The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (French: Société Radio-Canada), commonly known as CBC and officially as CBC/Radio-Canada, is a Canadian crown corporation that serves as the national public radio and television broadcaster. Radio-Canada is the national French-language broadcast arm of the corporation.
Although some local stations in Canada predate CBC's founding, CBC is the oldest existing broadcasting network in Canada, first established in its present form on November 2, 1936. Radio services include CBC Radio One, CBC Radio 2, Première Chaîne, Espace musique and the international radio service Radio Canada International. Television operations include CBC Television, Télévision de Radio-Canada, CBC News Network, le Réseau de l'information, ARTV (part ownership), Documentary and Bold. The CBC operates services for the Canadian Arctic under the names CBC North and Radio Nord Québec. The CBC owns 20.2% of satellite radio broadcaster Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings, operator of Sirius Canada and XM Radio Canada, which airs additional CBC services including CBC Radio 3 and Bande à part.
CBC/Radio-Canada television stations are currently in the process of an over-the-air digital television transition. However, the transition will result in the loss of either or both CBC TV or Télévision de Radio-Canada over-the-air in many cities.
CBC/Radio-Canada offers programming in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages on its domestic radio service; in nine languages on its international radio service, Radio Canada International; and in eight languages on its Web-based radio service RCI Viva, a service for recent and aspiring immigrants to Canada.
The financial structure and the nature of the CBC often place it in the same category as other national broadcasters, such as the British broadcaster BBC, although unlike the BBC (and more like the Irish network RTÉ), the CBC employs commercial advertising to supplement its federal funding on its television broadcasts. The radio service employed commercials from its inception to 1974. Since then, its radio service, like the BBC, has been commercial-free.
Other articles related to "broadcasting, canadian broadcasting corporation, canadian":
... Call sign Branding Format Owner Notes FM 88.1 CIND-FM indie rock Rock 95 Broadcasting Ltd./Central Ontario Broadcasting Approved by the CRTC on September 12 ... Media FM 94.1 CBL CBC Radio 2 public music Canadian Broadcasting Corporation FM 95.9 CJKX-FM-2 KX96 country Durham Radio Rebroadcaster of CJKX-FM Ajax FM 96.3 CFMZ Classical 96 ... Rogers Media FM 98.7 CKFG G98.7 Caribbean and African multicultural Intercity Broadcasting New in 2011 ...
... Main article List of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation personalities Notable CBC alumni have included television and radio personalities, former Governors General of Canada ...
... Format Common Name Notes CBK 0540 AM Watrous, Saskatchewan Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Public News/Talk CBC Radio 1 CKSW 0570 AM Swift Current, Saskatchewan Golden West Broadcasting Country CJWW 0600 AM ...
... In 1982, he became president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ... his term as CBC president, Juneau inaugurated a new cable service, CBC Newsworld, and increased Canadian content on the CBC to 95% of programming ... Under Juneau, CBC Television increased its level Canadian content and moved towards commissioning independently produced drama helping to stimulate the production industry where ...
... Frequency Call sign Branding Format Owner Notes AM 570 CBML CBC Radio One news/talk Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Val-d'Or satellite of CBVE-FM Quebec City FM 88.3 CBFX-FM ...
Famous quotes containing the words corporation, canadian and/or broadcasting:
“What I am anxious to do is to get the best bill possible with the least amount of friction.... I wish to avoid [splitting our party]. I shall do all in my power to retain the corporation tax as it is now and also force a reduction of the [tariff] schedules. It is only when all other efforts fail that Ill resort to headlines and force the people into this fight.”
—William Howard Taft (18571930)
“Were definite in Nova Scotiabout things like ships ... and fish, the best in the world.”
—John Rhodes Sturdy, Canadian screenwriter. Richard Rossen. Joyce Cartwright (Ella Raines)
“We spend all day broadcasting on the radio and TV telling people back home whats happening here. And we learn whats happening here by spending all day monitoring the radio and TV broadcasts from back home.”
—P.J. (Patrick Jake)