TORONTO, The Canadian Television Fund (CTF) announced its Broadcaster Performance Envelopes (BPEs)allocations for fiscal 2007-2008. Via BPEs, more than $242 million will be injected into the Canadian television industry over the next 12 months to support programming including Drama, Children’s and Youth, Variety & Performing Arts and Documentaries, in English and French languages.
The CTF allocates production funding to eligible Canadian productions through its Broadcaster Performance Envelopes (BPEs) and its Special Initiatives Streams. Of the CTF’s total program budget of $265 million, English-language envelopes total $167.7 million, and $74.5 million has been allocated to French-language envelopes. The remaining funds will be allocated to Development financing and through Special Initiatives for Aboriginal Production, French Language Production Outside Quebec, Quebec Regional Production and Versioning.
Individual broadcaster BPE allocations will be posted by April 16 on the CTF website at www.canadiantelevisionfund.ca/broadcasters.
"Stable and predictable funding is critical to Canada’s televisionn industry. The CTF is pleased to maintain its financial commitment to support the development and production of high-quality, distinctively Canadian programming throughout the country," says Valerie Creighton, CTF President.