Independent Program Production
The Canadian networks, first CBC, and then CTV and Global, have over the years produced thousands of hours of Canadian programming in all categories, and much of it has gained audiences comparable with those achieved by the best that U.S. budgets and talent have been able to offer. But it is important also to recognize the significant contribution to the totality of Canadian programming made by some enterprising independent stations, notably by CHCH-DT Hamilton, CITY-DT Toronto, and on occasion, TV Ontario. Much of their output has been successfully syndicated across Canada, and some of it has even found its way into overseas markets, either in its original form or through the sale of the formats to be used as the basis for local productions.
Please click on the above links to access information on some of the more noteworthy contributions from these stations.