Hubert T. Lacroix

CBC slashing staff by 20%, moving to mobile under five-year plan

The CBC has unveiled a five-year strategy, which will involve a shift from TV to mobile platforms and the loss of between 1,000 and 1,500 jobs – about 20% of the Canadian public broadcaster’s workforce. There will also be a move away from in-house production to acquired programming, CBC president and CEO Hubert T. Lacroix […]

Massive job and budget cuts at Canada’s CBC

Canadian public broadcaster the CBC is shedding over 650 jobs in the wake of a decision to slash C$130 million (US$118.4 million) from its 2014 budget. The pubcaster blamed a funding shortfall and revenue declines as, yesterday, it told staff of the impending cuts, before confirming them in a statement. The broadcaster will get rid […]