Sunday, August 17, 2008

Canadian Pride

They may not be among the Olympic medal leaders, but they've got this.

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved the Category 2 pay-television service on Wednesday, allowing Northern Peaks to become "Canada's first adult video channel offering significant Canadian adult content."

"I think as Canadians there is a bit of a tiredness in seeing all American stuff," Shaun Donnelly, president of Real Productions, said during an interview on Friday.

"There is always that thrill for something that is local and you get the sense that these are people you can meet at the supermarket."

Most likely in the produce section,I'd guess. Still, it's not a bad marketing angle, and they are going the extra mile.

The CRTC only required 15 percent Canadian content, but Northern Peaks agreed to provide "not less than 50 percent of the broadcast day and not less than 50 percent of the evening broadcast period to Canadian programming," according to the license.

I'm not an adult entertainment connoisseur, so I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to distinguish Canadian porn from American, unless they have some strategically placed flag tattoos.

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