Lobby group envisions Kamloops as a pilot city for the delivery of digital/high-definition TV.
Lobbyist speculates that a CBC Radio plan to invest $20 million in 20 centres across the county was dropped when it received little support from the Conservative government.
CBC News editor-in-chief says the public broadcaster is now thinking of itself as a content provider with the objective to provide news and information to Canadians via their network or platform of choice.
Analysis shows there are many small communities with relatively high reliance on over-the-air television.
Columnist says CBC management is losing credibility because of flip-flops such as the decision to reinstate hour-long local newscasts.
FRIENDS encourages the CRTC to grant carriage fees to over-the-air broadcasters in return for commitments to local and drama programming and to reinstate a policy of requiring a percentage of revenue to be spent on the production of Canadian programming.
The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union tells the CRTC that local programming - the "foundation" of the broadcasting system - has all but disappeared from the airwaves.
Canadian Media Research Inc. comments filed with the CRTC regarding the CBC's proposal to close down its over the air television transmitters.
CBC senior managers have announced a return to local and regional news in the coming months, with Vancouver as the test city.
Columnist says rumours of CBC TV anchor/senior executive relationship have trumped buzz around new news plan.
FRIENDS questions that a plan to return to hour-long local newscasts will be implemented given the term of the current CBC president expires in a matter of months.
CBC TV plans to return to one-hour regional newscasts and establish "civic journalism," where citizens can upload video or images of news events.
FRIENDS says specifics of new CBC plan for local news raise serious questions, and predicts the plan may not survive the appointment of a new CBC president.
The Canadian Media Guild is citing Kamloops as CBC's test case for possible withdrawal from rural over-the-air service across the country.
Kamloops City Council has unanimously agreed to send a letter to Bev Oda, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, urging her to help restore public TV to the city.
Columnist explores the impact Daryl Duke, past member of FRIENDS' Steering Committee, had on Vancouver's and Canada's cultural history.
CH, the first private television station in British Columbia, celebrates 50 years of broadcasting.
CBS's local television stations will begin providing local news clips to Yahoo in return for revenue splitting from Internet ads.
Blog posting says Wall Street is undermining democracy by demanding higher profits from local television stations resulting in more Americans getting less news.
Consultant hired to help the CBC formulate a local news plan - management wants to present proposals for local television news to the CBC board by November.
Study finds Americans get most of their news from local TV (65.5%) - more than double newspapers (28.4 %) and almost six times the figure for the Internet (11.2 %).
Internal note to CBC staff says that a new hire will expand the public broadcaster's capacity to deliver local news that better connects with Canadians.
Appearing before the House of Commons heritage committee, CBC president and acting chairman Robert Rabinovitch was grilled over a series of summer controversies.
Senior CBC management answer questions from Parliamentarians on issues such as local newscasts, new technologies, the CBC mandate, controversial programming decisions, and public broadcasting's place in the world.
Friends makes recommendations on advertising regulations, subscriber fees, public broadcasting funding, out-of-market tuning, time shifting, Canadian programming, local programming, the benefits policy and HD issues.
The proposed takeover of CHUM Ltd. by Bell Globemedia has overshadowed the fact that CHUM has cut 281 jobs and hours of local programming.
The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada has filed a complaint with federal regulators saying CHUM's stations in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver have breached their licences by cutting back local programming.
A senior CBC executive says the public broadcaster cannot justify the expense that would be required to deliver CBC-TV via analog in the Kamloops area.
The CRTC decision to delay CBC/Radio Canada's licence renewal may aid a Kamloops citizens group in its struggle restore CBC-TV broadcast service to the region.
Op-ed says that the CBC should restore transmitted television signals in Kamloops, not just because Canadians depend on an unbiased source of news, but because the CBC must live up to its public obligations.
Kamloops CBC viewer sees the decision to cease television transmission as a precedent the CBC will follow to save money in other smaller markets.
CBC Television Chief of staff responds to letter by a resident regarding the inability to receive CBC Television programming over antennae in Kamloops.
Columnist discusses Senate Committee report's conclusions on media concentration in Canada and the CBC.
Canada's ethnic media now comprises more than 120 radio and television shows, 536 publications, and more than 100 languages.
Moses Znaimer and Quebec producer Jocelyn Deschênes have brokered a deal with the CBC to make Rumours, an English version of the hit Québécois comedy Rumeurs.
CRTC approves first new radio station in PEI in more than twenty years.
CRTC sides with CBC, decides TSN cannot broadcast more than one hockey game nationally at the same time; CBC had argued competition from TSN for advertising revenues would make it uneconomical for the public broadcaster to air sports on TV.
CTV's supper-hour newscast is the No. 1 choice in the Edmonton market this spring, with a larger audience than all the other major newscasts put together.
CBC's The Current, Dispatches, Definitely Not the Opera, Ideas, Outfront As It Happens and some regional programming are all now available as downloadable podcasts on computers or portable music players.
The winner of the 2008 Dalton Camp Award describes how media concentration changed the Kingston Whig-Standard from one the top independent newspapers in Canada to just another link in a chain.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' 2006 Alternative Federal Budget recommends $178.4 million be allocated to implement proposed CBC local/regional strategy over three years.
Statistics Canada says Canadian television viewers spent less time watching both sports programs and programs with Canadian content in the fall of 2004.
Quebecor cancels popular domestic Quebec television series for failing to meet ratings targets, suggests historically secure business model for local television production in Quebec may be in danger.
For the first time in 21 years, the Gemini Awards national broadcast gala will be held outside Toronto.
XM satellite radio launching six regional news and talk channels aimed at covering all parts of the United States.
CBC television has failed to recapture its Toronto-market local news audience, lost following the year 2000 decision by senior management to cut local news across the country.
Richard Stursberg lays out a vision where CBC Television can become the most important and popular video platform for Canadian news, current affairs, and entertainment programming.
Column says Kamloops was not being well served by CBC even before a private broadcaster's disaffiliation from the public broadcaster on February 27 made it no longer possible to access English television over the air.
Disaffiliation of CBC affiliate in Kamloops, British Columbia to result in denial of CBC television to viewers without access to cable or satellite service.
Viewers in Kamloops, British Columbia that do not subscribe to cable or satellite services will lose access to CBC programming when CFJC-TV, a private broadcaster, terminates its 49-year affiliation with the CBC on Feb. 27.
Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada calls on Canwest Global to observe its local programming responsibilities in Atlantic Canada.