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Three French-language diginets to launch four years after being licensed

News | 08/27/2004 4:00 am EDT

Three of five licensed Category 1 French-language specialty TV channels are set to launch late next month, almost four years after they were licensed. TVA is moving ahead with the September 30 launch of its mystery channel Mystère (originally licensed as 13ième rue) and its business news channel LCN Affaires, while CTV Inc.’s RDS will be launching a headlines sports channel, Le Réseau Info Sport. Astral Media’s MusiquePlus and CHUM Ltd. have confirmed with the CRTC that they are ditching the fashion channel Perfecto La Chaîne, and TVA is abandoning the comedy channel Télé Ha!Ha! Astral Media is also reportedly in talks with distributors attempting to secure carriage for one of its Category 2 movie channels. No one at Astral could provide details at press time.

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