By Michael Swan
However much the suits from media companies may complain at CRTC hearings, broadcasting is big business in Canada — to the tune of $17.3 billion in 2014 revenuesBut for the one priest and 36 lay people who mount Canada’s premier Catholic broadcasting enterprise, it’s something entirely different.
“There’s nobody here with a puffed up sense of what broadcasting is. This is a mission,” said Salt and Light Media Foundation CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica. “There’s not one person here who doesn’t have a mission at heart.”
It has been 14 years since the tiny digital television service launched on a shoestring in the afterglow of Toronto’s 2002 World Youth Day. For 2017, the TV station which strives “to give the flavour of the Gospel and the light of Christ to a world that is steeped in darkness and tastelessness at times” has acquired the tools and the space to do the job.
On Dec. 9, Salt + Light moved from its century-old building at the corner of Richmond and Jarvis in Toronto into new space at Davisville and Mt. Pleasant in mid-town. The broadcaster has added a real studio — a broadcast theatre big enough to stage event broadcasts — and nearly tripled its floor space from 8,500 square feet (790 square metres) to 22,000 (2,044 square metres)...
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Rows of cubicles fill a section of the new S+L office.