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Canada is all about News and Radio. As a matter of fact, there are numerous stations that are all based around one particular broadcasting corporation known as the CBC, or the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. This is one of the main television networks that serves the entire Ottawa area, as well as surrounding areas and is one of the oldest broadcasting networks in all of Canada. So let’s talk about CBC Ottawa, and get some insight on the various avenues of their broadcasting.

What is the CBC?

The CBC, or Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, has been around since 1936. They started out as primarily a radio service known as CBC Radio one, one of the leading radio broadcasting networks in Canada, and then they had CBC Radio 2, which is now called CBC Music. They also have some other shortwave radio stations, but since 2012 those have only been transmitted as podcasts online.

After the dawn of television, they ended up coming up with CBC Television, CBC News Network, and the Documentary Channel.  Since they’re the oldest broadcasting network in all of Canada, and there have been numerous networks that have birthed in the area since then, people commonly call the CBC the “Mother Corp”.  They’re also one of the oldest crown corporations, which means they’re a state-owned enterprise, and have no chance of slowing down or disappearing anytime soon.

CBC Television

CBC TV as its normally called is the broadcasting television network. They have numerous news channels and newscasts, as well as sports shows such as Sportsnet, which covers many different sports for the region of Ottawa. They also are one of the main broadcasters of the Olympics. As far as entertainment, they have all of the avenues that many people end up being able to see on regular TV, but just in Canada-only satire. From reality TV shows, to drama, comedy, and even spinoff shows that are Canadian version of popular American shows, CBC TV has what it takes to make a great bit of your entertainment all day every day.

Some of their talk shows during daytime TV are also shown in the United States and are being aired to this very day even though it isn’t still being filmed, making the CBC a great shareholder in owning shows like “Steven and Chris”.

Recently, CBC has released their very own online streaming platform by calling it CBC Gem, in which the website and mobile app can allow you to watch literally all of their on-demand shows without commercials, as well as get uninterrupted news from the CBC News Network. Similar to United States on-demand channels, the CBC also has their own web-only series on CBC Gem that you can watch all over.

During the mornings, they have their CBC Kids segment featuring numerous children’s and educational shows. They’ve been a leading provider since they first launched their primary simulcast of multiple stations in HD format in 2005, and they’ve pretty much become a fully-fledged digital broadcasting station since then. They operate with more than 13 stations and have numerous affiliates in the area that are a part of their broadcasting group.

CBC TV Shows

There are a plethora of Canadian-only shows that are available on the channel. With a wide variety of them being original, there are also plenty of spinoffs that are similar to shows that are featured in the United States. Here is a list of every show in an alphabetical list:

  • 2019 Indspire Awards
  • 21 Thunder – A Pro Soccer Club series
  • 22 Minutes
  • Absolutely Canadian 
  • Anne with an E
  • Back in Time for Dinner 
  • Baroness Von Sketch Show
  • Being Erica
  • Bellevue
  • Blackstone
  • Bondi Vet
  • Burden of Truth
  • But I’m Chris Jericho!
  • Canada’s Smartest Person
  • Canada’s Smartest Person Junior
  • Canada: The Story of Us
  • Canadian Reflections
  • Caught
  • Cavendish
  • CBC Docs POV
  • Coronation Street
  • Coroner
  • Cracked
  • Crawford
  • Diggstown
  • Dragon’s Den
  • Exhibitionists
  • Farm Crime
  • Frankie Drake Mysteries
  • From the Vaults
  • Halifax Comedy Festival
  • Heartland
  • Hello Goodbye
  • Hudson
  • Interrupt this Program
  • Kim’s Convenience
  • Land and Sea
  • Little Dog
  • Marketplace
  • Michael: Every Day
  • Mr. D
  • Murdoch Mysteries
  • Red Button
  • Republic of Doyle
  • Rick Mercer Report
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Shoot the Messenger
  • Short Docs
  • Short Film Face Off
  • Still Standing
  • Strange Empire
  • Street Legal
  • The Amazing Gayl Pile
  • The Book of Negroes
  • The Detectives
  • The Fifth Estate
  • The Great Canadian Baking Show
  • The National
  • The Nature of Things
  • The Neddeaus of Duqene Island
  • The Passionate Eye
  • The Romeo Section
  • The Stats of Life
  • This Life
  • Under New Management
  • Unspeakable
  • When Calls the Heart
  • Workin’ Moms
  • X Company
  • You Can’t Ask That

Some of these shows have been showcased in other countries, such as Schitt’s Creek, which is also available on the popular streaming service Netflix, and some others, along with Bellevue joining the ranks. Other shows are Canadian exclusives, and are available only during certain times of the years on Canadian television, while others are still played in repeat on various channels, as well as are also available online with their CBC Gem app. 

Affiliate Apparel

If you’re a proud supporter of the CBC, you can join their newly accessible web store, and purchase literally anything, anytime. They have accessories available at numerous clothing stores and merchandise locations, as well as popular retailers in Canada, as well as clothing apparel that is unique to some of the nation’s top clothing stores. In recent years, they have both audio and video broadcasts available for purchase on apps like Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix, and even Videoworks. You can get featured merchandise for a variety of their shows that are only available in the area, as well as clothing vendors online. They also have numerous retailers that provide selling of their unique novelty gifts that are exclusive to the CBC and their related broadcasts. While they don’t have their own actual store, they have partnered retailers that help to sell their merchandise and show their support for all of CBC’s brands and partnered labels. They even offer a very detailed FAQ on their CBC Shop website.

All About Radio

CBC Radio One is one of the first and oldest stations that the CBC owns. They’ve literally been around since the dawn of telling stories on the radio, and before television evolved, they existed to entertain, and provide some of the most prominent news in the area. They operate in both English and French (just as the TV stations do), and they also have their own secondary station, which used to be called CBC Radio 2, and is now called CBC Music, which used to be specifically a classical and jazz music radio station, and eventually evolved by 2008 to have multiple genres, with the classical music being played mostly during the mid-day. 

CBC Music launched its internet radio listening service in 2012, which allowed people to listen to more channels, as well as various types (genres) of music. One of the most successful business endeavors ever for the radio platform, they were able to have their own news service frequent times per day, as well as have regular newscasts, but at the same time with the evolving of the channels, they dropped more channels that had less listeners, and the channels began to increase as they got more. 

The Searchlight

Similar to some of the other popular shows out there in the world that support music, CBD hosts an annual contest in which they use a voting system from listeners to call and vote for numerous different categories. After CBC radio 2, they relaunched it as a contest to find the best-unsigned artists, trying to benefit the music industry in Canada even more with participation from both radio stations. They have numerous local competitions and then using listeners’ votes, they determine who goes to the next round. The judges of the show on Q pick their own favorite act, and over time, only three artists picked by the judge, and an audience selected equivalent to become finalists, which one of them can win twenty thousand dollars in music equipment by Yamaha Music, and get a concert gig slot at the local CBC Music Festival, which happens every year. This is very similar to a radio version of American Idol, or “The Voice” and other popular United States shows out there.

Conclusion – CBC Ottawa

With so many varieties of broadcasting that are available, the CBC network has become one of the largest in the entire country of Canada, and they serve numerous communities online and offline, all over Canada. While they started out as a small governed business, they’ve grown to be the leading supplier of public broadcasting in all of Canada, reaching all the way from the east, to the west coast, and even Prince Edward Island. If you go to their website, you can view many things that are released online, from news stories, to radio, have the ability to listen to music and watch popular Canadian television on-demand, as well as have access to all of the sports that you could possibly imagine.

About author

Canada’s a big country, and when you need local national news, Sadie Martin delivers with expert stories that apply to many different issues and current local events that are ensuing.
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