Radio & Television

CBC cuts punish Canadian audiences, says WGC

TORONTO – CBC’s plan to cut jobs and original programming will create “a domino effect” that will not only compromise its ability to deliver on its mandate to reflect Canada to Canadians, but will impact the ability of Canadians to choose quality Canadian programming, according to the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC). The organization predicted that the funding cuts, which at this point includes 175 hours of original programming, will trigger further revenue decline for the national broadcaster as it becomes more difficult to sell advertising with less original programming.  “Canadians want Canadian stories – on all platforms,” said executive director Maureen Parker,...
 

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.