Canadian Forces Radio and Television
English: Canadian Forces Radio and Television (CFRT), French: Radiotélévision des Forces canadiennes (RTFC), was a television and radio network system broadcast by satellite to those members of the Canadian Forces ground forces who are serving overseas in places such as the Middle East, Africa and Europe and, due to popular demand, the service began broadcasting to Her Majesty's Canadian Ships in April 2002. The network was not available domestically within Canada.
The network consisted of two separate feeds, one for each of Canada's official languages, English and French, sourcing programming from the CBC/Radio-Canada, and commercial networks such as CTV and TVA.
On February 5, 2014, it was announced that Canadian Forces Radio and Television would cease operations in April 2014. Its closure was due to a reduction of Canadian military personnel serving overseas, as well as advancements in other avenues of television and radio broadcasting. The service was officially shut down and the final broadcast ended on April 1, 2014 at 00:00 EST.
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