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Public Notice

Ottawa, 30 April 1993
Public Notice CRTC 1993-51
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 television undertakings is to provide distribution undertakings with programming consisting of still images, (including graphic images) with or without an audio component, and with or without a fee being charged to any distribution undertaking receiving the service.
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 does not broadcast programming that is religious or political in nature.
4. The undertaking's programming is provided exclusively to distribution undertakings, and consists entirely of still images with or without alpha-numeric text, and with or without an audio component consisting of:
   a)  background music;
  b) the programming service of any licensed or exempted AM station or FM station other than an educational radio or programming service, the operation of which is the responsibility of an educational authority;
  c)  the service of Weather Radio Canada;
  d) the programming service of a licensed or exempted national audio programming undertaking; or
  e) spoken words that relate to what is represented by the still images.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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