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, itâ€™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.