Transforming the Public Broadcaster into a
DIGITAL POWERHOUSE CBC/RADIO-CANADA PRESIDENT AND CEO CATHERINE TAIT BY SHELDON GORDON
n the age of streaming services, podcasts and social media, it is appropriate that Catherine Tait’s (BA 1979 UC) first major announcement, since being appointed President and CEO of CBC/ Radio-Canada, was the pre-launch in September of CBC Gem, a new CBC streaming service available (since December 11, 2018) on the CBC TV app. CBC Gem will offer films from Telefilm Canada and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), as well as Canadian children’s programming, news and current affairs shows. The streaming of these “crown jewels of Canadian content,” as Tait calls them, is one more step in transforming the corporation into a digital powerhouse.
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