ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-60
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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 22 October 2014
Ottawa, 20 February 2015
Videotron Ltd. and 9227-2590 Quebec Inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as Videotron G.P.
Canal Indigo - Licence amendment
The Commission approves the application by Videotron Ltd. and 9227-2590 Quebec Inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as Videotron G.P. (Videotron) to amend the broadcasting licence for the bilingual pay-per-view (PPV) television service Canal Indigo (Indigo) to replace the existing condition of licence 5, which reads as follows:
The licensee shall maintain a French-to-English ratio of 4:1, including a minimum of three English-language signals in addition to the French-language barker channel.
- The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
- Videotron indicated that the decision rendered by the Commission in Canal Indigo - Licence amendment, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-503, 30 September 2014, was based on information obtained on the service’s website, according to which 14 French-language signals were available to Indigo subscribers. However, Videotron stated in its application that its service only offers eight French-language signals.
In light of all of the above, the Commission confirms the 4:1 French-to-English ratio but reduces the number of English-language signals to two, which will allow Videotron to maintain the current offering of French-language signals. The Commission therefore replaces the existing condition of licence 5 with the following condition of licence:
In French-language markets where a bilingual service is offered, the licensee shall maintain a French-to-English ratio of 4:1, including a minimum of two English-language signals in addition to the bilingual barker channel.
*This decision is to be appended to the licence.
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