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MSNBC Canada is a now defunct Canadian category 2 digital cable specialty channel. It was the Canadian equivalent of the American television news service MSNBC, operated by Rogers Communications and co-owned by Rogers, Shaw and MSNBC, with each party owned a 33.33% voting interest in the service. Licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on November 24, 2000, The channel was launched on September 7, 2001.

Programming included MSNBC programs as well as repeats of shows from CBC and CPAC, as its way to fulfil its Canadian content requirements. They also ran infomercials, which the American service never shows.

On December 1, 2004, MSNBC Canada was discontinued at the request of its owners and replaced by the American service, MSNBC, with any Olympic Games coverage from NBC pre-empted by archive programming due to rights issues.

The license was revoked by the CRTC in 2005.

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