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    Ottawa, 4 June 1999

    Decision CRTC 99-123

    Bell Satellite Services Inc., doing business under the name Bell ExpressVu

    Across Canada - 199901393

    Application processed by
    Public Notice CRTC 1999-45
    dated 16 March 1999

    Change to licensee's required contribution to a Canadian program production fund

    1. The Commission approves the application to amend the broadcasting licence to carry on a national direct-to-home satellite distribution undertaking by deleting condition of licence no. 7. This condition required the licensee to contribute a minimum of 5% of the gross annual revenues earned by its DTH satellite distribution undertaking, to an existing, independently-administered, Canadian program production fund.

    2. The licensee's obligations for a minimum contribution will be governed by section 44 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the regulations) which came into effect on 1 January 1998. The regulations require licensees to give at least 80% of their total required contribution to the Canadian Production Fund (CPF), with the possibility of the remainder going either to one or more independent production funds or to the CPF.

    This decision is to be appended to the licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be viewed at the following Internet site:

    Secretary General

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