Radio & Television

CBC talks break off – lockout at midnight

TORONTO – Talks between the CBC and its union, the Canadian Media Guild, broke off at around 10:30 tonight (Sunday), with no new negotiations planned. A message on the CMG hotline from bargaining committee member Barbara Saxberg announced “with considerable regret,” that no deal could be made by the 12:01 a.m. Monday August 15th deadline. This means no Peter Mansbridge, no CFL football (although the Corp. may try to broadcast the games with fill in camera operators and no announcers or replays), and some kind of national radio feed which has yet to be determined (look for something music-heavy). This...

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.