8 April, 2006

cctv in canada

Via the Canadian journalist blog, a report that activists are seeking to prevent CCTV from broadcasting in Canada.:

Rogers’ attempt to bring nine Chinese TV channels to Canada has raised the ire of people protesting China’s reports Mike Oliveri of Canadian Press.

200604081831Critics say the Chinese television incites hatred; Rogers’ response is that people can “choose not to watch,” says the CP story.

Rogers says its job is to provide consumers with choice, and it will make the channels available unless the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission determines they’re not fit to air.

A group calling itself “Canadians Against Propaganda” says the channels are controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. It says their programming would propagate Chinese communist ideology and incite hatred, that previous programs celebrated the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. and concealed China’s SARS outbreak, and that its programs have attacked Taiwan and various religious groups.

AsiaPundit is shocked that Rogers Cable would consider carrying CCTV. It’s not so much that the stations promote hatred or communist propaganda, but AP can’t see Rogers attracting any new subscribers by offering some of the blandest and most idiotic television on the planet.

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2 Responses to “cctv in canada”

  1. michael Says:

    Having been back in the U.S. for a couple months now, I can tell you that most cable systems I’ve looked at carry CCTV-9 and/or CCTV-4. I just never noticed them before.

    It’s not all bad. There’s nothing like a little CCTV-9 to bring back the China memories.

  2. Eugene Lin Says:

    I think Rogers selling CCTV isn’t all bad. It would show Candadians how those fooking communists lie to it’s Chinese citizen.

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