More Foreign Nets Seek Canada Air

Canadian cablecasters said Feb. 16 that they will ask the country's TV regulator to admit three new foreign-language services onto Canadian TV schedules.

TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian cablecasters said Feb. 16 that they will ask the country's TV regulator to admit three new foreign-language services onto Canadian TV schedules.

The move follows the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission bowing to pressure last December from the federal government to allow more international, foreign-language channels to launch their own digital signals in Canada via satellite.

The Canadian Cable Telecommunications Assn., representing major cablecasters, said it will ask the CRTC to add Radio Television Portugal International (RTPi), New Tang Dynasty Television and the Phoenix North American Chinese Channel to the list of eligible satellite services.

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