In his story of July 31, 2012, Brian Lilley incorrectly claims that CBC “went so far as to pay for a private box for a special concert” during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee events in London, England, also implying that the cost was “between $50,000 and $75,000”.
There never was a “private box”, nor did CBC pay anything in the range estimated by Mr. Lilley.
CBC News covered the Diamond Jubilee concert like numerous other international broadcasters. It did so from what is called in the industry a “stand-up position” – a space for a camera and reporter, which allows a clear view of the event to film. To use this space, broadcasters each paid less than a quarter of what Mr. Lilley reported.