Radio & Television

Family applies for boyz channel

TORONTO – Family Channel has applied to the CRTC for a new category two digital specialty service it’s calling Boyz Own. Programming will be aimed at serving “the distinct entertainment and information needs of boys aged 8 to 13 years,” says the CRTC’s release. “Programming on the service will focus on issues unique to boys 8-13, including interests and activities such as action/adventure, outdoor themes, extreme sports and video games.” Family proposed its own limits on the channel, too, including: * No more than 10% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be drawn from category 6b (amateur...