"I think as Canadians there is a bit of a tiredness in seeing all American stuff," Shaun Donnelly, president of Real Productions, said during an interview on Friday.
"There is always that thrill for something that is local and you get the sense that these are people you can meet at the supermarket."
only required 15 percent Canadian content, but Northern Peaks agreed to provide "not less than 50 percent of the broadcast day and not less than 50 percent of the evening broadcast period to Canadian programming," according to the license.
"We want to be Canada's adult channel and I think to do that, 15 percent wouldn't cut it," Donnelly
boasts the largest collection of Canadian
adult-themed content in the country with more than 200 film titles and 75 television episodes in its library.
The regulator stipulated the license will only be issued once Real Productions
enters into an agreement with at least one licensed distributor.
, who has also produced television programs for Playboy TV in the U.S. and Granada Television in Britain, said all five major Canadian cable and satellite carriers have expressed interest in hosting the channel and are reviewing the proposal.
"I've been in touch with the cable companies throughout the process and went ahead with it based on the interest we had," he