Radio & Television

More ethnic channels gain approval, with more to come?

OTTAWA – Today, the CRTC added six new foreign, third-language TV channels to the eligible satellite list. Sponsored by the Canadian Cable Telecommunications Association, the new additions are: Channel One Russia Worldwide TV, NTDTV, Phoenix North American Chinese Channel, PTV-Prime USA, RTPi, and TV Globo. "The authorization of additional foreign third-language services allows distributors in specific markets to offer diverse programming to many ethnocultural communities," said Michael Hennessy, CCTA president. "Third-language services often provide a different perspective to world events and are an excellent complement to the current Canadian line-up. “The addition of new services reflects the cable industry's continued...