Radio & Television

Name change leads to Commission call

GATINEAU – This sounds something like the Spike TV debate. In January this year Discovery Wings changed its name to The Military Channel and significantly altered its programming. Soon after, the Canadian Cable Telecommunications Association asked for a change in the eligible satellite list to reflect the switch. The CCTA has submitted that the Commission’s current authorization to distribute Discovery Wings extends to The Military Channel. The U.S. channel is owned by Discovery Communications. On Monday, however, the CRTC issued a call for comments on the CCTA’s request to alter the list. The channel remains on the digital lineups of...