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Follow CBC licence-renewal hearings at the CRTC

11/19/2012 11:03 EST | Updated 01/19/2013 05:12 EST
The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission is holding hearings into the renewal of CBC/Radio-Canada's licence for the next five years. It has been 13 years since the CBC's last licence renewal.

The hearings kicked off Nov. 19 with a presentation by a panel of corporate officers from the CBC and will continue until Nov. 30. The CRTC will hear from industry associations, broadcasters, advertisers, community groups and private individuals, and has already received 8,000 submissions from the public.

For its part, the CBC is asking for two things this time around:

- "A modern regulatory framework that will enable us to implement our strategy across all of our platforms and allow us to evolve and progress with our audiences, with technology and with our changing environment."

- "The opportunity to generate new revenue to meet the significant financial challenges presented by the Corporation's current operating environment, namely by adding advertising and sponsorship to CBC Radio 2 and Espace musique."

Read opening remarks from the CBC's corporate panel here.

Follow the hearings live on CPAC here (note: this is an external link).

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