On Feb. 13, Sun News Network shut down putting its 200 staff out of work. Sun News was often called Canada’s Fox News, featuring reporting and analysis from a conservative point-of-view, and serving as a balance to very liberal Canadian news outlets.
Unlike the CBC and CTV, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission denied Sun a channel on basic cable TV packages nationwide. This severely limited the amount of viewers Sun could attract.
Sun eventually had to close through financial problems. However the people behind the broadcaster are starting again with a crowd sourced venture that they hope will eventually become a fully fledged broadcaster.
The story of its crowd funding start up is here.
The new web site is here.
Its Canadian orientated of course but there’s still enough conservative stuff there to interest you no matter where you’re from.