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Bell sponsors Ukrainian TV channel application

Media | 07/10/2014 8:30 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is sponsoring an application from TV Media Planet Ltd. to have a Ukrainian television channel approved for distribution in Canada. The application appeared on the CRTC's website Thursday. An attached letter from TV Media Planet said the channel, 1+1 International, is a version of one of the most popular channels in Ukraine called Studio 1+1. The international version, it said, is intended for Ukrainians living abroad, and is currently available across Europe, the United States and Israel, among other places. It said the language of its programing, which includes entertainment,...