Mar 3, 2014 — News Article: CBC CEO tells Senate that the public broadcaster will not retreat by Perry Hoffman
CBC President says the public broadcaster should not be limited to only doing what private broadcasters will not do or have no business incentive to do, and that no other public broadcaster in the world is put in that kind of a box.
The federal budget included a number of measures that fit within the digital heading, including $350 million for extending broadband to rural and remote areas.
Feb 27, 2014 — News Article: Double-dipping CBC boss under fire by Brian Lilley
Columnist says that despite his claims of promoting transparency, Hubert Lacroix's tenure at CBC has been one of trying to keep the public from knowing how tax dollars are spent.
Feb 27, 2014 — News Article: Orientations de CBC/Radio-Canada: Hubert Lacroix mitraillé de questions
CBC’s President and CEO faces a barrage of questions on the policies of of the national public broadcaster at a Senate Committee.
Feb 25, 2014 — News Article: Here’s what Jim Flaherty should do with those billions from the spectrum auction by Kate Taylor
Columnist suggests money from the recent wireless spectrum auction should be set aside to help Canada’s creative community produce more content for those public airwaves.
Feb 22, 2014 — News Article: Federal MPs to study challenges faced by music industry in a post-CD world by Jennifer Ditchburn
Figures from the Library of Parliament suggest that the market value of Canadian music sales decreased by 20 per cent between 2008 and 2012.
Feb 20, 2014 — News Article: Canadian industry to test VOD usage by Val Maloney
The Canadian Media Directors’ Council (CMDC) and the Television Bureau of Canada (TVB) along with broadcasters, agencies and other industry associations are testing the VOD market in Canada to determine its size and audience usage patterns.
Columnist says Rob Ford's YouTube channel is yet another opportunity for Ford to speak directly to his audience and fans, but it’s also a source of entertainment for viewers as he continues to build his international celebrity.
Feb 4, 2014 — Policy Brief: Presentation to the Standing Committee on Transport & Communications Senate of Canada
FRIENDS makes recommendations to a Senate Committee studying the challenges faced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in relation to the changing environment of broadcasting and communications.
Jan 14, 2014 — News Article: Media Bites: Want to Hear How Harper Hates Science? Watch CBC by J.J. McCullough
Columnist says there is a nuance in the state of science in Harper's Canada that's deliberately absent from the CBC's coverage, which exclusively cherry-picks facts in its attempt to prove the Conservatives are muzzling scientists.
Jan 10, 2014 — News Article: INTERVIEW-Canada not actively looking at lifting foreign limits on telcos by Thomson Reuters
James Moore says the Canadian government is not actively considering relaxing foreign ownership limits on the telecoms and broadcast sectors, even though he has said he is open to the idea.
Dec 28, 2013 — News Article: There's a new senior minister in town by Larry Kusch
Heritage Minister Shelly Glover discusses whether the CBC will be subject to further cuts.
Dec 26, 2013 — Blog Post: What a year!
Video looking back at a remarkable 2013 - the movement that we are building together has never been stronger and more needed.
Dec 24, 2013 — News Article: Broadcasters Ask Supreme Court To Rule On Aereo Before More 'Copycat' Services Launch by Wendy Davis
A group of broadcasters recently asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a pro-Aereo ruling by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals which refused to stop Aereo from operating its service, which allows customers to stream over-the-air TV shows to iPhones, iPads and other devices.
Dec 18, 2013 — News Article: Does political neutrality really mean journalists can’t act in self-defence? by Daniel Sellers
Columnist says even when meddling politicians go after CBC’s independence, reporters and producers are often reluctant to stand up for themselves.
Columnist says that when James Moore said it's not his job to feed his neighbour's child, he was likely expressing an ideological belief that flourished among liberals in the 19th century and that is held today by many Conservatives.
Dec 15, 2013 — News Article: Year in Review 2013: Top five Canadian political ads of 2013 by Andy Radia
FRIENDS TV ad, "The Man Behind the Desk" is selected as one of the top political ads of 2013 by Yahoo! Canada.
Dec 8, 2013 — News Article: Government is all talk when it comes to wireless policy by Brian McKenna
Columnist says Canadian taxpayers might well ask why they are footing the bill for advertising, whose main goal is to portray the Conservative government as a friend of the consumer.
Dec 5, 2013 — News Article: The solution to the CBC budget crisis is obvious. Give it the contract for all partisan Tory advertising by Kelly McParland
Columnist asks if yet another analysis of the CBC necessary and whether there is any aspect of its operations that are not known and understood in Ottawa.
Nov 28, 2013 — News Article: No bailout for CBC, Prime Minister's Office says by Daniel Proussalidis
According to a 2012 Friends of Canadian Broadcasting analysis, losing hockey will cost the CBC around $200 million a year.