Its 2017: what case can be made for the Government to be in the broadcasting business, competing unfairly with the private sector? The CBC receives advertising and cable/satellite fees-fees greater than CTV and Global but this is not enough for the greedy CBC who also receive more than a billion dollars of your tax money. And now the new Trudeau Government has promised at least an additional $150 million dollars a year to this biased, wasteful government broadcaster. As is, Taxpayers continue to be hosed to the tune of about $100,000,000 (yes, 100 MILLION) of our taxes every 30 days with no CBC accountability to taxpayers as they continue with their biased news service serving only the extreme socialists and anti-Semitics. Wake up Canada!

cbcExposed continues to hear from confidential sources inside the CBC about the "scandal du jour" and we will continue to expose their reports of waste, abuse and bias while we protect our sources. We take joy in knowing CBC-HQ visits us daily to research our stories such as the CBC Sunshine List, ongoing scandals including the epic Dr. Leenen case against The Fifth Estate (the largest libel case ever awarded against the media in Canadian history) where no one at CBC was fired and taxpayers paid the award and legal costs for this CBC Libel action. Writers and filmmakers take note-this is a Perfect story for a Documentary!

cbcExposed continues to enjoy substantial visitors coming from Universities and Colleges across Canada who use us for research in debates, exams, etc. We ask students to please join us in this mission; you have the power to make a difference! And so can private broadcasters who we know are hurting from the dwindling Advertising revenue pool and the CBC taking money from that pool while also unfairly getting Tax subsidies money. It's time to stop being silent and start speaking up.

Our cbcExposed Twitter followers and frequent visitors to cbcExposed continue to motivate us to expose CBC’s abuse and waste of tax money as well as exposing their ongoing left wing bully-like news bias. Polls meanwhile show that Canadians favour selling the wasteful government owned media giant and to put our tax money to better use for all Canadians. The Liberals privatized Petro Canada and Air Canada; it’s time for the Trudeau Liberals to privatize the CBC, not give them more tax money.

What does it take for real change at the CBC? You! Our blog now contains a link to the Politicians contact info for you to make your voice heard. Act now and contact your MP, the Cabinet and Prime Minister ... tell them to stop wasting your money, and ... sell the CBC.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

CBC 2020 Strategy Is Outsourcing

News has broken that by this time next year, CBC will have shortened all of its regional, supper-hour newscasts from 90-minutes to either 30 or 60 minutes. CBC News’s general manager and editor in chief, Jennifer McGuire, puts a positive spin on it, saying the changes aren’t about reducing the length of televised news, but rather, “changing how we serve the audience.” Their aim is to spread content out over the day, and across different media sources, instead of presenting the news exclusively in one big lump, at suppertime, on TV.

 Their thoughts on the matter seem to boil down to observations that TV viewership is declining while news uptake online and on mobile devices is on the rise. So they intend to shift their focus from TV and radio, to web and mobile services.  It’s being dubbed the “2020 Strategy,” not for its vision, but for its projected completion date.

Part of the strategy entails producing less televised news and less in-house TV programs and documentaries, to allow for more resources for the delivery on online news. This means that the work involved in producing documentaries and programs will now be outsourced to independent filmmakers – which will cut the CBC’s workforce by about 20%. CBC president and CEO Hubert T. Lacroix argues that, “To be the public broadcaster, we don’t need to be always the producer.”

It was revealed earlier this year that funding shortfalls and revenue losses led CBC/Radio-Canada to cut $130 million from this year’s budget, forcing 657 job cuts and taking the network out of competition for the rights to broadcast professional sports. So the funding cuts and diminishing ad revenue go hand in hand. CBC’s 2020 strategy will leave the broadcaster with 1,000 to 1,500 fewer employees, on top of the 657 job cuts already announced in April.

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