A visit to Lyon last week got me thinking about how dominant religions absorb and erase competing rites and traditions. France’s second city has been…
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The CRTC has banned ads on CBC Radio 2 and ICI Musique. Could television be next?
The Hip concert may have been the most subversive program the CBC has ever aired.
Who after all, will defend the ineptly managed disastrously underfunded CBC? Certainly not the private, for-profit radio and television industry, or even newspapers, all of whom see themselves as being in direct competition with the CBC, both on the air and online.
There’s nothing wrong with the likes of Rogers and Google and Bell trying to make a buck on the debates. But it is important that these programs of national significance be made as widely accessible as possible. And that means that the CBC, with its television and radio networks and its online services—all built at public expense precisely to ensure universality—be included in the distribution process.
whether the new digital media are a natural extension of print, or of radio and television, is a moot point. Sites like thestar.com and cbc.ca are an amalgam of both traditions. So broadcasters might as easily complain about newspaper websites horning in on their territory as vice-versa.