The Canadians have taken the Kiwi Charter concept for television and elevated the concept….or that sunk the concept to new depths.
Federal regulators in Canada have granted Alberta-based Real Productions approval to launch a new digital pornography channel, which promises to serve up at least 50 percent domestic content.
Apparently Canadians have been complaining that most of their TV porn is American and locals are finding it hard (I know) to break into the industry, thus the Canadian version of the Charter Committment.
The CRTC oly requires 15% local content so going through to 50% shows real commitment to Canadian programming. There is a catch though, the regulator stipulated the license will only be issued once Real Productions enters into an agreement with at least one licensed distributor.
I wonder if Sky would like to pick this channel up? Or maybe Freeview?