Radio / Television News

Starlight finally gets its license


GATINEAU – Now the really hard part begins for Robert Lantos: Convincing Canadian BDUs their customers will pay for an (almost) all-Canadian movie channel.On Wednesday, the CRTC approved a Category B specialty channel license for Lantos’ Starlight, “a national, English-language specialty Category B service that would be devoted to Canadian movies, in particular, feature films and documentaries intended for theatrical release. It would include Canadian feature films, Canadian feature documentaries, Canadian made-for-TV movies, and programs with or about Canadian creators. All feature films intended for theatrical distribution would be presented without commercial interruption,” reads the decision.Readers will likely recall Starlight’s...