(noun) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is Canada'a national public TV and radio broadcaster, and receives much of its funding from the government (the rest from ads). It is not, however, controlled by the government; it is actually quite critical of those in power.
It helps to promote Canadian identity by broadcasting Canadian movies and television shows. CBC has a network of TV and radio stations, as well as news bureaus, in French and in English, across the country -- often located in small towns that private broadcasters refuse to service because they can't make a profit there.
The CBC has had its parliamentary appropriation funding cut substantially in recent years. Consequently, it has cut down its news service substantially.
Private broadcasters in Canada tend to show American content; the CBC tries to prevent that American influx of content.
Interestingly, it's most popular weekly show is Hockey Night in Canada.
I watched the Leafs play on the CBC.
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