The CBC and the National Post newspaper have announced a deal to share sports and financial coverage across their media platforms.
Effective immediately, CBC.ca will feature financial stories and podcasts from the Financial Post while nationalpost.com will include daily stories from CBC Sports.
The print version of the paper will also periodically include CBC Sports material, the two organizations said in a joint statement issued Thursday afternoon.
Richard Stursberg, executive vice-president of CBC English Services, described the deal as "an attractive arrangement for both organizations.
"As Canada's national public broadcaster, we have an unsurpassed reputation in the field of sports reporting, which will be available to more Canadians through the Post's readership. CBC.ca's financial news content will be enhanced by one of Canada's most trusted and respected sources of business news," he said in a statement.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"This partnership builds on key strengths of two great news organizations," said National Post president and CEO Paul Godfrey. "Together, we will provide Canadians the best in business and sports news."
"An attractive arrangement for both organizations"? As a CBC "shareholder" - i.e., taxpayer - I disagree! Why are my tax dollars being used to prop up this right-wing media rag? And why wasn't the public consulted?
Here's another laugher: ""This partnership builds on key strengths of two great news organizations". CBC can't be two great news organizations, can it? Who's the other one?