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Broadcaster Magazine - February 2000


Film & Video

Note to readers

Canadian film and video productions break $100 million mark in exports

Radio Programming

The struggle to get Christian radio on the air
As the new guy on Barrie, there was some reluctance by the community to trust my sincerity and underwrite my wonderful idea, especially something as eccentric as starting a Christian radio station. Honestly, there were days that I felt like I had lost the battle; and I hadn't even faced the CRTC yet!

Cover Story

Practicing to be Perfect
The CBC wants to reinvent itself into the "perfect" public broadcaster

New ombudsman named for CBC French-language network

The Last Word

News - 01-FEB-00 (February 01, 2000)

Splitting spectrum: Using HDTV for multi-channel digital broadcasting



Broadcasters don't know how to market the Net

Industry News

U.S. TV giants win first round against iCraveTV
But Bill Craig insists he will prevail

News on the Net

Bell teams with Lycos to create new portal power

CTV Sportsnet makes the online jump

CanWest unveils

First inter active Canadian TV drama on CBC

QueerTelevision debuts on Citytv

New Products



News - 01-FEB-00 (February 01, 2000)

News - 01-FEB-00 (February 01, 2000)

News Briefs


Silent dishwasher radio ad too quiet

CBC cuts 173 jobs, "Midday" axed

Telesat to manage 100-channel U.S. radio service

FCC chief pushes for wireless Internet devices

CRTC to ease rules for low power radio stations

TVA purchases TruStar

Corus and CBC merge digital audio services.

Rogers/Videotron merger faces hurdle

FCC denies Sinclair's request to modify DTV standard

Point of View

Video over the Web: the dawn of the Digicaster

Business News

Shaw increases investment in Moffat Communications
Moffat says company not for sale

CTV earnings down as TV revenue drops 4%

Rogers revenues up over 15 per cent

Astral reports 48% increase in EBITDA

Tracking Trends

Radio research: New needs solutions decisions


New network launches

Musicians and radio come to the aid of the family farm


New ombudsman named for CBC French-language network