CBC wants flexibility from regulators
Nov 19, 2012 / 8:05 am
CBC president Hubert Lacroix is asking the federal broadcast regulator for more flexibility as it grapples with the new digital universe.
During a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission hearing, Lacroix said the strict regulatory shackles of the past don't work in today's fast-moving environment.
The CBC is seeking five-year licence renewals for its various television and radio services.
The public broadcaster says much has changed since its last substantive renewal hearing 13 years ago.
The digital revolution has transformed the way the CBC and other broadcasters deliver news, music and entertainment programming.
At the same time, the CBC is struggling to absorb a three-year, $115-million cut to its budget of more than $1 billion.
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