Radio & Television

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Examine CTF? Yes. Cut off the public broadcaster even more? No.

QUEBECOR'S LUC LAVOIE SUGGESTS that CBC/Radio-Canada unfairly benefits from the Canadian Television Fund. But it is disingenuous to insist that private cable companies, such as Quebecor's Videotron, foot the bill for the public broadcaster's benefit. In fact, the federal government supplies a full 40% of the CTF, or $100 million per year. And that's approximately the share that funds productions that air on CBC and Radio-Canada. Let's not forget that the CTF emerged on the heels of massive cuts to the public broadcaster's government allocation during the 1990s. So the CTF was effectively funded with money taken away from CBC/Radio-Canada....

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.