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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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CBC ‘Comfortable’ with Ratings for Revamped ‘The National’ Despite Post-Debut Dip

CBC ‘Comfortable’ with Ratings for Revamped ‘The National’ Despite Post-Debut Dip

By Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press

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New CBC The National news anchors Ian Hanomansing, left, and Adrienne Arsenault rehearse a news cast in Toronto on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

The CBC says it’s “comfortable” with the early buzz for its revamped “The National,” even though the debut newscast’s ratings were only on par with the kind of numbers Peter Mansbridge used to draw.

And they’ve slipped since last Monday’s first broadcast.

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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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Dragons’ Den Auditions Return to Winnipeg in March

Dragons’ Den Auditions Return to Winnipeg in March

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Aspiring entrepreneurs with the next million-dollar idea will have the opportunity to make their pitch to producers of “Dragons’ Den” this spring.

Open auditions for the 12th season of the CBC show will land in Winnipeg on March 25.

The multi-city tour will take the search for the country’s best businesses across Canada beginning February 11 in Toronto.

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Sabrina Carnevale Moves to CBC as New Traffic Reporter

Sabrina Carnevale Moves to CBC as New Traffic Reporter

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Sabrina Carnevale (FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — Sabrina Carnevale is making the leap across town to be the eyes and ears on the streets for CBC Radio listeners.

Carnevale is leaving her role as a traffic reporter for 99.9 BOB FM and TSN 1290 to join the gang at CBC/Radio-Canada in the afternoons. When not inside the traffic cruiser, she will also report on community events.

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Traffic Reporter Trevor Dineen to Host National Radio Show

Traffic Reporter Trevor Dineen to Host National Radio Show

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Trevor Dineen co-hosts ‘Now or Never,’ premiering Sunday, October 30 on CBC Radio One. (IAN MCCAUSLAND / CBC.CA)

WINNIPEG — From the driver’s seat to the studio, Trevor Dineen is about to jump into a new role behind the mic for a national radio audience.

The CBC Radio One traffic reporter is one-half of “Now or Never,” premiering on Sunday, October 30 with co-host Ify Chiwetelu. The weekly Winnipeg-produced show will venture out to meet Canadians who are deeply motivated to make a real change.

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Rio Olympics Not Too Promising: Currie

Rio Olympics Not Too Promising: Currie

By Roger Currie

Hands up if you can’t wait for the Rio Olympics that are now less than a month away. I’m not seeing many hands. Is it just me, or are the Summer Games shaping up to be the latest international disaster of 2016? A year that has already seen more than its share of disappointment.

Do you know of anyone, besides most of our elite athletes, who can’t wait to get there? Beyond Rio, the next summer games will happen in 2020 in Tokyo, but many are seriously wondering if there will be much left of the Olympic movement by then.

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Jian Ghomeshi Acquitted on All Charges of Sexual Assault and Choking

Jian Ghomeshi Acquitted on All Charges of Sexual Assault and Choking

By Diana Mehta and Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

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Jian Ghomeshi arrives at a Toronto courthouse Thursday, March 24, 2016 for the verdict in his trial. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – Jian Ghomeshi was acquitted Thursday on all charges of sexual assault and choking following a trial that sparked an emotional nationwide debate on how the justice system treats abuse complainants as well as raucous courthouse protests over the verdict.

Justice William Horkins said he was unable to rely on the testimony from the three Ghomeshi complainants, describing their memories of alleged abuse at the hands of the former CBC broadcaster as “shifting” and suggesting their evidence at times strayed into full-fledged lies.

All he had to go on, not unusual in sexual-assault cases, was the complainants’ credibility, which Horkins denounced without mincing words.

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