SBTN (Canada)

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SBTN logo
LaunchedJuly 2004
Owned byEthnic Channels Group
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario
WebsiteSBTN Canada
Rogers CableChannel 818
Shaw CableChannel 515
Bell Fibe TVChannel 750
Optik TVChannel 2901

SBTN which stands for Saigon Broadcasting Television Network is a Canadian exempt Category B Vietnamese language specialty channel and is owned by Ethnic Channels Group. It broadcasts programming from Saigon Broadcasting Television Network (SBTN) and local Canadian content.

SBTN features programming from Vietnam and the United States. Programming includes movies, music, drama, variety shows, sports, and children's programs.


On September 4, 2003, Ethnic Channels Group was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television channel called Vietnamese TV, described as "The licensee shall provide a national ethnic Category 2 specialty television service providing a programming service primarily in the Vietnamese language. Not less than 90% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be in the Vietnamese language".[1]

The channel launched in July 2004 as SBTN on Rogers Cable.

On August 30, 2013, the CRTC approved Ethnic Channels Group's request to convert SBTN from a licensed Category B specialty service to an exempted Cat. B third language service.[2]


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