CBC Radio 2 is inviting Canadians to select songs that best define Canada for the incoming U.S. president.
Columnist says thousands of previously unheard Canadian artists have already benefited from national exposure on CBC Radio 2.
Article profiles Denise Donlon, the head of CBC Radio.
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.
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.
Columnist says the new Radio Two is not attracting the "younger audience" CBC executives had hoped for.
The Canadian Media Guild and CBC/Radio-Canada have signed a tentative five year collective agreement.
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.
Columnist says that reality TV is alive and well in Canada.
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.
A television news channel run by Radio-Canada, the French arm of CBC, has been accused of airing a documentary with anti-Israeli bias.
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.
FRIENDS says a confidential source had alerted the organization of Conservative plans to slash $200 million from the CBC's parliamentary grant.
Columnist says the CBC is finding ratings success with "factual entertainment" programs such as 'Dragon's Den,' and 'Canada's Next Great Prime Minister.'
CBC is planning to overhaul its television news divisions, moving The National to seven days a week and revamping CBC Newsworld.
Transcript of CBC executives making the case for a revamped news strategy.
Two months into the NHL season, national audiences for hockey telecasts in Canada have shown big increases.
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.
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.
Audience survey data show that for the first time, CBC Radio One ranks as the top station in the Toronto radio market.
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.
BBM data show that less people are tuning in to CBC Radio Two and more people are listening to Radio One.
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.
Heritage Minister asks CBC managers to reduce their expenses.
The former chief of staff to Prime Minister Harper says a five-per-cent cut to the CBC budget might be called for.
The Canadian Taxpayers federation asks CBC/SRC to stop wasting taxpayers' money on senior executive training at Harvard University.
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.
Fending off a $45-million budget shortfall and the impending global recession, CBC is putting a freeze on discretionary spending.
Opposition parties say the Conservative government is softening up the public for looming cuts to one of its favourite ideological targets, the CBC.
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.
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.
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.
CBC executives say the public broadcaster is willing to help the National Broadcast Orchestra with broadcasts, commissions and rehearsal space.
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.
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.
Survey says the large majority of opinion leaders have positive overall impressions of CBC/Radio-Canada.
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.
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.
CBC has made an application to the CRTC to create a website and digital specialty channel based on Al Gore's Current TV.
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.
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."
Veteran CBC correspondent Henry Champ is retiring after more than four decades in journalism.
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.
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.
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.
Belgian organization launches program to stimulate youth multimedia literacy and foster cooperation between formal education, informal education and cultural organizations and the media.
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.
CBC is set to launch two Canadian-made TV series in January - the dramady "Being Erica" and Calgary-set drama "Wild Roses."
RCMP call a fire that burned down a transmission tower on Vancouver Island "suspicious".
CBC News is making available research saying that its coverage of the recent federal election was "fair, balanced and credible".
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.
Radio-Canada launches a new trans-platform music strategy.
Comment by former CBC Chief Journalist on the termination of CBC correspondents Patrick Brown and Don Murray.
BBM Canada/Nielsen data show the U.S. game show Jeopardy! is one of CBC-TV's most-watched programs.
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.
CBC management has confirmed that it is not renewing the contracts of veteran foreign correspondents Don Murray in London and Patrick Brown in Beijing.
BBC world affairs editor John Simpson has said that he expects to be fired for controversial comments.
An alliance of rival media companies, U.K. producers and politicians say the BBC's commercial wing has become too predatory.
Columnist offers praise and criticism to CBC Radio Two's new programming.
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".
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.
Academics and observers of the news media say CBC.ca, and specifically its opinion page, need to include a greater variety of viewpoints.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Columnist says that a perception of left-wing bias at the CBC could be harmful if a Conservative government controls the funding purse strings.
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".
Pressure from individuals and other media outlets causes the CBC to apologize for a blog post criticizing Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
The conductor of the CBC Radio Orchestra is looking at options to give the musical institution new life.
Britain's broadcast regulator says TV viewers may have to pay more to main the quality of the BBC.
Letter from a FRIENDS supporter on the value of the CBC and Canadian culture in light of Conservative government cuts to arts funding.
Former Conservative candidate recommended closing down the CBC.
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".
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."
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.
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.
Election briefing note to Canadian Media Guild members on matters such as the CBC, foreign ownership and local news requirements.
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.
The CBC is expected to announce that Denise Donlon, former president of Sony Music Canada, will become executive director of CBC Radio.
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.
A message to CBC employees from President Hubert Lacroix
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.
Critics say TVOntario, Ontario's educational broadcaster, has failed citizens by drastically cutting back its coverage of provincial politics.
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.
Columnist says CBC reporter's coverage of the U.S. Republican vice-presidential candidate comes close to "hate speech".
CBC says it will not take a TV signal directly from a new Conservative party broadcast studio.
CBC executive takes issue with campaign to protest changes to Radio Two programming.
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.
The DJ formerly known as Buck 65 hopes CBC Radio Two's loyal listeners will shift from Beethoven to Kathleen Edwards.
Columnist asks whether getting rid of the CBC could the crowning piece of Stephen Harper's cuts to the arts in Canada.
CBC form letter in response to a message protesting programming changes to Radio Two.
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.
Series of Letters to the Editor on arts funding cuts and programming changes to CBC Radio Two.
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.
FRIENDS says emails to CBC representatives from citizens protesting changes to CBC Radio Two started bouncing after a national ad campaign was launched.
Columnist says new CBC Radio 2 mid-day classical programming is "firmly grounded in the Three Bs: bland, bland and bland."
Email string between Radio Two listener and Richard Stursberg, CBC's Executive Vice-President of English Services.
CBC has received over 9,000 submissions for the Hockey Night in Canada Anthem Challenge.
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.
Columnist says that by limiting classical music on Radio 2, CBC could alienate a vital group of listeners.
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.
Columnist says the CBC has a responsibility to maintain the cultural linchpins that define us as Canadians.
The official CBC blog posts the new schedule for CBC Radio 2.
Article profiles CBC Radio 2's new host Rich Terfry (a.k.a. musician Buck 65), who is replacing Jurgen Gothe and DiscDrive.
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.
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.
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.
Columnist calls CBC's coverage of the past seven Olympics "exceptional".
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.
An essay by a former CBC and CTV producer/executive about CBC's Richard Stursberg and his "romance with ratings."
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.
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.
FRIENDS says CBC Radio 2 moving away from something only the public broadcaster can do towards programming many private broadcasters already do.
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.
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.
FRIENDS research indicates that what CBC Radio Two's average 1.1 million listeners per week like best about the station is classical music.
New poll says almost half of Britons do not think the BBC license fee offers "good value for money."
Olympic partners CBC and Bell say the wireless distribution of television content holds a lot of promise.
FRIENDS says CBC is substantially moving away from its responsibility to transmit world classical culture to new generations of Canadians.
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.
CBC officials say CBCSports.ca is averaging two million page views a day so far during the Olympics.
"Wheel of Fortune" is set to mark its launch on CBC by adding some Canadian "fun facts" to the American game show.
CBC announces media event on August 19 to reveal programming changes to Radio 2.
Article profiles a Montreal venture capitalist determined to save the CBC Radio Orchestra.
Columnist asks why the government is in the business of producing "lame dramas, inane comedies and terrible reality shows".
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.
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.
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.
CBC executive says the public broadcaster intends to set the bar extraordinarily high for the next official Olympic broadcaster - CTV.
The BBC has been fined £400,000 by Britain's broadcasting regulator for faking competition winners and deceiving viewers on radio and television programmes.
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.
ABC has acquired the U.S. rights to a new CBC TV series about a young couple who marry at 18 years of age.
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.
Columnist examines CBC's changes to Radio 2 and the politics behind the battle over what constitutes culture.
Broadcasters hope new media technology will lead to lucrative new forms of revenue and a wider/younger market for their content.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Speech by Sir Michael Lyons, Chairman of the BBC Trust, to EU conference in Strasbourg.
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.
Columnist says CBC is looking to build on recent ratings success and has ordered more TV pilots from independent producers.
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.
PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger has announced a major initiative to boost the U.S. public broadcaster's emphasis on the performing arts.
CBC Radio announces a $50,000 increase in its commissions budget for original works from Canadian musicians and orchestras.
CBC encourages the broadcast regulator to recognize the importance of traditional media as the source of professional broadcast content for all new platforms.
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
CBC/Radio-Canada tells the CRTC new media is neither displacing traditional media, nor will it solve the financial difficulties facing conventional broadcasters.
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.
Article breaks down what CTVglobemedia, CanWest, CBC and Rogers have planned for their fall TV lineups.
The government has responded to the Heritage Committee's study of CBC's mandate, rejecting the recommendation for a multi-year contract with Canadians.
The chief correspondent of CBC News and anchor of The National is to become an officer of the Order of Canada.
Columnist says Richard Stursberg, vice-president of CBC English-language services, is determined to radically change Canada's public broadcaster.
The Minister of Canadian Heritage has announced financial accountant Patricia McIver to the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada.
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.
Columnist is critical of recent House of Commons hearings on proposed changes to CBC Radio Two.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy has laid out plans that will see advertising banned from France's public broadcasters by December, 2011.
CBC executives have unveiled a new fall schedule for CBC Radio One with programming to appeal to 35 to 49 year olds.
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.
Britain's public broadcaster launches a new version of its online content software with both TV and radio programming.
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.
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.
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.
Excerpts from House of Commons transcripts on Arts and Culture and the CBC Radio Orchestra.
Search Engine, the CBC Radio 2 show about technology and digital culture, has been cancelled.
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.
Battle over the "hockey song" profiled in the New York Times.
Poem about CBC losing the rights to the "hockey song".
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.
Columnist says the CBC needs to offer arts programming on television that argues powerfully for the art itself.
CBC's Radio One literary show, Talking Books, has been cancelled.
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.
Editorial says the CBC would have had a hard time justifying spending millions of taxpayers' dollars on the Hockey Night in Canada theme song.
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.
The producers of Little Mosque on the Prairie have signed a deal with Fox Television for an American version of the series.
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.
CTV has acquired the exclusive tights to 'Canada's Second National Anthem'.
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.
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.
CBC says Satellite TV distributor Star Choice has breached broadcast rules with a "cavalier attitude" and should be reined in by the CRTC.
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.
The CRTC has denied an application by the CBC to re-transmit its AM radio signal directly to Nanaimo from Gabriola Island.
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.
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.
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.
Columnist says Tim Hortons and Canadian Tire have as much right to the label of "cultural institution" as the CBC.
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.
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.
CBC executives say more Canadians are watching more Canadian programming.
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.
Columnist says CBC is banking on a slate of returning sitcoms, dramas, talk shows and satires that have already proved their appeal to viewers.
Columnist says 300 people showed up at the Vancouver Art Gallery to protest CBC management's decision to cut the CBC Radio Orchestra.
Columnist says CBC's fall schedule lacks much new Canadian-made programming.
Columnist says the Harper government should ignore calls for increased investment and instead "wrap up" Canada's public broadcaster.
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.
FRIENDS says CBC should be running Canadian programming, not U.S. syndicated shows like Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.
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.
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.
Grammy-winning violinist calls CBC's cuts to classical music "misguided and shortsighted."
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.
Shaw calls CBC's demand to reinstate its Regina feed "completely unrealistic and a total waste of scarce satellite capacity."
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.
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.
Tony Burman, the former editor-in-chief of CBC news, has been appointed managing director of Al Jazeera's English operations.
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.
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.
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.
The House of Commons standing committee on Canadian heritage will be holding hearings on proposed changes to CBC Radio 2.
CBC Radio One has unveiled 13 new programs for its summer lineup.
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.
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.
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.
University of Windsor professor emeritus asks if CBC Radio 2 forgets its core audience why should that audience continue to support it?
Gemini Awards winner Peter Mansbridge celebrates 20 years as anchor of CBC's flagship nightly news program.
A Conservative party official says a fundraising campaign in which the CBC was criticized drove a significant number of donations into party coffers.
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.
Columnist says Chris Haddock, creator of Da Vinci's Inquest and Intelligence is looking for an executive level job with CBC.
Article profiles the newly appointed director of programming for CBC English radio.
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.
CBC executives email response to a Radio Two listener regarding upcoming programming changes.
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.
The president of the Canadian League of Composers says the CBC Radio Orchestra belongs to all Canadians, and should be reinstated immediately.
Article says Montreal Canadiens fans are turning to French-language private broadcaster RDS for game coverage.
Montreal Canadiens fans upset by level of coverage from CBC television.
Weekend rally planned in Vancouver to protest CBC Radio Orchestra dissolution and Radio 2 programming changes.
Article says artistic complexity of classical music justifies its having greatest presence on public radio, CBC needs to re-embrace being "elite".
Regional director for Maritimes to serve as interim national executive director for CBC English Radio.
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.
Executive Director of Waterloo Regional Arts Council worried about the state of Canadian classical music following changes announced to CBC Radio Two.
Author deconstructs CBC rationale for eliminating Radio Orchestra.
CBC management comments on rationale for rapid drama cancellations and reaction to letters from fans.
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.
Protests of changes to classical music on CBC Radio cross demographic lines.
Turnout for Victoria protests against CBC Radio cuts among the largest in the country.
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.
CBC Radio Two listeners in Windsor lament reduction in classical music.
Organizers of cross-Canada protests say changes to classical music on CBC Radio 2 will have far-reaching implications.
Attendees at protest in Edmonton criticize programming changes at CBC Radio 2 as a "move to mediocrity".
Columnist calls transformation of CBC Radio 2 to "another easy listening station" a huge mistake.
CBC says it would have been more concerned if no one had attended cross-Canada protests of changes to classical music on Radio 2.
Facebook, Canadian Broadcasting Centre both serve as venues of protest against changes to CBC Radio 2.
Article comments on management decisions to revamp Radio Two programming and eliminate CBC Radio Orchestra, and public opposition to the changes.
Demonstrations held across Canada to protest CBC's decision to shut down Radio Orchestra, implement programming changes on Radio 2.
Protests planned in Ottawa against changes to CBC Radio 2.
Columnist says CBC pursuit of "broader commercial appeal" on Radio 2 not consistent with its responsibilities as a public broadcaster.
Victoria residents spearhead national day of protest against CBC classical music changes.
Columnist challenges CBC management talking points rationalizing decision to reduce classical music on Radio 2.
"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.
Windsor residents join cross-Canada protest against changes to CBC Radio 2.
Shaw Communications begins campaign against fee-for-carriage proposals weeks prior to formal appearance before CRTC.
"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.
CBC Audience Relations response to letter from listener protesting programming changes at CBC Radio 2.
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.
Editorial criticizes decision to reformulate CBC Radio 2 to easy listening, relegate classical music to off-hours.
CBC Radio One ranked top radio station in Calgary by BBM.
Details of cross-Canada rallies taking place Friday, April 11 to protest changes to CBC Radio Orchestra and CBC Radio2.
Referring to changes to Radio 2, columnists notes that CBC's mandate includes respecting the cultural diversity of Canada.
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.
CBC president Hubert Lacroix has formally complained to Chinese officials about the continued blocking of CBC websites in China.
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.
FRIENDS says CBC management is centralizing too much editorial decision-making in Toronto.
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.
CBC says it is moving the Calgary production of CBC Newsworld to Toronto and adding new journalists based in Calgary and Edmonton.
Columnist says a national uproar has ensued from the news that the Vancouver-based CBC Radio Orchestra is to be dismantled.
A former CBC radio and TV host says giving new programming exposure on Radio 2 is a step in the right direction.
Email to a Saskatoon StarPhoenix reporter noting that Moses Znaimer's Classical 96.3 FM is carried on Bell ExpressVu.
Supporters of classical music gathered outside the CBC's Vancouver offices to protest the decision to disband the CBC Radio Orchestra.
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.
FRIENDS referenced in an article following the CBC's changing relationship with classical music.
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.
Blog posting on the recent demonstration at the CBC Vancouver building protesting the decision to disband the CBC radio orchestra.
CBC-TV's long-running comedy show, The Royal Canadian Air Farce, is ending its 15-year run, reportedly
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.
Article discusses a grassroots letter writing campaign that has started to protest the disbanding of the CBC Radio Orchestra.
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.
CBC's executive vice-president of CBC English Services says classical music will still have a home on a revamped Radio 2.
Columnist tells the President of the CBC that the public broadcaster's mandate is to treat its audience intelligently.
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.
Editorial says CBC will upset its loyal, loud, influential classical music listeners at its own peril.
Columnist says there is a theory that CBC Television cancelled the drama 'Intelligence' in fear of upsetting the Conservative government.
String of decisions by CBC management significantly diminish the public broadcaster's role in classical music.
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.
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."
FRIENDS says more cuts are likely ahead at the CBC, especially if the Stephen Harper Conservatives win a majority in the next election.
CBC strikes foreign programming deals and offers two new digital channels.
Columnist says the CBC won't draw in more listeners to Radio 2 if it alienates its traditional audience.
Viewers say their access to a CBC program delivered with BitTorrent was restricted by their internet service providers.
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.
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."
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.
Columnist details actions people can take if they wish to comment on programming changes to CBC Radio 2.
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.
Op-ed writer fears changes to CBC Radio 2 will make the public broadcaster less relevant and Canada's cultural landscape much poorer.
FRIENDS says CBC executives should publish their expenses online on a quarterly basis.
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.
Columnist says the CBC shouldn't be reliant on the success of the Toronto Maple Leafs for ad revenue to fund other programming.
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.
CBC forced to defend expenses of top executives obtained though Access to Information requests.
Ontario's public broadcaster has closed its office at the provincial legislature.
The president of Caldwell Asset Management says the CBC should air public hearings and service announcements instead of drama programming.
Letter to the editor says the CBC should be an alternative to private broadcasting, not a mirror image.
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.
CBC online archive boasts a collection of 12,000 historic radio and television clips.
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.
The executive vice-president, CBC English Services says Intelligence, MVP and jPod were unable to attract an audience sufficient to sustain them.
CBC Television's programming director has been named as a young global leader by the World Economic Forum.
Editorial says CBC executives blaming another mediocre Toronto Maple Leafs season for the axing of new CBC shows is nothing but lame.
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."
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.
Columnist says CBC's strategy to become popular and younger has not only failed, it has alienated its loyal supporter base.
Columnist says writer Len Peterson became increasingly distressed by management policies at the CBC.
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.
CBC Radio's Shelagh Rogers, host of Radio One's Sounds Like Canada, will be leaving the show at the end of May.
CBC announces that a number of reality series have been renewed, but the dramas, MVP, jPod and Intelligence have not.
Producer of the Vancouver shot TV series says the CBC did not adequately promote the show.
CBC plans to play less classical music weekday mornings and late afternoons and more pop - aiming to appeal to a broader audience.
Richard Stursberg, CBC executive vice-president of English services, pokes fun at a government proposal to deny tax credits to productions containing offensive content.
Adbusters wants Canwest and CBC to allow citizens to buy advertising airtime under the same rules and conditions that corporations do.
FRIENDS says Conservative party recommendations would be extremely damaging to the CBC, especially its English television network.
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.
FRIENDS says a Conservative report calls for the CBC to do more but denies the public broadcaster the required resources.
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.
The Canadian Media Guild urges the government to move quickly to implement the heritage committee's recommendations, particularly those that call for enhanced funding.
Conservatives reject a Heritage Committee proposal that CBC should broadcast only Canadian TV programming in primetime during the week.
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.
FRIENDS says that the Conservatives' refusal to support funding for heritage committee recommendations is setting the CBC up to fail.
Plans to bring a CBC radio station to the Waterloo Region has won the support of the town council for Wellesley, Ontario.
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.
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.
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".
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.
CBC radio personality Michael Enright says he is "seized with the feeling that TV is strip-mining radio of its senior management."
CBC Radio Two's popular afternoon music show, DiscDrive, is going off the air in September.
BBC executives say 500,000 programmes are being viewed on the public broadcasters online video site each day.
Columnist says new distribution platforms such as DVD and online should change CBC's perspective on what is considered a 'hit' TV show.
British viewers will soon be able to download a selection of BBC programmes from Apple's digital store iTunes.
CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie will begin airing in the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland later this year.
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.
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."
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.
Former CBC president Robert Rabinovitch has been named as president of the Prix Italia, the international awards for radio, television and web excellence.
VisionTV has introduced weekly Bollywood feature films and CBC is broadcasting hockey online in Mandarin, Hindi and Cantonese.
A former architect of Canadian TV policy says the CBC has been "dumbed down" by relying too heavily on Hollywood movies.
CBC is swapping the time slots for MVP and jPod as both programs struggle to maintain audiences in the key 25-54 demographic.
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.
The Canadian Olympic Committee has unveiled plans for English and French-language digital TV channels focusing solely on broadcasting amateur sports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FRIENDS calls CBC's sell-off of international broadcast rights a betrayal of public trust.
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.
CBC has received the approval of its board of directors
The Conservative Party of Canada again focuses critically on the CBC in a fundraising letter.
Upcoming features of CBC's online member centre will allow comments and rating of any cbc.ca story.
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.
Waterloo city council has passed a motion in support of a CBC radio station for the community plus 13 other areas across Canada.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
CBC letter to the Conservative Party of Canada says their journalist used inappropriate tactics during the Mulroney/Schreiber hearings.
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."
The European Union's competition agency is investigating whether the public subsidies European governments give their state broadcasters distort free markets.
A CRTC decision finds no evidence of abusive comments in a Little Mosque on the Prairie episode.
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.
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.
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.
Columnist says the issue of the CBC reporter dictating questions for a Liberal MP fuels the public's distrust of politics and the media.
Editorial asks why the CBC sold 700 hours of taxpayer-funded TV without a full and open bidding process.
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.
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.
CBC-TV's "The Border" drew 710,000 viewers for its debut.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provocative ads for the CBC prime-time soap opera 'MVP' have led to a reprimand from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
Blog post describes how new local CBC newscasts may soon be focusing on image over substance and content.
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.
Columnist says CBC is relying on the Internet to attract a new, 'hip' audience for its TV series jPod.
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.
Columnist says there are rumours that the CBC has committed more money to the new drama 'The Border' than any other TV show.