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Looks like the CBC is going the 24 hour news cycle. Good bye Antiques Roadshow on Newsworld.

http://www.insidethecbc.com/big-changes-underway-at-cbc-news

The news-gathering hub “will be the engine that drives our newsgathering “as it happens” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” McGuire wrote.

Politics will now be a 2 hour show. Quite a recovery after looking like it was going to be cancelled.

The National News will run on the main network 7 days a week. It will replace the weak Sunday news and the non-existent Saturday news late at night.

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CBC plans 90-minute TV newscasts for 5 p.m.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/sto...-hour-news.html

CBC News will begin running 90-minute, early-evening TV newscasts in every region of Canada, beginning at the end of August.

The public broadcaster plans the change, taking effect Monday, Aug. 31, as part of its news renewal — which includes refocusing on local news.

"It's really quite thrilling to be able to expand our local news coverage to better serve Canadians in an economic environment where the inclination could be to retreat," Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News, said Wednesday in a release.

I don't know how I feel about this.

Coronation Street remains a popular show for CBC and having it at 6:30 may pull viewers from other local news competition.

The network is correct that there will be fewer exemptions during events such as NHL play-offs.

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There was a bit of a kerfuffle during the day.

http://www.channelcanada.com/Article3262.html

Chris Ball from CBC denied the rumor launched earlier today stating that the CBC was exploring the possibility of moving The National from 10pm to 11pm. Chris Ball writes in a letter to Friends of Canadian Broadcasting:

We were shocked to read your press release and letter to our board of directors in which you baselessly assert that we will be moving The National from 10 pm to 11 pm, reducing it in scope and replacing it at the 10 p.m. timeslot with Entertainment (possibly foreign) programming. All of these assertions are 100% untrue.

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I would very much do that....bit it isn't happening, so boohoo for you.

It will happen though, so start collecting your hankies.

CKUA radio morphed from the CBC -style bleed-the-moronic-taxpayer model to listener supported, superb radio in just a few years. Inevitably, CBC will follow. CBC TV will be first, so few people are watching their amateur attempts to make anything of quality that it won't be long before the $1 billion annually pissed away on behalf of a few selfish Canadians will be scrutinized and halted.

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It will happen though, so start collecting your hankies.

CKUA radio morphed from the CBC -style bleed-the-moronic-taxpayer model to listener supported, superb radio in just a few years. Inevitably, CBC will follow. CBC TV will be first, so few people are watching their amateur attempts to make anything of quality that it won't be long before the $1 billion annually pissed away on behalf of a few selfish Canadians will be scrutinized and halted.

CKUA is 12th in the Edmonton market.

CBC Radio One is second. And like a lot of CBC radio stations in the country is often in the top 3 positions, which is a huge improvement from 10 years ago.

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they have to give Harper extended coverage
Election coming, time to start the CBC bullshit machine.
CKUA is 12th in the Edmonton market.
It is a source of entertainment for me, and costs me whatever I choose to donate, if anything. I usually pledge $50 twice per year during their fundraisers.

Contrast that with your support of CBC, which consists of smugly and arrogantly insisting that all taxpayers cough up for your love of reruns of Road to Avonlea. It is that hubris that will take the MotherCorp down, with their greedy suckups clinging to the stern as it slips beneath the waves.

There are a couple of ways CBC could be strengthened and preserved, but the status quo is not one of them.

Here is some reality: the network has ceased to be a tool of national unity long ago and increasingly will be a factor in the ongoing polarization of Canadians. Sooner rather than later the sheep will look up and wonder how that billion dollars every year could be spent on something that matters to more than a few of us.

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Contrast that with your support of CBC, which consists of smugly and arrogantly insisting that all taxpayers cough up for your love of reruns of Road to Avonlea. It is that hubris that will take the MotherCorp down, with their greedy suckups clinging to the stern as it slips beneath the waves.

There are a couple of ways CBC could be strengthened and preserved, but the status quo is not one of them.

Road to Avonlea doesn't run on radio.

And CBC Radio now has higher market share than it did 10 years ago.

Here is some reality: the network has ceased to be a tool of national unity long ago and increasingly will be a factor in the ongoing polarization of Canadians. Sooner rather than later the sheep will look up and wonder how that billion dollars every year could be spent on something that matters to more than a few of us.

Funny, how people are voting support for CBC radio in the ratings.

In Quebec, they support CBC both on radio and TV.

Only English CBC TV is in a pickle. But then you could say that about all of English Canadian TV broadcasting.

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CTV isn't the only broadcaster to be reprimanded for breach of standards. Our own CBC has had its knuckles wrapped by the CRTC due to poor efforts at comedy.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has found that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation breached a condition of its licence with Radio-Canada’s Dec. 31, 2008, broadcast of its Bye Bye 2008 program, which featured controversial sketches involving U.S. President Barack Obama, Québécois singer and child-abuse victim Nathalie Simard and other prominent celebrities and politicians.

The CRTC said it received more than 250 complaints about the Bye Bye program, which caused such a furor at the time that host Véronique Cloutier and her husband and the show’s producer/head writer Louis Morissette were forced to hold a press conference apologizing for the special.

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“We expect the CBC to apologize to its viewers and implement mechanisms to prevent such an unfortunate situation from occurring again in the future.”

The CRTC also found that Bye Bye 2008 violated the Television Broadcasting Regulations, which prohibit the broadcast of abusive comments; breached the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Equitable Portrayal Code regarding the portrayal of visible minorities; and “failed to meet the high-standard provision of the Broadcasting Act since it was aired without viewer advisories at a time when children may be watching television.”

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/CRTC+w...7966/story.html

One example of the Bye Bye 2008 skit is a comedian saying it's good to have a "negre" (negro) in the White House because the colour contrast would make it "easier to shoot him".

It may be bye-bye to the popular Bye Bye annual year end show.

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