CHEK Republic: A Revolution in Local Television (by Diane Dakers)


Author(s): Diane Dakers

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing
Publish date: 2014-01-14
ISBN-10: 1927527996
ISBN-13: 9781927527993
Language: English
Description:
In 2009, Victoria's CHEK-TV became the first employee-owned
television station in North America after corporate owner CanWest
Global threatened to shut it down. The David-and-Goliath story
made national headlines and reawakened a belief in local,
independent broadcasting. In the five years since the employee
purchase of the station, CHEK has weathered the challenges of
independent ownership and remains proudly local, in every sense
of the word. While the future of media is unpredictable and the
feasibility of local television continues to be challenged,
CHEK Republic is, at its core, a success story,
chronicling the long… more…

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