Beach says the venture with the New York-based OpenVision Networks is in early stages but that he's already stocked his channels with Canadian fare including the defunct APTN drama Moccasin Flats and his old Showcase comedy, Moose TV.
"This is where we as native people are now taking our own control of our work," Beach said in a recent phone interview from his home in Los Angeles.
"Basically, what I provide is, any native director or artist (that has) any native media sitting in their library somewhere, they send it to me and I put it on the network for free and we're worldwide."
Below: "Actor Adam Beach, seen in 2007, is working on an online broadcast venture featuring aboriginal programming." (Stuart Ramson/Associated Press)