Canada Examining Future Of TV Stations

Canada’s federal broadcast regulator is holding hearings examining the current state and future viability of local TV programming, with an emphasis on the health of local TV stations and local news programming. In a study submitted prior to the hearing, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting warned that nearly half of Canada’s local TV stations could go off the air by 2020 at a cost of nearly 1,000 jobs unless they receive money to boost local programming.