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Ride TV Gets CRTC OK for Carriage in Canada

Ride TV said the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) determined that the equestrian-focused programmer will be added to the list of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution in Canada. The channel said it will be "the first network of its kind in Canada" and will be available to subscribers across the country.

“This is groundbreaking for Ride TV and it proves that the popularity of horses transcends the globe. Canada is a vibrant horse market, and we look forward to making Ride TV available to subscribers on every cable, satellite or IPTV platform in the country,” Michael Trujillo, the network's SVP of international distribution, said in a release. “We are extremely grateful to our sponsor TELUS for their extraordinary vision in recognizing the need for a unique, entertaining and compelling network like Ride TV in Canada.”

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Ride TV carries original programming, such as the musical profile series Unbridled Song, plus live equestrian sports.