Our production infrastructure was established at a time when only broadcasters had the financial means to both produce and distribute content. Today, content can be developed by a vast number of independent producers. By 2020, we plan to significantly reduce in-house production across the organization, excluding news, current affairs and radio.
This transition will commence immediately in English Services. In French Services, streamlining measures, with an emphasis on flexibility, will be examined in the next few months with a view to progressively attaining the objective in the near future.
This strategy sets us up to continue playing a significant role in supporting the Canadian content creation / production community, and to continue promoting acquired or commissioned content on many platforms. This provides agility and flexibility without being tied to expensive, fixed means of production.