Radio & Television

CBC to trim spending, too: “If it’s discretionary, it’s gone,” says Lacroix

TORONTO – Along with Canwest and CTV, count the CBC as another Canadian broadcaster telling staff that it must cut back on discretionary spending and that new hires will be closely scrutinized. Of course, it’s nowhere near as bad as at Canwest, which cut 210 positions from its TV division less than two weeks ago, or at CTV, which said last week layoffs are likely coming, but with a $45 million dollar revenue shortfall on the English side of the CBC coupled with the downturn in the economy and a soft ad market, the national public broadcaster has to respond, CBC...

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.