From James Bawden:
Is Canadian TV “Fundamentally Broken”?
Two big new items both affecting the future of Canadian TV clashed this week for our attention. First up the president of Bell Kevin Crull told a TV audience in Ottawa that the current model for traditional broadcasters is “fundamentally broken” and “unsustainable.” And in Toronto the CBC our venerable public broadcaster unveiled a tattered schedule for fall 2015 that is barely a schedule at all. I’m suggesting both events are closely intertwined and both demonstrate how dangerously close to collapse the whole Canadian broadcasting system has become. Continue reading.