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CBC Says New Paid Streaming App an Experiment in Evolving Viewer Habits

CBC Says New Paid Streaming App an Experiment in Evolving Viewer Habits

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

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A photograph of the CBC building in Toronto on April 4, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – While Netflix and CraveTV boast about their arsenals of blockbuster series, the CBC’s new streaming app is hoping to find a niche with news junkies and hockey fans.

The national broadcaster lobbed a uniquely Canadian offering into the streaming marketplace Tuesday that could appeal to cord cutters who have missed some homegrown content since giving up on their cable packages.

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CBC to Launch Ad-Free Paid Streaming Option as Part of Revamped TV App

CBC to Launch Ad-Free Paid Streaming Option as Part of Revamped TV App

By The Canadian Press

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A photograph of the CBC building in Toronto on April 4, 2012. CBC says it plans to launch a paid version of a new CBC TV app that will let viewers watch programs without ads. The broadcaster says in a memo that the new app will allow users to live stream CBC TV, watch episodes on demand on the same day they’re released, see ad-free children’s programing, and see series not aired on the network. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – CBC plans to launch a paid version of a new CBC TV app that will let viewers watch programs without ads.

The broadcaster said in a memo that the new app, which will also be available for free in an ad-supported version, will allow users to live stream CBC TV, watch episodes on demand on the same day they’re released, see ad-free children’s programming and see series not aired on the network.

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Police Launch Probe After Another Reporter Faces Notorious Sexist Slur

Police Launch Probe After Another Reporter Faces Notorious Sexist Slur

By The Canadian Press

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One of the young men pictured, but not identified, yelled FHRITP into the CBC camera while Carolyn Stokes was reporting. The other young man filmed it. (CBC)

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Police are investigating after a female reporter was heckled with a notorious sexist slur while on camera in St. John’s, N.L.

Const. Geoff Higdon of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says they received a complaint Thursday that a CBC reporter was heckled as she reported from the annual St. John’s Regatta a day earlier.

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CBC Will Launch Revamped Version of ‘The National’ on Oct. 30

CBC Will Launch Revamped Version of ‘The National’ on Oct. 30

By The Canadian Press

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Peter Mansbridge, CBC News chief correspondent, speaks during the CBC upfront showcasing the CBC 2017-18 fall/winter lineup in Toronto on May 24, 2017. As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to “The National,” the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts to fill his permanent spot at the anchor desk. “We want it to be a show around active journalists,” Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News said in an interview during the network’s upfront presentation. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – CBC will launch the revamped edition of “The National” on Oct. 30.

The public broadcaster is overhauling its flagship news program in the wake of long-time host Peter Mansbridge’s retirement.

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CBC Planning to Roll Out Reinvented ‘The National’ in October

CBC Planning to Roll Out Reinvented ‘The National’ in October

By Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press

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Peter Mansbridge, CBC News chief correspondent, speaks during the CBC upfront showcasing the CBC 2017-18 fall/winter lineup in Toronto on May 24, 2017. As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to “The National,” the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts to fill his permanent spot at the anchor desk. “We want it to be a show around active journalists,” Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News said in an interview during the network’s upfront presentation. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to “The National,” the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts for the anchor desk.

“We want it to be a show around active journalists,” Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News, said in an interview.

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Stranger Who Kissed Reporter on Camera Apologizes, Says Incident Was a Mistake

Stranger Who Kissed Reporter on Camera Apologizes, Says Incident Was a Mistake

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – A CBC journalist who was kissed by a stranger on live TV has received an apology, but she’s still being attacked by others online for making a complaint to police.

Megan Batchelor was reporting from a music festival in Squamish, B.C., north of Vancouver, Friday when a stranger came up from behind, kissed her on the cheek at the same time as he took a picture of the event.

Daniel Davies, 17, later reached out to her in a direct message on Twitter to identify himself and say he was sorry.

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Complaint Filed with RCMP After CBC Reporter Megan Batchelor Kissed by Stranger on Camera

Complaint Filed with RCMP After CBC Reporter Megan Batchelor Kissed by Stranger on Camera

By The Canadian Press

SQUAMISH, B.C. — Another television reporter doing a live report received a jarring distraction after a man kissed her on the cheek.

CBC reporter Megan Batchelor was covering a music festival in Squamish, B.C., north of Vancouver, on Friday when the incident happened.

She was doing a live hit for the network’s 6 p.m. newscast when video the network aired shows the man came up from behind, kissed her on the cheek and took a selfie.

The CBC quotes Batchelor as saying she was “rattled” by the encounter and felt like the unidentified man was trying to interfere with her ability to do her job.

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Nahlah Ayed’s Hometown Book Launch Draws Hundreds

Nahlah Ayed’s Hometown Book Launch Draws Hundreds

CBC Middle East correspondent and former Winnipegger Nahlah Ayed launches her new book, "In A Thousand Farewells," at McNally Robinson Booksellers at Grant Park Shopping Centre on Monday, April 23, 2012. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

CBC Middle East correspondent Nahlah Ayed attracted hundreds of people to her book launch Monday evening at McNally Robinson Booksellers.

The former Winnipegger-turned-globetrotter launched her new book, “A Thousand Farewells,” and spoke to the crowd about her ongoing journey to share the stories of those she meets as a foreign correspondent — often stationed in the world’s most volatile and unsettled regions.

In the book, Ayed describes with sympathy and insight the myriad ways in which the Arab people have fought against oppression and loss as seen from her own early days witnessing protests in Amman, and the wars, crackdowns, and uprisings she has reported on in countries across the region.

Ayed, although born in Winnipeg, moved to a refugee camp in Amman, Jordan with her family in 1976. Seven years later, they were back in Winnipeg.

“People are not quotes or clips, used to illustrate stories about war and conflict. People are the story, always,” Ayed writes, as stated in an excerpt from the book.

Ayed told the crowd she always feels welcome in her hometown and was overwhelmed at the huge outpouring of support.

Not surprisingly, McNally Robinson quickly sold out of “A Thousand Farewells.”

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CBC’s Nahlah Ayed Shares Compelling Journey in New Book

CBC’s Nahlah Ayed Shares Compelling Journey in New Book

Nahlah Ayed

A Winnipeg-born CBC correspondent is about to share her personal stories from covering a region of the world she shares a close connection with.

Nahlah Ayed is the author of “A Thousand Farewells: A Reporter’s Journey from Refugee Camp to the Arab Spring,” a book that chronicles her time in a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman, Jordan, to sharing the stories of those in her own region. Ayed describes with sympathy and insight the myriad ways in which the Arab people have fought against oppression and loss as seen from her own early days witnessing protests in Amman, and the wars, crackdowns, and uprisings she has reported on in countries across the region.

Ayed and her family gave up their comfortable life in Winnipeg in 1976 to return to Jordan, later returning home when she was 13.

Ayed will launch her book at McNally Robinson Booksellers at Grant Park on Monday, April 23 beginning at 7 p.m.