The Canadian Broadcorping Castration, as it is affectionately known, is Canada's publicly funded broadcaster. In French it is called Radio Canada. Established by the Canadian Broadcasting Act in 1936. It brings national news and programming to all of Canada (Half an hour later in Newfoundland).
The CBC is a crown corporation governed by the 1991 Broadcasting Act. It is subject to the regulations of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
Competitors include CTV, Global television and of course the U.S. networks and specialty cable. Media personalities include Knowlton Nash, Peter Mansbridge, Wendy Mesley and Cynthia Dale. Shows include the Royal Canadian Air Farce and This Hour Has 22 Minutes, as well as Hockey Night In Canada (except during the summer).