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Broadcaster pushes for new multilingual channel as COVID lobbying continues

Media | 07/14/2020 3:33 pm EDT

An Ontario-based ethnic broadcaster lobbying the government for funding to create a multilingual news channel to help Canadians access health information says it’s too early...

CRTC sticks with OMNI for multi-ethnic must-carry spot

Media | 05/23/2019 6:12 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc.'s OMNI will continue to benefit from the sole licence to operate its multi-ethnic channel on basic TV packages as a result of a CRTC decision on Thursday.  Rogers beat out seven other applicants for the licence, including BCE Inc. and Ethnic...

Rogers focuses on past shortcomings for ethnic must-carry licence

Media | 11/26/2018 5:55 pm EST

GATINEAU, QUE. -- Rogers Communications Inc. is taking what it learned a year ago and is proposing to rectify what a previous CRTC panel said were shortcomings to run its national ethnic channel for a...

CRTC OKs ‘vicarious living’ channel for distribution

Media | 05/11/2018 2:19 pm EDT

The CRTC has added a channel focused on “inviting and vicarious living...

CRTC approves ‘pro-Trump’ news channel for distribution

Media | 05/04/2018 1:05 pm EDT

The CRTC said it approved an application brought by Ethnic Channels Group...

CRTC asks for public input on Canada’s next multi-ethnic channel licensee

Media | 04/17/2018 4:43 pm EDT

The CRTC wants Canadians to weigh in as it considers the candidates competing for a licence for a multi-ethnic channel with mandatory carriage on basic TV packages. It said in a press release...

CRTC approves Jamaican, Portuguese channels for distribution

Media | 03/12/2018 3:59 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved applications by Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. to add five new channels to the commission’s list of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution. According to the decision, the first, Mello TV, is a 24-hour English-language channel from Jamaica aimed at adults from the Caribbean diaspora, broadcasting “news, sports, weather, entertainment, lifestyle, wellness, faith, music videos, movies and documentaries.” The rest are Portuguese channels, with TVI FIÇCAO’s offerings including niche telenovas, dramatic and comedy series...

Music channel denied Canadian distribution

Media | 12/21/2017 10:36 am EST

The CRTC has denied an application by Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. (ECGL) to bring a Polish music channel to Canada after Blue Ant Media Inc. and Stingray Digital Group Inc. said it would interfere with their own services. The...

CRTC approves Dutch channel for distribution

Media | 12/14/2017 4:58 pm EST

The CRTC has added the Dutch channel Insight UHD to its list of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, following an application by Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. The English-language channel...

6 channels approved for distribution

Media | 09/12/2017 12:44 pm EDT

The CRTC said Tuesday that it has allowed the distribution of six new international TV channels in Canada, following applications by Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. They include two U.S. channels — the fashion-focused...

Alaraby Television Network approved for distribution

Media | 07/11/2017 5:29 pm EDT

The CRTC approved Tuesday an application by sponsor Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. to add Alaraby Television Network to its list of non-Canadian channels authorized for distribution. Ethnic Channels group said in its...

CRTC approves Polish-language TV channel

Media | 07/06/2017 1:04 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved a music TV channel originating from Poland for distribution. Kino Polska Muzyka is sponsored in Canada by Ethnic Channels Group Ltd., according to the CRTC decision Thursday. The service, which is 95...

UAE-based news channel approved for distribution

Media | 02/07/2017 9:28 pm EST

The CRTC has approved an application by Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. to add Sky News Arabia to the list of foreign channels authorized for distribution in Canada, the commission said Tuesday. The channel is a...

Christian Morsanutto joins Ethnic Channels Group

Media | 04/07/2016 4:38 pm EDT

Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. (ECG) said in a press release that Christian Morsanutto is its new senior vice-president of business development and operations. It said he will oversee “television transmission sales initiatives,” including in video-on-demand (VOD), subscription VOD, pay-per-view (PPV) and both specialty and...

CRTC denies application to amend third-language exemption order

telecom | 12/09/2015 5:34 pm EST

The CRTC denied an application from Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. Wednesday to amend the exemption order for discretionary TV services serving fewer than 200,000 subscribers in order for third-language...

CRTC approves 7 non-Canadian TV channels

Media | 06/26/2015 4:20 pm EDT

The CRTC on Friday granted approval for seven non-Canadian television channels to be distributed in Canada, six of which were sponsored by BCE Inc. The stations approved, which Bell Canada sponsored, included: Radio Télévision Nationale Congolaise from Congo; Radiodiffusion Télévision Camerounaise and Canal 2 International from Cameroon; Radio Télévision du Sénégal and 2STV from Senegal; and Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivoirienne from the Ivory Coast, the CRTC said in a notice. In a separate decision, the CRTC said EbonyLife...

CRTC approves new IPTV service from VMedia

Media | 05/08/2015 8:39 pm EDT

The CRTC on Friday approved a new IPTV service from VMedia Inc., despite arguments from some interveners that the proposed service would be transmitted over the public Internet and should therefore not be licensed as a broadcast...

VMedia gets CRTC go-ahead for VOD service

Media | 02/13/2015 5:53 pm EST

The CRTC has approved VMedia Inc.’s application for a national video-on-demand service, opening the way for the Ontario-based triple-play provider to add a VOD option to its over-the-top television service delivered via...

Nigerian music TV channel proposed for Canadian distribution

Media | 02/06/2015 5:40 pm EST

Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. has filed an application to the CRTC to have a Nigerian TV channel called 1Music approved for distribution in Canada. The company said in a letter posted on the...

Ethnic broadcasters urge CRTC to maintain buy-through requirement

Media | 09/18/2014 8:45 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — Asian Television Network International Ltd. was one of a number of ethnic broadcasters with Category A third-language channels who on Thursday urged the CRTC, as part...

Hungarian channel approved by CRTC

telecom | 06/05/2014 4:20 pm EDT

Hungary’s public broadcaster may soon be available for satellite subscribers in Canada after the CRTC announced on Thursday that it has added Duna World, distributed by Ethnic Channels Group Ltd., to the list of non-Canadian channels approved for distribution. In its application, Ethnic Channels Group said Duna World would be a 24-hour Hungarian language channel that would feature general-interest content from Duna TV, Hungary’s public broadcaster.  ...

CRTC dismisses complaints against Hindi women’s channels

Media | 05/08/2014 6:27 pm EDT

The CRTC dismissed one challenge and overruled another on Thursday against Ethnic Channels Group Ltd., the operator of a channel aimed at Hindi-speaking women, allowing them to add a second channel of...

VMedia plans could ‘undermine’ broadcast system: Ethnic Channels

Media | 05/07/2014 8:15 pm EDT

Granting VMedia Inc. licences to operate a national video-on-demand (VOD) service and expand its broadcast distribution service would mean approving a distribution structure that would...

Two third-language TV channels approved

Media | 04/14/2014 5:54 pm EDT

The CRTC on Monday said it has approved two third-language television stations, and both were granted permission to use local advertising for six of the 12 permitted hourly minutes of advertising. One station approved will be...

CRTC approves third-language niche channels

Media | 04/07/2014 7:54 pm EDT

The CRTC announced Monday it has approved national broadcast licences for two third-language niche television channels from the same company. Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. was granted a licence for a channel called South Asian Food...

Applications aim to bring Spanish, Hungarian channels to Canada

telecom | 03/13/2014 4:32 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has applied to the CRTC to add the Spanish channel Canal Antena 3 Internacional to the list of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution in Canada, while Ethnic Channels...