2012-2013 ANNUAL REPORT

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Program Funding Summary

Total CMF Program Funding

With the continued support of its funding contributors, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) contributed $371.8M to Canadian television and digital media projects in 2012-2013, a $13.8M increase, or four percent, from the previous fiscal year. A total of $1.2B of industry activity was triggered, dipping slightly from 2011-2012’s record high of $1.3B, although higher than the most recent five-year average of $1.1B.

The Convergent Stream received 90.6% of funding, with 9.4% supporting the Experimental Stream. The Experimental Stream provided $35.1M for 85 projects from across the country, spurring an additional $55.2M in economic activity within Canada’s digital sector. The Convergent Stream dedicated $336.7M to Canadian screen-based projects including television programming and related digital media content. This is a 3.5% increase over 2011-2012.

Overall, 84.5% of CMF funding supported television programming, with the balance of 15.5% supporting digital media content. Digital media content funding increased 3.7 share points from 2011-2012, traced primarily to the increased allocation to the Convergent Digital Media Incentive program (CDMI) to $15M, from $10M last year, and its full utilization.

Breakdown by Program

  $M
English 26.8
French 8.3
Experimental Total 35.1
English 181.0
French 89.2
Performance Envelope Total 270.2
English 7.3
French 2.9
Development Envelope Total 10.2
Convergent Digital Media Incentive 15.0
English Production Incentive 14.6
Francophone Minority 10.4
Aboriginal 6.9
English POV 3.0
Diverse Languages 2.0
Versioning 1.6
Regional English Pre-development 1.4
Regional French Incentive 1.1
Regional French Development 0.2
Northern Production Incentive 0.1
Convergent Total 336.7
 
Total 371.8

 

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Funding Types

These results were achieved through a variety of CMF funding mechanisms which are constantly reviewed to most effectively serve the evolving needs of content producers. Development, production and marketing of screen-based media is supported through a variety of financing tools including license fee top-ups, equity investments, recoupable investments, non-recoupable contributions and loans.  CMF investments and repayable advances and loans made up 37% of all CMF funding, the same level as last year.

Breakdown by Funding Type

$M Investment Repayable Non-repayable Total
  Equity Recoupable Investment Sub-total Advance Licence Fee Top-up Non-repayable Contribution Sub-total  
Experimental 0.0 24.6 24.6 10.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 35.1
Convergent 73.4 0.0 73.4 13.0 226.7 23.6 250.3 336.7
Total 73.4 24.6 98.0 23.5 226.7 23.6 250.3 371.8

 

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