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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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I'm guessing they might go to the CRTC to change some of Viva's conditions which is why it's not launching until March, but I could be wrong.
You could be right about that because they are in hot water with the CRTC due to the fact that VIVA used to be CLT and is licensed as an educational service. I am guessing they will have to overhaul this channel's license which means completely change the nature of service but whether the CRTC agrees to that is another story.
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