- CBC Newsworld. This used to be on DirecTV. It was then bought by a person we cannot mention to present his views on an issue we cannot discuss. I always thought that this channel was a natural. There are 10s of 1000s of Canadians who have retired to Florida, Nevada and Arizona. I always though that a source of news from "back home" would be appreciated, but it apparently was not. I never understood the CBC's view of the world. Stuff that happens in Nova Scotia is somehow more important to somebody in British Columbia than something that happened in Washington State. And complex trade and environment issues that are generally not even discussed in the USA are an all-consuming "crisis" and presented in start black (the USA) and white (Canada) terms..
Most canadians in the US have a canadian dish up in running, so they are able to follow everything on their own system, since you can get both bell and starchoice in the us pretty easily. There probably really isnt much of a market for a canadian channel in the us for that reason since they can watch their local newscasts for the most part (Canada gives you all the locals and not just one market that the US dishes do).
I know that Bell carries CNN International as one of its news channels and I believe that they have the BBC news channel also.