A case study of CTV and CFCF-12 the day local TV got cancelled

Former CFCF Channel 12 logo

Former CFCF Channel 12 logo

Did increased competition and corporate convergence have an impact on local Canadian programming? CTV Montreal in 1997 may provide the best case study.

This is because the Montreal channel once had a reputation for airing more local shows than any other CTV affiliate. Unfortunately, the station’s decisions in the ’90s would prove that they suddenly became more concerned about their bottom line than about quality programming, especially in 1997.

Read my full article.

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