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Nov 22, 2015 — News Article

New research project examines local news poverty

The impact of newsroom cutbacks, consolidations and closures will be the focus of a new study examining local news poverty in communities outside of Canada’s major media centres.

Nov 11, 2015 — News Article

Community Media Convergence Ramps Up to Welcome Visitors to Ottawa by Cathy Edwards

A release from ComMedia Converge says the first ever gathering of community media practitioners from all sectors (community TV, community radio, community online media such as The Media Co-op and gamers) will meet at Carleton University Nov. 22-24th.

Nov 5, 2015 — Policy Brief

Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-421 - Review of Local and Community TV 

FRIENDS says that the CRTC and the new government should collaborate to create a policy environment that recognizes the needs and vital importance of local TV.

Sep 29, 2015 — News Release

Nanos finds trust in CRTC to protect local TV

With a public hearing now scheduled concerning the future of local TV in Canada, a new Nanos survey has found a wide majority of Canadians (76 per cent) trust the CRTC will “make decisions that will ensure my local TV station is not forced to close.”

Sep 14, 2015 — News Article

A review of the policy framework for local and community television programming

The CRTC launches a review of the policy framework for local and community television programming.

Sep 8, 2015 — Opinion Poll

Nanos Research: Views on local news, CBC and political preferences among voters in the federal electoral district of Peterborough-Kawartha

New public opinion research indicates that Peterborough-Kawartha voters value local TV and are more likely to vote for a candidate who favours increasing the CBC’s budget.

Sep 8, 2015 — Speech

Peterborough News Conference Video and Speaking Notes

Speaking notes from a news conference releasing the results of a Nanos Research poll of voters in the federal riding of Peterborough–Kawartha, the first poll of voters in this riding in the 2015 campaign.

Sep 8, 2015 — News Release

Liberals currently have advantage in Peterborough–Kawartha; local voters strongly support CBC and local news: Nanos survey

A new Nanos survey has found that the federal riding of Peterborough–Kawartha has turned from a Conservative fortress to a battleground riding where support for the CBC and local news is strong among local voters.  

Sep 4, 2015 — News Article

The geezer vote by Margaret Atwood

Author says the Trans-Pacific Partnership Harper’s so keen to sign will very likely mean the end of the CBC as a public national broadcaster, with advertisers and foreign interests calling the shots, including the shots on political news coverage. 

Sep 2, 2015 — News Article

Canadian Newspapers, Local TV Could Be Gone By 2025: Analyst by Daniel Tencer

In a study issued last month, Ken Goldstein, founder of Communications Management Inc., said the twin disappearances of newspapers and local TV will have “obvious” implications for Canadians’ ability to get local news.

Aug 28, 2015 — News Article

CBC drops local TV affiliates in Oshawa, Peterborough and Kingston by Robin Levinson King

The CRTC announced Thursday that CHEX-TV in Peterborough, Channel 12 in Oshawa and CKWS-TV in Kingston would be ending their affiliation with CBC and entering into a “program supply agreement” with CTV beginning Aug. 31.

Jul 20, 2015 — News Release

Harper blueprint embedded in Senate CBC report

The Senate Transport and Communication Committee’s report on the challenges facing the CBC would fundamentally change the national public broadcaster for the worse, according to the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.

Jun 25, 2015 — News Article

CRTC revokes licences of aboriginal radio stations in Edmonton, four other cities

In a decision “to help improve radio service for urban aboriginal listeners,” the CRTC says it is revoking the licences of AVR stations in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa effective July 25.

Jun 24, 2015 — News Article

CKUA to Open Calgary Studio, Tripling Local Content by Sarah Pynoo

Calgarians will soon be able to tune into more local music programming, thanks to a partnership between CKUA, the NMC, and the Calgary Foundation.

Jun 6, 2015 — News Article

Victoria’s CHEK rides out turbulent times by Claire Brownell

Columnist says five-and-a-half years after employees bought the station from Canwest, CHEK is still chugging along, with more local programming, less funding and no major media conglomerate with other sources of revenue to fall back on.

Jun 2, 2015 — News Article

Global Montreal adding more local newscasts this fall by Steve Faguy

Global Montreal is adding more local news to its daytime schedule.

May 28, 2015 — News Article

CBC Dethrones CJOB as Winnipeg’s Top Radio Station

Columnist says a major shift in the local radio landscape shook up the spring ratings book in Winnipeg.

Apr 17, 2015 — News Article

CBC program Q aimed at U.S. youth while most Canadians given a back seat by Nick Fillmore

Columnist says Q producers are much more attuned to coming up with entertainment and youth-oriented program ideas rather than off the beat Canadian ones.

Apr 1, 2015 — News Article

Channel survivor: What will the dial look like in a pick-and-pay world? by James Bradshaw

Columnist says in a pick-and-pay world, TV channels will have to fight to attract viewers’ attention and some won’t make it and will be kicked off the dial.

Mar 27, 2015 — News Article

Change: the one constant in the media industry by Hubert T. Lacroix

CBC President says the public broadcaster's new local plan reduces the cost of service and starts to reshape it for how media is being, and will be, consumed in the future.