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2015 Consultation Tour

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will embark on a cross-country consultation this fall as part of a comprehensive consultation process. The process will comprise a number of components, including focus groups in 18 cities (in all provinces and territories) and industry working groups. Stakeholders can quickly and easily register by clicking here

During the focus groups, all CMF stakeholders will have an opportunity to consider how significant shifts in content consumption habits, rapidly evolving market conditions and regulatory changes as a result of the CRTC’s Let’s Talk TV proceeding will impact the CMF’s funding programs.

Feedback received from stakeholders will contribute to shaping CMF policy and programs for 2016-2017 and beyond.

 

Focus Groups Schedule

City Date Time Location
Toronto, Ontario September 9, 2015 9:30 a.m. Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West
Toronto
Room: 203 AB
Montréal, Québec September 10, 2015 English focus group
10 a.m.
French focus group
2 p.m.
Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal
Room: 524C
Halifax, Nova Scotia September 17, 2015 10 a.m. Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
1919 Upper Water Street
Halifax
Room: Acadia A
Winnipeg, Manitoba September 23, 2015 2 p.m. Fort Garry Hotel
222 Broadway
Winnipeg
Room: Salon A
Victoria, British Columbia September 24, 2015 9:30 a.m. Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville Street
Victoria
Room: Saltspring
Vancouver, British Columbia September 24, 2015 2:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency
655 Burrard Street
Vancouver
Room: English Bay room
Whitehorse, Yukon September 25, 2015 10 a.m. Westmark Whitehorse Hotel & Conference Center
201 Wood Street
Whitehorse
Room: Conference room #5
Regina, Saskatchewan September 28, 2015 2:30 p.m. Radisson Plaza Hotel
2125 Victoria Avenue
Regina
Room: Victoria
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan September 28, 2015 9 a.m. Radisson Hotel
405 Twentieth Street East
Saskatoon
Room: Giotto Room
Calgary, Alberta September 29, 2015 10 a.m. Calgary Telus Convention Centre
120 9 Ave SE
Calgary
Room : Telus 107
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories September 30, 2015 1 p.m. NFS Conference Services
Nunasi Building
5109 48th Street, Suite 201
Yellowknife
Room: Revelation
Edmonton, Alberta October 1, 2015 10 a.m. The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
10065 - 100 Street
Edmonton
Room: Jasper
Moncton, New Brunswick October 6, 2015 French focus group
1 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel
1005 Main Street
Moncton
Room: Executive Room
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island October 7, 2015 10 a.m. Delta Prince Edward Hotel
18 Queen Street
Charlottetown
Room: McDougall
Québec City, Québec October 9, 2015 1 p.m. Québec City Marriott Downtown
850 Place d'Youville
Québec City
Room: Salon Kent
Ottawa, Ontario October 27, 2015 French focus group
10 a.m.
English focus group
2:30 p.m.
The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa
Room: Nova Scotia
Iqaluit, Nunavut October 28, 2015 2:30 p.m. The Frobisher Inn
Astro Hill
Iqaluit
Room: Kitikmeot Room
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador October 30, 2015 10 a.m. Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
115 Cavendish Square
St. John’s
Room: Viking Suite
2015 Working Groups

In 2015-2016, the CMF will conduct a series of working groups with industry stakeholders to delve more deeply into specific, program-related issues.

 

Working Groups and Advisory Committee - Preliminary Schedule

Proposed Date Topic
September 9 Performance Envelopes
Briefing Note
October 15 Digital Media Advisory Committee
Briefing Note
Briefing Note Summary
CMF-DMMF Technical Sub-Committee Meeting
October 20 Experimental Stream
Briefing Note
November 3

Eligible Licence Fees, Licence Fee Thresholds and Other Rights
Briefing Note

November 10 Other issues pertaining to Content Financing
Briefing Note

 

All documents presented and discussed during the consultation process will be posted to the CMF website.

2015 CMF Let's Talk TV Webcast

On December 10th, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) moderated a discussion about the current state of television as part of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) Let’s Talk TV initiative.

Viewers shared their thoughts about the Canadian television industry with webcast hosts Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, and Stéphane Cardin, Vice President, Industry and Public Affairs.

Click here to view the webcast. It covered questions in three important areas of the television industry Contenttechnology, and viewer experience.


Behind the scenes at CMF's Let's Talk TV webcast 

2014-2015 Outreach Tour

Sessions

City

Date

Time

Location

Winnipeg

May 5, 2014

From 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Fort Garry Hotel
222 Broadway, Winnipeg
The Club Room

Regina

May 6, 2014

From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Radisson Plaza Hotel
2125 Victoria Avenue, Regina
The Victoria Room

Saskatoon

May 6, 2014

From 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Radisson Hotel
405 Twentieth Street East, Saskatoon
Venice Room

Toronto

May 8, 2014

From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Fairmount Royal York
100 Front Street West
Tudor Room

Edmonton

May 9, 2014

From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton Gateway
10010, 12th Avenue SW, Edmonton
Windermere Room

Vancouver

May 12, 2014

From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Hyatt Regency
655 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Grouse/Stanley Room

Victoria

May 12, 2014

From 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville Street, Victoria
The Galiano Room

Whitehorse

May 14, 2014

From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Best Western Gold Rush Inn
411 Main Street, Whitehorse
General Store Room

Yellowknife

May 15, 2014

From 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Auditorium of PWNHC in Yellowknife
4750 48th Street, Yellowknife
Museum Auditorium

Calgary

May 16, 2014

From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Fairmount Palliser
133 – 9th Avenue S.W., Calgary
Corral Room

Moncton

May 20, 2014

French Presentation
From 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1005 Main Street, Moncton
Executive Room

Halifax

May 21, 2014

From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
1919 Upper Water Street
Nova Scotia B

St. John’s

May 22, 2014

From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
15 Cavendish Square, St. John’s
Viking Suite

Charlottetown

May 23, 2014

From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Delta Prince Edward Hotel
18 Queen Street, Charlottetown
Chandler Room

Québec City

May 26, 2014

From 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Québec City Marriott Downtown
850, Place d'Youville, Québec City
Kent Salon

Montréal

May 27, 2014

English Presentation
From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
French Presentation
From 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

The Westin Montréal
270, Saint-Antoine Street West, Montréal
Ste-Hélène Room

Ottawa

May 28, 2014

English Presentation
From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
French Presentation
From 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The Westin Ottawa
11, Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Alberta Room

Iqaluit

May 29, 2014

From 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The Frobisher Inn
Astro Hill, Iqaluit
Kitikmeot Room

 

2013-2014 Working Group Meeting Materials

 

October 2, 2013: Performance Envelope | Production and Development - Working Group
October 3, 2013: Support for Documentary Projects - Working Group
October 10, 2013: Funding Mechanisms – Working Group
October 29, 2013: CMF’s Digital Media Measurement Framework - Advisory Committee
November 4, 2013: Support for Regional Projects
November 21, 2013: National Focus Group
2012- 2013 Calendar

August 29, 2012 - Montreal

Performance Envelope | Television Projects -Working Group
This Working Group will examine the Performance Envelope Factors and Weights and underlying methodologies to be used for 2013- 2014 envelope calculations as pertains to television projects only, as well as potential incentives for smaller broadcasters that are not part of vertically integrated corporate groups.

It will also examine potential avenues to integrate on-demand viewing to CMF-funded projects via CRTC-licensed video on demand platforms and digital distribution via Canadian entities into Performance Envelope calculations.
 

September 27, 2012 - Toronto

Performance Envelope | Digital Media Projects – Advisory Committee | Video on Demand – Advisory Committee
This Advisory Committee will examine potential avenues to integrate viewing to CMF-funded convergent digital media projects into Performance Envelope calculations. It will also examine currently available metrics, industry standards and best practices in VOD measurement for Performance Envelope calculations.
 

October 22, 2012 - Toronto

English Regional Development – Working Group
Following up on the discussions held over the past two years on the CMF's mechanisms to support the development and production of regional projects, this Working Group will specifically examine proposals pertaining specifically to development.
 

October 31, 2012 - Montreal

Convergence Requirements – Working Group
Following up on the discussions held over the past two years, this Working Group will examine the various program requirements currently governing projects in the Convergent Stream as well as the incentives in place to support the production of convergent digital media projects.
 

November 1, 2012 - Toronto

Social Media Metrics – Advisory Committee
This Advisory Committee will examine trends in measuring the impact of Social Media on consumption of CMF-funded digital media projects. It will also examine the relevance of developing and integrating new Social Audience metrics to the existing DM measurement Framework.
 
2012-2013 Working Group Meeting Materials

 

August 29, 2012: Performance Envelope | Television Projects -Working Group

 

Supplementary Reference Material:
 

September 27, 2012: Performance Envelope | Digital Media Projects – Advisory Committee | Video on Demand – Advisory Committee

 

Supplementary Reference Material:
 

October 22, 2012: English Regional Development – Working Group

 

Supplementary Reference Material:
 

October 31, 2012: Convergence Requirements – Working Group
November 1, 2012: Social Media Metrics – Advisory Committee

 

Supplementary Reference Material:
 

 

2011- 2012 Calendar

June 28, 2011 - Toronto

Digital Media Performance Measurement Advisory Committee
Digital Media Performance Measurement - KPIs
 

June 22, 2011 - Toronto

Working Group - Multi-year approach
This Working Group will examine the issues resulting from the CMF's intention to transition to a multi-year approach to its activities, including a two-year cycle for the development of Program Guidelines. The option of moving to a two-year cycle for Performance Envelopes will also be considered.
 

July 12, 2011 - Toronto

Digital Media Performance Measurement Advisory Committee
CMF staff will make recommendations to the industry, after a thorough examination and evaluation of proposals from the Advisory Committee, prior to presentation to the CMF Board.
 

August 25, 2011 - Montreal

Working Group - Performance Envelopes
This Working Group will examine the Performance Envelope Factors and Weights and underlying methodologies to be used for 2012-2013 envelope calculations.
 

September 7, 2011 - Toronto

Working Group - Simplification
In addition to the discussion on the multi-year approach, this Working Group will examine further potential avenues for simplification of the CMF's programs, ranging from the Program Guidelines to the application and contracting processes.
 

October 7, 2011 - Montreal

Working Group - Investments and Recoupment
Also following up on the discussions held in 2010-2011, this Working Group will examine issues related to the CMF's use of equity investments in the Convergent Stream and recoupable investments in the Experimental Stream, and the current recoupment policies.
 

October 12, 2011 - Montreal

Working Group - Convergence Requirements
This Working Group will examine the various program requirements currently governing projects in the Convergent Stream.
 

October 19, 2011 - Toronto

Working Group - English Regional Projects
Following up on the discussions held in 2010-2011, this Working Group will examine both the definition of regional projects and the effectiveness of CMF's current mechanisms to support the development and production of regional projects.
 
October 25, 2011 - Toronto
Working Group - Documentary
To follow up on the discussions held in 2010-2011, this Working Group will examine the effectiveness of CMF’s current mechanisms and programs to support the production of documentary projects.
February 21 & 22, 2012 - Montreal
Digital Media Performance Measurement Advisory Committee
Presentation of a preliminary outline for the DM Performance Measurement Framework.

May 7, 2012

CMF embarks on cross-country outreach tour to meet with stakeholders
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will embarked on a cross-country Outreach tour starting May 7th in Toronto to answer questions regarding the changes to the CMF Guidelines for 2012-2013, the 2011-2012 funding results and the application process. more ...

May 14, 2012

UPDATE: CMF continues its cross-country outreach tour to meet with stakeholders
The following calendar was updated to reflect new times and locations confirmed for the following cities: Calgary, Charlottetown, Edmonton, Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton, Regina, Saskatoon, St. John’s, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. more ...

 

2011-2012 Working Group Meeting Materials

 

January 19, 2012: Proposed changes to 2012-2013 Guidelines and Performance Envelopes
October 25, 2011: Documentary

 

Supplementary Reference Material:
 

October 19, 2011: English Regional Projects

 

Supplementary Reference Material:
 

October 12, 2011: Convergence Requirements
October 7, 2011: Investments and Recoupment

 

Supplementary Reference Material:
 

September 7, 2011: Simplification
August 25, 2011: Performance Envelopes
June 22, 2011: Multi-year approach
Simulations as requested during 2011-2012 Working Groups

 

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