The CRTC said Thursday it has approved an application by Novus Entertainment Inc. to expand its broadcasting distribution service to the Toronto market. In a release, the CRTC said Novus could distribute over-the-air American signals from WIVB-TV (CBS), WGRZ-TV (NBC), WKBW-TV (ABC), WUTV (FOX) and WNED-TV (PBS) Buffalo, N.Y. The commission said Novus could also offer TV subscribers services MyTV (WNYO) and CW23 (WNLO) from Buffalo. Novus currently provides broadcast distribution services, as well as Internet and digital phone services, to apartments and condominiums in the Vancouver, B.C. area through a fibre network. Novus would not say Thursday what type of service it may provide with the new licence in Toronto and whether it will build out its own network to support it. “We are still reviewing our options in terms of network and technology,” Donna L. Robertson, co-president and chief legal officer at Novus, said in an interview. “We are looking at all the various options to see how we want to roll it out.” Robertson said Novus provides Internet services via fibre in Vancouver. “We hope to provide a high-quality level of service in Toronto," she said. As a condition of the new Toronto licence, the CRTC said Novus must “caption 100 per cent of original licensee-produced programming on its community channel by the end of the licence term,” which expires Aug. 18, 2018.