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Public Notice

Ottawa, 30 April 1993
Public Notice CRTC 1993-49
The Commission, pursuant to subsection 9(4) of the Broadcasting Act, by this order, exempts from the requirements of Part 1 of the Act and any regulations, those persons carrying on broadcasting undertakings of the class defined by the following criteria:
The purpose of these cable network undertakings is to supply cable systems with coverage of not-for-profit or charitable events such as the Special Olympics or telethons raising money for certain charities.
1. The Commission would not be prohibited from licensing the undertaking by virtue of any direction to the Commission by the Governor in Council.
2. The undertaking meets all technical requirements of the Department of Communications and has acquired all authorizations or certificates prescribed by the Department.
3. The undertaking is a network operation and, in Canada, distributes its programming to cable distribution undertakings only.
4. The undertaking provides coverage of a Canadian event that is not-for-profit in nature.
5. The programming distributed by the undertaking does not contain any conventional commercial activity. Sponsorship and contra messages are allowed provided that such messages meet the restrictions applicable to the community channel as are found in Public Notice CRTC 1991-59 or the Cable Television Regulations, 1986 as amended from time to time by the Commission.
6. The undertaking does not operate outside of a single period consisting of a maximum of 28 consecutive days per year.
7. The undertaking distributes programming to cable undertakings that carry it only on their community programming channel or a special programming channel.
8. The programming is distributed live or on a tape-delayed basis and, if taped, is distributed within 24 hours of the time of the original recording.
9. The undertaking does not broadcast programming that is religious or political in nature.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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