The CBC continues to operate in a wasteful, bias manner serving the socialist left wing mandate only while continuing to lose viewers and advertising revenues. Scandals continue. An unsettling, ugly anti Semitic movement has grown in the CBC News operation, history experts will know that this troubling bias can have devastating results for our country. Act now- contact your MP, the PMO and the CBC to stop this frightening socialist anti Semitic driven bias now.

Disgruntled CBC workers continue to confidentially share their stories with us, reports of management snooping, waste, huge salaries for select senior management, content bias, low employee morale continue in 2019 and we will expose these activities in our blog while protecting our whistleblower contacts. We take joy in knowing that the CBC-HQ visits us daily to spy on us, read our stories and to find out who owns our for the Canadian people blog.

One of our most popular posts continues to be the epic Dr. Leenen case against the Fifth Estate (the largest libel legal case ever awarded against the media in Canadian history) yet where no one at CBC was fired and taxpayers paid the huge award and legal costs for this blatant CBC Libel action. Writers and filmmakers -this is a Perfect story for an award winning Documentary -ok - who would fund it and where would it air since the CBC owns the Documentary channel! Can you help? Please contact us.

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 with 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 massive Tax subsidies money. It's time to stop being silent and start speaking up Bell-CTV, Shaw-Global, Rogers, etc.

Our cbcExposed Twitter followers and 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 anti-sematic 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- certainly not give them more of our tax money-enough is enough!

The CBC network’s ratings continue to plummet while their costs and our taxpayer bailout subsidies continue to go up! In 2019 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 every year. That’s about $100,000,000 (yes, $100 MILLION) of our taxes taken from your pay cheques every 30 days and with no CBC accountability to taxpayers.

Wake up! What does it take for real change at the CBC? YOU! Our blog 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 on a biased, failing media service, and ... sell the CBC.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Why is CBC still selling advertising

In 2009, CBC TV boasted that half of its revenue came from advertising, which meant it depended less on government funding. 

Today, according to recently released CRTC data, only about 15 per cent of CBC TV revenues come from advertising, just over 23 per cent in the case of CBC French TV.

Ad revenue in 2017 fell to levels previously thought unimaginable, well below $100 million.

So, why is CBC still selling advertising, when the cost of doing so eats up much of the revenues generated?

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Was CBC net loss of some $35 million fiscally responsible?

The President of Canadian Media Research Inc. says that he government could replace the CRTC's role and the CBC board of directors with a Public Broadcasting Commission.

CBC TV has struggled ever since it lost NHL hockey to Rogers in 2013. Sports, especially hockey, have always been the CBC's fallback programming strategy and when Rogers swooped in and paid billions for the NHL, the dazed CBC responded like a concussed defenceman. To compensate, CBC acquired the rights to the 2014 Sochi and 2016 Rio Olympics and even before the 2016 games were in the books, the public broadcaster agreed to pay the IOC until 2024.

CBC management said that the Olympics would "break even" or "make a small profit" and that the decision was "fiscally responsible."

Did CBC make a good business decision for taxpayers, its 'shareholders'? Did the games break even or make a profit? CRTC data on CBC ad revenues show that the Olympics had a relatively modest impact on revenues in 2016. CBC English increased revenues by some $45 million in 2016 and the French network had basically no increase. So, overall, in 2016 the Olympics cost the CBC $80 million and generated incremental revenues of only about $45 million, creating a net loss of some $35 million.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Is CBC capable of decentralizing its budget-making and decision-making

A great deal has changed at the CBC since my boyhood, not only at the corporation internally, but also in the local media environments in which the CBC operates.

In the last half-century, waves of budget cuts and consolidations have transformed the CBC into a primarily national broadcaster.

Local news survived through it all, but barely in some markets, as it went through a bewildering series of Toronto-directed changes in format, length and broadcast times. At one point, CBC headquarters dictated that the local news shows in two of Canada’s most dynamic metropolitan areas — Edmonton and Calgary — be merged into one. You’d be surprised (CBC executives were) how little Calgary residents were interested in Edmonton news. The ratings were so low that a CBC cameraman joked to me that it would save money to shut down the transmission tower and hand-deliver VHS tapes to anyone interested.

I believe the CBC should make a big push to fill the yawning gaps in local news and cultural production created by the decline of private sector providers.

But I honestly doubt whether the CBC is capable of decentralizing its budget-making and decision-making after years of doing the opposite.

Read the full editorial here.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Another CBC News false claim

CBC News Falsely Claims Andrew Scheer Pledged to Move Canadian Embassy to Jerusalem.

On January 21, HonestReporting Canada contacted senior CBC News executives to inform the CBC that on January 19, CBC TV and Online both erroneously reported that Conservative leader Andrew Scheer had pledged to move Canada’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Instead, Scheer repeated his pledge of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. With regards to moving the Canadian embassy to Jerusalem, the Conservative Party of Canada says that matter will be considered should the party form government.

We are pleased to note that CBC News has been cooperative and has recognized the errors its journalists made.

Read the full story here.

Friday, January 25, 2019

CBC hides partisan Liberal hit job

The CBC wants to replicate the opinion pages of private newspapers and put them on the state broadcaster’s website but if what happened over the weekend in what amounted to a hit piece against the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is any indication, it won’t go well.

The fact is, the CTF raised more than $4M from donors last year to help pay for their operations to fulfil their mandate of keeping an eye on how taxpayer money is spent by politicians. Clearly, the Canadian public supports them.

Unlike the CBC, the CTF is scrupulous about being non-partisan and not wasting donor money.

Read more here.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

CBC deceives Canadians

CBC deceives Canadians, lending legitimacy to fake First Nation behind pipeline blockade.

Instead of oil, however, this Coastal Gaslink line will export Canadian natural gas. It will run through a number of First Nations, and each of them has signed an agreement accepting money and jobs in return for the pipeline. Every single one, including the Wet’suwet’en.

But what about those Wet’suwet’en blockaders that were arrested by the RCMP for illegally contravening a court injunction?

Using the Wet’suwet’en name, these eco-radicals have manipulated the public into thinking that the blockaders actually hold some sort of right to the land that the pipeline is being built on, when in fact all that they have done is set up a makeshift camp with their hands out demanding any resource company that walks by them cough up cash.

The CBC lied to us about who actually funded the blockade. It wasn’t the Wet’suwet’en First Nation like they claimed – it was actually a heavily indebted company that was funded by Tides, the Pembina Institute, and many other eco-radical organizations.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Netflix Beats CBC Among Canada’s Top Brands

In its latest survey of influential brands, Ipsos found that U.S.-based Google came in first and Facebook ranked second, just as they did the year before. All six of the highest spots in the 2018 survey were taken by U.S. tech giants.

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Sitting at ninth place, Netflix now ranks as a more influential brand than the CBC, which fell four spots to 14th in this year's survey.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

CBC Losing Viewers & Ads

CBC ad revenues remain half what they were since the TV network lost NHL licensing rights, says the Crown broadcaster’s latest Annual Report. 

The CBC has asked cabinet for an additional $400 million a year in budget funding to offset the loss of advertising: “If you’re not informing and you’re not entertaining, people will go somewhere else.”

Source is here.

Monday, January 21, 2019

CBC’s new app is a recognition that the world has changed

Good news! The CBC has discovered the internet. With an eye to the tens of thousands of “cord- cutters” who have been abandoning cable and satellite providers for online video, the corporation has begun streaming all of its live television services via an upgraded mobile and Apple TV app.

Bad news! While its online boffins may have embraced the open, unregulated, consumer- driven world of the internet, the CBC’s management is still wedded to the same old closed, regulatory, subsidy-driven model as before.

On the one hand, the CBC’s new app is a recognition that the world has changed: not just for the public broadcaster, but for broadcasters of all kinds. If advertisers are deserting them, as they are deserting us, it is also true that advertising is no longer so vital a revenue source: where once it was not possible to charge viewers directly for programming, now it is — has been for decades, actually. Similarly, while the internet makes regulation largely obsolete, it also makes it unnecessary. There aren’t five channels any more, but five hundred, or five million: as many, theoretically, as there are points in cyberspace. “Spectrum scarcity” has been abolished.

And what sort of content is likely to attract paying viewers? The kind that people value highly, that engages and absorbs them on a much deeper level than we used to associate with TV. When people talk about a “golden age” in television, that is what they are remarking upon. The good stuff, almost all of it, is on pay. For a paying audience, it turns out, is also a demanding one.

Indeed, nothing would prevent the CBC from moving its cable signal onto pay, as well. I don’t mean as a supplement to existing revenue sources, but as a replacement for them. It’s clear to just about everyone that advertising finance is fundamentally incompatible with whatever role there might still be for a public broadcaster: the kind of programming attractive to advertisers is exactly the kind readily available on the private networks. But the way to wean the CBC off advertising is not, as its CRTC submission maintains, to give it gobs more public funding ($ 400 million more, annually). It is to put it on pay: not just online, but on all its platforms.

The larger goal, then, should be for subscription fees to replace, not just advertising, but also the CBC’s public subsidy. The beneficiaries from this would not only be taxpayers, but CBC viewers: subsidy is not only no longer necessary, but an impediment to quality — the kind that, we can now see, comes from a direct relationship with a passionate, paying audience.

It would also, incidentally, result in the “level playing field” the CBC claims to want: if there is anything tilting the field these days, it is the corporation’s billion- dollar annual grant. Certainly there is no case for a “Netflix tax,” a proposal that is every bit as untenable and self- interested coming from the CBC as it is from Netflix’s private competitors. 

Read the full story here.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Does this CBC Ad Violate Human Rights, Labour Laws?

Wanted: Male, 23-35, Any race except Caucasion, Non-union. Send photo and audition tape to the CBC.

So, employment law students, how many violations of the law do you see in that ad?

The National Post reported yesterday on an ad run by a recruitment office (Larissa Mair Casting) on behalf of the CBC, for a spot on a kids TV show. The ad included the above noted criteria. The story reports that, after complaints, the reference to “any race except Caucasian” was removed, but the other requirements I listed remain.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

CBC Repurposes Advertisement As Programming

A recent radio documentary on assisted dying was originally produced for a company that sells customer-support software.

Last month, the CBC Radio program The Doc Project ran a documentary produced by an advertorial podcast company called Pacific Content.

The documentary, “‘Time is limited, let’s have at it’ — one man’s decision to die on his terms,” tells the story of a man deciding to go through with doctor-assisted suicide. It originally aired last September on the podcast Relate by Zendesk, under the title “Dying with dignity.”

The source of the documentary wasn’t hidden. At the end of the segment, Doc Project host Acey Rowe said, “That documentary was produced by David Swanson, Dominic Girard, and Shawn Cole from Pacific Content. It’s part of a podcast series called Relate by Zendesk. You can head to relate.zendesk.com to check it out.” Similar language was used on the website description of the segment.

CBC’s advertising standards state: “No advertisements may imply that the CBC/Radio-Canada uses a product or service, or advocates a point of view or course of action.”

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CBC goes ad free - for a cost

CBC said Monday it plans to launch a paid version of a new CBC TV app that will let viewers watch programs without ads.

The broadcaster said in a memo that the new app, which will also be available for free in an ad-supported version, will allow users to live stream CBC TV, watch episodes on demand on the same day they're released, see ad-free children's programing and see series not aired on the network.

"It is our hope that this new offering will entice an increasing portion of our audience to spend even more time with us each month,'' said Heather Conway, executive vice-president of CBC's English services, in the memo.

The broadcaster said it will cost $4.99 for the ad-free, premium version of the new CBC TV app.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CBC Radio numbers more important than content

I’m not surprised that many of my friends have abandoned CBC Radio. From what I can tell, traditional listeners are leaving in droves.

A friend of mine who’s also a former CBC producer tells me he used to listen to CBC Radio all day. “Now,” he says, “I listen very little. The personal storytelling and victimhood are irritating and are in much of the schedule.”

An insider tells me: “Over the years, management, at least on the English side, has devalued ‘intellectual’ content. They think it’s boring, high-minded, ivory-tower stuff. They want ‘stories’ — compelling if well-told, and cheap to do. The mantra at CBC Radio is, ‘Tell us your story.’”

The insider says the CBC’s commitment to a strong digital presence and online audience is one of the reasons behind the interest in storytelling above all else.

CBC Radio is fixated on building an audience by providing trivial entertainment. For many managers, numbers are more important than content.

Read the full story here.

Monday, January 14, 2019

CBC nominated 11th annual Teddy Waste Awards

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the federal Heritage Committee to tell CBC President, Mr. Hubert Lacroix, to end wasteful executive spending at the CBC.

CBC brass received a nomination in 2009 during the CTF’s 11th annual Teddy Waste Awards, celebrating the best of the worst in government waste. It was revealed that CBC executives expensed swanky hotel suites with butlers, spa charges, and first class travel around the world.
Read the full story here.

Friday, January 11, 2019

CBC too wasteful for public purse

If the CBC does not want interference from the federal government, they should refuse the funding they received of taxpayers' hard-earned money. 

The CBC has shown reckless disregard on waste and spending. Their style of journalism has cost taxpayers millions of dollars on lawsuits. 

The CBC should be sold to a private company to get them off our shoulders. There is no reason they cannot be financially self-sufficient.

Read the opinion piece here.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Is CBC sports on the brink of extinction?

CBC Sports, once a vital department, is now on the brink of extinction.

The conventional wisdom is this latest bloodbath — the third major staff reduction in five years — was precipitated by the loss of Hockey Night in Canada, the venerable franchise Rogers will control starting this fall.

The truth is, existential threats have been gathering like storm clouds over the CBC for more than a decade, especially in the fiercely competitive arena of sports media.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Did CBC win the Royal Wedding broadcast battle?

Millions of Canadians tuned in to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say “I do” But which network were they watching the ceremony on?

Overnight data from Numeris indicates that the big winner for the day was Bell Media.

The media company attracted an average audience of 1.1 million people across the seven-hour time slot covering the ceremony itself. That average is across the its three networks: CTV, CTV News Network and CP24. CTV alone took an AMA of 939,000 viewers.

CBC took in an average of 793,000 and another 202,000 on CBC News Network.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

'Just Say No' To Giving CBC $400M In Additional Funding

Federal Conservatives are urging the Liberal government not to give the CBC/Radio Canada more than $400 million in additional annual funding so that the public broadcaster can go ad-free.

“Will someone over there finally take the side of the taxpayers and halt the convoy of Brinks trucks to the CBC?”

Read the full story here.

Monday, January 07, 2019

Should CBC go advertising-free?

From its inception nearly a century ago, the CBC has been the object of animosity among private for-profit broadcasters, who resent competition in the market for audiences and advertisers from a publicly-subsidized service.

These days the complaints of unfair competition extend to newspaper publishers, who are desperately trying to reinvent themselves as digital services, scrambling to catch up with the migration of their advertisers to the internet. But the CBC has a powerful presence online, too, far exceeding its closest media rivals in Alexa rankings. And, as it does on television, the public broadcaster sells advertising online at CBC.ca, which puts it in direct competition with newspaper websites. The publishers protest that the publicly-funded CBC was never intended to compete with newspapers.

The solution to the CBC's "unfair" presence in media markets, one often proposed by the private media industries and their political supporters, is to either dismantle or privatize the public broadcaster by withdrawing its subsidies.

But a better resolution would be for the CBC to eliminate the main irritant and go advertising-free, not just on radio (something accomplished in the mid 1970s) but on television and online as well.

Read the full story here.

Friday, January 04, 2019

CBC ratings are in the toilet

CBC gets about $1.5 BILLION per year in taxpayer funding.

As if that wasn’t enough, they also get private sector ads just like their competitors.

So, they get public money and private money, leading to a totally uncompetitive playing field.

And yet, their ratings are still in the toilet.

According to Numeris, out of the top 30 shows in Canada in terms of ratings between August 13 and August 19, 2018, not a single show was from CBC.

To get a sense of how bad CBC’s ratings are, consider that not even one of CBC’s highly-funded programs could beat reruns of Border Security, or Wheel of Fortune.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

CBC’s flagship newscast doesn’t have cohesion

Readers write to me about The National. That would be the usual thing if I write something about CBC’s flagship newscast. But readers now write to me regularly about The National, not just in response to a column.

Mostly, they complain. Often, they’re writing to tell me they’ve given up. They stopped watching because the hour of news is confusing and they don’t feel they’re getting a definitive, authentic roundup of the important news of the day. A constant complaint is that, at the top of The National, two or three stories are presented as the news agenda. Then other stories appear in the lineup, getting brief or extensive coverage, unannounced.

But The National is what it is. It has its list of priorities and is open about that.

What it doesn’t have is cohesion, nor does it offer the traditional attempt at defining the news tally of the day. If viewers are fleeing, that’s utterly understandable.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

CBC is too secretive and misleading

For years CBC has claimed, critics would say whined, that it has suffered from underfunding. CBC does need more money just to keep providing existing programming but the arguments the CBC uses to defend current or increased funding have clearly not worked. Why? Is it deliberate or a faulty communications strategy?

CBC claims to be open, transparent and accountable for the $1 billion dollars in taxpayers' money it receives. The $1 billion is spent on English and French radio and TV and miscellaneous other services. If more funding is needed to serve Canadian audiences, especially in TV, CBC needs to be far more transparent about how it spends its money and explain more convincingly why more dollars are required. The problem: CBC is too secretive and misleading.

Read the full story here.