Radio & Television

Despite low revenue, CBC wants to continue ads on Radio 2, ICI Musique

OTTAWA – The CBC is asking the CRTC to allow it to continue selling ads on its Radio 2 and ICI Musique (formerly Espace musique) properties for another two years.The CBC’s application, which was filed in March and released by the CRTC this week, asks that the radio services continue to broadcast paid national advertising through August 31, 2018, which is also the end of the services’ licence term.The Commission first agreed to CBC's request in May 2013 but only for three years.  At that time, the CRTC said that any extension beyond August 31, 2016 would require the public broadcaster “to...