The CRTC announced Friday that it has added RAInews to the list of eligible foreign services for distribution in Canada. The decision stems from a March 25 request by Rogers Communications Inc. to approve the Italian news service for digital distribution. RAInews is an all-news specialty service operated by Italy’s public broadcaster, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana. Its Italian-language news and current affairs programming focuses on Italian issues and international events. The CRTC typically approves foreign-owned, general interest, third-language services for distribution in Canada. Of 27 interventions the commission received in response to Rogers’ request, 26 were in favour of the application. Telelatino Network Inc. raised concerns about the commission’s approach to authorizing non-Canadian, third-language broadcast services, but did not object Rogers’ request.