Brodie Fenlon To Lead CBC News As GM-Editor In Chief As Susan Marjetti Retires

After almost 45 years in the media business including 35 years at CBC, Susan Marjetti has announced that she is retiring from her role as general manager of CBC News. As of […]

CBC To Cut 600 Jobs Over Next Year

CBC/Radio-Canada said on Monday that it plans to cut about 600 union and non-union positions over the next year, as the national broadcaster implements cost-saving initiatives. The proposed job cuts will help manage about C$125 million (US$92.32 million) in budget pressures forecast for the 2024–25 fiscal year, the broadcaster said. CBC and Radio-Canada will each reduce about 250 jobs, while the remaining roles will be trimmed from the technology and infrastructure divisions. Additionally, about 200 current vacant positions will be eliminated.

Talking TV: Tackling Journalism’s Mental Health Crisis

CBC journalist Dave Seglins has become a leading voice for addressing the profound stressors impacting journalists’ mental health. He explains why the whole industry needs to lean into the problem. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

TVN Webinar: The IP Transition And Local TV

Executives from Fox Corp., Hearst Television, CBC, Sony Electronics and Florical Systems will question the viability of continuing to invest in on-prem hardware given the cloud’s capacious flexibility in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar on Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. ET. Register here.

Talking TV: CBC’s ‘About That’ Elevates Explainer News For Streaming

About That, the flagship news show for the newly launched CBC News Explore FAST channel, pairs a smart, conversational approach to storytelling with broadcast-quality production values. Host Andrew Chang explains how it does so with a tiny staff and big ambitions for reframing TV news. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

CBC Launches Free Streaming Channel CBC News Explore

CBC today launched CBC News Explore, a free 24/7 ad-supported streaming (FAST) channel offering audiences a new way to discover CBC News. The new channel features video journalism that takes […]

Inside CBC’s Reinvention Of TV News Keynotes NewsTECHForum

Michael Gruzuk and Andree Lau of Canadian broadcaster CBC break down the ups and downs of overhauling its flagship newscast, leaning deeply into streaming and FAST and CBC’s efforts to reinvent and reinvigorate news storytelling for new generations in NewsTECHForum’s keynote interview on Dec. 13. Register here.

Canadian TV Pioneer Patrick Watson Dies At 92

Vancouver News Anchor Mails Tie To Man For His Wedding

CBC Is Keeping Facebook Comments Closed On News Posts


Advertisers Adopt ‘Holistic’ Approach On Streaming

Executives from E.W. Scripps, Cox Media Group, CBC and Disney told attendees of a TVNewsCheck virtual conference that advertisers are warming to the fact that neither a linear- nor digital-only approach can be as effective as a multiplatform buy. Above, Maggie Drake, Scripps senior director, OTT revenue, said she is starting to see advertisers gravitate toward digital and away from linear ads.

Best Practices For Generating Streaming News Revenue

A panel at TVNewsCheck’s June 9 virtual conference, Streaming News 2021, will detail the most effective ways of monetizing streaming news content with executives from Disney Advertising Sales, The E.W. Scripps Co., Cox Media Group and CBC. Register here.


Streaming News 2021: Optimizing Audience, Rev

A TVNewsCheck virtual conference on June 9 will explore strategies for building audiences and monetizing on streaming services featuring executives from CBS News Digital, Fox Owned Stations, Gray Television, E.W. Scripps, CBC, Cox Media Group, Disney/ABC and KSL Salt Lake City. Register here.


TVN Newstoom Innovators | CBC Animates News With Graphics-Driven Stories

CBC News’ five-person animation team is using a graphics-driven approach to amplify some news stories with Adobe After Effects as a key tool. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.


OTT Ad Impressions Spike During COVID Crisis

Streaming executives from E.W. Scripps, NBCUniversal Owned Stations, CBC and Sinclair say the pandemic drove record numbers to their streaming sites, boosting ad impressions and creating more inroads to advertisers.


Pandemic Boosts Streaming, But Discovery Challenges Linger

Executives from Newsy, CBC and Fox Soul have seen record-high pandemic viewership, but they have to maintain a strong ground game in making sure their OTT channels are visible and top-of-mind for new potential viewers. “Operational minutiae” is key to maintaining that visibility in a crowded ecosystem of different platforms and apps, they say.

CBC/Radio-Canada Chooses Dejero For Field Contribution Tech

Dejero, a provider of cloud-managed solutions has again been selected as the primary field contribution solutions provider for Canada’s national public broadcaster, CBC/Radio-Canada (CBC). As part of this renewed multi-year […]

CBC Turns To APG Media Group On Election Night

Election nights have become one of TV’s biggest live events, so to maximize engagement and excitement during last night’s Canada’s 2019 federal election night coverage, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. built […]


Newsrooms Getting Smarter About AI

Artificial intelligence in news is evolving beyond metadata tags. It can now help news organizations find and monetize content, generate silent videos and highlights reels and even predict trending news, and ABC News and the CBC are among the broadcasters experimenting with its capabilities.

Lawo Supplies CBC With All-IP Infrastructure

Canadian public broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada is equipping its new Montreal Broadcast Center with IP-based video, audio, networking and broadcast control systems by Lawo. The new Broadcast Center will be an end-to-end […]

CBC’s ‘The National’ Breaks Traditional Design Mold

CBC Slates New Hosts For ‘The National’

CBC Plans Digital, Investigative Push


CBC Cutbacks Make Room For Digital Growth

Canada’s public broadcaster CBC has weathered nearly a decade of deep cuts and faces a graying broadcast audience. Through its 2020 Initiative, CBC is mapping out a new direction that right-sizes staff and infrastructure, refocuses around mobile-first and gears product development around key audience behaviors.

CBC Lays Off More Than 200 Employees

CBC Bans On-Air Journos From Paid Talks

Bitcentral Expands Into Canada With CBC Deal

Bitcentral, a provider of news management, production and distribution systems, has closed its first deal outside the U.S. Under terms of the agreement, CBC, Canada’s national public broadcaster, will install […]