Global Television owners, Shaw Media, announced today that it has filed an application with the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a regional, Global BC-driven all-news specialty channel.
If the application is approved, then British Columbia can expect its first all-news channel by this summer.
Originally scheduled to launch on January 1st and then March of this year, Sun News, a Quebecor owned 24/7 English-language news channel, is now said to be launching on April 18th.
Company spokesman Serge Sasseville told Canadian Press today the launch delay was due renovation snags and the need for more money than initially budgeted.
Videotron today announced a press conference for this Wednesday where the company says ” it will make a major announcement concerning the marriage of television and the Internet.”
According to Canadian media outlets, Quebecor is expected to announce the launch of a 24 hour conservative television news network which the media is unofficially calling Fox News North.