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  1. Shaw Media buys out Mystery TV and The Cave from TVA

    Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    Just before Christmas, the TVA Group announced plans to sell its half interest in the “Mystery TV” specialty channel and its 51% interest in “The Cave” specialty TV channel to Shaw Media. Financial terms of the proposed transaction, which is pending CRTC approval, were not disclosed. If the...
  2. TVA sells interest in Mystery TV and The Cave to Shaw Media

    Industry News
    Just before Christmas, the TVA Group announced plans to sell its half interest in the "Mystery TV" specialty channel and its 51% interest in "The Cave" specialty TV channel to Shaw Media. Financial terms of the proposed transaction, which is pending CRTC approval, were not disclosed. If the...
  3. Superhero specialty TV channel gets approval

    Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    The CRTC today approved an application by Bell Media for a new national English language Category B specialty television channel called SuperHero.
  4. Bell Media gets approval for "Superhero," a new specialty TV channel

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    The CRTC today approved an application by Bell Media for a new national English language Category B specialty television channel called SuperHero. Category B channels are stations licensed by the CRTC to broadcast within defined formats but are not guaranteed cable or satellite television...
  5. Bell gets approval for new specialty TV channel called Bella

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    In a broadcast decision handed down today, the CRTC has approved an application by Bell Media for a new national English language Category B specialty channel called Bella. The new station would be devoted to programming that relates to relationships, lifestyle, beauty, trends and style, and...
  6. Bell Media gets approval for new specialty TV channel called Bella

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    In a broadcast decision handed down today, the CRTC has approved an application by Bell Media for a new national English language Category B specialty television channel called Bella. Category B channels are stations licensed by the CRTC to broadcast within defined formats but are not...
  7. Specialty channel Travel + Escape gets a new look and new programs

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    Travel + Escape, an English language specialty channel devoted to travel and adventure programming, will be getting a new look on November 1st along with a number of new programs. Owners of the station, Glassbox Television, says more than 70% off the primetime schedule will be overhauled...
  8. CityNews Channel launches on Rogers digital cable today

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    Rogers Media today launch CityNews Channel, a 24/7 English language news station, on its Rogers Digital Cable service. Programming for the station will consist primarily of of simulcasts from other CityTV stations along with live audio from Rogers 680News. During the day, CityNews will...
  9. Rogers gets okay for French language sports station

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    In a broadcasting decisions handed down today by the CRTC, the federal regulator has approved an application by Rogers Broadcasting to operate a national, French-language sports channel. Rogers had applied for the category 2 digital specialty channel last December saying the station would air...
  10. Shaw gets approval for National Sports Channel

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    In a broadcasting decisions handed down this week by the CRTC, the federal regulator has approved an application by Shaw to operate a national, English-language sports channel. Shaw had applied for the category 2 digital specialty channel last December saying the station would air competitive...
  11. TSN is Canada's most profitable Specialty Station

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    The Canadian Specialty Television Industry is perhaps this country’s most profitable industry. Cultural tariff barriers placed on the industry by the Federal government allowed the industry to record revenues and record profits in 2010. Last, the Specialty television industry had profits of...
  12. Space HD launches July 6th

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    Space, the English language specialty television which features science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming, will be available in high definition beginning Wednesday July 6th. The Bell owned station will only be available on Bell Satellite TV on channel 1746) and Bell Fibe TV...
  13. Popular Indian News Channel coming to Canada

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    Ethnic Channels Group, a multi-ethnic provider of over non-English language digital TV channels, says it will begin offering "Aaj Tak" in Canada next month on Rogers Cable and Bell TV. Aaj Tak is a 24-hour Hindi news television channel which can be loosely translated as "Till Today" or "Up to...
  14. Sun News launch pushed back to April 18th

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    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...
  15. Oprah Winfrey TV debuts in Canada

    Industry News
    The Canadian version of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) premieres in Canada today, two months after it went on-air in the United States. The new channel, which is owned by Corus Entertainment, replaces VIVA in approximately six million households across Canada. The switch from VIVA TV to the...
  16. Videotron adds more HD to its line-up

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    Videotron, Quebec's largest cable company, this week added Speed HD and MPIX HD channels to its high definition programming line-up. The cable giant says it now offers 370 channels in its digital cable line-up including 24 HD channels in English and 27 HD channels in French. Both stations...
  17. Oprah Winfrey network coming to Canada in 2011

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    Corus Entertainment and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network said today that they have reached an agreement that will enable Corus to add OWN to its line-up of Canadian digital television channels. OWN, which replaces the Discovery Health channel in the United States on January 1, 2011, is expected...
  18. Oprah Winfrey network coming to Canada in 2011

    Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    Corus buys Canadian rights to Oprah's OWN Network http://www.calgarysun.com/entertainment/tv/2010/09/29/15517001.html
  19. CRTC denies Sun TV News application

    Industry News
    The CRTC has rejected Quebecor's application for a Category 1 licence for Sun TV News, a 24-hour English news channel. Last month the company had announced plans to launch Sun TV News on January 1, 2011 provided it was given a category 1 licence, a type of licence the CRTC had said it would not...
  20. Living in Your Car premieres Friday on HBO Canada

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    Steve Unger had it all - money, a beautiful wife, a mansion, and a great kid - until greed got in the way. Premiering this Friday on HBO Canada, Living In Your Car is the story of a corrupt business mogul's fall from grace and his often pathetic attempts to regain the life he lost. With the...
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