From the Globe and Mail: Canada’s public broadcaster says it can no longer afford to offer its television programming for free over the air as its advertising revenue deteriorates, and it wants cable and satellite companies to start paying for its signals.
Craig Silverman wrote an interesting blog post in which he lauds some major Canadian media players for getting off the fence and picking a strategic direction.
CBC staff got more grim details today about the extent of cutbacks at the public broadcaster. I “storified” some reaction.
As part of coping with a $115-million funding cut, the CBC will be eliminating 650 jobs over the next three years, the public broadcaster announced Wednesday.
Back in the 1990s, the painful job cuts the CBC went through were referred to as a “hollowing out,” if I remember correctly. Outwardly, things seemed the same, but inside, the core was gone from the tree. If the Conservative government forces a 10 per cent cut on the CBC in a bid to rein […]
Globe and Mail TV critic John Doyle thinks he’s found a pattern at the CBC, with its tolerance of hockey commentator Don Cherry’s forays into politics and the right-wing tilt of business “dragon” Kevin O’Leary.
Check it out at CBC.ca. This new design is much cleaner and more compact. There’s a minor gateway to user-generated content. As one whistle, it offered a link to live coverage of World Cup two-man bobsleigh racing from Whistler, B.C. But for the most part, not much news video evident. If you want to go on […]
This caught my eye in a Ryerson Review of Journalism article on the challenges facing CBC News.
Jeffrey Dvorkin, a one-time managing editor and chief journalist of CBC Radio, offers his thoughts on the Corpse’s big strategic idea to replace announcers with journalists.
Last night, Barbara Budd, the longtime co-host of CBC Radio One’s As It Happens, said she was leaving the show on April 30. And then it came out today that it wasn’t her decision.