Guess we will wait and see next year.
http://www.calgarysun.com/entertainment/tv/2010/09/29/15517001.htmlOprah'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.”
Source Please?Womans Network is being rebranded OWN
Shania Twain is apparently getting her own show on the US version, that should count for enough CanConwhat about the Can-Com commitment
So 100 HUNTLEY STREET and all the other church programming Global airs daily - does that qualify?Paid Programming does not count as cancon. Required Cancon programming comes from various programming caregories and the amount from each category varies by license.
TORONTO, Nov. 9 /CNW/ - As announced today at an upfront presentation to advertisers and agency clients at Corus Entertainment's Toronto headquarters at Corus Quay, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will launch in Canada on March 1, 2011, following the U.S. premiere January 1, 2011. OWN is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform, and inspire people to live their best lives.
To promote the channel prior to the launch, W Network and VIVA will air nested blocks of OWN programming throughout January and February. Offering a strong mix of OWN shows, the nested blocks will provide audiences with a sampling of what OWN has to offer. On March 1, 2011, OWN will launch in over six million Canadian homes on what is currently VIVA
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.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.