Columnist says that a the media, including the CBC, is ignoring serious issues and stifling debate.
Journalism professor and former director of CBC Radio News says Canada's public broadcaster should return to its mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain - in that order.
In a note to staff, the CBC president announces the sale of assets to balance the public broadcaster's 2010 budget.
The CBC is to receive $133 million through the sale of some of its assets in a deal that will help the public broadcaster balance its books for 2009-10.
The publisher of the Winnipeg Free Press says CBC should not get revenue from fee-for-carriage.
Data from Portable People Meters reveal that far more people are watching hit shows in Canada than previously estimated.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the National Post will join forces to provide top online coverage of the Vancouver Games.
BBC director general Mark Thompson says "reports that the BBC is already preparing for a partial flotation are simply untrue."
CBC receives praise from marketing trade publication for providing creative advertising opportunities.
Former BBC director says current BBC executives are too highly paid and that public broadcaster's oversight committee should be scrapped.
Cable giant Shaw suggests that the CRTC is not in a position to make the final call on fee-for-carriage.
A new study by Canadian Media Research indicates Canadians remain generally satisfied with television, but they are less willing to pay more for it.
CTV, Global and CBC recommend the CRTC implement a "skinny" basic cable package that would cost consumers about $20 a month depending on the market.
CBC set to unveil its new Vancouver broadcasting centre after a $65 million renovation.
Hubert Lacroix reinforces the public broadcaster's mandate amid a $171-million shortfall and the loss of the Olympics.
CBC debuts animated ants reporting on the most pressing news matters for young children.
Blogger notes that CBC's The National recently featured a report in which two of the primary sources used to tell the story were TMZ and the National Enquirer.
Legal decision issued after CBC refused to air Conservative party ads opposing Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff.
Article provides ratings for the flagship TV newscasts for CBC, CTV and Global.
CBC TV executive says ratings for the public broadcaster are 9.3% this fall, as compared to 7.9% last year.
Columnist says the revamped CBC News format is a blow to those who appreciate serious journalism and a media source which can inform Canadians beyond the limited scope of private broadcasters.
CBC TV winter lineup to include the family sitcom 18 to Life, the father-son private-eye series Republic of Doyle and the return of the crew from Kids in the Hall.
Reports indicate the BBC has been holding talks about privatizing part of its commercial arm, BBC Worldwide.
The president of The Historica-Dominion Institute says Canadians will not stand for "conservative tenets" such as selling off the CBC or deregulating broadcasting.
Canadian senator, political strategist, author, and commentator makes a speech about democracy and journalism.
France's private networks might be getting some tax relief after a ban on advertising on the country's public networks last year saw them forced to fund the gap in revenue at France Televisions.
CBC says the Canadian broadcasting system has become so imbalanced that the network cannot commit to maintain current programming levels without changes to the funding system and the channel line-up.
Article says the CBC has found ratings success by poaching reality concepts from Britain and selling them to Canadian audiences.
The CBC proposes an all-Canadian cable package that would cost less and would allow for dollars to flow back to the conventional TV stations.
Rogers technical problem causes CBC to rebroadcast Battle of the Blades finale in the Greater Toronto Area.
Columnists says what disturbs people most about the new format of The National is the emphasis on the shallow and the inconsequential.
Roundtable discussion on the issue of fee-for-carriage, featuring broadcast industry observers including FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison.
Arts and entertainment head Fred Fuchs is being renamed general manager of production enterprises, while creative drama head Sally Catto will take over Fuchs's old position.
CBC has promoted Fred Fuchs, putting him in charge of boosting the financing and overseas appeal of its shows.
Federal environment minister Jim Prentice turns down invitation to appear on CBC Radio's The Current with guest host David Suzuki.
Telefilm Canada and CBC have announced a deal to co-finance domestic films that will premier in cinemas and then play very soon afterward on the CBC's primetime Sunday-night movie slot.
FRIENDS says decisions by the
management of CBC’s English Television network contributed heavily to a budget short-fall and the need to lay off 800 staff.
Treasury Board of Canada releases Supplementary Estimates, including $60 million for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
In the eighth month of its fiscal year, the Harper government has replaced $60 million of the $63 million that it cut from CBC's appropriation.
Liberal party's Heritage Critic says "Michael Ignatieff is the exact opposite of Stephen Harper when it comes to culture".
The RCMP officer who fired a Taser at Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver's airport has filed a libel lawsuit against the CBC.
Editorial says that a "man-on-the-street" interview with a Liberal party staffer that was critical of the Conservative government shows a "too cozy" relationship between the CBC and the Liberals.
Canada's national public broadcaster is calling for cable and satellite services to offer basic packages of essential TV channels at a regulated price.
FRIENDS recommends that the CRTC re-regulate basic cable rates, ensure that big cable companies do not pass along signal costs to subscribers and new compensation be divided among local conventional stations based on viewership of Canadian programs.
Former BBC director general is expected to tell a parliamentary review to scrap the annual £3.6 billion license fee, and instead fund the broadcaster from general taxation.
CBC executive bristles at the suggestion that he and his colleagues have borrowed the news delivery formula created by U.S. newscaster CNN.
Columnist critiques the new format of CBC's The National.
Critics argue that CBC's "popularization" strategy risks introducing a certain sameness between the CBC and private broadcasters.
CBC executive says the advertising markets facing a 'structural decline' and calls criticism of new News format 'Pathetic.'
Liberal Party Canadian Heritage Critic says his party is committed to ensuring stable funding to CBC/Radio-Canada.
Former CBC Ottawa employee says the public broadcaster is deliberately dumbing itself down because senior managers don't believe that "smart" attracts a large enough audience.
Columnist says "Watching CBC news now feels like living inside English-language boss Richard Stursberg's head."
The BBC has unveiled plans to slash 25% from the salary bill of senior staff, resulting in the loss of 18% of management posts and a freeze on exec pay.
Columnist says in today's fragmented media landscape, the argument for a public broadcaster must rest on excellence.
Columnist says feedback on CBC's re-vamped The National have mostly been negative.
Michael Ignatieff says a Liberal government would double the parliamentary funding to the Canada Council for the Arts and provide stable long-term funding for the CBC.
Columnist critiques the CBC News revamp.
The CRTC has given the CBC permission to change its Whitehorse radio signal from the AM to FM band, disappointing rural listeners who wanted the AM signal to stay on.
Columnist says the new format for CBC's The National makes it "less a news program than a piece of rehearsed drama".
FRIENDS says focus on style over substance moves CBC News in the direction of the private sector.
Peter Mansbridge says it "sends a strange signal to the public" that the Prime Minister doesn't watch Canadian news for the Canadian perspective on issues that some U.S. networks ignore.
CBC executive says if the Toronto Maple Leaf's slump continues, the public broadcaster won't hesitate to adjust Hockey Night in Canada programming.
A new name for the all-news network – CBC Newsworld will be known as CBC NN – and a revamped The National are among sweeping changes announced by CBC.
The NFB's mobile application will enable free, full viewing of hundreds of streamed content from its video library.
FRIENDS says senior CBC management is slavishly copying private sector behaviour in news rebranding.
CBC executive says CBC NN (formerly Newsworld) will be geared more to breaking news and The National will continue to end the day with a more nuanced reflection on events.
A overhaul of CBC News has resulted in one main newsroom for online, radio and television, and changed roles for over 1,000 employees.
Columnist discusses "the kindergarten atmosphere of spite, complaining and backstabbing that infects CBC on a perpetual basis".
Canada's three conventional television networks, Global, CTV and CBC, have arrived at a figure they feel is appropriate for consumers to pay to support local programming — zero.
Newfoundland broadcaster NTV, has joined CTV, 'A', CBC, Global, CHEK NEWS and V in the Local TV Matters campaign.
Columnist says a perfect storm of the recession, new technologies and shifting tastes has threatened the way conventional broadcasters like Canwest, CTV and the CBC have operated for decades.
CBC President says "We feel for our friends at Canwest."
On an Alberta radio call-in program, CBC's president and CEO talks about the present and future state of Canada's public broadcaster.
Steven and Chris, the CBC daytime lifestyles show put on indefinite hiatus earlier this year, will return to the airwaves in January.
CTV takes issue with CBC's claims over Battle of the Blades ratings.
CBC Radio 3's new website includes five Internet streams, a playlist editor and social media tools.
Columnist says CBC's "dumb-as-a-plank" Battle of the Blades is aimed at a conservative, older, hockey-loving audience.
The president of the CBC warned of a bleak future for conventional broadcasters if the financial playing field in Canada's TV industry isn't levelled.
CBC President says without equilibrium in the broadcasting system, Canada's public broadcaster will have serious problems fulfilling its mandate.
Analysts predict new portable people meter data will probably knock CBC Radio One out of top spot in the Toronto market.
CBC.ca is set to run daily financial stories from the Financial Post, and The National Post will run daily CBC sports stories on nationalpost.com.
New Personal People Meter data reports the Rick Mercer Report had 1,295,000 viewers for its season premier.
The CBC is taking Canada's Access to Information Commissioner's Office to court over the public broadcaster's fight to keep information about its journalism and programming secret.
CBC executive says the cancellation of Radio-Canada's new year's eve special has nothing to do with complaints about controversial sketches involving US President Barack Obama.
CMG's Communications Co-ordinator raises concerns about the apparent secrecy of the government's "strategic review" of CBC's budget priorities.
CBC has locked horns with Canada's information ombudsman over the public broadcaster's right to keep information about its journalism and programming secret.
Britain's opposition culture secretary says that the BBC's corporate governance isn't working and that a Conservative government would dismantle the BBC Trust if elected next year.
CBC says more than 300,000 Canadians in remote and rural areas could be cut off from CBC TV in two years, because the broadcaster doesn't have the money to convert its signals to digital from analog.
FRIENDS delivers a petition to the CBC's Ottawa studios, calling on CBC-TV to retain the one-hour format and 10 p.m. timeslot for its flagship newscast The National.
More than 5,600 people have signed a petition calling for the CBC to retain the one-hour format of The National, and keep the flagship news program in its current 10 p.m. time slot.
Thousands of Canadians are calling on CBC to retain the one hour format of The National and keep it in its 10 pm time slot.
Business TV host says a conversation with CBC executive Richard Stursberg convinced him to bring his "slightly right of Attila the Hun" viewpoint to the public broadcaster.
The general manger of CBC English television says more Canadian programming isn't aired because the public broadcaster "cannot afford it on the budget that we're given."
The reconstituted CBC ensemble to perform live, while branching out to high-def video, Internet.
CBC says it plans to announce changes to The National and its Newsworld service on Oct. 9.
Article looks at submissions to the CRTC by cable/satellite companies and broadcasters on the issue of fee-for-carriage.
CTV, 'A', Global and CBC have joined together to launch a national campaign - Local TV Matters - aimed at rallying viewers and all Canadians to support local television.
Former CBC Board chair and BC Finance Minister faces criticism after taking a position on TD Bank's Board of Directors.
FRIENDS recommends that Cable broadcast distributors should share a portion of their considerable profit with local TV broadcasters and that those fees should be divided based upon the total audience assembled for Canadian programs.
The country's major television networks and its biggest cable companies are set to launch public appeals for support in their debate over new fees on customer bills.
CTV, Global and CBC launch localtvmatters.ca, along with TV, radio and print advertisements in their ongoing fight to collect fees from cable and satellite companies.
Rogers asks the CRTC to put the foreign ownership and control structure of DAVE Wireless, and Public Mobile Holdings under the same scrutiny that a third new entrant, Globalive Holdings, is already undergoing.
BBC Director General calls News Corp. executive "desperately out-of-touch" with the public.
Columnist says a feud between public broadcasters in Europe and their private-sector rivals is getting nastier.
Editorial praises the CBC for the decision to air a documentary recreating the Battle of the Plains of Abraham
In response to reports of "product integration" into CBC TV shows, FRIENDS says taxpayers expect public broadcasting services to be distinct from the private sector.
CBC spokesperson says a temporary outage on Newsworld was caused by a Rogers fibre-optics cable.
The CRTC has ordered Radio-Canada to apologize to its viewers for segments of last year's Bye Bye show, which featured cracks about blacks, anglophones, spousal abuse and the U.S. president.
CBC-TV's supper hour newscasts feature several new hosts and now runs from from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m weekdays.
Rupert Murdoch's likely heir apparent says he wants the BBC to become "much, much smaller."
Editorial says that in search of higher TV ad revenues, CBC is pulling resources from radio.
BNN anchor Kevin O'Leary is set to co-host a new half-hour business news show on CBC Newsworld.
Some Vancouver residents are benefiting from an increasingly hostile price war between Shaw Communications and upstart Novus Entertainment for television and internet customers.
BBM, the company that tracks ratings for broadcasters, is set to switch to a new system called the Portable People Meter, replacing the old diary method in most places.
The CBC is set to air winter sports-themed TV programming while CTV carries the Olympics.
CBC has given the production order to E1 Television and Serendipity Point Films for a pilot episode to loosely follow Paul Gross' curling comedy and directorial debut.
The Manitoba government has commissioned a study to see if there's room on the dial and in the pocketbook for an English-language educational public broadcaster in the province.
In reference to the government approval needed to sell assets, CBC executive says "Dealing with the government is not just difficult, it's a nightmare."
CBC's iPhone application streams content from Radio One, Radio 2, and CBC Radio 3, and audio from CBC Television.
Form letter response from the CBC President's Chief of Staff to a number of FRIENDS' supporters denying that CBC has plans to move The National to 11 pm.
The CRTC has postponed a public hearing into group-based licensing until Nov. 16 and said it would add the issue of fee-for-carriage to the hearing agenda.
The Federation of Francophone and Acadian Communities of Canada announce the mobilization of francophone in support of adequate funding for CBC/Radio Canada.
Article profiles the changing TV landscape that sees broadcasters scrambling to deal with collapsing advertising revenue and dropping viewership.
The CBC has denied assertions that there is a plan to move The National from its 10 p.m. time slot to 11 p.m.
FRIENDS says CBC's senior programming brass has a plan to move the public broadcaster's flagship nightly news program The National from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. to make room for prime-time entertainment programming.
Letter from CBC Media Relations requesting a retraction of FRIENDS statement that there are plans to move The National from 10 pm to 11 pm weeknights.
Response from Kirstine Layfield, CBC's General Manager TV, regarding FRIENDS statement that there are plans to move The National from 10 pm to 11 pm weeknights.
CBC Media Relations says there are no plans to move The National from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Notwithstanding denials from CBC representatives, FRIENDS says there are plans to move The National to 11pm.
FRIENDS and the CBC offer differing perspectives on possible changes to The National.
FRIENDS says CBC has a closely guarded secret plan to move its flagship news program The National from 10 pm to 11 pm weeknights.
PBS chief Paula Kerger says the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's $430 million budget for this year was left intact by President Barack Obama.
As CBC's Newsworld turns 20 years old, FRIENDS expresses concerns over a possible format change.
Despite criticism for purchasing U.S. imports such as Wheel and Jeopardy, CBC president Hubert Lacroix has says the series draw audiences to the network's prime-time lineup.
Article says that CBC is moving the its local newscasts to a dead zone where it will be unlikely to get a significant audience.
CBC/Radio-Canada media relations officer says Canadians pay less than 10 cents a day for an accountable, national public broadcaster that provides first-rate local programming to communities across the country.
CBC-TV is adding the U.S. drama Ghost Whisperer to its weekday lineup as the new lead-in to a longer supper-hour newscast.
At the end of August, CBC News will begin running 90-minute newscasts starting at 5:00 pm, followed by the foreign programming Coronation Street, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!.
Canadian journalist Amanda Lang will join CBC Newsworld this fall as host of a new business program.
Columnist says John Lamb’s recent opinion piece ("It’s time for a public review of the
CBC," July 8) calling for a public inquiry into the CBC is welcome.
The CBC has cancelled the award-winning documentary TV program The
Lens, a move some in Canada's production community are calling "tragic"
because it means one fewer port of call for independent documentary
The CBC's top official in the North says the Yukon government's move to extend the CBC's lease for its AM transmitter in Whitehorse does not necessarily mean the broadcaster will scrap plans to switch from AM to FM.
Due to the continued instability of the public broadcaster's financial situation, temporary measures to reinstate jobs and programming have been scrapped.
A Canadian Citizen says CBC’s funding has been reduced by every government since Brian
Mulroney’s — both Conservative and Liberal. All federal governments, it
seems, dislike the CBC and have found it an easy target. That means
it’s up to ordinary Canadians to speak up for the CBC.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting's latest report on TV programming
content across 10 Canadian markets, released this week, found that CBC
English TV's primetime Canadian content has reached a 20-year low, with
25% of the pubcaster's primetime schedule made up of foreign, mostly
Foreign programming now makes up 25 per cent of prime-time viewing
hours on CBC English TV, according to new research by Friends of
Columnist discusses the four things Canadians should be proud of.
The CBC says it would consider selling buildings that house its radio and TV stations in a bid to wrangle control over its cash-strapped budget.
Canadian content during prime time on CBC English TV has reached a
20-year low, according to new research about what’s on TV released this
morning by the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
Money-troubled Canwest Global Communications Corp. said Tuesday it is
selling two conventional television stations in Montreal and Hamilton
to an affiliate of Channel Zero Inc., an independent Canadian
Now that 250 CBC employees have been laid off and 300 more have agreed to retire early, the public broadcaster is turning its sights on potential real estate sales that could draw in more badly needed cash, company president Hubert Lacroix said today.
Canadian content during prime time on CBC English TV has reached a
20-year low, according to new research about what's on TV released this
morning by the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
Canadian content during prime time on CBC English TV has reached a 20-year low, according to new research about what's on TV released this morning by the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
Columnist says "it’s a very strange time to live in, to hear the Conservatives talk
about institutional heritage, such as a public broadcasting system that
drains over a billion of taxpayer dollars every year."
The Canadian Heritage Minister rejects the idea of privatizing CBC/Radio Canada, by Joêl-Denis Bellavance
Don Newman completes his last Politics program for CBC Newsworld. He will sign off and a storied career will end its most significant chapter.
The Quebec Community Groups Network will be holding a conference on June 17, 2009 to discuss concerns about the latest round of cutbacks at CBC and Radio Canada.
Breaking news from the CBC: It is no longer a TV network but a "content provider." This, according to the CBC's Richard Stursberg who was a keynote speaker at Tuesday afternoon's Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto.
CBC News staff have been told that a unified assignment desk will resemble the model used by CNN, in which a constant flow of news reports feeds into different programs throughout the day.
FRIENDS says that if CBC Newsworld shifts focus from current affairs programming to news programming, it may run into issues over its mandate under the Canadian Radio-Telecommunications Commission.
CBC says that Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final between the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins drew an average of 3.529 million viewers, making it the most watched game of the series.
The BBC could be forced to hand $163 million of the license fee to fund local news on ITV under proposals that will be put forward by a major British government report.
Canada's former ambassador to the European Union says the greatest emphasis for a revitalized CBC should be on the "inform" side of its mandate.
Tom Murphy has been named chief Nova Scotia correspondent for CBC News and anchor of the network's supper-hour newscast in the province.
Guy Fournier, who resigned his post as chair of the CBC three years ago, has been named to the board of the revamped Canada Media Fund.
BBC director general Mark Thompson has told the broadcaster's biggest stars that they face pay cuts of between 25% and 40% as the pubcaster comes under increasing pressure to cut payments and costs.
Outgoing host Don Newman says CBC should 'be careful' with changing the format of the political news program 'Politics'.
Journalism professor says without an organization like the CRTC, there would be little or no Canadian programming on television.
Editorial says selling off the CBC today would raise a storm of protest of such ferocity that even a majority government would be unlikely to complete the project.
The head of CBC's English language operations says "So few people [in English Canada] are preoccupied with CBC TV."
The CRTC will stay away from new media for at least another five years, but has sided with the NFB in calling for a broader, national strategy to keep Canada competitive in the global, digital marketplace.
The Conservative party was unable to get television commercials aimed at Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff broadcast by the CBC because the ads violated the network's ban on political advertising.
A former creative head at the CBC says he has grown frustrated that Canadian kids TV is securing fewer dollars and broadcast slots.
Video clip from the June 2nd Question Period in the House of Commons.
Arts groups fear a 'Strategic Review' will result in funding cuts to the CBC, Telefilm Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Film Board.
CBC Radio's director of programming says there's no need for drastic changes to Radio 2 this year.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has defended the government's asset review while the opposition accused the Conservatives of embarking on an "ideological mission" to dump public institutions.
Lawyer for Sun Media is taking CBC to court for allegedly withholding content and documents from access to information requests.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says the federal government isn't reviewing the assets this year of the department that oversees the CBC.
Video clips from the June 2nd Question Period in the House of Commons.
Study shows that more than half of current Conservative supporters with an opinion disagree that privatizing and commercializing the CBC is the right thing to do.
Columnist says that Britain's public broadcaster should buck the trend towards "popularization" and provide a national radio station targeted to people over 55 years old.
A "massive computer breakdown" at the CBC left the nation's public broadcaster "flying blind" during its flagship news program.
A government source says no government asset - including the CBC - is being spared scrutiny as the Harper government considers auctioning off holdings while it grapples with record deficits.
Columnist notes that former CBC host Carole MacNeil is set to marry the man - Richard Stursberg - who recently OK'ed the cancelation of her show CBC News: Sunday.
Documents show Ottawa has flagged several Crown corporations, including the CBC, as "not self-sustaining," and has identified them as entities that could be sold as part of the government's asset review.
According to a poll commissioned by broadcast industry watchdog Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, most Canadians believe that the CBC is "being starved of funds by a government with a vendetta against it".
CBC Radio One ranked first in Toronto and Vancouver between March 2 and April 26, 2009, according to BBM's S2 2009 top-line results.
The majority of Canadians say the Conservative government is "hostile to the CBC and would like to diminish public broadcasting in Canada," according to a new poll from the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
A group of private citizens is launching a movement to mobilize public support to counter moves being made by Stephen Harper's Conservative government following its decision to abandon much of its support for Radio-Canada.
In a radio interview with host Kathleen Petty, FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison, discusses the challenges facing Canadian TV broadcasters and the debate over 'fee-for-carriage'.
The Honourable Marlene Jennings M.P. responds to a constituent's concerns about an anticipated $171 million revenue shortfall at the CBC for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
CBC English Services has sent 158 redundancy notices to its Canadian Media Guild employees in a cutback program that will see the broadcaster lose several of its best known faces and voices.
For the second straight ratings period, CBC AM leads all Vancouver radio stations in listeners.
Columnist says CBC Windsor will lose some of its best-known personalities to retirement in July.
BBC executive says the public broadcaster's online media platform pumps out 12GB of data every second, and seven petabytes (PB) of data every month.
A new Pollara study commissioned by FRIENDS shows nearly two thirds of respondents believe that Stephen Harper and his government are hostile to the CBC, and that half of them feel he "has a hidden agenda that favours private corporate broadcasters."
In a radio interview, FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, discusses a major new Pollara study of Canadians' attitudes about and expectations for the CBC.
Seule Elizabeth May, chef du Parti vert, inspire moins confiance que Stephen Harper parmi les électeurs québécois à qui on demande à quel chef ils feraient plus confiance pour gérer la culture et l’identité canadiennes et québécoises dans le domaine de la radiodiffusion, selon un nouveau sondage POLLARA dévoilé ce matin.
Columnist says that TSN has outscored CBC in this years NHL hockey coverage.
According to a new study from POLLARA, the vast majority of Canadian voters hold the CBC in high regard and believe the public broadcaster is underfunded.
Only Green Party leader Elizabeth May scores lower than Stephen Harper among Quebec voters when asked which federal political party leaders are most trusted to handle culture and Canadian identity in broadcasting, according to a new Pollara survey released this morning.
A new study reveals most voters in Alberta think CBC funding should be increased and that Prime Minister Harper harbors a hostile agenda toward the national public broadcaster.
Levels of support and satisfaction with the CBC are higher and more intense among Atlantic Canadians than people in other parts of the country, according to a new national Pollara survey
A new study finds levels of support and satisfaction with the CBC are high but Canadians believe their national public broadcaster is being starved of funds by a government with a vendetta against it.
The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council is investigating allegations of "simplistic, belittling, hurtful and prejudicial" segments on Radio-Canada's controversial Bye Bye 2008 New Year's Eve sketch show.
Bernard Dérome, the anchor of the Radio-Canada national newscast for more than three decades, is speaking out against the "dismantling" of the public broadcaster through cuts and underfunding.
CBC will soon lay off up to 180 employees in its English-language service, says Richard Stursberg, executive vice-president of CBC English Services.
Radio-Canada famed Bernard Derome takes the Harper government to task over its treatment of SRC/CBC on the occasion of receiving the medal of honour of Quebec's National Assembly.
The BBC has warned the politicians likely to form the next British government that their attitude toward the pubcaster's funding risks undermining its political independence.
Data from a new POLLARA study show the vast majority of Canadian voters hold the CBC in high regard and believe the public broadcaster is underfunded.
FRIENDS says both broadcasters and newspapers are currently facing "cyclical change" and "structural change."
Schedule changes will see local noon programs cut to an hour on CBC Radio One and classical music earlier in the day on Radio 2.
CBC president Hubert Lacroix tells a parliamentary committee that CTV is refusing to compensate Radio-Canada to carry its Olympic coverage to francophones outside Quebec.
Mike Finnerty has announced that he is leaving the CBC Radio One morning show in Montreal to move back to England to take a job at The Guardian newspaper.
CTV and CBC are dialing down the glitz on this year's fall launches, which traditionally feature a parade of U.S. stars and lavish parties to promote prime-time plans to advertisers.
Funding for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in the 2009-10 budget will increase Australian content and help establish a dedicated ABC children's television channel.
the CEO for UK broadcaster Channel 4 chief has slammed the BBC for competing to buy U.S. shows, arguing that the pubcaster should not spend license fee income on U.S. shows.
A Heritage Department spokesperson denies that there will be more cuts to the CBC, noting that all government departments must take part in a "strategic review".
Australia's public broadcaster is set to get an increase in government funding by $185.3 million.
In a presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, FRIENDS cites a survey that says three-quarters of Canadians believe annual support to the CBC should rise to at least $40 per Canadian per year.
FRIENDS says Heritage Minister James Moore misleading the House of Commons Heritage Committee when he guaranteed there would be no cuts to the CBC budget.
FRIENDS asks whether Minister Moore knew that a funding review was in the works when he gave his guarantee to parliamentarians that the CBC's budget would not be cut.
CBC president tells employees that the public broadcaster must find $50 million in its budget that could potentially be cut or redirected.
CBC's budget is being reviewed to identify spending cuts of up to 5% or $56 million despite Heritage Minister James Moore's guarantee that the Harper government would not cut CBC's budget.
In a note to staff, Hubert Lacroix says the government has asked the public broadcaster to evaluate all program and spending activities and identify the lowest priorities in terms of carrying out CBC's mandate.
A grassroots campaign has started to stop the reduction of staff at CBC North's headquarters in Sudbury, Ontario.
The Public Radio Tuner allows anyone with an iPhone or iPod Touch to listen to more than 300 U.S. public radio station streams.
Scott Moore is adding management of media sales and marketing to his existing role as executive director of CBC sports.
CBC's executive editor of news operations says advent of new media platforms has prompted the public broadcaster to review its Journalistic Standards and Practices.
Columnist says that in 2007, the NHL leveraged the CBC and newly appointed Executive Vice-President of English Services, Richard Stursberg into giving up too much for little gain to keep the Hockey Night In Canada franchise.
CBC Radio veteran Jennifer McGuire has officially been handed the title of general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News.
An Associate Professor at the University of Toronto says the current economic crisis provides opponents of public broadcasting with a new opportunity to ensure that the CBC signs off once and for all.
Ontario's public broadcaster TVO picks up 'Search Engine', a technology podcast recently cancelled by the CBC.
The CRTC has renewed all of CBC/Radio-Canada's licences for one year, until 31 August 2010, subject to the same terms and conditions as those contained in the current licences.
Broadcaster Don Newman has decided to take a voluntary retirement package offered to CBC staff as a way of reducing the number of layoffs at the network.
The mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury is outraged, angry and frustrated that the CBC is cutting half its staff in his community.
Documents obtained through an access to information request show Senior managers at Radio-Canada expensed more than $1,400 in alcohol during a two-day retreat in 2006.
The executive vice-president CBC English services says CBC television may now be entering it's "golden age."
Resolution passed by the Liberal Party at its Vancouver convention regarding the future of CBC/Radio-Canada.
Liberal and NDP MPs accused the Tories of being more interested in discussing CBC expenses than in helping the broadcaster avoid cuts to local programming.
Rick Mercer says the public broadcaster is trying to be "all things to all people."
Minister of Canadian Heritage James Moore says the CBC will receive a promised $60 million in funding for special programming this year.
A new Pollara survey finds that a majority of Canadians support increased funding for the CBC.
Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore has confirmed the CBC will once again this year receive about $60 million in top-up funding for Canadian programming.
Survey data show six in ten Canadian voters believe that Prime Minister Harper and the Conservative government are "hostile" to the CBC/SRC, and would like to "diminish public broadcasting in Canada"
Heritage Minister James appears before the House of Commons Heritage Committee and fails to persuade opposition MPs and Friends' spokesperson regarding the government's commitment to public broadcasting.
Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore has confirmed the CBC will once
again this year receive about $60 million in top-up funding for
FRIENDS briefs members of the House of Commons Heritage Committee on a new survey which finds strong support for the CBC and widespread belief that the Conservative government is hostile to the public broadcaster.
Former BBC News editor Rachel Nixon has been appointed director of digital media for CBC News.
CBC president Hubert Lacroix says 553 managers — or 5% of CBC's overall workforce — are eligible for "incentive pay," but only if they achieve targets.
The president of CBC/Radio-Canada urged MPs to make sure the public broadcaster is not excluded from any financial relief offered to the other broadcast media.
CBC's president and CEO has renewed calls for a memorandum of understanding with Canadians that would ensure stable, long-term public funding for the CBC in exchange for delivering agreed-upon programming and services.
Richard Stursberg says there is nothing wrong with the CBC's strategy; the problem is that the economy is in a stall and the current funding model for television broadcasting is broken.
The Rwandan government has suspended the British Broadcasting Corporation's local-language radio service in the country saying it threatened the country's national reconciliation.
Article profiles Vancouver's changing radio landscape that now sees CBC Radio One as the the top rated station.
FRIENDS says Barrie Ontario isn't getting a CBC Radio One station because the government hasn't given the public broadcaster the funds necessary to make local programming a priority.
CBC has unveiled its upcoming prime-time schedule features a half-hour show with comedian Ron James, a Juno-esque sitcom and a father-son P.I. show set in Newfoundland.
Documents released under Access to Information show the CBC spent at least $61,500 on nine meetings between January and June 2006.
A one-hour drama about warring families in Alberta has been cancelled by the CBC.
Columnist says CBC executives are really bumping up local news programming so that Coronation Street can air at 6:30 p.m., followed by Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.
Editorial says a proposal for public money to flow to private broadcasters - after a government rebuff of an appeal from the CBC - should be buried before it gains momentum.
Save-On-Foods has provided the funds needed for the cash-strapped public broadcaster to broadcast all Vancouver Canuck games in High Definition.
Freelance Journalist interviews FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison on the recent CBC cuts and how the recession is affecting Canada's broadcasting industry.
MP for Barrie says Ottawa should be looking at all options – including new cable fees and an infusion of government advertising – to help ensure the survival of local television stations.
More than 100 people held a rally outside the CBC building in Calgary to protest planned job cuts by the public broadcaster.
CBC says it will adopt an "info-now" approach to newsgathering and delivery to meet a growing appetite among young Canadians for breaking news.
FRIENDS says the parliamentary allocation model for funding the CBC is the most logical.
The CBC plans to expand several supper-hour local TV newscasts across the country - even as it faces a $7-million budget cut and the loss of 70 staff.
Jennifer McGuire, interim head of news for CBC, says specific announcements of changes to programs and schedules would come later this year and through early 2010.
Columnist calls CBC management's decision to cut 'Maritime Noon' an "attack on rural Canada".
Data show that claims by the government that the CBC is receiving record levels of public financing and that the Harper government has increased CBC funding every year since coming into office are false.
Columnist says programming decisions have dragged the public broadcaster back into the centre of the "Whither CBC?" debate.
Letter from the Mayor of Sarnia, Ontario urging the Prime Minister to provide bridge financing and increase the parliamentary allocation to Canada's public broadcaster.
Photos from a rally to support the local CBC station in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
More than 200 CBC fans showed up to protest coming job cuts at the corporation's Cape Breton bureau.
The cash-strapped CBC, struggling with layoffs and cuts to regional programming, wants a slice of any government funding meant to rescue local newscasts of struggling private broadcasters.
Industry experts says as long as CBC TV continues to find a substantial portion of its operating revenue in advertising, it is doomed to irrelevance and eventual death.
A rally is being planned to protest CBC cuts on April 17 in Calgary.
Editorial says the government should change the financing model and governance structure of the CBC so that it becomes an independent public broadcaster.
The Canadian Media Guild says the CBC should have access to a new fund designed to help local television.
ACTRA is concerned by reports that the government is considering bailing out private broadcasters while the CBC is being forced to cut staff and programming.
Government committee warns the BBC is in danger of becoming the monopoly supplier of programming that commercial broadcasters increasingly can't afford to make.
A group calling itself the Friends of CBC Cape Breton has scheduled a rally in Sydney Nova Scotia to protest the potential loss of local jobs.
Columnist says a public debate is necessary to reaffirm the value of public broadcasting.
The B.C. Court of Appeal issued a ruling that allows Adbusters to pursue legal action against the CBC and CanWest Global for refusing to screen its anti-consumerist television ads.
A U.K. Parliamentary report says BBC Worldwide, must scale back its commercial operations, share its license fee and exit its investments in overseas production companies and commercial Web sites.
A member of the Saskatchewan legislature speaks about the planned closure of the CBC's one-person bureau in La Ronge.
CBC Radio One has taken the top audience share in the Vancouver radio market for the first time in 20 years.
U.K. media regulator Ofcom has fined the BBC £150,000 for its "flawed editorial processes".
Editorial cites www.friends.ca as a place to connect with other supporters of public broadcasting.
In a note to staff, the CBC president says the only way the public broadcaster could avoid staff cuts is with new, additional and permanent public funding.
A planned 24-hour walkout by BBC news journalists has been called off after BBC bosses agreed to negotiations over planned compulsory layoffs.
Letter sent to the Heritage Minister from the President of the Professional Writers Association of Canada asking the Conservative government to reconsider the "disastrous" treatment of the CBC.
Columnist says that unless something changes, hundreds of communities across Canada will shortly lose most, if not all, of their local news coverage.
Scott Moore, Executive Director of CBC Sports, explains the network's decision to cut back on its figure skating coverage.
Columnist says Canada needs a publicly funded national broadcaster, since we know private, for-profit outfits simply can't cover small communities across the country.
CBC executive says the half-hour comedy "Sophie" is being cancelled due to low ratings.
Article details the issues facing CTV, Global and CBC and possible next steps for each broadcaster.
Columnist says Canada's public broadcaster is too valuable an institution to let wither on the vine.
Marie Chouinard writes that in a media environment where the private sector dominates, the Société Radio-Canada (CBC), through its cuts, risks losing its identity.
Editorial says that given the alternatives, reducing staff costs at the CBC appears the right thing to do in order to make its budget.
The makers of Little Mosque on the Prairie and The Border say that despite CBC reductions, their shows will not suffer in terms of production value and will not lose any staff.
Listener talkback to CBC's Maritime Noon regarding CBC's plan to cut the program in half.
Data show that while while conventional television broadcasters slash staff and close stations, Canada's specialty and pay TV operators are in solid health.
CBC executives say that "there will be reduction or elimination" in coverage of figure skating, skiing, aquatics, athletics and CONCACAF soccer.
FRIENDS says cuts at the CBC will result in the regions becoming hinterland, receiving programming from a centralized operation, rather than places where their own stories can be told.
CBC prime-time shows The Border, Being Erica and Little Mosque on the Prairie are being told to produce fewer episodes this season.
CBC president says there might be more major cutbacks to come if the corporation is unable to successfully sell $125 million worth of assets.
CBC English Services plans to cut up to 80 positions from its news division and 313 from sports, entertainment, current affairs, sales and support as part of its efforts to make up a $171-million shortfall.
260 jobs will be eliminated from the Montreal staff of Radio-Canada, the French-language service of CBC.
CBC executives say regional stations in Sydney, N.S., Saint John and Moncton, N.B. will lose between three and seven full-time positions.
CBC says it will cancel "The Simpsons" and "The Martha Stewart Show" in a cost-cutting maneuver.
CBC President says if the public broadcaster can't sell off $125 million in assets, CBC management "will have to consider taking drastic action that would compromise the very services we deliver to Canadians".
Canadians will see fewer regional programs and more reruns in the wake of the CBC's plans to slash 800 jobs.
MPs criticize the CRTC for not moving quickly enough to address problems in the television industry that could cause several cities to lose local TV service.
CBC will cut about 800 jobs in an effort to save $171-million amid a flagging economy that has seen advertising revenues plummet.
FRIENDS says an 8% cut to the CBC workforce will diminish the quality and quantity of local programming on the public broadcaster.
FRIENDS says regional and local CBC programming will be hit hard by budget cuts.
CBC announces major cuts to services, programs and people in order to bridge a $171 million financial shortfall in 2009-2010.
FRIENDS says Canadians will be upset when they see cuts to CBC's local and regional programming implemented.
Live Blog of Town Hall event where CBC executives lay out a plan to deal with a $171 million budgetary shortfall.
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff says Conservative inaction has forced CBC to make difficult decisions that will have disastrous consequences on its ability to carry out its national mandate.
Liberal and Conservative MPs debate public broadcasting support during question period.
800 jobs losses represent roughly 10% of the CBC's workforce and break down to some 393 positions on the English side, 336 at Radio-Canada and 70 corporate positions.
The BBC has warned staffers that they will not be paid if they refuse to cross picket lines during two days of planned strike action in April.
Columnist says insensitive remarks on American cable news about Canada's role in Afghanistan reenforce the need for a strong public broadcaster in Canada.
FRIENDS says that facing an estimated $65 - $100 million shortfall, it's almost certain that CBC local programming nationwide will take a hit.
Columnist says hanging Radio-Canada and the CBC out to dry is one more sign that the Conservatives have given up on Quebec in the next election.
Columnist says then the government's TV industry policy priority should be the application of fee-for-carriage in order to keep local TV stations viable and thriving.
Former CBC employee says that public broadcaster's highest paid staff should be willing to make sacrifices to address the budget shortfall.
Op-ed says CBC should reduce ads on TV in exchange for stable, long-term funding; but, this is not a new idea...
Columnist says that the CBC is a political hot-potato and there would be as much trouble for a government that increases the public broadcaster's budget to one that cuts it.
The Heritage Minister says he'd like television broadcasters to take a hard look at the horizon and reflect on what's broken with their business plans.
Video of The National's "At Issue" panel talking about the financial problems facing Canada's public Broadcaster.
The executive director of programming for CBC Television says success for a public broadcaster must be measured by the extent to which the public supports and endorses its programs.
CBC form letter in response to a message protesting the possible inclusion of commercials on CBC Radio.
Columnist says subscription fees should be used to remove advertising from CBC TV.
The Saskatchewan Justice Minister is accusing the CBC of "needless sensationalism" for its plan to broadcast an interview with a convicted Mountie-killer.
Heritage Minister James Moore says he has never been approached by the CBC for an emergency advance on future federal funding — a statement disputed by the public broadcaster.
Radio reporter says that "more than ever in this age of opinion-fuelled bloggers, specialty channels and PVRs, Canada needs the CBC".
The head of the CBC's largest union says the 50-per-cent reduction in bonuses for executives doesn't seem like much of a sacrifice compared to what unionized staff are facing.
Former National Public Radio vice-president says Canada should look to the U.S. for a new model for public broadcasting.
CBC's former chair says the crisis facing the CBC offers the public broadcaster a chance to refocus and separate itself from private stations, making it less reliant on ratings.
A report by Montreal's public-consultation office concludes a $1.6-billion plan to redevelop Radio-Canada's campus should include more social housing.
Representatives of Cape Breton Regional Municipality are urging the public to pressure the CBC to keep its Sydney Nova Scotia station open.
In and open letter to Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore, the Canadian Media Guild says the CBC should be adequately funded so that it is able to reduce its reliance on commercial revenue.
The president of Caldwell Asset Management says there is a place for public broadcasting, but in its current form, the CBC does not fill it.
CBC executives will receive half their yearly bonuses despite thousands of employees bracing for layoffs.
CBC's management and the Conservative government have demonstrated a pattern of contradicting themselves on the fundamental issue of placing ads on CBC Radio.
CBC spokesman says the that details of a newly approved budget will be revealed by month's end.
CBC president Hubert Lacroix says that the public broadcaster will freeze executives' salaries and slash their bonuses in half.
Letter from CBC's president updating staff on the recent board of directors meeting.
Documents obtained through Access to Information show board members of the CBC regularly flying executive class on short haul flights inside Canada.
A Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey found that half of respondents were in favour of the Conservative government providing bridge financing to the public broadcaster, while 41 per cent opposed the idea.
CBC spokesman says "Ads on radio are not currently among the things that are being looked at."
The NDP heritage critic says CBC's current financial crisis should be used as an opportunity to refocus the national broadcaster on news, drama and documentaries with less reliance on advertising.
The Prime Minister makes a critical reference to the CBC in a speech to a conservative think-tank.
Columnist says the CBC is heading into a potentially historic showdown with the Conservative government in a clash over cash that may well reshape public broadcasting in this country forever.
Editorial suggests that a highly partisan speech given to Conservative faithful - that includes a snide reference to the CBC - reflects the real Stephen Harper.
CBC English Television's report to the CRTC for the 2007/2008 Broadcast Year.
FRIENDS applauds the Heritage Minster's comments that the CBC needs to "stop chasing revenues and eyeballs," but says it is unlikely the Minister is controlling the purse-strings on this file.
Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore says that ads on public radio go against CBC "tradition" and would hurt private radio, which is also competing for scarce advertising dollars.
Columnist says that the Conservative government will use the CBC's current financial problems to restructure the public broadcaster into a model more to their liking.
Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek voices concern over the possibility of politicians influencing programming decisions on Canada's public broadcaster.
Columnist says the CBC has a left-wing bias and the government should "pull down its office buildings and stations and pour salt in their foundations".
Columnist says there are two arguable justifications for public broadcasting in Canada: cultural nationalism and intellectual elitism.
FRIENDS says the CBC Board is likely looking at deep cuts to staff and programming and introducing ads to CBC Radio to address financial woes.
Columnist says the CBC needs to be funded to a high standard, and then held to it.
FRIENDS says the CBC's revenue shortfall springs equally from the recession and the public broadcaster having overpaid for American game shows that did not meet "rosy" sales projections.
FRIENDS tracks Stephen Harper's comments on public broadcasting and cultural sovereignty over the years.
In a radio interview, FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, discusses the implications of placing ads on CBC Radio.
The Heritage Minister discusses funding for the CBC, Canadian content and the potential of ads on CBC Radio.
Article references FRIENDS' campaign to keep ads off CBC Radio.
The CBC's board of directors, faced with a possible $200-million shortfall, has approved a budget for the coming year that includes deep cuts.
The CBC has abruptly cancelled a scheduled meeting with Heritage Minister James Moore, acknowledging the planned encounter fuelled perception of political interference.
The President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada to speak about the Future of Public Broadcasting in Canada.
FRIENDS says that if public investment replaced ad revenue on CBC television, it would help private sector television operators who are in financial difficulty.
Writer and former CBC producer says "trying to be everything to everyone, CBC-TV ended up being nothing to anyone."
Conrad Black says that if professionally approached, CBC could become a first class national and international voice in public broadcasting.
Columnist says CBC's "popularization" strategy has alienated core audiences, and exchanged them for audiences for whom CBC is just one choice among many, and therefore not worth fighting for in difficult times.
FRIENDS says the CBC should follow the BBC model in which the board of directors, composed of TV veterans, nominates the president, who reports back to the board.
In a radio interview, FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, discusses the implications of amalgamating the Canadian Television Fund, the Canada New Media Fund and Aboriginal Television fund.
Columnist says the optics of the CBC's plight would be improved if it committed itself to local coverage when commercial broadcasters are balking at the cost and their regulatory requirements.
The CRTC will hold a public hearing to determine whether the way that CBC re-branded specialty channel 'Country Canada' to 'bold' has negatively impacted "the integrity of the licensing process".
Columnist says new rules will see CBC having to compete for a share of funds in the amalgamation of the Canadian Television Fund, the Canada New Media Fund and Aboriginal Television fund.
Heritage Minister James Moore says the government will not provide bridge financing to the CBC.
Email from Anita Neville, MP to a Winnipeg South Centre constituent saying the Liberal Party will "do its part to ensure that advertising is not aired on public radio".
Channel 4 executives have offered to take pay cuts amounting to as much as 35%, as the publicly owned U.K. broadcaster seeks additional funding.
Columnist says CBC should follow the example of the Irish national broadcaster and institute staff pay cuts.
The union that represents 1,500 Radio-Canada and CBC employees in Québec and Moncton says the Harper government must provide adequate funding for CBC/Radio-Canada, even in these difficult times.
In an excerpt from his book, the former vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition says Stephen Harper was appointed to the organization's top job in 1997 because he fit the criteria of viewing the CBC as a "socialist-run boondoggle".
Columnist contrasts how the current economic crisis is being covered by CTV and CBC newscasts.
Columnist says if CBC executives wants to go 'Hollywood', then it's not entitled to special treatment, but if it's a public broadcaster, then a case can be made for government support.
The Canadian Media Guild is "seeking clarifications" from the CBC's management, saying that it has not been notified of layoffs and had been assured no decisions have been made.
Liberal MP Bob Rae says the Conservative government is using the recession as cover to gut the CBC.
Video Blog post on the challenges facing the media business in Canada.
FRIENDS says it is doubtful whether Canadian taxpayers would be willing to pay for a public broadcaster that carries American TV shows and commercialized radio.
CBC president says senior management at the public broadcaster is looking at options that "would substantially change the very nature of our service to Canadians."
FRIENDS says possible cuts to CBC programs and less regional content would result in more of a Toronto broadcasting corporation than a Canadian broadcasting corporation.
Speaking Notes for Hubert T. Lacroix, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBC/Radio-Canada, to the Empire Club of Canada.
The president of CBC/Radio-Canada says ads on CBC Radio are "on the table."
CBC president says he is considering introducing more American programming into television schedules, downgrading or selling parts of TV or radio services, increasing on-air advertising, or closing local stations.
FRIENDS say the gamble by CBC executives to purchase expensive U.S. TV shows hasn't paid off.
CBC executives say Internet Service Providers have become broadcasting distributors, and as such, should be required to contribute to program funding.
Columnist says there is mounting speculation that U.S. media groups are interested in collaborating in a new U.K pubcaster that would merge Channel 4 and BBC Worldwide.
A spokesman for the Prime Minister says "The CBC cannot be insulated from all market realities." after executives at the public broadcaster floated the idea of a bridge loan to cover a sharp drop in ad revenue.
The Conservative government has signaled it would not bail out the CBC after the public broadcaster asked for help to compensate for a drop in advertising revenue.
FRIENDS says a CBC revenue shortfall is as high as $125 million, and that watertight, multi-year acquisition of American shows have contributed to the corporation's woes.
CBC spokesman Jeff Keay says the public broadcaster wants Ottawa to provide immediate relief for a budgetary shortfall expected in 2009-2010 but he dismissed suggestions that bridge financing would amount to a handout.
The CBC espionage series The Border has been sold to American cable network ION TV, which will have exclusive U.S. broadcast rights to the show.
CBC brass is denying a report that it's asking the federal government for help, but admits the corporation could soon be in a deficit position.
CBC senior management says it is having to consider job cuts and changes to its services and programming to manage a revenue shortfall.
FRIENDS says a CBC revenue shortfall is likely caused by the decision to purchase several expensive U.S. TV properties, including Jeopardy, Wheel Of Fortune and The Martha Stewart Show.
Richard Stursberg, CBC's Executive Vice-President, English Services, says advertising revenue has fallen "off a cliff," and the CBC is considering asking the government for bridge financing to weather the recession.
CBC President Hubert Lacroix's internal memo to all employees on the corporation's financial challenges.
In a note to staff, CBC president Hubert Lacroix says he is looking at alternatives to address a budget shortfall "including the sale of some of our assets."
Letter to the Editor says the government should increase funding to the CBC, rather than allowing ads on CBC Radio.
Viewer data show that the CBC-TV decision to move 'Being Erica' to a Wednesday time-slot hasn't worked.
Columnist says that a Harper government review that may lead to the sale or privatization of several well-known Crown corporations could become a political minefield when expanded to include the CBC.
Manitoba aboriginal leaders charge the CBC has failed to police its website and has given racists a forum to spew hatred.
FRIENDS says Heritage Minister James Moore may have blurted out more than he intended when saying he would consider putting ads on CBC Radio.
In a radio interview, FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, discusses the possible implications of placing ads on CBC Radio.
FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, takes part in a call-in radio show on the Conservative government's openness to allow the commercialization of CBC Radio.
CBC/Radio-Canada says it is not currently considering putting ads on CBC Radio but is looking for 'financial flexibility' to offset a revenue shortfall from TV operations.
A day after the federal government rejected pleas for financial assistance, CBC cancels Steven & Chris and Fashion File.
NDP Heritage critic says Minister James Moore "revealed his government's inclination to support the introduction of commercials on CBC Radio."
FRIENDS says that if the government and CBC executives are considering putting ads on CBC Radio they can expect a firestorm of protest.
Heritage Minister James Moore says that commercial advertising on CBC Radio should be be considered if the public broadcaster needs extra cash to to dig itself out of a financial hole.
Responding to a question from Charlie Angus, the NDP Heritage Critic, Minister Moore says he would consider putting ads on CBC
A new study says CBC.ca is the number one ranked news website in Canada for buzz generated from its online content.
Longtime CBC broadcaster Russ Germain, former host of flagship radio news programs World Report and The World at Six, has died at the age of 62.
Members of the Canadian Media Guild have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new five-year collective agreement with CBC/Radio-Canada.
U.K. public broadcaster Channel 4 has implemented a pay freeze for all staff, and top executives will not receive bonuses this year.
Columnist says a timeslot shuffle make it look like CBC-TV is hiding its "public" broadcasting face in order to give a desperate boost to programming that is undistinguishable from "commercial" TV fare.
Reports indicate the U.K. government is leaning heavily towards the creation of a British TV distribution giant from a tie-up between the two public broadcaster, Channel 4 and the BBC.
Japan's public broadcaster is relaunching its NHK World channel as a 24-hour English-language news service in a bid to create an Asian counterpart to Al Jazeera, the BBC and CNN.
Letter to the Editor, Globe and Mail - FRIENDS says that despite claims that there is little appetite to increase resources to the CBC, a majority report of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage recommends that Parliament "increase the appropriations it gives the public broadcaster, from $33 per capita to $40 per capita a year over the next seven years".
Demonstrators have conducted a sit-in at BBC headquarters to protest the broadcaster's refusal to carry a video appeal for relief aid for Gazans.
The interim publisher of CBC News says the public broadcaster has started a renewal initiative with the goal to make news programming better and more relevant to Canadians.
Columnist says there is very little appetite in Canada to follow the model in France and remove commercials from prime-time television.
CBC/Radio-Canada has announced a study to evaluate the breadth and depth of its news content and to gauge Canadians' expectations of the public broadcaster's news services.
CBC Media Relations calls CBC Television a "publcly-subsidized commercial network."
Censors at China's state owned broadcaster hastily cut the feed to U.S. President Barack Obama's inaugural speech when 'communism' was mentioned.
Columnist explores the differences in TV watching between Canada and communist Cuba.
Email from John Duncan, MP to a Vancouver Island North constituent regarding the availability of "over-air" access to CBC television in the Comox Valley since the transmission tower was destroyed.
In response to public pressure, including from FRIENDS, Heritage Minister James Moore has promised not to cut the CBC's parliamentary grant by $200 million in the upcoming budget. �
Columnist says TV audiences for pro hockey are up 17 percent this year on TSN and 4 percent on CBC.
Article says it is unclear whether veteran newsman George Hoff has left the CBC or been let go as the Ottawa bureau's managing editor.
U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 says it will invest as much as $7 billion in creative content over the next decade if it secures investment to support its public service mission.
CBC Radio 2 listeners have selected the top 49 Canadian songs that best defined the country's image for Barack Obama.
Assistant managing editor questions CBC's handling of a disqualified contestant on its reality TV program 'Canada's Next Great Prime Minister."
Industry professionals offer advice on how to improved Canada's public broadcaster.
CBC has tapped Jeopardy!'s Alex Trebek to host the upcoming installment of its one-hour special Canada's Next Great Prime Minister.
The Commissioner of Official Languages says the CRTC and the federal government should contribute to strengthening the CBC's role in producing regional programming in both official languages.
CBC programs are using fictional blog entries to extend storylines from the TV broadcast to the Internet, or the other way around.
Article profiles two new CBC TV dramas, Being Erica and Wild Roses.
CBC executive says the public broadcaster couldn't make televised professional baseball work financially in tough economic times.
Columnist says a CBC Radio Two promotion to help the incoming U.S. President learn about Canada though music may be a bright spot in an otherwise rocky transition from classical music.
Columnist says CBC producers had to resort to cold-calling potential contestants for its reality series 'Canada's Next Great Prime Minister.'
Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore is preaching sustained cultural funding, saying the CBC's budget is safe and the Conservatives intend to deliver on their election promises despite the financial downturn.
Columnist says that in spite of a mandate to promote national unity, CBC's English and French-speaking divisions are firing insults across the language fence for profit.
A new Nanos Research poll suggests Canadians want an economic stimulus package that puts investment in public services at the top of the federal agenda.
In a bid to avoid sharing license fees, BBC director general Mark Thompson is backing a proposed merger between public broadcaster Channel 4 and commercial broadcaster web Five.
Columnist notes that all sketches for a controversial New Year's eve program were vetted by Radio-Canada's brass days before they went on air.
Correspondence between Chief of Staff to CBC President and a Friends' supporter regarding Radio 2 and Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
The producers of CBC's 'Being Erica' are using social media tools on the internet to extend and promote the show.
Columnist says that Radio-Canada's New Year's Eve prime-time variety show known as the Bye Bye crossed the line with gags such as the assassination of U.S. president-elect Barack Obama.
According to BBM Nielsen Media Research, the CBC's new comedy 'Being Erica' had 575,000 viewers for its pilot episode.
Vancouver Island citizen says the CBC is leaving many people with no window to Canada and the world with the decision not to replace a communications tower.
A memo to the FRIENDS Steering Committee describes scenarios by which CBC management could cut services if a Conservative Party plan to slash the public broadcaster's Parliamentary allocation by $200 million were to be implemented.
French viewers have for the first time watched prime-time television without advert breaks, as President Nicolas Sarkozy's media reforms get under way.
Columnist offers suggestions to Canadian television networks for 2009.