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Broadcast industry warns LPIF in current form could trigger cut in program spending

News | 03/17/2009 5:49 pm EDT

Private broadcasters are hinting the CRTC may have to lower its expectations for local programming in light of the global economic meltdown. Responding to the commission’s request for a framework for the proposed Local Programming Improvement Fund, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters says the CRTC’s “unrealistic” expectations could result in broadcasters cutting spending in all programming categories.

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