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Venture: Sink or swim for Alberta businessman

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Venture brings you a firsthand look at a critical five days for a business poised at the edge of failure. Peter Jess's company SeaScan is trying to attract buyers for its high-tech underwater camera. But the bills are piling up and creditors are calling. The tension is palpable as SeaScan works to keep itself afloat.

Medium: Television
Program: Venture
Broadcast Date: May 20, 1985
Guest(s): Peter Jess
Host: Patrick Watson
Duration: 9:24

Did You know?


• This show aired in 1985, a banner year for underwater exploration. Four months after this broadcast, oceanographers discovered the wreck of the Titanic. In 1986, they returned with Jason Jr., a larger version of SeaScan's camera, which thoroughly explored the famous wreck.

• SeaScan was rescued less than a week after this broadcast. The company reluctantly gave 50 per cent control to a group of investors in exchange for the capital to keep the company alive.

 


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