Will it make a difference in what our "other" media covers, and how they cover it?
Current TV, the user-generated news network founded by Al Gore, just got the green light to operate in Canada.
This makes Canada the fifth country to have a local Current TV operation after the U.S., Britain, Ireland and Italy.
The youth-oriented, 24-hour channel features short programming on several topics, many of which are made by the viewers themselves.
While the channel is disclosing few specifics about programming, it expects to go live late this year.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission this week gave Current TV a Category 2 specialty licence, which means it can be carried optionally by cable or satellite providers.
The channel is a partnership between San Francisco-based Current TV and the CBC, which owns 80% of the joint venture. One condition of the licence is that 35% of all content must be Canadian.