You are here Renewal 2022-2023

Response Deadline: 
July 18, 2022

Subscription Term


September 1, 2022


August 31, 2023

The BC ELN licence for, the streaming audio and video product from CBC and Radio-Canada is up for renewal. There has been no increase in per-FTE pricing from 2021/2022. Pricing may vary based on updated FTEs.

Institutions can also opt to add the following streaming news products at an additional cost: L'Actualité en revue (French), News in Review (English), National Geographic (English/French), and the BBC Channel (English/French). Each of the five products needs its own subscription. A library must subscribe to the base in order to add another component. 


July 2022: The CBC launched its new platform for Curio in September 2021. The old platform will be deactivated July1, 2022. Here are some instructions from the CBC:

If you ever receive questions about the redirecting URL for Proxy. This is the information you can share with your members: 

I confirm that redirects will be put in place.

The proxy URL should continue to work after the removal of the former platform.

Here is the URL of the new platform :

To ensure that you have an up-to-date catalogue, we strongly recommend that you export MARC records from the new Curio platform since no new content has been added on the old platform since last September.

For more information : How to download MARC records



Education professionals can use Curio to readily find and explore CBC/Radio-Canada content that has been carefully selected for its educational value and is available in teaching-friendly formats. Curio offers:

  • more than 10,000 resources
  • content in both English and French
  • documentaries, TV/radio shows, podcasts, archival clips and more
  • material for every academic level from elementary to university
  • material for every subject
  • teacher guides
  • the Curio Info and News In Review current affairs channels
  • channels from the BBC and National Geographic
  • new resources every week

An intuitive, customizable platform, Curio also features:

  • suggestions that match your profile
  • a highly effective search tool
  • playlist creation
  • content sharing

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Last updated: June 21, 2022


Response Instructions

To RENEW your current subscription, no response is required. To JOIN, CHANGE OPTIONS, or CANCEL a subscription, libraries should contact BC ELN by the deadline.

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Additional Information

Curio’s catalogue is fairly dynamic and content is added on a weekly basis, and from time to time they lose rights to certain assets, principally acquisitions.

To ensure an up-to-date Curio catalogue, it is recommend downloading Curio’s MARC records on a regular basis. The catalogue is updated every day and many libraries download our records every 2 to 3 weeks. Curio offers MARC records for created, modified and deleted assets. More complete information is available in the Help Center, both here and here.

In addition, where applicable, the end-of-rights date for any given asset appears in field 541 of our MARC records.
If you or your members have any questions regarding content or cataloguing, you can contact Michaël at