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CRTC launches review of Indigenous broadcasting policy

APTN’s Jean LaRose says the broadcaster has been pushing for the review since 2011 and expects a productive collaboration between the CRTC and Indigenous community.

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APTN @ 20: How the broadcaster found its footing

Part two of Playback magazine’s feature examines how former CRTC policy analyst Patrick Tourigny played a key role in APTN’s origin story and the evolution of its news division.

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APTN: Giving the Indigenous community a voice

From Playback magazine: the broadcaster has become more relevant than ever as it prepares for its ambitious next phase after 20 years of broadcasting.

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Prairie Dog’s Tribal rolls into Calgary

The eight-episode drama for APTN sees Blackstone‘s creator Ron E. Scott (pictured) serve as showrunner and director.

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Future History returns to APTN for season two

Thirteen new episodes of the docuseries, produced by Jennifer Podemski’s Redcloud Studios, will begin airing later this month.

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Jean La Rose to depart as APTN CEO in December

La Rose, who has served as CEO of the network for 17 years, will exit the role at the end of the year.

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APTN renews Quest Out West: Wild Food

The B.C.-shot cooking series, hosted by Tracey Kim Bonneau, will return for another 13 episodes.

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In brief: Montreal VFX industry grows, Brault gets second term

Plus: Mosaic Entertainment tries its hand at virtual reality with six VR sketches to accompany CAUTION: May Contain Nuts.

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APTN sets up Anaana’s Tent

The English-language children’s variety show, produced by Taqqut Productions, aims to teach kids Inuit values and Inuktitut words.

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Bridging a Canadian culture gap with an Australian format

Ahead of its season one premiere, APTN has renewed First Contact, which is based on the SBS series that immerses non-Indigenous people into Indigenous communities.

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CRTC renews broadcast licences for APTN, TV5, Knowledge Network

The commission also renewed APTN, TV5 and The Weather Network as must-carry channels.

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APTN reveals fall lineup

New series First Contact and Jennifer Podemski’s Future History will air on the broadcaster, which kicks off its fall season on Sept. 3.