CTF Announces $242 million in Broadcaster Performance Envelopes Allocations for 2007-08

    TORONTO, March 30 /CNW/ - The Canadian Television Fund (CTF) is pleased
to announce 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 television
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.

    Implemented in 2004, Broadcaster Performance Envelopes are allocations
currently made to 65 Canadian broadcasters to licence Canadian independent
productions. No broadcaster directly receives funding from the CTF. Financing
is only provided to eligible projects from Canadian producers with broadcaster
licencing agreements.
    The Television Business Unit at Telefilm, administers CTF project
applications and began accepting applications for the 2007-2008 fiscal on
March 1, 2007. For details, please consult

    Over the past ten years, the CTF has contributed 2.2 billion dollars to
support 4,470 productions. This has resulted in more than 23,000 hours of
great television for Canadians and has triggered more than 7.4 billion dollars
in production volume across the country.

For further information:

For further information: MaryBeth McKenzie, Director of Communications,
mmckenzie@canadiantelevisionfund.ca, (416) 214-4429, or (416) 554-7489

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