|Slogan||Canada lives here|
|Type of site||news|
|Created by||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Alexa rank||As of 8 June 2011[update]: 1,094|
The Web-based service of the CBC is one of Canada's largest and most visited web sites. It currently contains over one million pages of information.
CBC also runs the French-language website Radio-Canada.ca. In June 2013, Radio-Canada announced that, as of October 2013, the network will become known as ICI Radio-Canada.ca.
In 1993, CBC launched an experimental web service, followed by a small site supporting CBC Radio and a site supporting the CBC Halifax TV program Street Cents. By 1995, the CBC had consolidated its English radio and TV sites into a single website.
Around 1996, CBC began offering 24-hour live streaming of its radio services using RealAudio. The next year, CBC launched CBC Kids and covered its first federal election online. CBC launched its news site the following year.
In 2000, the CBC launched a wireless service and CBC Radio 3, an Internet-exclusive broadband magazine. Radio 3 provides streaming audio devoted to youth culture and independent music and is operated by CBC Radio.
In 2001, cbc.ca finished a major redesign that modernized the news portal and earned an English Television Award.
In 2005, production of the Radio 3 magazine was suspended, although the site continues in podcast format. Some of its programming still aired as a Saturday-evening show on CBC Radio Two until March 2007. Bande à part is the French equivalent and also airs content as a weekend program on Espace Musique. Both services launched as full channels on Sirius Canada in December 2005 and are also available to U.S. Sirius subscribers.
Radio-Canada.ca is the French Language online service run by Société Radio-Canada, the French counterpart of the CBC.
On June 5, 2013, it was announced that as part of a plan to recreate Radio-Canada, Radio-Canada's media outlets would be re-launched around the brand "ICI" ("here" or "this is"), a term that has been used in conjunction with Radio-Canada for over 75 years. The term, ICI, would act as a common denominator for all of Radio-Canada’s platforms, which was felt as important for remaining competitive in today’s media industry. Radio-Canada.ca would be renamed ICI.ca on October 13, 2013. The "ICI" re-branding was panned by both critics and politicians, who felt that the new brand was too confusing, and criticized the removal of "Radio-Canada" from their names, along with the reported $400,000 cost of the new campaign amidst budget cuts at the CBC. In response to the criticism, Hubert Lacroix clarified that the addition of "ICI" was not intended to replace Radio-Canada, and announced revised brands for its broadcast networks which restore the Radio-Canada name. As a result, the website will instead be re-branded as ICI Radio-Canada.ca.
The websites include news from the CBC News website, an extensive sports section, music, science, technology and entertainment pages. CBC/Radio-Canada also offers an extensive, free archives service showcasing pivotal moments in Canadian history from the 1930s on. Over 8,000 online clips and interviews from news and information programs provide an in-depth look at Canada’s past.
In 2004, CBC began offering RSS feeds, and in 2005, it launched a new online arts and entertainment magazine.
In 2006, CBC.ca underwent another redesign after extensive study, with improvements to standards compliance.
In 2005, CBC began podcasting some of its programs as a pilot project, including CBC Radio One’s national science and technology program, Quirks and Quarks, CBC Radio 3’s Canadian Music Podcast, and limited podcasting of CBLA’s popular Metro Morning show.
In May 2006, CBC added several more podcasts, including Dispatches, best-of editions of Outfront, As It Happens, Ideas, The Current and Definitely Not the Opera, weekly podcasts from regional radio stations and Editor’s Choice, a daily showcase of notable network programming.
In 2003, CBC won an Online News Association award in the "service journalism" category for its coverage of the SARS epidemic. In 2004, CBC.ca was the only organization to win two awards from the Online News Association – one in the "specialty journalism" category for Canada Votes, its coverage of the 2004 Canadian federal election, and one in the "service journalism" category for ADR Database, a project from the CBC News investigative unit. CBC.ca was also a finalist in the "online commentary" category for "Words: Woes and Wonder", a series of columns about the English language.
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- "First transformation step is to Recreate Radio-Canada" (Press release). CBC/Radio-Canada. June 5, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- "Branding: Radio-Canada corrects the record" (Press release). CBC/Radio-Canada. June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- ""ICI"stands for "ICI Radio-Canada"" (Press release). CBC/Radio-Canada. June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- "Le minister Moore reticent au changement de nom de Radio-Canada". Radio-Canada.ca (in French) (Société Radio-Canada). June 5, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
- "New Brand Architecture". News Releases. CBC/Radio-Canada French Services. June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
- "ICI Radio-Canada: We’ve heard you" (Press release). CBC/Radio-Canada. June 10, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- "Radio-Canada retreats on rebranding company as ICI". CBC News. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
- "Radio-Canada president apologizes for ‘Ici’ rebranding plan". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
- "Closing comments on stories related to Col. Russell Williams". CBC.ca. 2011-02-25. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
- RTNDA awards 2006[dead link]