CTVglobemedia Makes Grant To Canadian Broadcast Museum
May 1, 2008 at 5:32 AM (PT)
CTVGLOBEMEDIA has donated C$400,000 to the CANADIAN BROADCAST MUSEUM FOUNDATION/FONDATION DU MUSEE CANADIEN DE LA RADIODIFFUSION. The grant was one of the promises made by CTVgm to the CRTC as a condition for the grant of the company's purchase of CHUM LTD.
"We are pleased to continue our support of the CBMF and salute their mission to ensure our nation's broadcasting history is preserved as an important component of CANADA's cultural heritage," said CTVgm EVP Corporate Affairs PAUL SPARKES.
FOUNDATION Chair PETER HERRNDORF added, "This sustaining commitment by CTVgm has really set the bar for CANADA's broadcasters. In 2001, CTV was the first network to acknowledge the need for this country to salvage its broadcast legacy and celebrate the important role that French and English radio and television have played in shaping contemporary CANADA. CTV's ongoing partnership helped the Foundation develop the concept for the National Broadcast Collection, now the largest in the country.
"If other industry sponsors follow this lead, the Collection will continue to grow and new opportunities will be created nation-wide to celebrate our broadcast legacy. In effect, CTVgm's commitment is an evergreen gift to the people of CANADA for which we are profoundly grateful."