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Decision CRTC 2000-526


Ottawa, 14 December 2000


Corus Entertainment Inc. (OBCI)

Across Canada — 200008129


14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


Edge TV


On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a new Category 2 specialty television service to be known as Edge TV. 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 English-language Category 2 music video specialty television service dedicated to alternative music videos and related programming.


b) The programming must be drawn exclusively from the following categories, as set out in Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 2b, 8a, 8b and 8c.


c) No less than 85% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast year shall be drawn from categories 8b (music video clips).


d) No less than 95% of all musical selections broadcast during the broadcast week shall feature selections from content subcategory 21 (rock) as defined in Public Notice CRTC 2000-14, as amended from time to time. The licensee shall focus exclusively on alternative music.


e) No less than 75% of the music videos will not have appeared in the "hit charts".




Broadcast day refers to the 24-hour period beginning 6 a.m. each day.


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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