Radio & Television

Beating up old ladies… Not funny, says CBSC

OTTAWA – A 2009 promotional spot for The Roast of Joan Rivers broadcast which featured elderly women being beaten up by young men is a violation of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Violence Code, says the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council.The tag line in the promo was “No one wants to see an old lady get taken down. Until now.” The line was a reference to 76-year-old American comedienne Joan Rivers, who was roasted in the program being promoted. The promo itself, however, featured a series of anonymous elderly women performing everyday tasks such as looking a greeting cards, dining in...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.