Vlessing, Etan
October 2005
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;10/11/2005, Vol. 391 Issue 16, pS8
The article reports that in a national television market dominated by U.S. series, Canada has at long last produced home-grown hit shows in prime time. CTV Inc., Canada's primetime ratings leader on the strength of such hits as "Desperate Housewives," "Lost" and "American Idol," boasts the nation's most popular sitcom, "Corner Gas," and its most popular summer primetime series, "Canadian Idol." Specialty TV channel CHUM and radio-station operator Astral Media are launching a jointly operated subscription radio service with ground-based transmitters, but they face an uphill struggle because Sirius and XM have been licensed to operate Canadianized satellite radio services with minimal Canadian-content obligations.


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