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  CBC Television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As of 2002, CBC Television and CBC Newsworld were the only broadcasters in Canada (and very likely the only broadcasters worldwide) required to provide closed captioning for 100% of their programming.
CBC Television reportedly passed on an earlier opportunity to air Canadian Idol, which instead went to CTV, in part because a similar arrangement would have required the network to air American Idol as well.
CBC television stations in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon, branded as CBC North, tailor their programming mostly to the local native population, and broadcast in many native languages such as Inuktitut, Gwichʼin, and Dene.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/CBC_Television   (2073 words)

 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Television broadcasts from the CBC began on September 6, 1952, with the opening of a station in Montreal, Quebec (CBFT), and a station in Toronto, Ontario (CBLT) opening two days later.
CBC television stations in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon tailor their programming mostly to the local native population, and broadcast in many native languages, such as Inuktitut, Gwichʼin, and Dene.
CBC television's U.S. viewers appreciate CBC's news programs including The National and the fifth estate, comedy programs including Royal Canadian Air Farce, The Red Green Show and This is Wonderland, and British programs Coronation Street, Emmerdale, and the 2005 series of Doctor Who, before it aired in the US.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Broadcasting_Corporation   (5670 words)

 CBC Television Networks
The CBC English Television Network, now numbering 46 stations (only 6 of which were CBC-owned) and accessible by 91% of Canadians, celebrated its status as the world's longest television network by broadcasting a July 1 program via microwave from links stretching between Victoria, British Columbia and Sydney, Nova Scotia.
CBC was host broadcaster for Expo ’67, the World’s Fair called Man And His World, which ran for six months on a group of man-made islands on the St. Lawrence River in Montreal to mark the 100th Anniversary of Canada’s Confederation.
CBC's networks began to be carried on the newly-established Anik-1 satellite, aiding in expanding the scope of CBC's reach, particularly to areas of the far north that formerly were dependent on receiving CBC's national prime-time programming via Frontier Coverage Packages.
www.broadcasting-history.ca /networks/networks_CBC_Television.html   (2035 words)

 Decision CRTC 2000-1
The CBC holds separate licences for each of these undertakings and conditions with respect to the licences of the network and 15 of the owned and operated television stations are set out in the Appendix to this decision.
The Commission expects the CBC to maintain its existing levels of captioning and, consistent with its policy for commercial, English-language television, requires the CBC to ensure that at least 90% of the programming distributed nationally is closed captioned in each year of the licence term.
The CBC acknowledged that it was in breach of the condition for the week in question, and explained that safeguards had been put in place to ensure that it would not happen in the future.
www.crtc.gc.ca /archive/ENG/Decisions/2000/DB2000-1.HTM   (9613 words)

 CBC/Radio-Canada - OpEd: Robert Rabinovitch, President and CEO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
CBC Television attracts as large a share of conventional Canadian television viewing as it did five years ago.
In the face of ever-increasing concentration of media ownership, only CBC Television provides a public space on the airwaves: a place where Canadians can come together to share important national events, issues and celebrations; a place where they are treated as citizens, not just as consumers.
CBC English Television costs less than $300 million a year in public funds (not the half, three-quarters or one billion some ill-informed writers suggest).
cbc.radio-canada.ca /newsreleases/20020221.shtml   (965 words)

 CBC television is politically biased - cbcwatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
CBC television is politically biased, and its news coverage is stuffy and ponderous.
CBC Radio, CBC Television, and CBC.ca are all actively involved in the project.
Jane Chalmers, Vice-President of CBC Radio, states that, "We have set out to reflect the diverse population of Canada, both in front of the microphones and behind the scenes.
www.cbcwatch.ca /?q=node/view/7/91   (727 words)

 Canadian Television Programming in English
However, the multi-talented first CBC head of programming Mavor Moore and his producer/directors (who were drawn from the National Film Board, the theatre, radio and off the street) were interested in experimenting with the forms of television.
The result was that the CBC offers weekly a church service drawn from a variety of denominations and that individual stations program local church services or sell time to a few evangelists on late night or early-morning television.
For the first twenty years of CBC TV drama, in the absence of any strong professional theatre, the general policy was that it should entertain, inform, and reflect national and regional concerns (intermittently and with significant gaps).
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/C/htmlC/canadianproge/canadianproge.htm   (6146 words)

 Canadian Journal of Communication - Vol. 26, No. 1 (2001)
The debate regarding violence on television is a case in point (see Hamilton, 1998, for a review of the extensive literature on the effects of television violence on viewers).
CBC English Television is 81% Canadian on an all-day basis, and 91% during prime time.
The refocused CBC would not have to rely (partially) on private affiliates for signal delivery; the affiliates, by their nature, are a force pressuring for commercial-type programs on CBC.
www.cjc-online.ca /viewarticle.php?id=616&layout=html   (5901 words)

 Eight: Pressure Points
The estimate of the common ground in the sampled English and French media was approximately 15 percent.
CBC’s television series, The Nature of Things, produced for twenty-seven years and sold to 30 countries, has never been shown in French in Canada.
The standard argument of CBC English television against the charge that it constantly trivializes Atlantic Canada in particular and Outer Canada in general is that television costs more than radio.
www.david-kilgour.com /inside/chap08.htm   (7611 words)

 Canadian Human Rights Commission :: Media Room :: News Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Speaking on behalf of the public broadcaster, Executive Vice-President Harold Redekopp stressed that CBC Television has been and continues to be an industry leader in providing closed captioning and other services to the Deaf, deafened and hard-of-hearing communities.
As part of the settlement, CBC Television is taking significant steps to accelerate its timetable for closed captioning.
She was also pleased that CBC Television will take additional steps to inform its advertising clients of the importance of captioning their commercials to reach this valued segment of the viewing audience.
www.chrc-ccdp.ca /media_room/news_releases-en.asp?id=247&content_type=2   (488 words)

 CANOE -- JAM! Television - TV Shows - CBC: 24Hours axed by half
Manitoba-Saskatchewan regional director of television Jane Chalmers says short-term pain can lead to long-term gain since the new plan promises to position CBC as a distinct public TV service and open up opportunities for regional input in news, current affairs and arts programming.
The plan, approved by the CBC board of directors on Sunday, calls for fewer commercials during news and current-events shows and increased production of children's shows, documentaries, sports and specials such as the day-long millennium coverage that aired New Year's Eve.
CBC 24Hours ranks third behind CKY and Global in the latest supper-hour ratings, but Rabinovitch says audience size wasn't a major factor in the decision.
jam.canoe.ca /Television/TV_Shows/C/CBC/2000/05/30/734733.html   (642 words)

 Digital Video Compression - Telesat, CBC Team Up For Another Broadcasting Milestone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In October 1999, the CBC won an Emmy award in the technical category, from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the U.S., in recognition of its work as "the first television network to ensure permanent distribution by satellite," a milestone that dates back to April 1, 1973.
CBC is Canada's national public broadcaster whose mandate is to inform, enlighten and entertain and to provide a Canadian perspective on Canada and the world.
CBC operates national and international radio and television services and is a leading Canadian presence on the Internet.
www.telesat.ca /news/2000/00-11.htm   (527 words)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) - As Canada's largest cultural institution, the CBC is accountable to all Canadians with a mission to "tell Canadian stories, provide Canadians with relevant news and information, support and contribute to Canada's rich cultural capitol, and build bridges between communities and regions".
This last priority entails modernizing and developing partnerships with "corporate culture" to reflect changes in the relationship between the CBC and the federal agencies that fund the Corporation.
The CBC is also committed to promoting Canadian art and culture, and developing new services to better respond to Canadians by playing a leadership role in new media and new technology.
www.laurentian.ca /eguide/sectors/culture/fd_cbc.html   (190 words)

 Letter to the Minister of Canadian Heritage re the future of CBC English TV regional programming
As you know, rumours about the future of CBC English TV regional programming have sparked intense concern among Canadians from all walks of life and from every part of the country.
Today’s news stories appear to confirm what many have feared; the CBC is about to leave many cities and towns when the new President Robert Rabinovitch announces his plan for the CBC English TV service later this month.
In the early 1990s, the CBC responded to cutbacks by deciding to serve residents of Calgary and Windsor from elsewhere, closing its TV operations in both cities.
www.friends.ca /print/Resource/briefs/policy05100001.asp   (464 words)

 Our Public Airwaves - The challenge of TV drama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To begin ‘solving’ the English Canadian drama crisis, there are two parties who must act decisively and in concert in order to give Canadians the kind of programming they deserve.
To begin to address the drama crisis, the CBC proposes to act as the anchor for a significant expansion and renewal of all aspects of drama, including comedy, mini-series, soap operas and high impact programs.
And two, we want the Canadian Television Fund to guarantee that 50 per cent of its funding goes to independent Canadian producers whose programs are bought for prime time telecast by the CBC.
www.publicairwaves.ca /index.php?page=948   (2224 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions: CBC/Radio-Canada Investigation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Part VII of the Official Languages Act commits the Government of Canada to enhance the vitality of the English and French linguistic minority communities in Canada and to foster the full recognition and use of both official languages in Canada.
A fundamental principle of the Official Languages Act is to ensure respect for English and French as the official languages of Canada and to ensure their equality of status.
During the course of the investigation in question, we looked at the policies, standards and practices in place at both the CBC and Radio-Canada to ensure that both official language groups are respected and treated equitably.
www.ocol-clo.gc.ca /news_nouvelles/cbc_src_e.htm   (832 words)

 Apr 19, 2001 - CBC hires U.S. ad firm for makeover of English-language television by Bertrand Marotte
The CBC has hired a U.S. firm to spearhead the creation of a new 'brand identity' for its English-language television programming.
Razorfish is to follow through on the second phase, including implementation of a new look for the Oct. 1 relaunch of CBC English television, said Ms.
Its mandate is to help CBC's English-language television as it goes through a 'transformation exercise, a management process designed to position CBC English television more firmly as Canadian public television,' according to a confidential CBC request for proposals obtained by The Globe and Mail.
www.friends.ca /News/Friends_News/archives/articles04190101.asp   (369 words)

 Encyclopedia Search
, is Canada 's government-owned television network and radio network.
Radio One is the English language news and...over the internet.
English television 's nightly...only got a job at
www.encyclopedian.com /search.php?searWords=CBC   (170 words)

 NDP | NDP declares victory in CBC design team layoff delay
“CBC management has backed off because of the pressure that was brought to bear on the decision by the NDP and public groups that are committed to the future of Public Broadcasting,” said Angus.
Angus has been pushing for the decision to be deferred until the completion of the CBC mandate review scheduled for this fall.  Angus’ motion before the Heritage Committee on June 1st calling for the delay was passed despite the unanimous opposition of the Conservative membership.
CBC/SRC management cited fiscal pressures as the primary reason for the layoffs; pressures which were exacerbated by years of the Liberal governments’ funding cuts that have eroded their ability to meet their regional programming mandate.
www.ndp.ca /page/3827   (442 words)

 CBC/Radio-Canada - Television Drama: English Canada's Most Important Cultural Challenge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It's also a challenge the CBC is uniquely able to address — and one we're determined to address, with vigor, imagination...and success.
In this sense, English Canadians are the same as television viewers throughout the world — whether in France, Germany, Australia or the United States — if they are offered wonderful shows that speak to them, they will embrace them.
If television news were one single newscast for half an hour at 11 p.m., fewer viewers would tune in — a case where supply drives demand.
www.cbc.radio-canada.ca /speeches/20050217drama.shtml   (2193 words)

 Eye Weekly - How do you spell quality? Not C-B-C - 12.02.93   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1990, Ottawa slashed $108 million from the CBC's budget, 1,100 employees were laid off and a number of regional stations were shut down.
In-house CBC production of drama programming dropped from about 49 per cent in 1985/86 to roughly 30 per cent in 1992 while the total cost of all network programs went up 21 per cent.
The CBC can't narrow its appeal to please a minority of elitists.
www.eye.net /eye/issue/issue_12.02.93/NEWS/med1202.htm   (961 words)

Bev Oda is questioning the funding for CBC television… let me repeat that… CBC television and whether it is meriting the cost from Canadian tax-payers.
But CBC has other media that work far better than the television branch is… so perhaps if the redundancy factor were reduced it wouldn’t be such a bad thing.
And since it is only the television division that Oda is calling for an assessment of, your claim that the Conservatives are not telling the truth is only an indication that you are not telling the truth.
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 Hollywood North Report - News Archive
She said she focused on English TV because the other services have been more successful at developing loyal followings and creating content that is distinct from what private broadcasters offer.
The CBC's budget for the current fiscal year is slightly less than $1-billion of taxpayer funding.
Meanwhile fans of CBC's fisherman comedy The Red Green Show and UK import Coronation Street say they don't know what they'll do if their shows are taken off the air.
www.hollywoodnorthreport.com /news/Archive.php?Action=ShowNews&NewsID=1721   (256 words)

 Letter to Hon. Stephen Harper Re: Conservative Party Policy Towards CBC
Although we recall that similar comments have been made in the past by representatives of the Reform and Canadian Alliance parties, to our knowledge this is the first policy statement on public broadcasting by the Conservative Party of Canada.
We draw to your attention that a very strong majority of current supporters of your Party, and almost all Canadians whose second choice is the Conservative Party, support funding for a strong CBC and believe that government should work to build a culture and identity distinct from the US.
Drawing from the leadership of R. Bennett, who created the CBC, and Dalton Camp, one of the founders of the Friends, who described the CBC as one of the few national institutions that still works, we invite you to reflect on the implications of your comments and to clarify them without delay.
www.friends.ca /print/news/letters/letters05190401.asp   (444 words)

 Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-80
Global may only disaffiliate from the CBC at such time as the CBC implements the new transmitters approved in CBUT Vancouver — New transmitters in Kelowna, Braeloch, Penticton, Vernon, Oliver, Salmon Arm, Enderby and Celista, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-79, of today’s date.
In response to the concerns expressed by the opposing interveners, Global noted that the CBC has filed an application with the Commission to implement transmitters in Kelowna, Braeloch, Penticton, Vernon, Oliver, Salmon Arm, Enderby and Celista to broadcast programming received from CBUT Vancouver.
This licence amendment, however, will take effect, and the authority may only be implemented by Global, at such time as the CBC commences operation of the transmitters approved in Decision 2005-79.
www.crtc.gc.ca /archive/ENG/Decisions/2005/db2005-80.htm   (618 words)

 Iowa Court Reporters Association - Student Recruitment
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has committed to having all programming on both CBC English Television and CBC Newsworld regularly captioned, including live breaking news, promos and commercials produced by the CBC.
Captioning of all programming was to go into effect November 1, 2002, and CBC reports committing substantial resources to accomplish this goal, including new hardware and software and captioners on call 24 hours a day.
The Federal Communications Commission has required manufacturers of digital television receivers and set-top converters to include DTV closed captioning display functionality in their DTV devices manufactured in the United States as of July 1, 2002.
www.iacra.org /career_information/captioners.htm   (1029 words)

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