Media, Information and Technoculture 2000F/G Lecture Notes - Pay-Per-View, Marshall Mcluhan, Canadian Content

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No tv stations in canada before 1952. They were only able to watch american tv before 1952. People weren"t able to get into the tv business because the government delayed acting on television. In 1951 published report that said federal government should expand it"s view extensively. The report contrasted vision of cultural identity with. American version (being a part of mass culture) which wasn"t uplifting. Promoting high culture in canada to be a defense against us mass culture. Cbc would be broadcaster but also regulate the network. Essentially they have to form a network using private affiliates. The cbc budget increases 10 million to 100 million from 1949 to 1959 were english speaking and french. Tv experiences same growth in canada as it did in us but a bit later. Huge expansion of tv stations and 90% of the population are within reach of signal by. 83% of homes in 1961 had tv sets.

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