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HuffPost TV channel approved for Canada

Media | 06/12/2015 4:18 pm EDT

The television channel of AOL Inc.'s Huffington Post, called HuffPost Live, has been approved for distribution in Canada, the CRTC said Friday. A notice on the commission's website, said an application put forward by the channel's Canadian sponsor Kosiner Venture Capital Inc., received no opposing interventions for being approved as a non-Canadian TV service available for distribution. The application from Kosiner, filed late last year, said the channel is about 60 per cent news with the rest devoted to things such as lifestyle and human interest. A CRTC hearing was scheduled...

CRTC denies distribution for Saudi channel

Media | 07/16/2014 6:02 pm EDT

The CRTC has denied the addition of Arabic-language channel OSN Ya Hala HD to the list of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution. The commission said in a decision Wednesday that there was not enough evidence on the record that the channel’s Canadian sponsor, Soundview Entertainment Inc., has the necessary rights to distribute the Saudi Arabian general-interest channel in Canada. In separate decisions the same day, the CRTC said it had approved BCE Inc.’s application to add Canal Antena 3 Internacional, a Spanish general-interest channel, as well as...

Soundview applies to bring Haitian channel to Canada

Media | 07/07/2014 7:06 pm EDT

Soundview Entertainment Inc. has asked the CRTC to make the Creole-language Haiti HD channel available for distribution in Canada. In a letter to the regulator, it described the channel as “a niche-interest Creole-language...

Africa Sports channel considered for distribution

Media | 05/13/2014 7:27 pm EDT

The CRTC is considering an application to approve for distribution in Canada a U.S.-based channel that specializes in African soccer. The channel in question is called Africa Sports, according to a posting that appeared on the...

Two non-Canadian, Greek-langage TV channels approved

Media | 05/09/2014 4:18 pm EDT

The CRTC on Friday announced the approval of two separate applications for Greek-language, non-Canadian TV channels to be distributed in Canada. Soundview Entertainment Inc. was the sponsor for both. One channel is RIK, which...

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...

CRTC approves Oui TV

Media | 03/17/2014 4:42 pm EDT

The CRTC said Monday that Oui TV has been approved as a foreign channel for distribution in Canada. An online posting from the commission said it is a 24-hour French-language service featuring drama and comedy programming. The channel originates in the U.S. and its programming is sourced from African countries such as the Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Burkina Faso. The Canadian sponsor for the channel is Soundview Entertainment Inc., the CRTC said....

Greek-language TV channel approved for distribution

Media | 01/31/2014 6:01 pm EST

The CRTC said Friday it has approved a Greek-language television channel for distribution in Canada. It said in a notice posted online that Star International, which will source its programming from Greece, has been approved to...