CRTC online consultation on CBC’s radio and television licence renewals

CRTC online consultation on CBC’s radio and television licence renewals


CRTC online consultation on CBC’s radio and television licence renewals CRTC The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Canada’s national public broadcaster has been providing Canadians with radio and television programming for 75 years. It is one of Canada’s largest cultural institutions. The Broadcasting Act sets out objectives for the CBC. Offers radio and television services that offer a wide range of programming that informs, enlightens and entertains. The CBC should: be predominantly and distinctively Canadian reflect all of Canada and its regions actively contribute to the flow and exchange of cultural expression be in English and in French, reflecting the different needs and circumstances of official language communities reflect the multicultural and multiracial nature of Canada The CBC offers services in both English and French across Canada. The French-language services include: 31 Première Chaîne and Espace Musique stations 13 Radio-Canada TV stations Specialty TV channels – ARTV and RDI Online services – Bande à part and tou.tv English-language services include: 51 Radio One and Radio Two stations 16 CBC Television stations Specialty TV channels bold, documentary, and CBC News Network Online services Radio 3 and cbc.ca The CBC is non-profit. Its revenues comes from several sources: Parliament: 60% – Advertising from conventional TV: 18% – Specialty TV (subscriptions and advertising): 9% – Other sources: 13% Breakdown of expenditures – by service: Conventional television: 62% – Radio: 19.3% – Specialty TV: 6.7% – Other: 12% Canadian vs Non-Canadian programming – CBC Television – 90.8% Canadian – 9.2% Non-Canadian Télévision de Radio-Canada – 97.5% Canadian – 2.5% Non-Canadian The CRTC issues and renews licences for all Canadian broadcasters. The CRTC has launched a proceeding to renew the CBC’s licences. How can the CBC be relevant and meaningful in the future? How can the CBC best deliver content to all Canadians? Should the CBC only provide different programs and services than private broadcasters? Does the CBC programming meet all of its objectives? What more (or less) should it be doing? What should they do differently? Do you feel the CBC reflects your specific Canadian interests and needs? Does the CBC fill your need for reliable and authoritative news and information? This is your opportunity to tell us what you think about your national public broadcaster. Visit www.cbc-consultation.ca

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