CBC Digital Archives website launches
from CBC.ca archives
Thu, 27 Jun 2002
With funding from Canadian Heritage, the CBC Digital Archives site opens up the CBC Radio and Television vaults to Canadians.
Offering parallel sites in both English and French, the Archives site has hundreds of clips at launch time, and includes stories which put each clip in historical context and teachers� materials. The clips are available for streaming in the Windows Media format, and range from the '72 Summit Series to Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope and Hurricane Hazel. Access to the site is free.
"This is one of the best gifts we could give our fellow Canadians," says vice president Sylvain Lafrance. "The archives of English and French Radio and Television are our collective memory. The project ensures that the historic programming CBC/Radio-Canada has produced over the last 50 years will endure and continue to be enjoyed by the public, who may now access it on the internet."