The obesity epidemic is nothing new, but controversial new science is looking beyond the obvious reason of increased caloric consumption.
Next week, in a show entitled “Programmed to be Fat?” the CBC’s Nature of Things with David Suzuki examines the link between endocrine-disrupting chemicals and obesity.
A new twenty-seven page paper from the CBC entitled “Why Advertising on CBC/RadioCanada is Good Public Policy,” argues that advertising does not detract from the public broadcaster’s mandate and that there is no good public policy reason to eliminate advertising from its television services.
Currently CBC/Radio-Canada’s ad revenues are just under $368 million in a total Canadian television advertising market of approximately $3.3 billion.
On September 1st, the day after the transition from analog to digital over-the-air (OTA) signals in Canada, Digital Home readers in Atlantic Canada began complaining that their local CBC high definition channel had stopped broadcasting in HD.
Now after seven weeks, Digital Home has learned the high defintion signal back on air, much to the relief of Hockey Night in Canada fans.
Listenership was up in September CBC Radio across Canada, with particularly strong showings in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto, and for the network overall, according to PPM results.
CBC Radio One captured a 9.2 share, its highest since November 2009, while CBC Radio 2 captured a 2.5 share in the five PPM markets.
This Friday, Sept. 30, at 9 p.m. ET, the fifth estate’s Linden MacIntyre presents Mayday, a detailed look at the questionable state of Canada’s maritime search and rescue capabilities. The show recounts the memories of those who have survived brushes with death, and the stories of those who perished in the frigid waters, waiting for rescue. There are also new details about the tragedy of the Melina and Keith II, on which four men perished in 2005.
CBC announced today it will introduce new radio stations and internet services for the London area and the Kitchener-Waterloo region beginning in the fall of 2012. Earlier this year, the public broadcaster announced new stations in Kelowna, Kamloops and Victoria.