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Reality CHEK: How employees helped save CHEK TV

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Perro Negro

536 Yates Street

Victoria, BC V8W 2Z6

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Reality CHEK: How employees helped save CHEK TV by becoming owners and why they are positive about the future

In the digital era, how do the institutions of "old media"like broadcast television survive...and thrive?

Join CHEK TV News Director Rob Germain as he tells the story of how a group of employees banded together to buy the station for $2 when former owner Canwest Global Communications was preparing to pull the plug. Eight years on and CHEK is still on the air, with more local programming, less funding and no major media conglomerate with other sources of revenue to fall back on.


About Rob Germain

Rob Germain has been news director at CHEK for 15 of his 30+ years in TV. In 2009, Rob played a lead role bringing employees and investors together to save the station. As well as being News Director, Rob serves on the board of the independent, employee-owned company, which is currently enjoying success, adding (not cutting) resources and investing in its future.



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