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A man watches televisions in a shop in Glasgow, July 19, 2011. (ANDY BUCHANAN/ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP/Getty Images)
A man watches televisions in a shop in Glasgow, July 19, 2011. (ANDY BUCHANAN/ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP/Getty Images)

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CRTC to review small-market TV funding Add to ...

The CRTC says it will hold public consultations on the fate of a fund designed to support small-market TV programming.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says spending on local programming, particularly news, has stagnated and even declined since the fund's inception in 2009.

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In the three years, cable and satellite companies have contributed over $300-million to support programming at 75 stations across the country.

The CRTC says it wants to assess whether the fund should be maintained, modified or cancelled.

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