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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....

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 signalling a shift at the public broadcaster, as she becomes the first woman to lead the CBC and the first to bring extensive content production experience to the role, according to experts. “I...

Canadian media industry still behind on data, conference hears

Media | 02/01/2018 7:57 pm EST

OTTAWA — The Canadian television industry is behind the curve when it...

CBC launches $5 a month premium OTT service

Media | 12/05/2017 4:20 pm EST

In a memo to its employees on Monday, CBC/Radio-Canada announced it has improved its over-the-top (OTT)...

New TV, streaming offerings eyed to help stem piracy

Media | 06/06/2017 3:26 pm EDT

TORONTO — Products like new streaming TV services and sports-focused TV-everywhere offerings will help...

CRTC to launch women-in-production talks

Media | 04/27/2017 4:33 pm EDT

The CRTC will explore the topic of generating more participation of women in media production, according to Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais. Speaking at the annual awards gala for Women in Communications and...

CBC looks to address diversity issue with film fund

Media | 11/10/2016 7:41 pm EST

CBC/Radio-Canada said Wednesday it is launching a $7.5 million, three-year fund to tackle the lack of diversity in film.  The Breaking Barriers Film Fund is an attempt “to make a meaningful difference by supporting underrepresented creators directly and investing in their films,” said Heather Conway, CBC’s executive vice-president of English services, according to a CBC article.  Conway added that it’s “a really difficult area for people to get financing,” especially for “women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities...

CBC execs talk digital shift, competition at Heritage committee

Media | 10/25/2016 9:34 pm EDT

OTTAWA — CBC/Radio-Canada has prioritized a shift to digital platforms to reach all Canadians, but ensuring they are able to access those platforms isn’t part of the public...

TV advertising needs better metrics, execs say

Media | 02/04/2016 10:21 pm EST

While advertising will remain a key part of the TV ecosystem, the television industry will have to provide better audience data in order to keep up with digital competition, said Barbara Williams, president of Shaw Communications...

Joly non-committal on $150M in extra funding for CBC

Media | 02/02/2016 10:08 pm EST

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly is refusing to specify that the CBC will receive the $150 million in extra funding the Liberal government promised during last year’s election, despite receiving questions on the subject from...

CBC wants in on news fund despite $150M funding increase

Media | 01/29/2016 8:29 pm EST

CBC/Radio-Canada told the CRTC Friday that if it sets up a fund for local news, the public broadcaster should be able to participate, despite the Liberal government’s promise to increase its...

CBC considers sale of Toronto headquarters: report

Media | 02/20/2015 4:35 pm EST

CBC/Radio-Canada is considering selling its headquarters in Toronto, according to a report in the National Post. An article published Thursday said a consultant has been hired to determine whether it should sell the...

CBC to focus spending on content, Conway says

Media | 02/17/2015 9:27 pm EST

OTTAWA — CBC/Radio-Canada will emphasize "content over all other expenditures going forward," Heather Conway, the public broadcaster’s executive vice-president of English services, told the Senate's...

CBC plan’s emphasis on mobile not ‘logical’: analyst

Media | 06/26/2014 10:18 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada’s re-focusing of its priorities on its digital and mobile presence is “not a very logical thing to do,” said Barry Kiefl, president of Canadian Media Research Inc....