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Ottawa, 23 September 1999
Decision CRTC 99-442
Skyway Cablevision Limited
Hermitage/Sandyville, Newfoundland - 199907242
16 August 1999 Public Hearing
National Capital Region
Acquisition of assets of the cable distribution undertaking serving Hermitage/Sandyville
1.  The Commission approves the application for authority to acquire the assets of the cable distribution undertaking serving Hermitage/Sandyville from Edgar Kendall and for a broadcasting licence to continue the operation of this undertaking.
2.  The Commission will issue a Class 3 licence to Skyway Cablevision Limited, expiring 31 August 2002 (the current expiry date), upon surrender of the current licence. The operation of this undertaking will be regulated pursuant to Parts 1 and 3 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the regulations). The authority granted herein is subject to the conditions set out in this decision and to any other conditions that may be specified in the licence to be issued.
3.  The Commission reminds the purchaser of its longstanding policy that subscribers should not be required to pay higher fees merely because the ownership or control of a cable television system has changed hands.
Conditions of licence
4.  By conditions of licence, the licensee:
·  for community programming and any other programming of a service that it originates, shall adhere to the guidelines on the depiction of violence in television programming set out in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Voluntary Code Regarding Violence in Television Programming, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission;
·  is authorized to distribute the programming service of the Atlantic Satellite Network (ASN), received via satellite, provided that it is distributed on an unrestricted channel of the basic service; and
·  is relieved from the requirement of section 32(1)(b) of the regulations to distribute CJOX-TV-1 Grand Bank, a priority regional signal, as part of the basic service.
5.  The licensee may receive any authorized signals over the air, or from any licensed or exempted Canadian broadcasting distribution undertaking authorized to provide signals to other broadcasting distribution undertakings.
6.  The Commission notes that this licensee is subject to the Employment Equity Act that came into effect on 24 October 1996 (1996 EEA), and therefore files reports concerning employment equity with Human Resources Development Canada. As a result of a consequential amendment to the Broadcasting Act, the Commission no longer has the authority to apply its employment equity policy to any undertaking that is subject to the 1996 EEA.
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Secretary General
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