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CBC Radio Three
Operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Three had its genesis in a 1997 plan to open a third radio network, complementing CBC Radio One and CBC Radio Two, devoted to youth culture. Although the original radio network proposal was abandoned, the CBC launched Radio Three in 2000 as a pilot project through its new media division.
A cross between a webzine and an Internet radio stream, Radio Three includes both writing and music. It consists of a cluster of related websites, including 120 Seconds , New Music Canada and Just Concerts , which offer streaming media. All of its sites can be accessed either independently or through the main CBC Radio Three portal. The French equivalent to CBC Radio Three is Bandeapart.
CBC Radio Three is set to change format away from the popular magazine on 4 March 2005 . The website will merge with Roots Music Canada , New Music Canada and Just Concerts and place more emphasis on the radio broadcasts.
CBC Radio Three also rebroadcasts some of its content as a Saturday night program on CBC Radio Two.
The CBC has also announced a partnership with Standard Broadcasting and Sirius Satellite Radio, with the intent of introducing satellite radio service to Canada. Its application and two others for satellite radio service are currently before the CRTC. If the application is approved, CBC Radio Three and Bandeapart will become full-time stations on that service.
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