Since 1936 CBC has been Canada’s premier broadcaster of news, sports, entertainment and culture from coast to coast. In fact, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has been identified as being just as important as the railroad in uniting people from coast to coast and forging a national identity. The CBC is a Canadian cultural icon and an important part of every day life for Canadians. After nearly 80 years, CBC continues to go strong!
Today CBC has several television channels, including HD, three radio channels, a massive and interactive website, XM radio station, tablet editions and hundreds of independent programs and movies. In 1932, when the CBC was founded, only radio existed and CBC was the first nationalized coast-to-coast radio station in the country. CBC also has the honour of being Canada’s first television cable channel and a little-known distinction of being the first television station in the world to broadcast a live sports game in 1952, when their extremely popular Hockey Night In Canada radio program made the jump to live tv.
CBC news has covered almost every major event in the world, particularly where Canada is concerned, from the Second World War to the genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda to the war in Aghanistan. CBC News anchors and reporters have won dozens of international awards for journalism excellence and CBC News itself has won international standing for being an amazingly unbiased news broadcaster.
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