Although I 'm not that skilled in the CRTC 'ways" it appears to me other then the ethnic service from what I can tell they seem to approve any that comes across their desk.Though its very rare to see a ethnic service licensed to keep out the original one.
As for the English & French ones, not that much on the french licencing channels, but on the English side I don't know but in some case I know Broadcasters or personal owners just look for a licence to just keep out the US one, even though its a 80% to 20% chance of not getting the US one approved. In other cases I just seems "crazy" at some of the channels they approve for just approving them?
I can't say if these "crazy channel" have any chance of launching or getting picked up by some provider or if they'll even have sub base that I can't answer, but how many channels have been licensed since 1984 have either never launched or have but failed or shut down(not re-brand or replaced by another channel)?
I don't know but sometimes the CRTC is like just handing out candy at Halloween, but in this case its licenses.
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