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Envelope Administration

The Envelope Administration section provides broadcasters with information concerning the Performance Envelope Program and the Development Envelope Program. At the beginning of each fiscal year, Canadian broadcasters that participate in CMF’s Envelope programs receive allocations of funds known as Performance Envelopes and Development Envelopes.

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New Entrants to Performance Envelope allocations

To encourage broader participation in the envelope system, the CMF will provide each eligible new entrant (that is, a single broadcaster or a broadcast ownership group consisting of several broadcasters, that has not earned an envelope allocation in the fiscal year, in either envelope language) a minimum Performance Envelope allocation of $50K to allow them to meaningfully contribute to the licensing of projects. A new entrant receiving the $50K minimum allocation is required to trigger and contribute funds to at least one project within that fiscal year or forfeit its right to a minimum allocation in subsequent years.

Broadcasters interested in receiving a new entrant allocation are invited to read the CMF’s Performance Envelope Guidelines as well as the Performance Envelope Manual to familiarize themselves with the envelope system and its requirements. Broadcasters are also invited to contact Suzanne Keppler at for more information and to confirm eligibility.

In order to qualify for 2017-2018 envelope calculations, new entrant broadcasters should advise the CMF of their wishes before February 28, 2017.
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