CBC – “Everybody gets subsidies in this country in one way or another…”

29 May

What he means is:

“Everybody in this country subsidizes CBC in one way or another…”

CBC receives more than $1-billion annually in government subsidies to support its activities, which include radio, conventional and satellite television, and Internet services with programming in English and French and eight Aboriginal languages.

“Everybody gets subsidies in this country in one way or another,” Mr. Dark said. “What I would say is that our digital properties are commercial and we compete with folks in these markets for ad dollars and that’s how we support those assets.”

Only a state broadcaster can afford to turn down revenue…

Financial Post

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2 Responses to “CBC – “Everybody gets subsidies in this country in one way or another…””

  1. SpaceCadet June 2, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    I presume you live in the Kootenays. This means you’re subsidized to all hell by the lower mainland. While I could care less about the CBC, something about glass houses…

    • kootenaybob June 4, 2013 at 10:21 am #

      That’s the problem with presumptions – they’re almost always wrong.

      Mind you, when the majority of wealth in BC is generated in the Interior, and redistributed in the Lower Mainland, your other presumption is wrong as well.

      Batting 1000…

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