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User-content TV station approved by CRTC

Media | 04/10/2014 6:00 pm EDT

The CRTC on Thursday issued a decision approving a broadcast licence for a new specialty channel to be based entirely on user-generated content, though it denied the broadcaster’s request for allowance to show local advertisements. The service approved is to be called OBZone, which is operated by OpenBroadcaster Inc., a company owned by Robert G. Hopkins, the CRTC said in an online notice. The company’s request that six of the 12 hourly minutes of advertising it broadcasts be allowed for local ads was denied. Explaining the decision on its website, the CRTC said local advertising...