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#361 lanforod

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 10:11 AM

^ I think the majority in that age range get their news in text form, rather than watching videos. I also suspect most of that news comes from news aggregation sites - such as Google news - or from social media, so whichever results pop up first are the ones getting the clicks. If there is a video, it may or may not get watched, depending on atmosphere - mobile devices are likely the most common way of getting the news now, and often, sound is something people want when getting the news now, as they're commuting or on the crapper.

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 11:19 PM

I note in the most recent TV ratings in Canada not one of the Top 30 programs is CBC. Not one.


The only time CBC places in the top 10 anymore is when Hockey Night in Canada airs. Even at that its flagship viewing numbers are well off its heyday as a percentage of the viewing public from 30-40 years ago. Beyond that, most folks could care less about CBC shows and they clearly aren’t going to watch the fake news, Trudeau puff and SJW opinion pieces masquerading as “news” on The National.


We don’t need to be paying taxes for a state broadcaster that’s little more than the Liberal Party’s propaganda wing. If I were PM, here’s what I’d do with the CBC:

  • CBC Television would be privatized and spun off, keeping the CBC name.
  • Ici Radio-Canada Télé would be sold to Quebecor Media and merged into TVA, finally giving that network OTA stations outside of Quebec
  • The CBC’s English and French radio units would be spun off as non-profit, listener-supported networks akin to NPR in the US, with a name change for those spun-off entities.

In 2018, there is no reason for a publicly (taxpayer supported) network such as the CBC. In the 1930’s government funding of a public radio network from coast to coast to coast had merit. In the 1950’s a publicly funded TV network from coast to coast to coast (probably) was rightly viewed as having merit.


However with the explosion in the 1970’s of cable media, and now the exponential growth of online news media content and variety, there is no longer a need IMO to provide a taxpayer funded, wallet-sucking media black hole that the CBC has become.

Edited by AllseeingEye, 24 September 2018 - 11:20 PM.

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#363 Tailor

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Posted 31 December 2019 - 08:07 PM

As It Happens. My favourite radio.
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#364 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 10:05 AM

Liberal minister says government will boost CBC funding


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 03:06 PM

Advertising revenues for CBC TV’s English programming continued their downward trend last year, and less than 1% of the country watched its local dinnertime newscastsaccording to Blacklock’s Reporter.


Citing the broadcaster’s annual report, ad dollars fell 37%, from $178 million to $112.5 million. For the French service, ad revenues declined 3%, from $140 million to $136 million.


“There is continued risk that our organization will not remain sustainable as we anticipate the Canadian conventional television advertising market will remain under pressure and the media industry will continue to be disrupted,” wrote management. “In addition, we do not receive inflation funding on the goods and services portion of our budget.”




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#366 Bernard

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:29 PM

CBC TV still has a news broadcast?

#367 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 May 2020 - 11:29 AM

Veteran reporter Lisa Cordasco, who retired from CBC radio five years ago, has resurfaced as reporter and news director at CHLY FM Nanaimo.



“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”

#368 Mike K.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 06:01 AM

Not one, not a - single - headline on the CBC’s mobile version of its news portal references the calamity that is Canadian federal politics at the moment. Not one.

But the first four headlines - four! - are devoted to Biden and US politics.

The next 15 deal with fires in California, the Conservative leadership race, license plates in Ontario, and so on.


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#369 Mike K.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 06:48 AM

So, this just happened.


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#370 Wayne

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Posted 05 October 2021 - 10:44 AM

Sure miss Peter Mansbridge.


What we have is Rosie Barton and JTTV/CBC.


" I think the country absolutely needs the CBC. Do they need the CBC they’ve got right now? Probably not. They need it to be better.”



#371 punk cannonballer

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Posted 05 October 2021 - 12:21 PM

I'm very pro-CBC and public broadcasting in general and really like Gregor Craigie, but goddamn if every. single. morning. is the same thing. Covid, FN issues and overdose crises are super important issues...but holy shitballs find something else to report on. Anything. Please. I can't do it anymore. The format is literally:


First segment: COVID and vaccinations

Second segment: Homeless and/or drug-addicted and/or First Nations

Third segment: Hey you've heard about COVID and homelessness and First Nations, but have you heard about the plight of the homeless drug-addicted First Nations people who are hesitant to be vaccinated against COVID, or who have COVID? Or are at risk of getting COVID?

DO. SOMETHING. ELSE. Anything else. Please, for the love of God. 

#372 LJ

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Posted 05 October 2021 - 07:33 PM

^I'm the exact opposite, I never watch CBC. I also PVR all my news and I must say the fast forward button is getting worn out from exactly the same topics you describe.

Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.


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