Corus Entertainment has defended Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Canada network before the CRTC and argued that they will make sure it meets the terms of its license.
“You have our unequivocal commitment that with greater clarity of the parameters of Category 5(a) programming, Corus will ensure that Oprah Winfrey Network Canada is 100% compliant with its nature of service,” Corus CEO John Cassaday said a the hearing.
The CRTC had threatened to pull the license from Corus for OWN Canada due to the lack of educational TV content they were showing, with more emphasis being placed on entertainment.
Corus promised to gain a better understanding of what the CRTC considers educational content and said they would focus on two new series that show “clear learning objectives” for OWN going forward. Continue reading »