Posts Tagged "CBC/Radio-Canada"

CRTC Bans Ads on Radio 2: Could TV be Next?

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on CRTC Bans Ads on Radio 2: Could TV be Next?

      Here is the good news: the CRCT has ordered CBC/Radio-Canada to end paid advertising on Radio 2 and ICI Musique. The ban begins immediately. The bad news is that CBC management still seems to think it was doing the right thing when it opened the two radio networks to commercial sponsorship three years ago, with the CRTC’s wary agreement. A corporate spokesperson said Wednesday the withdrawal of permission shows “a lack of understanding about the reality of public broadcasting,” and “does not help CBC/Radio-Canada serve Canadians.” But the “reality” of public...

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Bell Media, Canada AM, and the Public Interest

Posted by on Jun 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bell Media, Canada AM, and the Public Interest

Bell Media’s brusque announcement that it is killing Canada AM represents more than the loss of a morning news and current affairs program with a 40-year legacy. It is further evidence that private television, now in the hands of a clutch of corporate behemoths, is no longer in the business of serving the public interest. It may come as a surprise to some readers that in law and regulation, the federal government continues to regard the entire Canadian broadcasting system as a public service-oriented enterprise. Under the current Broadcasting Act, responsibility for providing citizens with...

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