The CBC has put forward a proposal to go ad-free, for a hefty price: $400M in funding from the government. The document, released Monday, writes, “we are at a critical juncture in our evolution, continuing to operate under a business model and cultural policy framework that is profoundly broken”.
Jesse Brown, a media critic and host of Canadaland, joined the show to give us his thoughts.
Should we give the CBC $400 million to go ad-free? Are you a defender of the CBC? Or do you think there’s no need for a public broadcaster if it’s not working out?