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Program Funding Summary

Total CMF Program Funding

With the continued support of its funding contributors, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) invested $361.6M in Canadian television and digital media projects in 2016-2017, a $10.1M decrease, or -2.7%, from the previous fiscal year. Despite the reduction in funding, a total of $1.4B of industry activity was triggered, a 0.4% increase from 2015-2016.

Breakdown by Program

English 26.9
French 13.5
Accelerator 0.6
Experimental Total 41.0
English 165.6
French 83.9
Performance Envelope Sub-total 249.5
English 6.8
French 2.7
Development Envelope Sub-total 9.5
English Regional Production Bonus 12.8
Francophone Minority 11.2
Convergent Digital Media Incentive 10.3
Aboriginal 8.0
English POV 5.0
Anglophone Minority 4.5
Diverse Languages 3.0
Quebec Regional French Incentive 2.2
English Regional Pre-development 1.5
Versioning 1.0
Northern Incentive 1.0
Regional French Development 0.3
Convergent Total 319.8
International Incentives Total 0.8
Total 361.6

The Convergent Stream received 88.5% of funding, with 11.5% supporting the Experimental Stream. The Convergent Stream dedicated $319.8M to Canadian screen-based projects including television programming and related digital media content. The Experimental Stream, including the Accelerator Partnership Program, provided $41.0M for 117 projects from across the country, spurring $76.9M in economic activity within Canada’s digital sector. Industry activity triggered by the Experimental stream rose 15.9% over 2015-2016. CMF contributed $0.8M to the international incentives, matched by foreign funding agency partners.

Overall, 80.6% of CMF funding supported television programming (-0.2 share points from 2015-2016), with the balance of 19.4% supporting digital media content (+0.2 share points from 2015-2016).

CMF funding to digital media content totaled $70.1M in 2016-2017. The Experimental stream provided 58.5%, the Convergent Digital Media Incentive (CDMI) funding comprised 14.8%, and the Performance Envelope Program provided 18.0% of the total. A total of 8.7% came from other programs.

Note: International incentives are shown in the chart above by Convergent or Experimental Stream.
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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 are supported through a variety of financing tools including license fee top-ups, equity investments, recoupable investments, advances, and non-recoupable contributions.  CMF investments and repayable advances made up 30.9% of all CMF funding, an increase from last year’s 30.2%.

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