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Route reference: 2013-663

Ottawa, 23 May 2014

Andrew Kowalchuk, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Across Canada

Application 2013-1048-2, received 11 July 2013
Public hearing in the National Capital Region
26 February 2014

Cycle TV – Specialty Category B service

The Commission approves an application for a broadcasting licence to operate a new specialty Category B service.

Application

  1. Andrew Kowalchuk, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (OBCI) filed an application to operate Cycle TV, a national English-language specialty Category B service that would offer programming devoted to the world of cycling and its associated activities, including purchasing, cycling accessories, clothing options, training techniques and national/international cycling reports. The service would also focus on the lifestyle aspects of cycling, especially health, cycle-related products and services, and cycle-related travel. The Commission received interventions in support of this application.
  2. Andrew Kowalchuk (OBCI) will be controlled by its sole shareholder and director Andrew Kowalchuk.
  3. The applicant proposed to draw programming from the following program categories set out in item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, as amended from time to time: 2(a), 3, 5(b), 6(a), 6(b), 12, 13 and 14.

Commission’s decision

  1. The Commission is satisfied that the application complies with all applicable policies, terms and conditions, including those set out in Public Notice 2000-6, Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-100, and Broadcasting Regulatory Policies 2010-786 and 2010‑786-1. Accordingly, the Commission approves the application by Andrew Kowalchuk, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated for a broadcasting licence to operate the national English-language specialty Category B service Cycle TV. The terms and conditions of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision.

Reminder

  1. Distribution of this service is subject to the requirements set out in the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations.

Secretary General

Related documents

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-270

Terms, conditions of licence, expectations and encouragements for the specialty Category B service Cycle TV

Terms

A licence will be issued once the applicant has satisfied the Commission with supporting documentation that the following requirements have been met:

The licence will expire 31 August 2020.

Conditions of licence

  1. The licensee shall adhere to the conditionsset out in Appendix 1 to Standard conditions of licence, expectations and encouragements for Category B pay and specialty services – Corrected Appendices 1 and 2, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010‑786-1, 18 July 2011.
  2. In regard to the nature of service:
  3. The licensee shall provide a national English-language specialty Category B service whose programming will be devoted to the world of cycling and its associated activities, including purchasing, cycling accessories, clothing options, training techniques and national/international cycling reports. The service will also focus on the lifestyle aspects of cycling, especially health, cycle-related products and services, and cycle-related travel.
  4. The programming shall be drawn exclusively from the following program categories set out in item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, as amended from time to time:

2 (a) Analysis and interpretation
3 Reporting and actualities
5 (b) Informal education/Recreation and leisure
6 (a) Professional sports
(b) Amateur sports
12 Interstitials
13 Public service announcements
14 Infomercials, promotional and corporate videos

  1. The service approved hereby is designated as a Category B service.

For the purposes of the conditions of this licence, “broadcast day” refers to the 24-hour period beginning each day at 6 a.m. or any other period approved by the Commission.

Expectations

The standard expectations applicable to this licensee are set out in Appendix 1 to Standard conditions of licence, expectations and encouragements for Category B pay and specialty services – Corrected Appendices 1 and 2, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010‑786-1, 18 July 2011, as amended from time to time.

Encouragements

The standard encouragements applicable to this licensee are set out in Appendix 1 to Standard conditions of licence, expectations and encouragements for Category B pay and specialty services – Corrected Appendices 1 and 2, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010‑786-1, 18 July 2011, as amended from time to time.

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