APTN forced to delay expansion

The aboriginal-aimed channel has run into problems that will delay the plans outlined in a story published yesterday.

Unspecified technical problems have delayed the addition of programming aimed at APTN’s West Coast audiences. The aboriginal-aimed channel has shelved ‘until further notice’ plans for programming that was due to debut yesterday.

The cable channel was expected to start airing six hours of programming ‘targeting unique audiences across Canada’ through its east and west broadcast feeds. The feeds were previously differentiated only by a three-hour delay and, according to a last-minute statement, will stay that way while APTN sorts out the trouble.

APTN’s spring schedule includes Warriors: TKO, which follows four fighters from rival boxing clubs as they train together; the fifth and final season of renegadepress.com; and a new season of Rez Rides, charting the adventures of Mohawk entrepreneur and ‘king of car customizing’ Brian White.

From Playback Daily