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CRTC denies ownership transfer of ethnic channel

Media | 10/22/2015 7:59 pm EDT

The CRTC denied Thursday a transfer of ownership application submitted by NMTV Inc., a national third-language general interest ethnic specialty channel. The application, which was filed on Aug. 1, requested the commission change NMTV's ownership and licence. It was denied because “a broadcasting licence cannot be issued, amended or renewed if the application is submitted by a non-Canadian,” the CRTC said. The regulator also added in the announcement that “several factors indicate that the licensee’s effective control is exercised by non-Canadians,”...

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...