The Rural Channel, Canada’s Country View on the SaskTel MAX, Access Communications and Bell Satellite television services

Year: 2019

Number: 22-19M

Department: SaskTel

Midterm: Yes

WHEREAS The Rural Channel (launched in 2013 across Canada) is a Canadian Television Specialty Channel, broadcasting out of Emerald Park, Saskatchewan, and distributed across Canada, that focuses on issues and policies that directly impact farmers, ranchers and rural residents in Saskatchewan;


WHEREAS Ag-Com Productions Ltd., the parent company of The Rural Channel has communicated with officials at SaskTel MAX, Access Communications and Bell Satellite as well as provincial Ministers in charge of SaskTel and Agriculture, to carry The Rural Channel, Canada’s Country View Television network;


WHEREAS after eight years of correspondence, The Rural Channel is still not airing on these three services;


WHEREAS Ag-Com Productions Ltd., (producers and copyright holders of The Prairie Farm Report), are looking for endorsement from SARM, to suggest and encourage SaskTel MAX, Access Communications and Bell Satellite to add The Rural Channel to their list of television channels available to the public;


BE IT RESOLVED that SARM communicate with SaskTel MAX, Access Communications, Bell Satellite and CRTC Commissioner for Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the CRTC Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, to suggest, endorse, promote and back the efforts of Ag-Com Productions Ltd. to carry The Rural Channel, Canada’s Country View.

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