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 history, near downfall, and rebirth of a truly one-of-a-kind media outlet.In 1997, Canwest launched a second New Zealand television station and bought a network of seven radio stations. ... the east coast mediamonopolizing Irving family) a fourstation AtlanticCanada chain called CIHFTV, alsoknownas Maritime Independent Television (MITV). ... It also owned twelveradio stationsand anumberof specialty TV channels, including theFamily Channeland Superchannel (nowanbsp;...
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