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News | 01/23/2003 5:00 am EST

Video game channel registers trademark in Canada
G4 Media LLC, a Los Angeles-based cable channel devoted 100% to programming about video games, filed a Canadian trademark application for its name last month. The channel, owned by Comcast Corp., does not have any plans to move into the Canadian market, a spokesperson says. The trademark application is a routine filing given even a slim chance that the channel might have a footprint in Canada. The company has no plans either to seek status as a foreign exempt satellite service or a Category 2 digital specialty licence. In 2000, the CRTC granted a Category 2 licence to TVA Inc. for a proposed Game One channel, which has yet to launch, devoted also to video game-related programming.

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