No boost for community TV

This past week the CRTC has been under fire for
a “paternalistic”
new policy on community television. OpenMedia declared the CRTC failed to make history at an
opportune moment. Groups like CACTUS
the Community Media Education
called for greater accountability for community programming fund
and for a public body to manage community TV, rather than private cable
companies. The Media Awareness Network offers this
quick backgrounder
on community television in Canada.  Advocates hoped a renewed policy would
support feisty, independent grassroots TV, along the lines of Vancouver’s ICTV. Instead, they received a pat on
the head, according to this delightfully
cheeky video report
from Valemont TV.