Vidéotron has applied to the CRTC to launch an English-language channel
MONTREAL — Anglophones in the greater Montreal area could get yet another television channel with local programming as soon as next spring.
Videotron has applied to the CRTC for a licence to launch an English-language community TV channel.
Montreal hasn’t seen English community TV programming since about 2000, three years after Videotron acquired CF Cable TV. Dessureault told The Gazette that the company started looking at adding English programming back to its community channel in 2009, “but when we started looking at strategic development for (the channel) we said that didn’t make sense.” So instead they decided to rebrand the community channel from Vox to MAtv and then move on creating an English version.
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