Radio & Television

Country Music Television wants less music

TORONTO – Saying the viewing public just isn’t interested in music videos the way they used to, Corus Entertainment’s CMT has asked for a license amendment to reflect that. It recently applied to the Commission to alter its license so that only 50% of its programming has to be drawn from the music video clips category, rather than the current 70%. It intends to fill the space with programming from categories 2b (docs), 8c (music video programs), 9 (variety), 10 (game shows), 11 (general entertainment) and 12 (interstitials). and says that such alternate programming shall continue to conform to CMT’s...