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CRTC OKs distribution of Greek channel

Media | 09/15/2017 4:06 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved the Canadian distribution of a general-interest and news channel originating from Greece in Canada. Odyssey Television Network Inc. had applied to bring the Greek-language channel, called Star International, to Canada....

Rogers’ OMNI proposal needs more scrutiny: ethnic broadcasters

telecom | 07/18/2016 8:16 pm EDT

A group of ethnic programming services is asking the CRTC to consider a proposal by Rogers Communications Inc. for a national OMNI channel separately from its licence renewal hearing. In a letter dated July 16, the group of five legacy ethnic channels, including Asian Television Network International Ltd., The Fairchild Group, Telelatino Network Inc. (which is majority owned by Corus Entertainment Inc.), and Odyssey Television Network Inc., said the move by Rogers to include its proposal for a new national OMNI channel inside a renewal hearing is “not procedurally appropriate...

WWE Network, Sport Plus approved for distribution

Media | 11/26/2014 4:41 pm EST

A pair of non-Canadian TV services were approved for distribution in Canada by the CRTC on Wednesday, a professional wrestling channel and another specializing in Greek sporting events. One notice on the CRTC website said...

OTN sponsors Greek sports channel for distribution

Media | 10/02/2014 6:05 pm EDT

Odyssey Television Network Inc., which operates channels in Canada with Greek-oriented programming, is sponsoring a sports channel from Greece to be authorized for distribution in Canada. OTN's application was posted to 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...