Canada: Cable Industry Supports Nine New Third-language Services

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Fri Sep 9 12:29:09 UTC 2005

>>From Broadcaster Magazine:

Cable Industry Supports Nine New Third-language Services

The Canadian Cable Telecommunications Association today filed an
application for the addition of nine foreign third-language services for
digital distribution by cable companies. CCTA requested that the Canadian
Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission add Dragon TV,
Southeast TV Station (SETV), CCTV-4, Beijing TV (BTV), Southern
Television, Guangdong (TVS Satellite), China Yellow River Television
Station (CYRTV), CCTV- Entertainment, Hunan Satellite TV (HTV), Jiangsu
International TV to the lists of eligible satellite services.

"The new CRTC policy on foreign third-language services has opened the
door to offering consumers more choice. Providing consumers with increased
diversity in television programming," said Michael Hennessy, CCTA
President. "These services from the China International Television
Corporate (CITVC)  reflect the cable industry's ongoing commitment to
offer consumers the best services from Canada along with the best in the

The nine television services originate from Mainland China and represent
the best of China's general interest Mandarin-language channels as well as
channels in other dialects including Cantonese and Fujianese. They offer a
wide variety of programming including sports, movies, documentaries,
dramatic series, children's programs, talk shows and news. Under the
CRTC's approval criteria for foreign third-language services, CCTA has
already requested that 12 other services be added to the lists of eligible
satellite services.

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