Radio / Television News

CNN International can air in Canada

OTTAWA – CNN International has been added to the list of eligible satellite services for distribution in Canada. The CRTC received a request from Shaw Communications in May 2008 to make the U.S.-based news service available on a digital basis, and the Commission agreed on Tuesday.  Shaw describes the service as a 24 hour-per-day, professionally produced, satellite-delivered, advertiser-supported video programming service in the English language predominantly consisting of news, information and special features. Also, according to Shaw, CNNI focuses on international news, current affairs and business programming reported by staff of various international backgrounds.