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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Société Radio-Canada
Company typeCrown corporation
Industry
PredecessorCanadian Radio Broadcasting Commission
FoundedNovember 2, 1936; 87 years ago (1936-11-02) (radio)
September 6, 1952; 71 years ago (1952-09-06) (television)
HeadquartersCBC Ottawa Production Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Area served
National; available on terrestrial and cable systems in northern American border communities; available internationally via Internet, Sirius XM and on TV
Key people
Products
Services
RevenueDecrease CA$503.94 million[a]
(FY 2021)[1]
Increase $173.24 million (FY 2021)[1]
Increase $142.09 million (FY 2021)[1]
Number of employees
7,444 (March 2018)[2]
Corporation overview
Minister responsible
Key document
Websitecbc.radio-canada.ca Edit this at Wikidata
Footnotes / references
  1. Revenue was $1,898.29 million including government funding

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (French: Société Radio-Canada), branded as CBC/Radio-Canada, is the Canadian public broadcaster for both radio and television. It is a Crown corporation that serves as the national public broadcaster, with its English-language and French-language service units commonly known as CBC and Radio-Canada, respectively. The company was founded on 2 November 1936 in Ottawa, Canada.

On November 2, 1936, CBC-Radio Canada was launched.

At the end of network programs, in 1958, the CBC adopted its new logo. The “Butterfly” logo was designed for the CBC by Hubert Tison in 1966. A sketch on the CBC Television program Wayne and Shuster once referred to this as the logo of the “Cosmic Butterfly Corporation”.

In December 1974, the fourth logo, known internally as “the gem”, was designed for the CBC by graphic artist Burton Kramer. This animated version, which went to air in December 1974, is also known colloquially as “The Exploding Pizza”. The large shape in the middle is the letter C, which stand for Canada. The original theme for the 1974 CBC ident was a three-note woodwind orchestral fanfare accompanied by the voiceover ”This is CBC” or “ICI Radio Canada”. This was later replaced by a different, and more familiar 11-note orchestral jingle, which was used until December 31, 1985.

The updated one-colour version of the gem/pizza logo, created by Hubert Tison and Robert Innes, was introduced on January 1, 1986. The logo was changed to one colour, generally dark blue on white, or white on dark blue, in 1986. Print ads and most television promos, however, have always used a single-colour version of this logo since 1974. During 1986, they use gold platings on their idents to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the CBC.

In 1992, the CBC updated its new logo design to make it simpler and more red (or white on a red background). The new logo design, created by Swiss-Canadian design firm Gottschalk + Ash, reduces the number of geometric sections in the logo to 13 instead of the previous logo’s 25, and the “C” in the centre of the logo became a simple red circle.

CBC Kids

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Current programming

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Upcoming programming

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  • Rosie's Rules (2023)
  • Mittens and Pants (2023)
  • Dylan (TBA)
  • Bestest Day Ever With My Best Friend! (2023)
  • Hello Kitty: Super Style! (2023)
  • Aunty B's House (2023)

CBC Television Shows

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CBC Stations

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References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "CBC/Radio-Canada Annual Report 2020–2021". site-cbc.radio-canada.ca. Archived from the original on September 16, 2022. Retrieved September 16, 2022.
  2. "CBC/Radio-Canada Annual Report 2017–2018". site-cbc.radio-canada.ca. Archived from the original on August 8, 2019. Retrieved August 8, 2019.

Other websites

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