Radio & Television

#DigiCanCon: CBC asks Feds for full funding to drop ads, a la BBC

OTTAWA – CBC/Radio-Canada said that it would be prepared to drop advertising on all of its platforms in exchange for an addition $418 million in government funding.In its lengthy submission to the Canadian Content in a Digital World consultations, the ‘pubcaster recommends increasing per person funding to $46, up $12 per Canadian from its current $34.  Of that $12, continues the proposal, $9 would be put towards replacing ad revenue while the remaining $3 would be used to fund new investments “to face consumer and technology disruption”.Removing ads would not only allow the Corp. “to focus squarely on the cultural...

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.