A Terms of Trade Primer - Part 2 (Editorial Control and Development)

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This is the second installment in our series about the new Terms of Trade applicable to the English-language Canadian private broadcasting industry (see here for Part 1). This installment focuses on Section 2 (Editorial Control) and Section 3 (Evaluation and Development) of the Terms of Trade Agreement. This is the second of an anticipated nine posts which will be posted over the course of the next week and which will cover the Terms of Trade in detail. Once all nine posts have been published, the archived posts will be available at this link.

What do the Terms of Trade say about... editorial control?

Producers have control - subject to broadcasters' standard approvals. Subject to what is expressly set out in the Terms of Trade, "editorial and creative control of a project rest with the independent producer". However, a broadcaster's "standard creative, financial and technical approvals" apply on a project "except where the [Terms of Trade] stipulates otherwise". Broadcasters are to post their "Standard Approvals" on their websites.

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