Cable & Telecom

SaskTel wants to offer on demand community channel

OTTAWA – SaskTel has asked the CRTC to amend its VOD license so that it can create and deliver a local community channel on demand. SaskTel offers digital subscriber line delivered MaxTV to several Saskatchewan communities and has nearly 50,000 customers. Sounding like a real community channel, "SaskTel proposes to work with community members, local clubs, and local production companies to create and provide a range of programming that would reflect each community in its licensed areas and the province as a whole," says the application. SaskTel proposes that the programming offered through its outlet for local expression be subject,...