Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
the noncommercial Canadian radio and television broadcasting company that provides programming in both English and French. Abbr.: CBC, C.B.C.

* * *

      public broadcasting service over AM and FM radio networks and television networks in English and French, two national cable television channels, and shortwave radio, among other media in Canada. Advertising sales and, primarily, annual appropriations from Parliament finance the CBC's operations. It is especially noted for the high quality of its news and public affairs programs. Headquarters are in Ottawa, Ont.

      The CBC was created as a radio service by the Canadian Parliament in the Broadcasting Act, in 1936. On English and French networks it presented a mixture of news, documentaries, dramas, classical music, entertainment, and educational programs. The CBC began offering television programs in French and English in Montreal, Que., and Toronto, Ont., in 1952. Among its most popular programs was Hockey Night in Canada, weekly broadcasts of National Hockey League games. Montreal is the network's principal source for programming in French, and Toronto is its main source for programming in English; Vancouver, B.C., and Winnipeg, Man., are other important sources of English-language programming, and programs in both languages originate in Ottawa. Apart from its networks, the CBC has, on national cable television, a full-time news channel and a channel presenting the deliberations of the Canadian House of Commons. With the Canadian ministry of defense, the CBC operates an armed forces broadcasting service; the CBC also operates an international shortwave radio service.

      The CBC's microwave network, stretching from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, is about 4,000 miles (6,400 km) long, one of the world's longest. The CBC's Northern Service broadcasts to remote frontier and far northern regions. Local CBC radio stations provide news and public affairs programs, and provincial stations are the sources of educational programs.

      From its inception the CBC was intended to convey Canadian culture and to be an instrument of national unity. These objectives have been difficult to achieve given the popularity and proliferation of competing programs from the United States. Therefore, quotas mandate the percentages of CBC programming that must be of Canadian origin.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation — Société Radio Canada Lema Canada Lives Here (Canadá vive aquí), Ici comme dans la vie (Aquí como en la vida) y Radio Canada, source d information (Radio Canada fuente de información) Tipo Corporación pública Fundación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation — Infobox Network network name = Canadian Broadcasting Corporation en icon Société Radio Canada fr icon network | country = Canada network type = Broadcast radio network Television network available = National; available on terrestrial and cable… …   Wikipedia

  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation — Société Radio Canada Pour les articles homonymes, voir Radio Canada, SRC et CBC.  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Télévision de Radio Canada …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation — Канадская радиовещательная корпорация англ. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation фр. Société Radio Canada …   Википедия

  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation — CBC/Radio Canada ist die gemeinsame Dachmarke für die staatliche Rundfunkgesellschaft Kanadas. Sie wurde im November 1936 gegründet und sendet in den beiden Amtssprachen Kanadas Englisch und Französisch sowie in acht Sprachen der Ureinwohner. Der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation — CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) es una cadena canadiense de radio y televisión. Está constituida por varias divisiones: televisión, radio, noticiarios, deportes y entretenimientos, entre otras …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation — the noncommercial Canadian radio and television broadcasting company that provides programming in both English and French. Abbr.: CBC, C.B.C …   Useful english dictionary

  • Timeline of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation — This is a timeline of the history of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.1901 1939*1901 **First transatlantic wireless signal from Cornwall to Newfoundland. *1902 **First wireless telegraphy station at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. *1905 **Canada s… …   Wikipedia

  • List of assets owned by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation — The following are lists of assets of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and la Société Radio Canada:TelevisionConventional television (English)The following is a list of television stations which are owned by or regional affiliates of CBC… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation personalities — This is a list of past and present personalities associated with the television and radio arms of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.A*Roger Abbott, Royal Canadian Air Farce *Sandra Abma *Vik Adhopia *Jelena Adzic, CBC News entertainment… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”