Radio / Television News

TVO wants to clip its Cancon

GATINEAU – TV Ontario has applied to the CRTC to reduce its required Canadian content from 65% to 60%. Its current condition of license says that it must broadcast no less than 65% Canadian content every day. “The 5% reduction will provide the flexibility needed to invest more in new, high quality Canadian programs throughout the broadcast day,” says the application. “It also points out that a minimum of 60% Canadian content over the broadcast day will bring its obligation in line with most other broadcasters in Canada, including all other educational broadcasters.” The deadline for intervention is September 12th.