Even so, the story was quickly picked up by Rebel Media ⬇️️
We shared the BlackLocks article and the Ezra Levant video around the web but many Canadians were still skeptical.
So, we e-mailed Blacklocks.ca and CBC.ca and asked:
“Has CBC (English) Ad Revenue actually declined 62% since losing Hockey?”
CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson replied:
So, have CBC’s English ad revenues declined by 62% since losing hockey?
So actually Ezra Levant is technically wrong here when he claims “CBC ad revenues are down 62%”. They are down “only” 49%! Apparently the French services are doing better than the English ones, which Blacklocks.ca reported as the actual figures behind the 62% nosedive.
Finally, CBC’s other Revenue streams are not doing any better
CBC’s Budget use of government funding went from 59% in 2013 to 66% in 2016.
And CBC’s Subscriber revenues also DECLINED by $2 million since 2013.
Good thing CBC doesn’t care about making a profit, because they’re completely failing at it.