CRTC approves new romance and adventure channels

In two separate broadcasting decisions handed down this week by the CRTC, the federal regulator approved two applications by Astral Media for new national, English-language Category 2 specialty television channels in Canada.

The new channels are Superstar, which will air romance programming and TV-Time, which will air action and adventure programming.

The following is a brief overview of each new station drawn from the respective CRTC decisions.

Superstar

Superstar will be a national English language specialty station devoted to romance programming, including relationship-themed game shows and magazine-style programs featuring romantic vacation resorts, as well as programs exploring romantic moments in people’s lives, classic romantic feature films, epic mini-series and made-for-television movies.

The commission approved TV-Time’s request for authorization to offer both a standard and a high definition version of the service.

TV-Time

TV-Time will be a national English language specialty station devoted to action and adventure programming including classic westerns, rodeo and western horse shows.

The commission approved TV-Time’s request for authorization to offer both a standard and a high definition version of the service.

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One Response to “CRTC approves new romance and adventure channels”
  1. Jason Bonham says:

    I still wish we could get HBO….. by itself, and in High Def.

    I really wanted to watch “The Pacific” and would certainly be willing to pay for it if I didn’t have to subscribe to a channel “Package” and then suffer in Standard Def.

    Oh well. Once again – the free product is better than the one you have to buy. Guess I’ll have some money to spend on beer.

    When will they learn…….