Channel Aimed at Native Americans Coming to U.S. Cable

May 5, 2015  •  Post A Comment

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.”

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  1. Wonderful news to hear about Turtle Island benefiting from the true and authentic indigenous voice. Turtle Island is what indigenous peoples call our Canada and USA. Indigenous peoples need as much strength as they can get and this will help to maintain unification between the indigenous people continent wide. Through the platform of television and accompanying social media marketing that voice will gain much strength.

  2. The APTN logo was designed by EarthLore Communications of Ottawa ON Canada.

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