PrideVision’s rebranded Category 1 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) channel, OUTtv, launched April 12, but Shaw Communications, Star Choice and Bell ExpressVu are refusing to add the must-carry channel to their lineups. PrideVision spokesperson Daniel Paquette says that the company has filed a complaint with the CRTC over the refusal by Shaw Cablesystems and the two direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV distributors to distribute the channel. OUTtv was originally scheduled to be launched on April 7, but the company said technical problems from digital cable providers caused a postponement until yesterday. Rogers Cable, Cogeco, Vidéotron, and some independent cablecos are carrying OUTtv.
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