Magazine article Anglican Journal

Christian TV Gets Licence: No Loss of Vision (TV) Anticipated by Multi-Faith Station

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Christian TV Gets Licence: No Loss of Vision (TV) Anticipated by Multi-Faith Station

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Religious television in Canada is headed for uncharted territory following the granting to televangelist David Mainse of a licence for a station in lucrative southern Ontario and the multi-faith Vision network being forced higher on the converter dial by cable companies.

The surprise approval of a licence for Crossroads Communications, producer of the popular 100 Huntley Street, could be a blow to the 10-year-old Vision network, which gets part of its revenue from mosaic programs, many of them TV evangelists who might opt for an evangelical outlet run by Mr. Mainse.

Religious broadcasting policy in Canada for the past 70 years has refused licences to single faith broadcasters, citing lack of balance. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has turned down Mr. Mainse and other evangelicals on previous occasions.

Unlike the American religious broadcasting model which has opened the airwaves to scores of evangelical Christian stations, Canada has limited the field to Vision, a multi-faith network supported by major Christian denominations and faith groups.

Vision president Fil Fraser said the new licence is just part of the evolution of television. …

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