Canadian TV

Foreign Financing of English Canadian TV Production Surpasses Local Funding

According to the latest data on film and television production in Canada released by the Canadian Media Producers Association, foreign financing of Canadian English-language television production is now far greater than the primary Canadian sources (via Michael Geist). Foreign financing has surpassed private broadcaster licence fees, public broadcaster licence fees, and Canada Media Fund contributions combined,...

Research Shows Lack of Diversity on Canadian Television

According to a new research report, there is still not enough diversity on Canadian television, especially due to lack of programming representing people with disabilities and the Indigenous population (via The Star). The findings were provided to the CRTC in March, shortly before Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly launched public consultations on how the government could support the...

Bell Media: U.S. Networks Should Be Kicked Off Canadian Airwaves

On Friday, the President of Bell Media Kevin Crull suggested that U.S. networks, like NBC, FOX, and CBS, should be taken off Canadian airwaves. In a speech to a TV industry audience in Ottawa, Crull said that the business model for broadcasters is broken and unsustainable, blaming Hollywood’s direct intrusion on Canadian TV. Crull argued...