Radio & Television

$49 million more in Covid aid for AV sector

OTTAWA – The federal government today announced an $49 million increase to the short-term compensation fund (STCF) for Canadian audiovisual productions which it set up in 2020 to help producers, actors, musicians and the like to get through the Covid crisis. The additional funds will bring the STCF's coverage capacity to $149 million until March 31, 2022. Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault and Telefilm executive director Christa Dickenson made the announcement during the virtual Canadian Screen Awards yesterday. The new money will “allow more productions to make use of the program to meet their shooting schedules, particularly in the sector's busiest...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.