Cbc Budget

Could Things Finally Be Looking Up For The CBC?

CP | Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Business

Many observers seem to think so.

Harper: CBC's Problems Due To Its Ratings, Not Government Cuts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Politics

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says the CBC's budget troubles aren't due to any government cuts to the national broadcaster, but rather because of its low ratings.

CBC Needs a Rethink

Barry Kiefl | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

CBC recently appeared before a Senate Committee examining its future and demonstrated that it has no real strategy for the future.

Veteran Sportscasters Laid Off

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Veteran sportscasters Steve Armitage and Mark Lee are the latest high-profile casualties of budget cuts at the CBC.Armitage, 70, lent his bo...

CBC's New Strategy Has Been Misunderstood

Bill Chambers | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Business
Bill Chambers

Our strategy, "A Space for us All," is not about abandoning our traditional audiences for digital ones, it is about abandoning bricks and mortar in favour of content and programming.

CBC Slashes News, Shows, Jobs..

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The CBC is slashing some 20 per cent of its workforce over the next five years, while cutting back evening newscasts and in-house production...

Could Subscriber-TV Save the CBC?

Wade Rowland | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Business
Wade Rowland

As the CBC and its supporters search with growing urgency for solutions to the public broadcaster's critical funding problems, an idea gaining some traction is that CBC television be dismantled, and spun off into a clutch of subscription-based cable specialty channels.

Has Canada Lost Faith in the CBC?

Barry Kiefl | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

The president of CBC published an article in Huffington Post recently asking Canadians for help in deciding CBC's future. Good idea but the plea received modest reader feedback. Is it a sign that CBC has lost the public, that Canadians have stopped believing in and what CBC and its managers say?

Here's How We Can Pay For the CBC

Barry Kiefl | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

CBC is reeling from a $115 million annual reduction in funding from the federal government. A cable tax seems an easy target for the cable and satellite companies to attack and the media would pile on, since no one likes a new (or old) tax. The cable companies and the media might hate the idea but what do average Canadians think about paying a little bit more for better quality Canadian TV programming?

My Solution For the CBC, Post-Hockey Night In Canada

D.K. Latta | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

What's the solution to the CBC dilemma? Maybe what needs to be done is that the CBC, which has mutated over time into a multi-platform mega corporation, should be divided into semi-autonomous parts. By breaking the CBC into smaller, tighter organizations (but still associated with the whole) it might actually eliminate a lot of bureaucracy.

Media Bites: In Losing Hockey Night in Canada, CBC Might Have Scored

J.J. McCullough | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Business
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg So no more hockey for the CBC. For 60 years the mother corp has been permitted to blow millions of tax dollars providing the nation with this redundant subsidized "service" anyway, a more-than-half-century absurdity whose bluff is only now being called. Far from being a stirring symbol of CBC success, Hockey Night in Canada has long been the single most wasteful monument to the network's fundamentally confused mandate.

CBC To Up Its Game?

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The CBC is considering creating a customer "loyalty" program as it bleeds revenues from the NHL lockout and struggles with deep federal budge...

Canada Sends Its Filmakers Packing

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 06.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

I am not happy with the cuts to the National Film Board (NFB), CBC and Telefim. It's culturally dumb. It's economically dumb. The cuts will only mean less jobs for the talented people working in this industry. It's time the government's support for telling our stories was not viewed as some fluffy option.

Watching the Watchdog: Seriously, This Is What the Media Complains About

Tim Knight | Posted 06.29.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

So what do 300 Canadian journalists bitch about when they get together for their annual conference? Speaker after speaker had the same complaint: Canadian authorities are preventing Canadian journalists practicing journalism in this participatory democracy.

Less Canadian Content at CBC would be a Good Thing

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 06.13.2012 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

Of all the transgressions and failures the CBC has been accused of -- with renewed vigour since the Conservative government brought down its budget -- there is one indictment the Mother Corp. doesn't deserve: Don't blame it for failing to produce entertaining English-language TV.

CBC Cuts Shows After Budget Slashed

CP | Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Big budget cuts at the CBC are putting "everything" on the chopping block — including hit shows "Republic of Doyle" and "Heartland," progr...

Why Chop Down the Arts?

Jacques Bensimon | Posted 06.07.2012 | Canada Politics
Jacques Bensimon

Why has the federal government targeted the CBC, Telefilm and the National Film Board? The only logical answer is that these cuts are purely political and ideological. Ottawa's politicians must stop using the arts as a political football and realize that culture is a profitable industry comparable to any other.

Can We "Reimagine" the CBC with Fewer Cuts?

Tyler Morgenstern | Posted 06.05.2012 | Canada
Tyler Morgenstern

In this budget, we're seeing steep cuts to precisely those areas where the greatest opportunities for growth and evolution reside -- regional services, engaging documentary production, in-depth reporting, and comprehensive news gathering. At Reimagine CBC, we're using this moment as an opportunity for creative intervention.

CBC To Air More Ads, Axe 650 Jobs

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Fans of the CBC can expect fewer new shows on television and more ads on radio as the public broadcaster cuts hundreds of jobs in the wake of...

Rachel Mendleson

Hundreds Of Jobs At Stake, CBC Staffers Prepare For The Worst

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 03.28.2012 | Canada Business

Cuts to CBC funding expected in the upcoming federal budget could have dramatic implications, touching everything from popular television programming ...

The CBC's $100,000 Club

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada Politics

Go big or go home. That's the theory behind petitions presented by Conservative MPs calling for either the end of government funding for the CBC or th...

Who Will Make the CBC Accountable for its $1.1 Billion Budget?

Peter Worthington | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

Apart from the CBC's penchant for secrecy on how it spends the $1.1 billion of taxpayers' money it gets from the government, what I find unacceptable and disgraceful, is the CBC bidding on programs that the private sector would run, but can't match CBC funding which is given to them, rather than earned by them.

Althia Raj

CBC Cuts Could Be Deeper Than 10 Per Cent, Liberals Suggest

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA –The CBC could see even deeper cuts than the 10 per cent reduction the Heritage Minister has discussed, federal Liberals suggested Thursday. ...

Althia Raj

Tories Seek Big Budget Cuts At CBC

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada Politics

Heritage Minister James Moore wants to slash CBC’s budget by 10 per cent, The Huffington Post has learned. Although a government decision is far ...

CBC Could Face 5 Per Cent Funding Cut

CBC | Posted 09.12.2011 | Canada Business

CBC -- CBC/Radio-Canada must be prepared to face a cut of at least five per cent in its parliamentary allocation in the next budget, Heritage Minister...