Revised list of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution

Here is a list of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution in Canada.

The notes located at the end of the list form an integral part of the authorization. All decisions rendered by the Commission since the annual compilation of the List appear at the end of this document.

Services 1-9

1 - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the number 1

  • 1+1 International
  • 1Music

2 - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the number 2

  • 2M Maroc
  • 2STV

4 - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the number 4

  • 4E TV

5 - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the number 5

  • 5 Kanal
Services A-Z

A - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter A

  • A3
  • Aaj News
  • Aaj Tak Channel
  • AAJ TV
  • Aapka Colors
  • Aastha Bhajan
  • A Bola TV
  • Africa24
  • Africa Box Office
  • Africa Sports
  • Afrotainment HD
  • Afrotainment Music HD
  • Aksyon TV International
  • Al Arabiya News Channel
  • Al Jazeera Arabic
  • Al Jazeera English
  • AlphaSat
  • American Heroes Channel
  • American Movie Classics
  • Ariana Television
  • ART America
  • ART Movies
  • ARY Musik
  • ARY News
  • ARY Qtv
  • ARY Zauq
  • Asianet Plus
  • ATN News
  • ATV Home Channel (America)
  • AXS TV
  • AZ Mundo

B - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter B

  • Baby TV
  • BabyFirstTV
  • Band Internacional
  • Band News
  • BBC World
  • Beijing TV
  • BeIN Español
  • Benfica TV
  • Benglavision
  • Berbère Télévision
  • Big Ten Network
  • Black Entertainment Television (BET)
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Bridges TV
  • Business Plus
  • BVN-TV

C - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter C

  • C-MUSIC
  • Cable News Network (CNN)
  • Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-Span)
  • Canal 2 International
  • Canal 52 MX
  • Canal Algérie
  • Canal Antena 3 Internacional
  • Canal de las Estrellas Latinoamérica
  • Canal Q
  • Canal SUR
  • Caracol Television International
  • Caribbean Entertainment Everyday Network
  • CaribVision
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CCTV 9 Documentary
  • CCTV English News
  • CCTV Entertainment Channel
  • CCTV-4
  • CCTV-Français
  • Centroamerica TV
  • Channel [V] Taiwan
  • Channel One
  • Channel One Russia Worldwide TV
  • Channel-i
  • Charming China Entertainment
  • China Yellow River Television Station
  • CincoMas
  • Cine Bangla
  • CineLatino
  • Cinema One Global
  • CNN Headline News (CNN-2)
  • CNN International
  • Comedy Central
  • Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC)
  • Court TV
  • Cubavision Internacional

D - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter D

  • Dandana TV
  • Dawn News
  • Dawn News (Urdu)
  • De Pelicula Channel
  • Deutsche Welle
  • Dragon TV
  • Duna World
  • DW (Amerika)

E - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter E

  • EbonyLife TV
  • Ekushey TV (ETV)
  • El Gourmet.com
  • Esperanza TV
  • Eternal Word Television Network
  • ET-Global Channel
  • ETV Bangla
  • Eurochannel
  • EuroNews
  • Eurosportnews

F - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter F

  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News
  • FOX Sports Racing
  • France 24 (Arabic)
  • France 24 (English)
  • France 24 (French)
  • Future Television Channel

G - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter G

  • Game Show Network
  • GEO TV
  • German Kino Plus
  • GMA Life TV
  • GMA News TV
  • GMA Pinoy TV
  • Gone Viral Music
  • Gone Viral TV
  • Gone Viral Vogue
  • Gone Viral X-treme
  • Grandes Documentales de TVE
  • Greek Cinema

H - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter H

  • HAITI HD
  • HIGHTV 3D
  • Hope Channel TV
  • Horizon Channel
  • HTV
  • HuffPost Live
  • Hunan Satellite TV

I - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter I

  • India Today
  • Indus Music
  • Indus Vision
  • iROKO PLAY
  • iROKO PLUS
  • ITVN

J - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter J

  • Jewish Life Television
  • Jiangsu International TV Channel
  • JUS 24X7
  • JUS ONE
  • JUS Punjabi
  • JUS TV

K - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter K

  • Kapatid TV5
  • K TV
  • KTO

L - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter L

  • LBC America
  • Lifestyle Network
  • Lifetime Television
  • LUXE.TV

M - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter M

  • Masala Television
  • MBC Drama HD
  • Medi 1 TV
  • Mezzo
  • Melody
  • Milenio Television
  • MLB Network
  • Motors TV NorthAm
  • MSNBC
  • Multimedios Television
  • Muslim Television Ahmadiyya
  • MyZen.TV

N - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter N

  • NASA Television
  • Nautical Channel
  • NDTV GOOD TIMES
  • NDTV India
  • NDTV Profit
  • NetViet
  • Network TEN (Australia)
  • NEW SAT
  • New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV)
  • NFL Network
  • NHK WORLD TV
  • Now BNC
  • Now Entertainment Channel
  • NTN24
  • NTV Bangla

O - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter O

  • One Caribbean Television
  • ONE World Sports
  • OUI TV
  • Oxygen Network

P - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter P

  • Pac-12 Network
  • Paris-Première
  • Peace TV
  • 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 Global
  • PTV-Prime USA
  • Punjab TV

R - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter R

  • Radio Télévision du Sénégal (RTS)
  • Radio Télévision Guinéenne (RTG)
  • Radio Télévision Nationale Congolaise (RTNC)
  • Radio Television Portugal International (RTPi)
  • Radiodiffusion Télévision Camerounaise (CRTV)
  • Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI)
  • Radio-France outre-mer (RFO1)
  • RAI International 2
  • RAINews
  • RAI World Premium
  • RIK
  • Ritmoson Latino Channel
  • Romanian Television International (RTVI)
  • RTL International
  • RTR-Planeta TV
  • RTV
  • RTV Palma
  • Russia Today

S - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter S

  • Sahara One
  • Sahara Samay
  • Seasons
  • SIC Noticias
  • Sky News International
  • Sony Entertainment Television Asia (SET Asia)
  • Southeast TV Station
  • Spike TV
  • Sport Plus
  • Star Chinese Channel
  • Star Chinese Movies 2
  • Star India Gold
  • Star India News Channel
  • Star India Plus
  • Star International
  • Sun TV
  • Supercanal Caribe
  • Suvarna

T - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter T

  • Télé50
  • TELEFE Internacional
  • Televisión Dominicana
  • The Africa Channel
  • The Arts and Entertainment Network (A&E)
  • The Filipino Channel
  • The Golf Channel
  • The Learning Channel
  • The Satellite Channel of Southern Television Guangdong
  • The Silent Network (Kaleidoscope)
  • The Weather Channel (TWC)
  • THT Comedy
  • TL Novelas Channel
  • TRACE TV
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • TV Asia
  • TV Chile
  • TV Globo Internacional
  • TV Japan
  • TV Land
  • TV Naija
  • TV Polonia
  • TV Record
  • TV3 Republic of Ireland
  • TV3 Television Network (New Zealand)
  • TV4 Television Network (New Zealand)
  • TVColombia
  • TVE Internacional
  • TVI Internacional

U - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter U

  • Utilisima
  • UTV MOVIES INTERNATIONAL

W - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter W

  • WAPA America
  • WMNB-TV: Russian-American Broadcasting Company
  • WWE Network

Z - Non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution starting with the letter Z

  • Zaiqa TV
U.S. commercial and non-commercial stations
  • 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

Note specific to a particular service

*Playboy TV is only authorized for distribution at the specific request of a subscriber. Distributors are not permitted to package Playboy TV in such a way that subscribers are obligated to purchase Playboy TV in order to purchase any other programming service. Distributors are required to take measures to fully block the reception of both the audio and video portions of Playboy TV to subscribers that request it not be receivable in their home (in either unscrambled or scrambled analog form).

General notes

Authorization for the services and stations on this list is subject to the following:

  • Providers of the non-Canadian pay and/or specialty services must have obtained and must remain in possession of all necessary rights for the distribution of their programming in Canada.
  • Providers of the non-Canadian pay and/or specialty services must not hold, nor try to obtain, nor exercise, preferential or exclusive programming rights in relation to the distribution of programming in Canada.
  • The Wholesale Code, set out in the appendix to The Wholesale Code, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-438, 24 September 2015, applies as a set of guidelines for non-Canadian pay and/or specialty services. The Commission expects these services to conduct their negotiations and enter into agreements with their Canadian partners in a manner that is consistent with the intent and spirit of the Wholesale Code. In particular, non-Canadian services may not include terms in their affiliation agreements that prohibit the distribution of their services on a stand-alone, build-your-own-package or small package basis.
  • Licensees are permitted to distribute to theirsubscribers no more than two sets of U.S. commercial and non-commercial stations, unless otherwise authorized by the Commission. Specifically,
    • licensees not already authorized to distribute to their subscribers a set of U.S. commercial stations affiliated with ABC, CBS, NBC and/or FOX and a U.S. non-commercial station affiliated with PBS pursuant to section 20 or 48 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations may distribute to their subscribers two sets of such stations taken from this list.
    • licensees distributing to their subscribers one set of U.S. commercial stations affiliated with ABC, CBS, NBC and/or FOX and a U.S. non-commercial station affiliated with PBS pursuant to section 20 or 48 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations may distribute to their subscribers one additional set of such stations taken from this list. Licensees distributing to their subscribers two or more sets of U.S. commercial stations affiliated with ABC, CBS, NBC and/or FOX and U.S. non-commercial stations affiliated with PBS pursuant to section 20 or 48 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations may not distribute an additional set of such signals taken from this list unless otherwise authorized by the Commission.

Decisions rendered by the Commission since the annual compilation of the List

The list above includes all the services listed in Appendix 2 to Revised List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution - Annual compilation of amendments, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2016-29, 28 January 2016, as well as all changes made to the list further to the publication of the following decisions or regulatory policies:

  • Addition of MBC Drama HD to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-470, 2 December 2016
  • Addition of CincoMas to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-429, 28 October 2016
  • Addition of A Bola TV to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-377, 14 September 2016
  • Addition of TVI Internacional to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution,Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-373, 12 September 2016
  • Addition of Medi 1 TV to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-308, 4 August 2016
  • Addition of ONE World Sports to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-265, 13 July 2016
  • Addition of C-MUSIC to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-236, 21 June 2016
  • Renaming of Now Mango as Now Entertainment Channel on the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2016-235, 21 June 2016
  • Addition of various non-Canadian programming services to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-234, 21 June 2016
  • Removal of Sony Max from the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-173, 5 May 2016
  • Addition of Melody and Seasons to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-172, 5 May 2016
  • Addition of Canal Q to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-164, 2 May 2016
  • Addition of Charming China Entertainment to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-161, 28 April 2016
  • Addition of France 24 Arabic to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-124, 5 April 2016
  • Removal of MBC Channel (America) from the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-123, 5 April 2016
  • Addition of Nautical Channel to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-113, 24 March 2016
  • Addition of 5 Kanal to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-104, 18 March 2016
  • Addition of Pac-12 Network to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-52, 10 February 2016
  • Renaming of Azteca 13 International as AZ Mundo on the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2016-34, 1 February 2016