HDNet gets broadcast approval in Canada

The CRTC has approved the application by the Canadian Cable Telecommunications Association (CCTA) to add HDNet, a high definition (HD) non-Canadian satellite service, to the lists of satellite services eligible for distribution on a digital basis.

Discovery HD to launch by the end of 2005

CTV Specialty Television Inc. and US-based Discovery Communications announced today that their joint venture application to the CRTC for a new High Definition (HD) specialty channel — Discovery HD — has been approved, representing a landmark in Canadian television. Expected to launch before the end of 2005, this Category 2 Digital Specialty Service will be Canada’s first 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week High …