Arts and business leaders say southwestern Ontario should get its own CBC Radio One station.
Columnist says there is very little local television programming on Ottawa CBC, CTV and A-Channel stations.
Columnist looks at the centralization of some of CanWest's newspaper operations in Hamilton.
Columnist says CBC's decision to air Little Mosque on the Prairie in Quebec is timely as the province is in the midst of a debate about the integration of religious minorities and immigrants.
CEP says CanWest will be in breach of its broadcast licences if it moves ahead with plans to centralize its Global television operations without CRTC approval.
The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada files a letter of complaint with the CRTC saying CanWest MediaWorks is violating its broadcast licence obligations under the Broadcasting Act.
CanWest is cutting newsroom staff at The Vancouver Sun and The Province transfers in a companywide bid to reduce costs.
The president and CEO of VisionTV says that if the CRTC accedes to cable industry wishes, much of the programming diversity currently available to Canadians will disappear.
The head of CBC English radio, who championed the public broadcaster's re-emphasis on regional and local news, announced she is retiring after five years.
The CanWest owned Montreal Gazette newspaper says planned newsroom staff cuts are being driven by declining market, circulation and readership.
Columnist says he would welcome a new CBC Radio One station in Hamilton.
FRIENDS tells the CRTC that cultural sovereignty must come first and foremost in any redesign of the regulatory framework for big cable and satellite companies.
The union for CanWest Global TV in Quebec has complained to the CRTC that the station is not respecting its legal commitments to produce 18 hours of regional, original programming per week.
Local officials in Quebec say Global Television pulling the plug in the region is bad news for the English community, which will see itself reflected less often in the media.
Cuts to the news operations of television networks in the past year have the Canadian Media Guild calling on the CRTC to regulate at least 30 minutes of local news each weeknight.
FRIENDS says CanWest's decision to cut 200 jobs comes at a time when the company should be producing more quality Canadian programming, not less.
FRIENDS says the CanWest job cuts demonstrate that debtholders are pressuring the company, which is in the midst of trying to buy Alliance Atlantis for $2.3-billion with U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs.
CEP says Global television has abandoned its employees and audiences in cities across the country.
The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union says the CRTC is abdicating its responsibility to the Canadian public by not forcing Rogers to reinstate local news programming in its City TV stations.
CBC says current plan to enhance Kelowna Radio One station will improve service to Kamloops, nonetheless recognizes future need for "a distinct service for Kamloops".
Letter to the editor says Toronto CBC Radio One tagline makes clear it is not intended to serve Hamilton.
MP for Hamilton Centre joins chorus of support for new CBC radio station in Hamilton.
Letter to the editor by McMaster University president says university supports dedicated CBC radio station in Hamilton.
Writer discusses impact of not having a local CBC radio station in Kamloops.
Letter to the editor says Hamilton should have its own CBC Radio presence, unreasonable for Toronto CBC station to serve Hamilton just because its signal reaches the city.
Letter to the editor from Hamilton city councillor says newspaper opposition to local CBC radio station in Hamilton at odds with community's interests.
Letter to the editor says CBC Radio One should serve Hamilton and the entire Golden Horseshoe region.
Editorial criticizes CBC decision to pursue funding for new radio station in Hamilton, rather than refocusing staff and programming from Toronto.
CBC English Radio head says Hamilton would be first new station if federal government grants one-time funding for proposed expansion of local radio service.
Article says Shaw has ignored 2002 CRTC decision to restore requirements for volunteer-produced local programming on community cable channels.
Applicant for Caribbean-African radio station in Toronto complains CBC opposition to its proposed frequency has grounded the initiative.
Column says CBC Radio One station in Kelowna inadequate to serve Kamloops.
Industry representatives are calling for more funding of Canadian drama, a renewed commitment to domestic feature films and more local programming as part of Rogers' proposed purchase of the CityTV stations.
A Canadian movie has been beating U.S. summer blockbusters in Quebec, but some critics worry that commercial appeal comes at a high cultural cost.
FRIENDS spot survey shows that more than a third of CBC’s weekly prime time schedule was devoted to foreign shows.
FRIENDS says CBC's top news editor had to cope with poor decisions from top management such as chopping regional newscasts in half in 2000.
Editorial says Barrie should welcome CBC Radio's interest in establishing a new station in the community.
A Barrie, Ontario city councillor is concerned a new CBC radio station could cut into the audience of privately owned/operated stations currently servicing the city.
The CBC has applied to the CRTC for a license to extend its radio coverage across the eastern tip of P.E.I.
Columnist says Barrie, Ontario is one of 15 communities across Canada that could get its own CBC Radio station.
FRIENDS says the CRTC has protected editorial diversity in local news and more choices for Canadian content during prime time with its decision to carve out five CityTV stations from the assets acquired by CTVglobemedia from CHUM.
The CRTC has not approved the transfer of five CityTV stations in Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver to CTVglobemedia.
Global National, Canada's most-watched national newscast, to be broadcast from new, high-tech digs near Parliament Hill.
FRIENDS says the CBC's plan to expand its supper hour news programs from 30 to 60 minutes without increasing local news budgets is a bad idea.
CBC executive admits that the network's focus on the Maple Leafs might not have helped Ottawa appeal to a national audience.
FRIENDS says CBC's plan to expand supper hour news programs from 30 to 60 minutes without increasing local news budgets seems doomed to fail.
FRIENDS says CBC Television should invest more money in regional programming if it wants to stop the slide in its audience share, especially for supper-hour news shows.
Activist group has a vision of "integrated media, two countries, and one audience."
Columnist says CBC hopes to start a radio station serving Kitchener and London, Ontario as part of its plan to increase its service in fast-growing communities across Canada.
Article profiles the battle for Quebec's radio listeners between Astral and Corus.
Francophone leaders from northern Ontario tell parliamentarians that 20 per cent of French language television programming should be dedicated to Francophone communities outside of Quebec.
Claudette Paquin has been named the head of TFO following the French-language education channel's split from TVOntario.
An aboriginal broadcaster tells the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage the CBC should better address the needs of Canada's aboriginal community.
FRIENDS says the Rogers deal to purchase A-Channel stations could fall through if the CRTC does not approve CTVglobemedia's acquisition of CHUM.
FRIENDS expresses concern over local news in Barrie in the wake of the proposed A-Channel sale to Rogers.
Rogers would become the fifth owner of A-Channel Ottawa, also known as CHRO TV, since it began in 1961.
FRIENDS says the sale of A-Channel stations could hurt local news coverage because new ownership may wish to cut costs.
FRIENDS recommends that in exchange for approving CTVglobemedia's acquisition of CHUM's radio and specialty television assets, CTVglobemedia should be required to divest the five CHUM/City stations and to retain CHUM's six A-Channel stations
Columnist notes that CBC is airing an afternoon lifestyle show called 'Living Calgary' in Edmonton.
The B.C. Film Commission says the British Columbia film and TV industry earned more than $1.2 billion last year.
CBC has announced it will get an extra $60 million in funding from the federal government in each of the next two years to support local programming.
Broadcasters and advertisers say time shifting - the ability to watch network feeds from other time zones - is playing havoc with commercials and ratings.
FRIENDS referenced in article about a presentation made by Save Our CBC Kamloops to the House committee reviewing CBC's mandate.
FRIENDS submits research to the Commons Heritage Committee showing a significant number of citizens would lose CBC TV programming if the public broadcaster were to drop over-the-air service outside major urban centres.
FRIENDS presents research that shows three million Canadians do not subscribe to cable or satellite and receive their TV signal over the air.
FRIENDS warns the Commons heritage committee that the CBC may try to "unplug" hundreds of thousands of over-the-air television viewers in small cities and rural areas across the country.
Fred Mattocks, Executive Director of CBC TV Regional Programming responds to concerns form a grassroots citizens group regarding the lack of access to CBC TV over-the-air in Kamloops.
FRIENDS recommends to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage that CBC governance should be free from patronage, the public broadcaster should better reflect Canada's regions and Parliament should increase CBC's budget by $100 million per year for the next five years.
CanWest has announced it will hire more than 25 news journalists and open new bureaus in Quebec City, Halifax, France and China.
Article highlights a CRTC regulation that states cable companies must provide a community channel that encourages access, training and meaningful volunteer opportunities, and that up to 50% of airtime must be made available for independently produced community programs.
Article says that despite technological advancements the best way to transmit information in the case of an emergency is the radio - but only if local stations have staff in the studio to report the news.