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Bell applies to bring Africa Channel to Canada

Media | 03/24/2015 4:04 pm EDT

BCE Inc. has asked the CRTC to approve the U.S-based Africa Channel for distribution in Canada. Currently, the channel is distributed in the United States and the Carribean, the channel’s chief financial officer, Fred Paccone, wrote in a letter included in the application posted on the CRTC's website Tuesday. He said the channel is “a showcase for the African continent’s most outstanding English-language television series, specials, documentaries, feature films, music, soaps, biographies, current business analysis, cultural and historical programs.” He added that...