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Q1 - When was the first Olympic Games broadcasted?

The first Olympic Games to be broadcasted were the Berlin Games in 1936. The events were aired in special rooms close to the stadium. More than 162,000 people were able to watch the event.

Q2 - Which city will be the first city to host both Olympic Games (Summer and Winter)?

When Beijing welcomes the world in February 2022, it will be the first city to host both Summer and Winter Olympic Games. They also hosted the Summer Games in 2008.

Q3 - In Canada, CBC and Radio-Canada sites reach close to:

CBC and Radio-Canada sites offer an outstanding multiplatform performance by reaching close to 24.7 million unique visitors*. That's 3 out of 4 digital users.

Source : Research Department. Comscore, Canada, Jan.–Feb. 2021 (monthly average), change over Jan.–Feb. 2020 (W20), multiplatform. . *Visitors/Viewers. (Unique Visitors - Mobile and Desktop - Unduplicated Reach)

Q4 - This show premiered in Fall 2021, and is a spin-off of a CBC comedy favourite. It is based in Hamilton, ON

STRAYS (10x30) is a spin-off of Kim's Convenience. It follows Shannon Ross (Nicole Power) in her new career as the executive director of the Hamilton East Animal Shelter, where she is boss to an eclectic staff. STRAYS is currently streaming on CBC Gem and airs on CBC at 8:30p.m. on Tuesdays.

Q5 - This new comedy premiering Winter 2022 features a familiar face who's playing a stay-at-home-dad with an entrepreneur wife and two kids.

RUN THE BURBS (13x30) stars Kim's Convenience fan-favourite Andrew Phung. The new original comedy is about a young, bold Canadian family taking a different approach to living life to the fullest in the suburbs. The series will premiere in Winter 2022.

Q6 - Coming to CBC in Winter 2022 and set in the 1920's, The Porter tells the story of empowerment and idealism in the forming of the world's first Black _____.

THE PORTER (12 x 60) follows the journeys of an ensemble of characters who hustle, dream, cross borders and pursue their ambitions in the fight for liberation - on and off the railways that crossed North America. It is a gripping story of empowerment and idealism that highlights the moment when railway workers from both Canada and the United States joined together to give birth to the world's first Black union. Set primarily in Montreal, Chicago and Detroit as the world rebuilds after the First World War, THE PORTER depicts the Black community in St. Antoine, Montreal - known, at the time, as the “Harlem of the North.” They're young, gifted and Black, from Canada, the Caribbean, and the U.S. via the Underground Railroad and through the Great Migration, and they find themselves thrown together north and south of the colour line, in an era that boasts anything is possible - but if change isn't coming for them, they will come for it. By any means necessary.

Q7 - Based on a book by the same name, this upcoming comedy series tells the story of the author's life growing up in St John's, Newfoundland.

SON OF A CRITCH (8 x 30) is based on the award-winning, best-selling memoir from Mark Critch (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), created by Critch and Tim McAuliffe (The Office (U.S.), Last Man on Earth) and produced by Andrew Barnsley (Schitt's Creek). This new original comedy is the hilarious and very real story of 11-year-old Mark coming of age in St. John's, Newfoundland in the 80s. It's a heartfelt window into the life of a child - much older inside than his 11 years - using comedy and self-deprecation to win friends and connect with the small collection of people in his limited world.

Q8 - CBC is the #1 podcaster in Canada, reaching more Canadians than any other podcast publisher*. What percentage of CBC Podcast listeners are typical weekly listeners?

CBC Podcasts is the perfect medium for reaching an audience that's young, educated, and digitally-savvy. True crime, relationships, science, culture, fiction; CBC's English-language content covers a wide range of subjects, all explored with the finesse and uniquely Canadian viewpoint.

*Source: MTM Fall 2020

Q9 - CBC Gem is the top on-demand video streaming platform for Canadian content. How many monthly unique visitors/viewers are there?

CBC Gem can be accessed through any device, and its mobile app has been downloaded more than one million times. Viewers can find hundreds of episodes from Canadian and international television series, whether they're interested in cooking, sports, dramas, comedies, children's shows, movies and more. It also offers live-stream programming from 14 CBC stations from across the country. Look to CBC Gem to reach a younger audience that's keen for new experiences and skilled at using technology.

Source: 1 Monthly Unique Visitors/Viewers: Comscore, Media Metrix® Multi-Platform, Total Audience (desktop 2+, mobile 18+), Average of Monthly Unique Visitors/Viewers from January-March 2019, Canada; 2 App Downloads from App Annie April 2016 to April 2019

Q10 - This series is the first of its kind, it premiered exclusively on CBC Gem in October 2021 and will make its debut on CBC Television on November 9.

SORT OF (8x30) is a new series created by and starring Bilal Baig, the first queer South Asian and Muslim in Canada to be cast in the lead role of a primetime TV series. It will also mark one of the first non-binary lead characters on North American network television.

 

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