Canadian TV Cuts

Cuts in funding to the Canadian Television Fund, the Canadian government’s mechanism for funding Canadian television will mean several longstanding shows will go off the air. “In all, 129 productions – 64% of all applicants – were denied funding from the CTF’s Licence Fee Program, which contributes 20% of a show’s budget. Seventy-three productions combined to receive a total of $75-million in funding, including Trailer Park Boys, Da Vinci’s Inquest and Blue Murder.”