New Website Showcases Successful Canadian Television Fund Productions



    TORONTO, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - The Canadian Television Fund (CTF) launched its
new website today, a dynamic resource celebrating the best in Canadian TV.
Visitors to www.ctf-fct.ca can get updates on great dramas, documentaries,
kids' shows and variety and performing arts programs, along with detailed
information on CTF funding activities and governance.
    "The new website tells the CTF story by showcasing the many achievements
of CTF-funded programming," said Valerie Creighton, President of the CTF.
"Along with providing materials to producers to access our funding and
information to broadcasters on envelope allocations, the site also ensures
that contributors, government, and the Canadian public have current updates on
the CTF's performance in meeting our evolving mandate."
    Success stories of CTF-funded shows are available on the website in the
2006-2007 Annual Report which offers detailed analysis of CTF funding streams
and the projects they support. A feature on audience data delivers a revealing
portrait of domestic viewing of Canadian and foreign programming, including
CTF-supported genres.
    The website also includes a Funding Results section which highlights
newly financed productions and returning seasons of audience favourites that
will air on Canadian television channels in the near future. A new Governance
section contains the CTF Board Charter describing the Board's mandate,
accountability and composition, the CTF's Policy on Independence of Directors
and its Conflict of Interest Guidelines.

    The Canadian Television Fund: Made for TV

    Fostering the growth of television production in Canada through financial
investment and industry research, the Canadian Television Fund (CTF) supports
the development of Canadian talent, programs and audiences. Since 1995, the
CTF has contributed to the creation of over 25,000 hours of Canadian
television and has provided over $2.5 billion of financial investment
triggering the production of over $8 billion of Canadian television.
CTF-supported productions have cultivated thousands of jobs in the Canadian
television sector.




For further information:

For further information: Media Inquiries: Tina Novotny, Communications
Officer, Canadian Television Fund, tnovotny@ctf-fct.ca, (416) 214-4401

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