Radio / Television News

Rogers gets go ahead for new sports network

OTTAWA – Rogers has received CRTC approval for a new mainstream sports channel. Programming will include NHL hockey games involving Canadian teams, Major League Baseball games, Union of European Football Associations soccer and other mainstream sports. In its application submitted last September, Rogers said that the new network will air “programming dedicated to all aspects of sports with an emphasis on mainstream Canadian professional sports”.The service has proposed to offer over 50% of its programming in high definition format with a view of moving towards 90% by the end of its licence term in August,