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  1. #1
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    Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution

    as of 23 July 2012

    WCVB-TV Boston/WKBW-TV Buffalo/WVNY Burlington/
    WXYZ-TV Detroit/WJET-TV Erie/KSTP-TV Minneapolis/
    KXLY-TV Spokane/KOMO-TV Seattle (ABC affiliate)
    WBZ-TV Boston/WIVB-TV Buffalo/WCAX-TV Burlington/
    WSEE Erie/WTOL-TV Toledo/WCCO-TV Minneapolis/
    KREM-TV Spokane/KIRO-TV Seattle/WWJ-TV Detroit (CBS affiliate)
    WHDH-TV Boston/WGRZ-TV Buffalo/WPTZ Burlington/
    WDIV Detroit/WICU-TV Erie/KARE Minneapolis/
    KHQ-TV Spokane/KING-TV Seattle (NBC affiliate)
    WUTV Buffalo/WFFF-TV Burlington/WFTC Minneapolis/
    WUHF Rochester/KAYU-TV Spokane/KCPQ Tacoma/
    WFXT Boston (FOX affiliate)
    WGBH-TV Boston/WNED-TV Buffalo/WETK Burlington/
    WTVS Detroit/WQLN Erie/KSPS-TV Spokane/KCTS-TV Seattle (PBS affiliate)
    KSTW (IND) Tacoma/Seattle
    KTLA Los Angeles
    KWGN-TV Denver
    WGN-TV Chicago
    WPCH-TV Atlanta
    WPIX New York City
    WSBK-TV Boston
    WUAB-TV (IND) Cleveland
    WWOR-TV New York City
    2M Maroc
    Aaj Tak Channel
    AAJ TV
    Aapka Colors
    Aastha Bhajan
    Al Arabiya News Channel
    Al Jazeera*
    Al Jazeera English
    American Movie Classics
    Ariana Television
    ART America
    ART Movies
    ARY Musik
    ARY News
    ARY Qtv
    ARY Zauq
    The Arts and Entertainment Network (A&E)
    Asianet Plus
    ATV Home Channel (America)
    AXS TV
    Azteca 13 International
    Baby TV
    BabyFirstTV
    BBC World
    Beijing TV
    Benfica TV
    Benglavision
    Big Ten Network
    Black Entertainment Television (BET)
    Bloomberg Television
    Bridges TV
    BVN-TV
    Cable News Network (CNN)
    Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-Span)
    Canal 52 MX
    Canal de las Estrellas Latinoamérica
    Canal SUR
    Caracol Television International
    Caribbean Everyday Entertainment Network
    CaribVision
    CBS Sports Network
    CCTV-4
    CCTV English News
    CCTV Entertainment Channel
    CCTV-Français
    Channel-i
    Channel One
    Channel One Russia Worldwide TV
    Channel [V] Taiwan
    China Yellow River Television Station
    Cine Bangla
    CineLatino
    CNN Headline News (CNN-2)
    CNN International
    Comedy Central
    Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC)
    Court TV
    Cubavision Internacional
    Dandana TV
    Dawn News
    Danwn News (Urdu)
    De Pelicula Channel
    Deutsche Welle
    Dragon TV
    Ekushey TV (ETV)
    El Gourmet.com
    ET-Global Channel
    Eternal Word Television Network
    ETV Bangla
    Eurochannel
    EuroNews
    Eurosportnews
    Express News
    The Filipino Channel
    Fox Business Network
    Fox News
    France 24 (English)
    France 24 (French)
    Future Television Channel
    Game Show Network
    GEO TV
    German Kino Plus
    German TV
    GMA Life TV
    GMA News TV
    GMA Pinoy TV
    The Golf Channel
    Gone Viral TV
    Grandes Documentales de TVE
    Headlines Today Channel
    Hope Channel TV
    Horizon Channel
    HTV
    Hunan Satellite TV
    Indus Music
    Indus Vision
    ITVN
    Jewish Life Television
    Jiangsu International TV Channel
    KTO
    K TV
    LBC America
    The Learning Channel
    Lifetime Television
    LUXE.TV
    Masala Television
    MBC Channel (America)
    Mezzo
    Military Channel
    MSNBC
    Muslim Television Ahmadiyya
    MyZen.TV
    NASA Television
    NDTV GOOD TIMES
    NDTV India
    NDTV Profit
    Network TEN (Australia)
    NEW SAT
    New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV)
    NFL Network
    NTV Bangla
    Oxygen Network
    Paris-Première
    Phoenix InfoNews Channel
    Phoenix North American Chinese Channel (PNACC)
    Planète
    Planète Thalassa
    Playboy TV**
    Polsat 2 International
    Premiere Futebole Clube (PFC)
    ProSiebenSat.1 Welt
    PTV-Prime USA
    Radio-France outre-mer (RFO1)
    Radio Television Portugal International (RTPi)
    RAI International 2
    RAINews
    Ritmoson Latino Channel
    Romanian Television International (RTVI)
    RTR-Planeta TV
    RTV
    RTV Palma
    Russia Today
    Sahara One
    Sahara Samay
    SIC Noticias
    The Satellite Channel of Southern Television Guandong
    The Silent Network (Kaleidoscope)
    Sony Entertainment Television Asia (SET Asia)
    Sony Max
    Southeast TV Station
    Speed Channel
    Spike TV
    Star Chinese Channel
    Star Chinese Movies 2
    Star India Gold
    Star India News Channel
    Star India One Channel
    Star India Plus
    Sun TV
    Supercanal Caribe
    Suvarna
    TELEFE Internacional
    TL Novelas Channel
    TRACE TV
    TV Asia
    TV Chile
    TVColombia
    TV Globo Internacional
    TV Japan
    TV Land
    TV Polonia
    TVE Internacional
    TV3 Republic of Ireland
    TV3 Television Network (New Zealand)
    TV4 Television Network (New Zealand)
    Turner Classic Movies
    Utilisima
    Vijay Channel
    The Weather Channel (TWC)
    WMNB-TV: Russian-American Broadcasting Company

    Source: CRTC's website
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    FYI- the following channels on that list no longer exist (for some reason the CRTC has not bothered updating the list to reflect these changes?!):

    Channel One
    German TV
    Grandes Documentales de TVE
    RTV Palma
    The Silent Network (Kaleidoscope)

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    It would also be nice if these Channels

    ION
    Smile of a Child
    Family Net
    KVOS Bellingham
    The Hub

    were being allowed in Canada!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Test Pattern View Post
    It would also be nice if these Channels

    ION
    Smile of a Child
    Family Net
    KVOS Bellingham
    The Hub

    were being allowed in Canada!!!
    It's an interesting case with ION. In recent years, it has become a lot like MyNetworkTV, operating as more of a programming service filtered with reruns of both current and cancelled crime dramas like Without a Trace, Cold Case, Criminal Minds and Psych.

    Unlike MyNet, they're at least trying their hand at airing original episodes of shows such as Flashpoint, and soon, the first two seasons of The Listener, both of which are Canadian, and they have WWE Main Event set to debut this fall.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...Ion_Television

    As far as I know, viewers in Canada at this time can only get it through DTV over the air, but it is limited. For instance, In Quebec, there is currently no affiliate within Burlington/Plattsburgh that is affiliated with ION - there was a station back in 2006/2007 but has since gone off the air.

    That being said, here is a link showing the stations currently affiliated with ION. Judging from this list, it appears to be accessible for viewers for most markets in Canada, including Southern Ontario, B.C., Alberta, and parts of Atlantic Canada, provided there is great reception with OTA DTV.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ion_affiliates

    I figure these are some of the ION affiliates that can reach Canada for viewers close to the border:
    WPXJ 51 Buffalo (Golden Horseshoe - GTA/Southern Ontario)
    WPXD 31 Detroit (Windsor, SW Ontario)
    WSPX 56 Syracuse (parts of Southern Ontario)
    WVPX 23 Akron/Cleveland (SW Ontario)

    KWPX 33 Seattle (Vancouver/Vancouver Island)
    KGPX 34 Spokane (Calgary, southern Alberta)
    KPXM 41 Minneapolis/St. Paul (Winnipeg, southern Manitoba)

    WBGR-LP 33 Bangor (southern New Brunswick)

    Any other ION affiliates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Test Pattern View Post
    It would also be nice if these Channels

    ION
    Smile of a Child
    Family Net
    KVOS Bellingham
    The Hub


    were being allowed in Canada!!!
    WKRP TV Cincinatta

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostjon View Post
    It's an interesting case with ION. In recent years, it has become a lot like MyNetworkTV, operating as more of a programming service filtered with reruns of both current and cancelled crime dramas like Without a Trace, Cold Case, Criminal Minds and Psych.
    I've caught it a few times, it airs series like Criminal Minds, Psych and Cold Case back to back to back, for the whole primetime and daytime schedule, with a few breaks in between. Its like A&E is with Criminal Minds, but its FTA.

    Quote Originally Posted by lostjon View Post
    As far as I know, viewers in Canada at this time can only get it through DTV over the air, but it is limited. For instance, In Quebec, there is currently no affiliate within Burlington/Plattsburgh that is affiliated with ION - there was a station back in 2006/2007 but has since gone off the air.
    ION Buffalo is one of the more difficult stations to pick up, even on a good day. Its becuase if you tune to 51.1, you'll get OMNI.2 since OMNI.2 operates on that physical channel. ION Buffalo physical channel is 23, but since CW is PSIP placement is also on 23 makes the station hard to pickup. Some TV's in cases like this will put ION Buffalo on 23.2, but you'll lose all PSIP information.
    "And Now for Something Completely Different..." - John Cleese (Monty Python).

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    Big Ten Network
    Comedy Central
    The Weather Channel (TWC)
    TV Land
    I always wounder why these channels are still permitted? Surly, Comedy Network and TV Land Canada (now Comedy Gold) would have automatically removed these channels off the list.

    Network TEN (Australia)
    TV3 Republic of Ireland
    TV3 Television Network (New Zealand)
    TV4 Television Network (New Zealand)
    I wounder why these channels where added, but never picked up? Its reasonable to assume that (the now defunct) Canwest added Network TEN when it had ownership of the station. But why add it?
    "And Now for Something Completely Different..." - John Cleese (Monty Python).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostjon View Post
    For instance, In Quebec, there is currently no affiliate within Burlington/Plattsburgh that is affiliated with ION - there was a station back in 2006/2007 but has since gone off the air.
    Owners of WNMN located in Saranac Lake brought WWBI-27 (Pax) and WGMU-39 (WBVT, WB-UPN) and their retransmitters, including W52CD St. Albans, a few years ago. Zap2It lists WMNM-DT-2 sub-channel as ION affiliate, WWBI-LP as ION and WGMU as RTV affiliate.

    According to another forum, the Ellenburg and St. Albans transmitters were supposed to be converted to digital early this year, but... we're still waiting.

    By the way, Lifetime is also on the list. So, we didn't even need Shaw Media to licence a canadian version.

    Comedy Central and TV Land are still in the list, which is a good thing. Otherwise it would be too easy for our Canadian broadcasters to take a low-rated Cat B specialty distributed nowhere, licence the brand for a year for the sole purpose of being pick up by distributors AND get the original removed from the foreign list, then at the end of the year, drop the branding and licence another english-language specialty from the foreign list, rinse and repeat.

    The Aussie, NZ and Irish channels would be good imports IF they don't air ANY american shows and if they have significant programming that ain't carried by canadian channels.
    "It's not a rerun if you haven't watched it yet." (© 2010 by TVViewer)
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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    Owners of WNMN located in Saranac Lake brought WWBI-27 (Pax) and WGMU-39 (WBVT, WB-UPN) and their retransmitters, including W52CD St. Albans, a few years ago. Zap2It lists WMNM-DT-2 sub-channel as ION affiliate, WWBI-LP as ION and WGMU as RTV affiliate.

    According to another forum, the Ellenburg and St. Albans transmitters were supposed to be converted to digital early this year, but... we're still waiting.
    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    Owners of WNMN located in Saranac Lake brought WWBI-27 (Pax) and WGMU-39 (WBVT, WB-UPN) and their retransmitters, including W52CD St. Albans, a few years ago. Zap2It lists WMNM-DT-2 sub-channel as ION affiliate, WWBI-LP as ION and WGMU as RTV affiliate.

    According to another forum, the Ellenburg and St. Albans transmitters were supposed to be converted to digital early this year, but... we're still waiting.
    I'm actually curious to know if you can actually get WNMN on a clear day and with a high-quality rooftop antenna, of course depending on where you are.

    I'm surprised Zap2It still lists WWBI, seeing that it has been off the air for over five years already. Unless the info on Wikipedia is incorrect, it appears that WNMN-DT-2 is affiliated with Antenna TV. WGMU-CA is more or less a re-broadcaster of WNMN, whose main affiliation is RTV, but carries the following subchannels:

    40.1 - Main WNMN programming / RTV
    40.2 - Antenna TV / ION?
    40.3 - My40 (split between MyNetworkTV / Tuff TV)
    40.4 - America One
    40.5 - AMGTV
    40.6 - RSN (Resort Sports Network, rebranded to Outside TV)

    On a side note, The Ellenburg transmitter (W49BI) will no longer operate as its license has been cancelled by the FCC and its call letters have been removed altogether, according to another forum.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Test Pattern View Post
    It would also be nice if these Channels

    ION
    Smile of a Child
    Family Net
    KVOS Bellingham
    The Hub

    were being allowed in Canada!!!
    KVOS has been available in BC for as long as I can remember they even have a office in vancouver and help sponsor some local events

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike10 View Post
    KVOS has been available in BC for as long as I can remember they even have a office in vancouver and help sponsor some local events
    Ya but it would be nice if it's made to be national!!! They seem to have such a great program lineup that no network has!!!

 

 

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