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CBC and Audio-Video Licensing Agency trumpet wide-ranging deal to broaden online content

By John Terauds on January 24, 2012

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Audio-Video Licensing Agency announced today that they have reached a deal that will allow the CBC to offer a wide range of streaming online music options to go with a host of new Internet-only channels to be launched soon.

John Terauds

John Terauds

John Terauds, Editor-Emeritus of Ludwig van Toronto, is currently a Divinity student at the University of Toronto and a church music director. He joined the Toronto Star in 1988, was the classical music critic from 2005 to 2012, and continues as a freelance critic for the paper. He is the co-author of Roy Thomson Hall: A Portrait, a book written with Toronto Star Colleague, William Littler.
John Terauds

A press released said that this is “the first negotiated collective license in Canada for on-line streaming and podcasting of radio and on-line digital music programming.”

“This groundbreaking agreement means that music fans will have more access to the best in Canadian music, whether by emerging or established artists, while creators will enjoy full recognition for the value of their work,” Graham Henderson, President of AVLA and Music Canada, stated in the release.

The CBC will “offer original new ways to connect Canadians with music where, when and how they want it,” said Chris Boyce, executive director of radio and audio of CBC English Services.

“As part of our on-going commitment to Canadian culture, this will be accomplished by combining the power of context, curation and community in new and innovative ways,” Boyce added.

The CBC says it will announce details of its new services soon.

John Terauds

John Terauds

John Terauds

John Terauds, Editor-Emeritus of Ludwig van Toronto, is currently a Divinity student at the University of Toronto and a church music director. He joined the Toronto Star in 1988, was the classical music critic from 2005 to 2012, and continues as a freelance critic for the paper. He is the co-author of Roy Thomson Hall: A Portrait, a book written with Toronto Star Colleague, William Littler.
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