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Public Notice

Ottawa, 4 April 1985
Public Notice CRTC 1985-72
Optional Canadian and Non-Canadian Satellite Services
In Public Notice CRTC 1985-60, the Commission issued its response to the Report of the Task Force on Access to Television in Undeserved Communities and endorsed each of the 34 recommendations of the Task Force, subject to certain provisions which were set out in the notice.
Consistent with recommendations 17, 18 and 19, the Commission has now established a list of optional Canadian and non-Canadian satellite services which licensees of broadcasting receiving undertakings (CATV and STV systems) serving core markets and licensees of Class B systems which currently utilize 12 channels or less for the distribution of authorized services, may distribute, in addition to those Canadian services which they are required to carry, as stipulated in recommendation 15 of the Task Force report.
Attached in the appendix to this notice is the list outlining the Canadian (Part A) and U.S, (Part B) satellite services that may be carried and the provisions stipulated by the Commission for such carriage.
As noted in recommendation 17, once the mandatory carriage requirements are met, a cable licensee in the core-market may, without any additional authorization, distribute any of the optional services from this list. The above-noted Class B licensees are, however, required to obtain the authorization of the Commission prior to the carriage of any of these services.
Fernand Bélisle
Secretary General
List of Optional Television Services available from Canadian Satellites/ Liste des services de télévision optionnels offerts par des satellites canadiens
First Choice*Superchannel West X
First Choice*Superchannel East X
Super Ecran X
Knowledge Network X
Atlantic Television System Ltd. (ASN) X
La Sette X
TV Ontario X
Radio Quebec X
Access Alberta X
ANIK D - 4 Ghz.
House of Commons X X
The Sports Network (TSN) X X
MucMMusic X X
CANCOM X X - CHCH-TV Hamilton Ind. - TCTV-TV Montreal TVA. - CITV-TV Edmonton Ind. - CHAN-TV Vancouver CTV - WDIV-TV Detroit NBC - WTVS-TV Detroit PBS - WJBK-TV Detroit CBS - WKYZ-TV Detroit ARC
Authorization of the distribution of the above-noted services is subject to the following provisions:
 -in the case of out-of-province educational service, there should be no objection on the part of the originating service;
 -in the case of CANCOM signals, pay television and specialty services, cable television licensees are required to enter into the necessary contractual arrangements for such carriage.
Moreover, licensees wishing to distribute the House of Commons service should notify CBC of their intention.
List of Eligible Non-Canadian Satellite Services
Licensees serving core-market areas and licensees of Class B systems (serving 3,000 or less subscribers) outside of core areas and currently utilizing 12 channels or less may carry any of the following non-Canadian satellite programming services.
Cable News Network (CNN) CNN Headline News (CNN-2) The Nashville Network (TNN) The Arts and Entertairment Network (A&E) Financial News Network (FNN) The Weather Channel (TWC) The Learning Channel (TLC) Biznet Country Music Television Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-Span) The Silent Network The Professional Education Network (PEN) AP Newscable Dow Jones Cable News Reuters News View UPI Custom Cable Black Entertairment Television (BET) Satellite Program Network (SPN) Modern Satellite Network (MSN) Genesis Storytime
In addition, the following U.S. superstations may be distributed by the licensees mentioned above:
WTBS-TV Atlanta WGN-TV Chicago WOR-TV New York City WPIX-TV New York City

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