The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has invested C$10.5 million ($8.4 million) in 43 projects that applied for funding through the 2017-18 Convergent Digital Media Incentive.
The incentive aims to encourage the production of digital media components that are related to CMF-funded TV productions in an effort to provide audiences with the opportunity to access content on different platforms. Of the 43 selected projects, 22 are in English and 21 in French. Eight of them are children’s and youth projects, while 14 are documentaries, 18 are drama projects and three are in the variety and performing arts genre.
Since 2010, including this round of funding, the CMF has invested more than $76.7 million ($61.5 million) in 454 projects that received funding through the Convergent Digital Media Incentive.