Knowledge Network is where stories live that speak to our time. We are BC’s viewer-supported public broadcaster, providing commercial-free creative documentaries, arts and culture, and children’s programs from Canada and around the world. We play a vital role in supporting the independent production community in BC and the rest of Canada by commissioning, pre-licensing and acquiring documentary and children’s content for broadcast on Knowledge Network and Knowledge.ca
The mandate of the Canada Media Fund (CMF) is to champion the creation of successful, innovative Canadian content and software applications for current and emerging digital platforms through financial support and industry research.
Rogers established the Rogers Documentary Fund in 1996 to foster the growth of documentary film production in this country in both official languages. Its creation helps sustain Canada’s tradition of quality, independently produced documentary films and videos and ensures that these productions are seen by the widest possible audience.
British Columbia Film is an independent, not-for-profit society established by the provincial government in 1987. Its mandate is to expand and diversify the film, television and digital media sector in British Columbia.
TVO is Ontario’s public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires, and stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO’s vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media.
Access is a Canadian English language channel that produces, promotes and delivers television-based multimedia learning opportunities to learners of all ages, in partnership with Alberta Learning, educational institutions and educators. Many of the programs, including all of the dramas, are connected to and promote formal courses of study offered by the province’s universities and colleges or the formal learning objectives of Alberta Learning.
The Government of Canada is committed to fostering a more cohesive and creative Canada, and to ensuring that a strong Canadian identity is reflected in and accessible to Canadians in a wide variety of cultural products. To that end, the Department of Canadian Heritage oversees the Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC) program.
The Film Incentive BC tax credit supports the film and television industry and encourages investment in B.C. The province is the third-largest film and television production centre in North America. More than 200 productions were shot in B.C. in 2007, including 47 feature films, 42 television series, 94 television projects – including TV movies, miniseries, etc. – and 19 animated series.