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Alliance Atlantis gets go-ahead to buy film channel, but it must stay in Atlantic region

News | 12/19/2001 5:00 am EST

The CRTC is requiring Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. to maintain the headquarters of The Independent Film Channel Canada (IFCC) in Halifax as part of its approval of the broadcaster’s acquisition of the digital specialty channel. The move signals a possible new tough stand by the commission regarding commitments made by broadcast licensees in applications.

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