Rogers Gets Nod for New National Sports Channel
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, or the Commission) has approved an application from Rogers Communications to operate a new service called Rogers' Mainstream Sports Specialty Service.
The national English langauge service will focus on coverage of major professional sports leagues, including games from the NHL, MLB and UEFA, the licence stipulates.
Under terms of the approval, the licensee may provide multiple feeds. The channel can carry no more than 12 minutes of commercials per hour, which must be national paid advertising.
There were no interventions to the application, the CRTC noted.