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Budget Cuts For CBC

from Jeff Davis and Jordan Press at Canada.com,

The austerity axe chopped deep into the CBC’s budget Wednesday, and will result in “a very different public broadcaster” CBC president Hubert Lacroix said.

Viewers can expect less original programming, more reruns and — for the first time — ads on CBC radio as the broadcaster copes with a $115-million cut in federal funding. The agency will also sell buildings, tinker with employee pensions and cut 650 jobs in the coming three years as it adjusts to a smaller budget….

CBC sports coverage, especially of hockey, will be maintained, Stewart added.

“(Sports coverage) actually gives us a margin of profitability that we then invest in other programming,” she said. “We are very committed to a relationship with NHL.”

Stewart would not say whether Hockey Night in Canada’s Coach’s Corner segment — which reportedly pays controversial host Don Cherry upwards of $800,000 — will be chopped.

more on the budget cuts…


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