Canadian TV production financing in Canada 2009-2019, by source

According to the calculations, foreign financing of Canadian TV production amounted to 354 million Canadian dollars in the 2018/19 season, down by aeound 80 million from the previous year. Meanwhile, financing from Canadian distributors increased along with investments made from received tax credits.

Canadian television production financing volume in Canada from 2009/10 to 2018/19 season, by source

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2009/10 to 2018/19

Special properties

Canadian productions only; figures are estimates

Supplementary notes

Other public includes financing from provincial governments, and other government departments and agencies.
** Other private includes financing from production companies (excluding the tax credit contribution), independent production funds, broadcaster equity and other Canadian private investors.
Figure for periods prior to 2014/15 come from the previous reports.
Federal and provinicial tax credits refer to the tax credis Canadian production companies receive as defined by their eligibility, which are normally invested into their TV projects to complete their financng.
Financing from Canadian distributors includes minimum guarantees and advances invested in TV projects, in exchange for the rights to promote/market, license, and exhibit Canadian productions.
Foreign financing is comprised of broadcast license fees, advances, and minimum guarantees, as well as other forms of financing from distributors/broadcasters/other organizations not based in Canada.
Canada Media Fund financing is only for programming in the ficton, children's/youth, documentary, and VAPA genres,

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