The Saskatchewan government is spending about $8 million to roll out ad free services across the province starting in January.
The province’s Advertising Standards Commission announced Monday that it’s spending $2.8 million on a series of ad-free promotions, ranging from $2 for five minutes of advertising to $15 for 30 minutes of ads on a local news site.
Advertisers will be able to buy the ads online, through radio, TV, and billboards.
They’ll also be able buy the digital ads, which will be displayed at the same time.
The $2 million will allow for advertising to run on the CBC, the Saskatoon Gazette, the Saskatchewan Health Network, and Saskatchewan Television.
The commission also said it’s looking into ways to allow ads to be placed on the Saskatchewan Internet and Mobile Network.
It’s expected that advertising will be available from all major wireless providers.