Using sources in the public domain, with reference to Winnipeg and Vancouver, the report assesses the state of locally-produced programming on Canadian TV. Major findings:
- The availability of local programming on Canadian airwaves is decreasing.
- Demand for local programming exceeds supply.
- Over half the local programming aired on conventional stations is news; very little of it is aired during prime time.
- Conventional networks often place Canadian content in “shoulder” periods, leaving prime time for foreign shows.
- Community cable is on air less than half the time conventional broadcasters are, but still manages to air a large proportion of the local programming and fill category gaps
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