An Overview of Funding Mechanisms for Domestic Audiovisual Content in Selected International Jurisdictions (2019)

Commissioned by the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel, this study examined the funding mechanisms that exist in support of domestic audiovisual sectors in seven jurisdictions selected amongst Canada’s peer nations: the United Kingdom (UK), Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Norway, and Australia.  Based on a review of literature, the following was examined for each jurisdiction:

  • Information on national funding organizations that allocate funding for domestic audiovisual content, including their governance structure and how they are funded (e.g. parliamentary appropriations and/or regulatory contributions);
  • Eligibility criteria for funding; and
  • Information on direct and indirect (fiscal incentives) funding support provided.

The study can be requested at this link.