Saskatchewan Communcations Network (SCN) has always been close to our heart’s here at Ahimsa. They (and Joanne McDonald) were the first to spot Erica Hargreave‘s talents as a creative producer and aired our first educational series, The Magic Backpack. Therefore, we have kept a keen eye on the bidding process of the network’s license and were pleased to hear today’s announcement by Saskatchewan Government that Bluepoint Investment Corporation won the contract.
“Bluepoint offered the best bid,” Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Dustin Duncan said. “Along with buying the assets there is also a commitment to buy new Saskatchewan programming content that will support the film industry and to develop digital content.”
Bluepoint are planning to ensure a community focus is alongside growing as a broadcaster, and the government felt they were the best fit to ensure a continuation of a Saskatchewan educational broadcaster.
CEO and founder of Bluepoint Investment Corporation Bruce Claassen reiterated that by saying: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to operate SCN in the spirit of its original vision, yet with a real chance to grow its audience base with additional programming.”