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Groundbreaker Fund consultant defends regional requirements, clarifies focus

News | 10/30/2002 5:00 am EST
Andrew Cochran, the hired gun consultant to CTV Inc.’s Groundbreaker Fund, says despite industry objections to some of its guidelines, he believes a requirement to work with companies outside Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal shouldn’t be a hurdle to anybody’s participation (CNM, July 25/02). In a frank session with delegates at the International New Media Festival in P.E.I. on October 18, Cochran said he believes that the requirement to give up copyright control by big city companies is a red herring in any discussion of restructuring the fund and that companies in Canada’s largest urban centres would have to look for outside partnerships to create the innovative content CTV is seeking anyway.

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