From Agora Vox:
- The new golden age of Canadian television?
“This time, though, things promise to be quite different. With all the U.S. shows out of commission for the time being, the CBC does not have to contend with the usual competition on U.S. networks and the simultaneous re-broadcast of U.S. shows on Canada’s commercial TV networks. As a result, the national broadcaster has advertised the living hell out of its new shows, which all premiere this week, including glossy mini-magazine inserts in newspapers and magazines. What is more, this renaissance of Canadian television seems to indicate that the usual talent drain (from Canada to Hollywood) may be slowing down, with some Canadian, and even U.S. talent, being attracted northwards.” Read more.
2 thoughts on “In the news: Golden age for Canadian TV”
Really good article–informative and written right on time.
CBC is also making use of new media, posting episodes of its high-profile shows online. If you missed “The Border”, check out the first episode (“Pockets of Vulnerability”) at http://www.cbc.ca/theborder/watch.html. Enjoy!
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