The CRTC approved three applications by BCE Inc.’s Bell Media division to allow more programming flexibility on its Discovery World HD, Animal Planet and Investigation Discovery specialty channels. In a decision Friday, the commission said it will allow Discovery World HD to air religious, sports and music video programming. In a separate decision, it said Animal Planet could also air content from the religion, sports and music video categories. The CRTC said in a third decision that Investigation Discovery could now air content relating to news, reporting and actualities, religion, education, drama and comedy, and music. Bell asked the CRTC in February to ease restrictions on the types of programming the channels could air under conditions of their broadcast licences. The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), opposed the Animal Planet and Investigation Discovery applications.