Few strings were attached by the regulator as it gave the Teletubbies’ owner change of ownership approval for the $170 million deal with Bell Media.
Plans for a national Global News 1 service were unveiled in the cable giant’s submission to the regulator’s Let’s Talk TV consultation.
That defiance came as CBC toppers put details on its mobile-first programming strategy outlined earlier in the day at a heated employee town hall meeting.
The pubcaster’s latest five-year plan outlines a move away from conventional TV with fewer supper-hour newcasts and reduced in-house production.
Fashion-focused content will be created by indie producer Conceptual TV in partnership with brands and agencies, which the newspaper publisher will distribute.