Revealed: who has the biggest CMF performance envelope

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Christmas came early for Canadian broadcasters after the Canada Media Fund on Wednesday revealed its latest performance envelope allocations.

All told, the industry fund paid out $181.6 million to English-language Canadian broadcasters and another $89 million to French-language broadcasters as part of its latest investment in Canadian series development.

Of the 62 English Canadian broadcasters that lined up for CMF subsidies, the CBC found $61.3 million in its performance envelope, followed by CTV with $17.2 million in its stocking, and YTV receiving $15.2 million.

For Shaw Media, Global Television received $9.6 million in its performance envelope, another $8.8 million for History Television and $8.4 million for Showcase.

Other big hauls from the CMF include APTN’s English service, receiving a $8.8 million performance envelope, with a big weighting for regional programming, $5.1 million going to Citytv stations, $5.7 million going to Space and another $5 million picked up by Teletoon.

The big CMF dollars went to drama, with the CBC scooping $25.3 million for its one-hours, CTV another $8.2 million and Global Television taking away $4.6 million.

On the French language front, Radio-Canada found $32.4 million in its performance envelope, with $12.3 million of that total destined for drama development, while TVA Group pulled in another $17.2 million subsidy and Vrak.TV secured $4.4 million.

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