Sun News Network reaches two major distribution agreements

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:51 PM ET

Sun News Network is expanding its reach across Canada after making a couple of major deals.

The all-Canadian channel has secured a long-term spot on Bell TV's basic satellite television and Fibe packages, and will soon be available for the first time ever to more than 150,000 East Coast and northern Ontario customers of Bell Aliant.

"This is a great way to celebrate the third anniversary of Sun News, and we thank our distribution partners at Bell TV and Bell Aliant," said Sun News VP Kory Teneycke in a statement Wednesday.

The agreements follow a CRTC ruling in December that told cable and satellite TV providers to treat all Canadian news channels equally.

Since its inception in April 2011, Sun News Network has argued that providers should distribute the network comparably to other speciality news channels, including CTV News Channel and CBC News Network.