Unlike Canadian Banks, Canadian Media was allowed to concentrate and is now in dire trouble. CanWest, CTV and CBC are are hemorrhaging. It is clear that many of their stations, titles and programs will fold.
I read that CTV offered its station in Brandon to the CBC for $1.0 and that the CBC passed.
This has got me thinking. If I was offered our local paper or say the local CBC station (The Guardian is our paper owned by the sickening Transcontinental Group and may well be on the block soon - If CBC was to cut back - surely CBC Charlottetown would be first to go?)
What would I do?
I have been thinking about this all day and so far I have no answer other than I would not take them on as they are - even for only $1.0
So with no other thought than that - what do you think we could do - for while this is a thought experiment today - it has every chance of being a real question before the end of 2009.
How could a community such as PEI or your place take back its media power from the wreckage of the dying system?