How much CBC News does the world need? Right now, there’s the main CBC TV network, which carries CBC News programs plus documentaries and current affairs programs. Then there’s CBC News Network (CBCNN), a cable channel delivering news 24/7, plus documentaries and current affairs programs.
Also, there is CBC Gem, a streaming service you can stream at no charge and use to watch every recent edition of The National and documentaries and current affairs programs. There is also the CBC News channel on YouTube. Plus, there’s the CBC News App. And there’s cbc.ca, which has approximately 70 separate sections on the site. Often forgotten is “documentary Channel,” (yep, lower-case “d” for “documentary,” go figure), a CBC-owned digital channel devoted to showing the “best documentaries from Canada and around the world.” Most of them are newsy.
One thing comes to mind here and that’s CNN Plus. Don’t know if CBC News honchos heard about this, but CNN’s parent company pulled the plug on the network’s advance into streaming about three weeks after it launched. Nobody was that interested, you see.
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