Private-broadcaster secrets now easier to read than ever

Canada’s new government held sessions with the Privates to talk funding and policy and basically dish! dish! dish! Your government then published transcripts with nearly every point of interest blacked out (“redacted”).

But now you can enjoy this government censorship of government documents on behalf of private for-profit broadcasters in superconvenient Web format.

CBC-related content?

Michel Arpin: If the CBC was to go out of advertising, including getting out of sports… [w]here will that money flow? Will it flow back to organizations like CTV and Canwest or will it go in the specialty sector or in print? […]

Brian McCluskey: […] You have really got two CBCs. One is the sports CBC, which is a high-profile player that commands a premium, and one is the other CBC, which is a discount station. So if CBC were to shut down their discount station, the first beneficiary would be the remaining discount conventional stations in the market. And right now there is a sufficient number of them they could easily absorb what the CBC turned away. From the sports standpoint, you would get some migration to sports on the specialties, depending on where those sports went. If they went to CTV, well, the money would migrate with it.

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