From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:
Why is Canadian TV crying poor?
The business model looks sweet: Buy American shows and resell them to Canadians. If Canadian viewers happen to watch the show on a U.S. channel, the Canadian outfit gets to substitute their broadcast of the show and the ad dollars and tax advantages roll in. See, it’s rigged to favour Canadian commercial TV. Plain rigged. In return for doing business in a rigged system, the players are obliged to create and air some Canadian content. Give back, just a little. Just a little. How could anything go wrong?” Continue reading.