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Tait again calls for digital flexibility

Media | 02/09/2021 4:30 pm EST

CBC/Radio-Canada president Catherine Tait doubled down on its request for greater flexibility to spend on digital services, saying it was needed in order for the CBC to be “a relevant 21st century digital media company”. In an interview at the Canadian Media Producers...

CBC defends its digital switch, terms of trade reluctance

Media | 01/28/2021 6:01 pm EST

On the final day of three weeks of CRTC hearings into CBC/Radio-Canada's license renewal, the public broadcaster Thursday tried to push back against some of the criticism levelled at it by intervenors. CBC's digital spending does not degrade its news coverage, and the...

Tait defends Tandem initiative at CRTC hearing

telecom | 01/18/2021 11:20 am EST

On the final day of the first week of  CBC/Radio-Canada's license renewal hearing before the CRTC, CBC...

COVID impact on CBC not as significant as expected, Tait says

Media | 01/11/2021 6:20 pm EST

The COVID-19 pandemic dropped CBC/Radio-Canada’s revenues by 11 per cent,...

CBC employees pen open letter, petition gov. seeking CRTC investigation of branded content

Media | 12/09/2020 5:38 pm EST

Impatient with the progress of a month-old Part 1...

Broadcasters sign up to BIPOC hiring directory

telecom | 10/05/2020 6:41 pm EDT

Canada’s largest broadcasters have committed to making the use of a Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) hiring database a prerequisite to giving original productions the green light.  The broadcasters are...

CBC suspends local newscasts during COVID-19 pandemic

Media | 03/19/2020 4:28 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada has temporarily suspended its English-language local TV newscasts in all locations bar the North, as it opts to consolidate programming into one national news program during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement on Wednesday, the CBC’s general manager of news Susan Marjetti said the consolidated newscasts at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. would integrate journalism and coverage from its specialty news channels, local CBC stations and its The National program.  In the statement, Marjetti said “extraordinary times require extraordinary measures.” “We are needed now more...

Without independence, CBC would be ‘state broadcaster’: Tait

Media | 05/31/2019 2:36 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The spectre of past Conservative government cuts to...

Shaw Rocket Fund wants CBC to broaden children’s programming

Media | 03/01/2019 4:54 pm EST

The Shaw Rocket Fund wants CBC/Radio-Canada to expand its focus on children’s content to reflect a broader age range and is asking for new communications legislation to ensure it has the funding...

Monique Marcotte retiring from CBC

Media | 02/28/2019 2:25 pm EST

Marco Dubé will take over the vice-president of people and culture position at CBC/Radio-Canada when...

Barbara Williams joins CBC

Media | 02/06/2019 4:46 pm EST

Corus Entertainment Inc.’s former chief operating officer, Barbara Williams, will be CBC/Radio-Canada’s new executive vice-president of CBC. Williams, who retired from Corus last year, will start the Toronto-based job on May 1, CBC said in a press release Wednesday. Michel Bissonnette,...

Former CBC president Lacroix joins law firm

Media | 02/04/2019 12:59 pm EST

Former CBC/Radio-Canada president Hubert Lacroix has joined the business law firm Blake, Cassels &...

CBC president likens Netflix to colonialism

Media | 01/31/2019 4:27 pm EST

OTTAWA — CBC/Radio-Canada’s president Catherine Tait compared Netflix Inc.’s worldwide presence to...

Daniel Boudreau moves from TVA to CBC

Media | 01/21/2019 2:54 pm EST

Daniel Boudreau, previously vice-president of TVA productions, operations and technology, is leaving the Quebecor Inc. broadcasting division to become executive vice-president of media technology and infrastructure services at...

Michel Bissonnette to be interim CBC vice-president

Media | 11/28/2018 5:02 pm EST

Michel Bissonnette, the executive vice-president of Radio-Canada, has been named interim head of CBC,...

Heather Conway leaving CBC

Media | 11/05/2018 1:18 pm EST

CBC/Radio-Canada’s executive vice-president of English-language services, Heather Conway, is leaving the public broadcaster next month, the Crown corporation announced Monday. Conway will leave her role on Dec. 7 to “pursue other opportunities,” following five years working at Canada’s public broadcaster, according to a CBC press release. “It is with very mixed emotions I write to tell you that I will be leaving CBC at the end of this year (December 7, 2018),” Conway wrote in an internal note to CBC staff....

CBC names new ombudsman

Media | 11/02/2018 5:22 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada has named Jack Nagler its new English services ombudsman. Nagler, who is currently CBC’s senior director of journalism, replaces Esther Enkin in the...

Luce Julien named executive director of Radio-Canada news

Media | 05/25/2018 3:24 pm EDT

Luce Julien, a 23-year veteran of CBC/Radio-Canada, will become...

New CEO’s content background indicates shift at CBC: experts

Media | 04/03/2018 5:19 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Catherine Tait’s appointment as head of CBC/Radio-Canada is...