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Newfoundland’s NTV approved for small-market funding

Media | 02/05/2014 8:44 pm EST

The CRTC said Tuesday that CJON-DT, a television station in St. John’s, N.L., operating under the brand NTV, has been approved to receive support from the Small Market Local Production Fund (SMLPF). The CRTC noted that, in its application, the station’s owners, Newfoundland Broadcasting Co. Ltd., said it previously could not receive SMLPF funding because it served a market with a population of more than 300,000 people. It said that since shutting down a rebroadcasting transmitter in July, its market is now below that threshold. The notice on the CRTC website said a group called...