Radio & Television

LPIF could save local news, says CMG

TORONTO - The key to saving local news is the new fund earmarked to improve local TV programming in small markets, said the Canadian Media Guild (CMG). The Local Programming Improvement Fund (LPIF), announced by the CRTC last year and still under development, could be devoted to supporting initiatives to save local TV stations that CMG says “are being abandoned by the big media conglomerates”. “What we’ve found over the last decade or so is that the structure of the big media companies has not been friendly to local programming,” said CMG national president Lise Lareau, in a statement. “There is no...

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.