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CRTC approves 3 foreign ‘viral’ video TV channels

Media | 02/12/2014 8:32 pm EST

The CRTC said in a notice that it has approved three non-Canadian TV channels for distribution, all of which are aimed at viewers younger than 30 and are based largely on online content from platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo. The names of the three channels are Gone Viral Blog, Gone Viral Music and Gone Viral Vogue. They are the properties of a Barbados-based company called Gulfcom Inc., and the Canadian sponsor is Hamilton-based Source Cable Ltd. The CRTC notice describes Gone Viral Blog as featuring “user-generated videos relating to commentary, analysis and personal video diaries on a variety of subjects from around the world.” Gone Viral Music features videos from non-professional musicians, while Gone Viral Vogue contains videos related to beauty and fashion. In a...