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post #16 of 34 (permalink) Old 2012-04-06, 04:19 PM
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^^^While the CBC and SRC are under the same umbrella, they are completely separate and autonomous from each other. As a result, their policies and strategies are often completely different. I would argue CBC radio and TV have more in common than CBC and SRC TV do.

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You missed the point.
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^^^What is your point? It would be not much different than if Global were to sell a channel while Corus were applying for a new one.

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They're the same Crown Corporation, the funding goes to the same place. Corus and Global aren't even owned by the same company, so your analogy is a joke.
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What does funding have anything to do with this decision? As said in post #1, its "licence conditions no longer fit the Corporation's strategy nor complement the other programming streams." That doesn't mean that Explora doesn't meet SRC's corporate strategy (which is very different from CBCs).

Also, both Corus and Global are owned by the Shaw family.

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This saddens me as there's quite a bit of programming on there not available elsewhere. Good concerts and good documentaries. I sincerely hope that whoever they sell it to doesn't let it slide into mediocrity.
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Perhaps they could transfer those shows back to the main CBC channel.
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It's a shame that CBC couldn't be more creative, and use profits from channels like Bold to subsidize the main network.

Or go back to the old days, when CBC ran shows like M*A*S*H, Dallas, etc. in prime-time to raise the funds necessary for their other activities.
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Who says they don't? I'd imagine profits from Bold are folded into CBC's general revenue.

As for running American shows, that's certainly possible (and I agree with you that that's what should be done in a limited manner) but the CBC would get hit by criticism on two sides. Anti-CBC'ers (and rival broadcasters) would advocate getting rid of the CBC if they're going to compete with private industry for the same shows and Canadian nationalists will say the CBC should only broadcast Canadian content.
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If the CBC got rid of Don Cherry and Ron McLean they would have all kinds of money.
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If the CBC got rid of Don Cherry and Ron McLean they would have all kinds of money.
Nope. Don Cherry's segment is some of the most valuable ad time on all of CBC.
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^^^True. HNIC is the most profitable program on CBC and helps pay for other programmes.

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Telus should buy it. Aren't they the only national 'cable' operator to not have a Tv channel or network?
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^^^But I suspect it is only a matter of time before Bell buys Telus.

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Telus should buy it. Aren't they the only national 'cable' operator to not have a Tv channel or network?
There's really no synergies involved in owning just one cable channel for Telus. It would be as relevant as, say, Westjet buying it.
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