CBC on the Hot Seat.
CanWest Global's executive chairman, Izzy Asper, further criticized the CBC for not staying true. to its founding principle -- to broadcast what private broadcasters wouldn't. Asper contested that the CBC used its approximate $1 billion Canadian (US$650 million) of government grants to lure advertisers away from the private sector and acquire the rights to high-cost sporting venues, events that would otherwise be broadcast by channels in the private sector.
Among CBC's plans for the future, released by CBC's President Perrin Beatty are initiatives for a third radio network targeting young people; appropriating $22.4 million Canadian (US$14.62 million) for primetime regional programming and creating an all-news French radio service.
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|Title Annotation:||Canadian Broadcasting Corp.|
|Publication:||Video Age International|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Nov 1, 1999|
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