Canada OKs Franco web

New channel titled La Tele des Arts

TORONTO — Canada’s broadcast regulator has licensed a new French-language arts and culture specialty channel, La Tele des Arts.

Francoise Bertrand, chair of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, called La Tele des Arts an innovative partnership between private and public sectors.

Web is jointly owned by Radio-Canada (the French-language division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.), Tele-Quebec, BCE Media, Sept Arte and Equipe Spectra. It will be distributed in analog mode in Francophone markets, and direct-to-home satellite services must offer it in their packages with the most French-lingo programming.

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