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Oprah Winfrey network coming to Canada in 2011

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Corus buys Canadian rights to Oprah's OWN Network

Oprah's 'OWN' coming to Canada
Corus Entertainment has purchased Canadian rights to OWN - The Oprah Winfrey Network - which means the TV channel eventually will be available in Canada as a specialty service.

OWN is set to launch in the United States on Jan. 1, 2011. Corus wasn’t specific about a Canadian availability date, but indicated it would be “early 2011.”
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Womans Network is being rebranded OWN
Source Please?

I seriously doubt it will be W Network. It is an established brand. It will either be VIVA or Cosmo TV.
Corus will need to be careful with VIVA because the CRTC is already questioning their current programming and how it adheres to their license conditions.
Paid Programming does not count as cancon. Required Cancon programming comes from various programming caregories and the amount from each category varies by license.
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