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Decision CRTC 2000-513


Ottawa, 14 December 2000


CFMT, a division of Rogers Broadcasting Ltd.

Across Canada — 200008377


14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


International Film Festival Channel (IFFC)


On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as International Film Festival Channel (IFFC). The terms and conditions generally applicable to Category 2 services are set out in the public notice accompanying this and other decisions released today.


Conditions of licence


The licence, when issued, will expire 31 August 2007 and will be subject to the following conditions as well as to those set out in both Public Notice CRTC 2000-171 andin the licence to be issued.


Nature of service


a) The licensee shall provide a national ethnic Category 2 specialty television service offering a wide variety of non-U.S. foreign movies and Canadian movies versioned for international distribution.


b) The programming must be drawn exclusively from the following categories, as set out in Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990:
7c, 7d, 7e, 7g, 12 and 13.


c) 85% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be ethnic, serving no fewer than 20 different ethnocultural groups each month.


d) 75% of all third-language movies shall be subtitled in English or French.


e) No less than 90% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be in languages other than English or French.




Broadcast day shall have the same meaning as that set out in section 2 of the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987.


Secretary General


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

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