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Old 04-10-2014, 10:13 AM   #1
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CBC/Radio-Canada slashes 657 jobs as part of $130 million in budget cuts.

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wow no more HNIC, i enjoy that shit with TSN hockey, FUCK SPORTSNET HOCKEY OGMGGGGGGGSGGSGGG
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They've been cutting back for a couple years now. Moms' previous position was essentially automated not too long ago.
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thanks to harper, he wont allow the network that points out his follies to run with a proper budget
Its also a network that strives to maintain our canadian identity and not adopt an american one which also goes against Harper
That's why the budget got cut by Harper so drastically

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HNIC will actually run for another 4 years... however the entire program to be produced by Rogers. Ad space, revenue, etc will al go to Rogers too.
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Maybe if they actually looked at ratings instead of pumping money into "Canadian" series etc that no one watches they probably would have been far more successful

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Good, CBC is such a waste of taxpayer money, if it was up to me, it would be totally cut. As someone who is involved in film and television production and producing, the CRTC already has enough onerous rules in place for productions and networks to protect Canadian content, which private broadcasters such as Bell and Rogers media groups do.

Rogers and Bell does such a better job IMO on sports broadcasting anyways with TSN and Sportsnet Olympics, NHL games and coverage.

Rogers and Bell also does a much better job at producing scripted series over what CBC does. Shows such as Motive and Rookie Blue at least have been sold distribution rights and syndication to major US networks.
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Those shows are actually syndicated and air in the US and other countries. So they probably make CBC money. What they need to do is get rid of some of the French programming in one listens to or watches. Anyone listen to CBUX-FM (Espace musique).
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Was in and out of work so many times that it became financially unfeasible to continue. Unless you suck dick all the time (literally), you'd be hard pressed to find RFT work in this field. It really is a joke and won't get better.
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They won't cut Murdoch as it is Harper's favourite show.. he guest starred in an episode before CBC bought it from Global.
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Good, CBC is such a waste of taxpayer money, if it was up to me, it would be totally cut. As someone who is involved in film and television production and producing, the CRTC already has enough onerous rules in place for productions and networks to protect Canadian content, which private broadcasters such as Bell and Rogers media groups do.

Rogers and Bell does such a better job IMO on sports broadcasting anyways with TSN and Sportsnet Olympics, NHL games and coverage.

Rogers and Bell also does a much better job at producing scripted series over what CBC does. Shows such as Motive and Rookie Blue at least have been sold distribution rights and syndication to major US networks.
a national broadcaster isn't strictly about making money from tv series/movies/etc.
it plays a role in maintaining/educating the identity of the nation throughout the farthest reaches of the country and even abroad (radio/series/news) and it doesn't/shouldn't capitulate to the current administration or corporations (CiC would call it our propaganda machine)
So if they're able to profit great! but they shouldn't be expected to

a private entity on the other hand has their own goals/ideals and capitulates to the highest $
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meanwhile, the British Broadcasting Company puts out a 10-part natural show in excess of $25M and drives a brand new car into the river like it's nothing
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They also collect licensing fee for every household who owns a TV. You are comparing apples with oranges.

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yet Top Gear still couldn't insure the 250 GTO for a day
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meanwhile, the British Broadcasting Company puts out a 10-part natural show in excess of $25M and drives a brand new car into the river like it's nothing
i hate it when dumb people talk about things they know nothing about

Top Gear, with its rights now owned by the BBC, is syndicated around the world and brings in an awful lot of money to allow the BBC to make programs that are actually very enjoyable.

Admittedly, there are cuts at the BBC too, but the programming they put out is a MUCH higher quality than most others.

Lets also not forget, the BBC does not advertise - that's a big reason for the license fee too - so they do an awful lot more with a lot less.

CBC is shit, I don't like hockey, so that's moot (though i appreciate its value), dragons den was the only other show i watched on it, and now, compared to the British DD and Shark Tank, i now don't watch it.

How many people truly 'relate' to these shit shows CBC makes, Arctic Air? I assume that is aimed towards first nations people, who make up what, 1% of the population?
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that's like comparing programming on GlobalTV and trying to find reasons why it's production value is a fraction of Game of Thrones/Band of Brothers
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How many people truly 'relate' to these shit shows CBC makes, Arctic Air? I assume that is aimed towards first nations people, who make up what, 1% of the population?
As of 2011, First Nations people comprise 2.6% of the Canadian population, which contributes to Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) people comprising 4.3% of the Canadian population. I don't think Arctic Air is anymore aimed towards Aboriginal people than Corner Gas is Saskatchewanians though, and it has significant international syndication. I do agree that BBC programs are a cut above.
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How many people truly 'relate' to these shit shows CBC makes, Arctic Air? I assume that is aimed towards first nations people, who make up what, 1% of the population?
of course you dont relate to the shows you've made it clear time and again you hate canada and "can't wait to get out of here" which iirc you already have
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In all likelihood, they can't find someone dumb enough to underwrite the cost of one of a kind car being totalled. The show is known to push the boundaries, an actuary will have a fit.

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As of 2011, First Nations people comprise 2.6% of the Canadian population, which contributes to Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) people comprising 4.3% of the Canadian population. I don't think Arctic Air is anymore aimed towards Aboriginal people than Corner Gas is Saskatchewanians though, and it has significant international syndication. I do agree that BBC programs are a cut above.
thanks for the clarification on the numbers

either way, I, someone who lived for 15 years in Canada and that assimilated as well as i could (i used to watch hockey, but just couldn't love it), had no interest in watching arctic air... corner gas, or pretty much any CBC content
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of course you dont relate to the shows you've made it clear time and again you hate canada and "can't wait to get out of here" which iirc you already have
i can't relate? i have empathy - i also see that the blind love people have for say, vancouver, or canada, for the sake of loving it

I actually think Canada is an amazing place - but full of idiots who ruin it for everyone. It starts at the top and trickles down, all levels of government and administration with their stupid views on things that have made Canada, and specifically Vancouver, an unattractive place for many to invest and live.

If the place sucked, i wouldn't care - what angers me about it is how much better it could be if we had some decent leadership. Getting rid of the CBC is a good idea, Canada's identity is now that of an immigrant nation, so it's hard to speak to the masses - they either go to a BBC model where you pay via the TV license, or they just admit defeat.

Canada is a conserative / socialist country - a contradiction which prevails throughout.

until you open your eyes, you'll think canada, and vancouver specifically is a god send - it's not, it's a nice place that has some major problems, like most cities - the problem is, other cities' residents don't shove it in your face like Canadians do (again, you need a foreign perspective to truly see this)

canada is not the world leader it thinks it is, in europe is it seen as a nice little economy - LITTLE. it's not the US, it's not Britain, france, Germany, it's not China, Russia, etc. the important members of the G20

and to clarify, just because canada sucks for me, doesn't mean it's a bad place - it's the right place for my family, but my desires in life are different to theirs, my career can't grow in canada like it can elsewhere. factually i'm living a way better life outside of canada than inside, that's my evidence that canada isn't so great - could be, but isn't.

don't get so butthurt just because someone actually lives a way better life outside of canada than inside. many people leave and get on better, many people don't want to leave, that's life

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that's like comparing programming on GlobalTV and trying to find reasons why it's production value is a fraction of Game of Thrones/Band of Brothers
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you said so yourself...

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whats to get butthurt about? you said you can't relate and you've previously done nothing but bitch about the country/city to the point you've emigrated

pointing out the obvious isn't a sign of being butthurt it's merely stating fact, but your reply clearly shows you can't face having your choices/comments thrown back at you

there's no shame that you couldn't make things work out for you here (or want to) there's no shame in trying elsewhere.

but there's a reason why you can't relate to cbc or understand how ppl can relate to the programming and i merely pointed out why that may be, what's the issue?



as with all networks though they take chances on programming and what doesn't work gets axed, with arctic air i believe the ratings started out great for the network, in fact it broke records for CBC, and maintained that for the first season anyhow so that tells you many were able to relate or at least enjoy the show, eventually the show got axed such is the fate of countless shows that start strong.
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