBC: The Shock Doctrine at the Public Broadcaster

Blog post describes how new local CBC newscasts may soon be focusing on image over substance and content.

Jan 5, 2008 — News Article

This is not your mother's CBC by Gayle MacDonald

Canada's public broadcaster is set to launch a number of new TV show including two dramas, one sitcom and a prime-time soap opera.

Jan 5, 2008 — News Article

CBC is hip to jPod's e-prospects by Marke Andrews

Columnist says CBC is relying on the Internet to attract a new, 'hip' audience for its TV series jPod.

Jan 4, 2008 — News Article

CBC swamped by paperwork by Sean Davidson

Columnist says that the CBC is receiving so many requests under the Access to Information Act that the broadcaster is "beefing up" its office in Ottawa in order to keep up with the demand.

Jan 3, 2008 — News Article

CBC's eagerly anticipated 'The Border' premieres as U.S. shows in reruns by Lee-Anne Goodman

Columnist says there are rumours that the CBC has committed more money to the new drama 'The Border' than any other TV show.