Radio & Television

Murphy reiterates Canadian broadcasters must own all their content

CMPA says without the rules, Cancon won’t get madeTORONTO – Corus CEO Doug Murphy this week restated his call for an affiliated studio system in Canada, akin to what U.S. and U.K. broadcasters have, so that companies like his can make, own and market shows of their own creation, worldwide.The current system of regulations, as they stand now, force Canadian broadcasters to spend a certain percentage of the previous year’s TV revenues with independent producers to make programs of national interest (PNI). That means, however, it’s those producers, and not the broadcasters, who profit from the potential long tail of...

Our industry and COVID-19

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