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Licence decision could devastate Canadian production: WGC

Media | 05/16/2017 6:03 pm EDT

A day after the CRTC released its decision on broadcast licence renewals for large ownership groups, three organizations representing the country’s production sector said they are concerned the new expenditure minimums could harm production of Canadian content. As part of the decision, the CRTC standardized requirements for Canadian programming expenditures (CPEs) at 30 per cent and programs of national interest (PNIs) at five per cent for all groups, conventional stations and discretionary services. That standardization lowers the requirements within some of the groups. In...