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Link: CBC boss Catherine Tait on advertising, streaming, the four-headed news show, and more

From Tony Wong of the Toronto Star:

Link: CBC boss Catherine Tait on advertising, streaming, the four-headed news show, and more
“We want to leverage our limited resources. When you look at everything we do we don’t have a lot for entertainment programming. How do we produce shows that Canadians will like and have a life beyond Canada? Part of our role is to tell the world about Canada. As a public broadcaster, I believe the CBC has an international role.” Continue reading.

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Link: The CBC’s president should focus on being different, not just bigger

From the Toronto Star Editorial Board:

Link: The CBC’s president should focus on being different, not just bigger
Every Canadian has two jobs, goes the old joke, their own and running the CBC. Catherine Tait, who has just been handed the task of actually leading CBC/Radio-Canada, will hardly lack for advice as she takes the helm of the country’s leading cultural institution. Continue reading. 

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Link: A message to new CBC president Catherine Tait: Commit to great TV, not the ordinary

From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:

Link: A message to new CBC president Catherine Tait: Commit to great TV, not the ordinary
Far be it from me to join the lineup of pundits offering advice and analysis to Catherine Tait, the incoming CBC president. But, in the matter of CBC English-language TV, there’s an issue: Where’s the great stuff?

This week the legal drama Burden of Truth was renewed by CBC. Why? Seriously, why is this mediocre, generic drama going to go on and on, sucking up money resources and airtime on our public broadcaster? I’m all for fun and entertainment, but this workmanlike series is just that — bland, ordinary stuff. Continue reading.

 

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Link: Catherine Tait chosen as CBC/Radio-Canada president

From CBC News:

Link: Catherine Tait chosen as CBC/Radio-Canada president
Canadian television and film executive Catherine Tait will become the first woman president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada.

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly will officially announce the appointment this morning in Ottawa.

Tait, 60, will replace Hubert Lacroix, 62, who was selected by then Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s heritage minister, Josée Verner, in 2008. Lacroix was reappointed for a second five-year term in 2012 by Verner’s successor, James Moore. Continue reading.

 

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