A cable channel aimed at Native Americans and other viewers who have an interest in Native American culture is in the works for the U.S. market.
Variety reports that the project is a partnership between Atlanta-based Castalia Communications and Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).
Castalia founder and President Luis Torres-Bohl who confirmed that his company is talking with all of the major U.S. cable and satellite companies, as well as telcos.
Said Torres-Bohl: “APTN has done an excellent job of entertaining and informing Aboriginal audiences throughout Canada. We are excited by the opportunity to now bring this relevant, high-quality TV option to a clearly underserved segment of the U.S. population.”
Variety notes: “APTN — the first national indigenous television network in the world, which launched in 1999 — is a cable TV service with mandatory carriage in Canada, where it’s seen in approximately 11 million households.”