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CRTC gives approval for Family Channel HD in Canada

Darren Murph

Not even a month after the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) shut the door on a couple of potential HD channels, the same entity has blessed the Family Channel HD with its seal of good will. Reportedly, the CRTC has "approved an application by Astral to amend the broadcasting license for the Family Channel to allow the service to be made available for distribution in high-definition format," but at least 95-percent of the content on the HD version must be the same as that found on the SD version (read: a near-simulcast). Mum's the word on an actual go-live date, but at least you folks up there have something to look forward to, yeah?

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