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Friends of Canadian Broadcasting warns of layoffs and cuts to CBC programming.
CBC President Hubert Lacroix is set to address a town hall meeting of all CBC and Radio-Canada employees on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. The meeting will be about the broadcaster's financial pressures and how it will go forward.
The federal government says funding needs to focus on privacy protection, better technology, faster Internet connectivity.
According to a new poll, a strong majority of Ontario voters believe Premier Wynne should keep the promise of long term funding for TVO and TFO made by her predecessor, and seven-in-ten favour maintaining or increasing funding for the provincial public broadcasters.
A significant majority of Ontarians (7 of 10) believe that Premier Wynne should keep the promise of long term funding support for TVO and TFO, according to the latest survey of 1,000 Ontarians conducted between March 21st and 24th, 2014.
Randy Morse of Kaslo, British Columbia has won the $10,000 first prize in this year’s Dalton Camp Award for his essay on the dearth of news media in small town Canada and what can be done about it.
Columnist says that as the CBC decides against new season orders for Arctic Air and Cracked, the public broadcaster is looking for a new “balance of programming” to distinguish itself from private sector rivals.
Columnist says that media baron Pierre Karl Péladeau’s leap into politics is not a first in Canadian history but wonders whether with media concentration as strong as it is today, can we dare to allow it now?
Columnist says Harper should be glad he did not accede to Péladeau’s suggestions that he tear the wings off Radio-Canada.
Péladeau’s move into political spotlight casts doubt on Ottawa’s wireless ambitions by Christine Dobby
Columnist says that with Quebecor Inc.’s national wireless expansion already questionable, Pierre Karl Péladeau’s surprise political announcement could cast even more doubt on Ottawa’s enthusiastic declaration that it has succeeded in delivering competition in the sector.
Rogue Quebec billionaire not so much going into politics as launching a takeover bid by Andrew Coyne
Columnist says Pierre Karl Péladeau’s entry into provincial politics is crony capitalism taken to the next level and oligarch politics of a kind more usually identified with Russia or Italy.
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.
Columnist says that some Conservative MPs, even some members of the cabinet, have begun detaching themselves from the Harper party in anticipation of the Prime Minister's departure.
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.
CBC’s President and CEO faces a barrage of questions on the policies of of the national public broadcaster at a Senate Committee.
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.
Figures from the Library of Parliament suggest that the market value of Canadian music sales decreased by 20 per cent between 2008 and 2012.
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.