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Little growth in music streaming services: MTM

Media | 04/22/2015 9:05 pm EDT

Media Technology Monitor (MTM), a project of CBC/Radio-Canada, said in report released Wednesday that the percentage of anglophones using "personalized" audio streaming services over the last year or so has been relatively flat. MTM said 19 per cent of those surveyed last fall said they use personalized audio services, which is defined as a streaming service "available on the Internet which allows users to select from a number of possible streams and to customize playlists." This included pay services and free services that are ad-supported. MTM said that usage of music...

Netflix expands CBC licensing deal

Media | 12/04/2013 9:16 pm EST

Netflix Inc. and CBC/Radio Canada have expanded their licensing agreement, adding CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries, as well as new seasons of series like Republic of Doyle and Heartland, to Netflix’s streaming service. “Beginning this December and continuing through 2014, new shows and seasons will be available to Canadian members,” Netflix said in a release Wednesday. Sean Carey, vice-president of content acquisition at Netflix, said in the release: "Working with the CBC is part of our commitment to bringing Canadian subscribers the best of Canadian films and TV...

Future viewer habits to determine length of CBC hockey partnership: Rogers

Media | 11/27/2013 11:55 pm EST

Technological developments that impact the way consumers watch broadcast content will help determine whether CBC/Radio-Canada will continue to air NHL hockey games five years from now, said Scott...

NHL deal to help Rogers in pick-and-pay regime: analysts

Media | 11/26/2013 10:01 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc.’s new 12-year deal for the broadcast and multi-platform rights to National Hockey League games is a $5.2-billion bet that Canadians will pay to maintain access to NHL...

Private over-the-air broadcasters struggle to regain lost advertising revenues

Media | 11/11/2013 6:29 pm EST

Five years after the 2008 global financial crisis caused a 10 per cent decline in Canada's TV advertising revenues, private conventional broadcasters are still feeling the pain. “If you...

CBC negotiating for Hockey Night in Canada rights

Media | 10/23/2013 9:04 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada is in “ongoing” negotiations with the National Hockey League (NHL) to renew its Hockey Night in Canada broadcasting rights, which are scheduled to expire in June. “We’ve been negotiating...

Tomlinson to host CBC News Windsor

telecom | 08/07/2013 7:22 pm EDT

CBC Radio/Canada named Asha Tomlinson as the new host of its nightly newscast in Windsor, Ont., the broadcaster said. In a release Wednesday, CBC said Tomlinson will take over as anchor of CBC News Windsor, which airs weeknights at 5:30 p.m., starting Sept. 2. A graduate of the University of Windsor’s communications program, Tomlinson has held several positions with private broadcasters and the Crown corporation over the past decade. Her most recent position was as a host with CBC News Network, the CBC release said....

Shropshire joins CBC

Media | 08/06/2013 8:26 pm EDT

Rebecca Shropshire is the new director of digital sales at CBC/Radio-Canada's revenue group, the public broadcaster said. Shropshire will be responsible for “establishing digital sales and business development strategies for all program properties in support of CBC Revenue Group targets and objectives,” the Crown corporation said in a release Tuesday. Shropshire was previously vice-president and director...

Watchdog group criticizes CBC for not airing its ads

Media | 07/22/2013 8:45 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada refused to air television ads that criticize a new federal law that undermines the public broadcaster’s independence from government, watchdog group the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting said. In a release Monday, Friends said CBC refused to air the ads, commissioned by Friends, because they were critical of a part of Bill C-60...

Writers Guild, CBC reach collective agreements

Media | 07/18/2013 8:57 pm EDT

The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) reached a tentative deal with CBC/Radio-Canada on two new collective bargaining agreements for CBC’s English-language TV and radio services, the groups said. The agreements, effective Sept....

National ad revenues drop to 2009 levels for private conventional TV

Media | 06/13/2013 9:05 pm EDT

Private conventional television stations' national advertising revenues fell to 2009 levels in the 2012 broadcast year, dropping 7.9 per cent and causing profits to sink, new CRTC data show. In conventional TV statistical and financial data released on the commission’s website Thursday, the CRTC said private...

CBC challenges private broadcaster in court over ICI brand

Media | 06/07/2013 9:09 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada is taking private broadcaster International Channel/Canal International (ICI) to court over competing claims to the ICI brand name. CBC said on Wednesday it plans to change the name of its French-language broadcaster, previously Radio-Canada, to ICI. Radio-Canada has used the ICI acronym—also a word...

Rathgeber disagrees with amendments to C-461

Media | 06/06/2013 6:28 pm EDT

A private member’s bill that aims to remove an exemption from the federal Access to Information Act for CBC/Radio-Canada will move to report stage after a parliamentary committee reported amendments to the bill....

CBC requirements are floors not ceilings, Blais says

Media | 05/31/2013 5:48 pm EDT

The CRTC expects CBC/Radio-Canada to exceed programming requirement “floors” it established for the public broadcaster in its latest licence conditions, CRTC Chair Jean-Pierre Blais said. “We have established...

CBC lays off technicians in Quebec

Media | 05/31/2013 3:26 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada laid off a third of its technicians in Matane, Rimouski and Sept-Îles, Que., said the local union for the workers. Michel Labrie, vice-president of the Syndicat des technicien(ne)s et artisan(e)s du...

ACTRA, Writers Guild, weigh in on CBC licence renewal

Media | 05/28/2013 8:35 pm EDT

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) supported the CRTC’s decision requiring that CBC/Radio-Canada air a minimum amount of children’s programming on its national TV networks while denouncing its decision to let the public broadcaster air ads on Radio 2. Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s executive director, said in a release Tuesday that there is an expectation that CBC air programming for kids. The release added that the CRTC decision permitting the public broadcaster to play ads on its previously ad-free Radio 2 network will make the national radio...

CRTC consulting on broadcast applications

Media | 05/24/2013 5:27 pm EDT

The CRTC opened a consultation on four broadcast applications, including a CBC/Radio-Canada request to operate a new FM radio station in Saskatoon. In a notice Wednesday, the CRTC said it is consulting on a CBC application for a licence for a new English-language CBC Radio One station in Saskatoon. The CRTC said it is also consulting on a request from...

CBC says it would refuse local advertising on radio networks, accept only national

Media | 12/19/2012 9:07 pm EST

CBC/Radio-Canada said its proposal for advertising on CBC Radio 2 and Espace Musique would draw national advertising only and refuse local ad buys. In final reply comments to the CRTC for its licence...

Blue Ant acquires Cottage Life Media

Media | 12/06/2012 7:12 pm EST

Blue Ant Media Inc. purchased Cottage Life Media Inc. and its four consumer publications, the company said Wednesday. Blue Ant bought magazines Cottage Life, Cottage, Outdoor Canada, Canadian Home Workshop and their associated websites, a release said, as well as Cottage Life Media custom magazines, books, social-media apps, and bi-annual Cottage Life...