News Briefs: Rogers deal goes to CRTC

Rogers Broadcasting has inked a tentative deal to buy Talentvision, a Vancouver-based multilingual cableco, for $4.1 million.

Pending crtc approval of a licence transfer and over-the-air conversion, Rogers would invest $25 million in growing the channel, adding 100 jobs.

chum, which is also seeking a West Coast channel, has an application proposal in the works, which also contains multilingual programming.

New transmitters

Starting Sept. 1, three new transmitters will be providing full cbc-tv programming to the Huronia-Muskoka region, north of Toronto.

Viewers in the region have been getting only partial cbc tv service from CKVR Barrie, which will be ending its affiliation on Sept. 1.

The cbc says foregoing the annual fees paid to the private affiliate will result in substantial savings to operating costs in the region.

Cultures Canada shows destined for Bravo!

Ottawa-based Amerimage Communications captured Michel Cusson and the Wild Unit, Raoul Duguay, A Filette and Gerald LaRoche in four hour-long programs at the Cultures Canada summer music festival this month. The programs are destined for Bravo! broadcast in October, and slated for tfo in ’96. Pierre Touchette is executive producer, post is being handled at Marc Productions, audio recording/mixing is being handled by Ondes Spirales.

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