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Ottawa, 8 July 1999

Decision CRTC 99-161

CTV Television Inc (CTV)

Across Canada - 199905543

Application processed by
Public Notice CRTC 1999-78
dated 6 May 1999

Licence amendment for CTV News 1

1.  The Commission approves the application by CTV for the national English-language specialty programming undertaking CTV News 1, to amend the condition of licence relating to advertising material by adding the following subsection thereto:

 4.(d) In addition to the twelve minutes of advertising material referred to in subsection (a), the licensee may broadcast partisan political advertising during an election period.

2.  The Specialty Services Regulations, 1990 do not specify a maximum hourly amount of advertising material that licensees of specialty services may broadcast. Instead, advertising limits for such licensees are regulated by condition of licence. The addition of the above-noted subsection will give the licensee the flexibility, during Canadian election periods, to exclude partisan political advertising from the calculation of the amount of advertising that it broadcasts.

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