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Decision CRTC 2000-614


Ottawa, 14 December 2000


Learning and Skills Television of Alberta Limited

Across Canada — 200009482


14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


The Law & Order Channel


On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as The Law & Order Channel. 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 specialty television service that will feature entertainment programming about police, law, the courts, emergency and medical response teams, disaster and relief operations featuring people and organizations that uphold law and order in our society. There will be special empasis given to the Canadian experience, both historical and current, in the development and delivery of law and order. Canada's emphasis on "peace, order and good government" will be stressed, as opposed to the United States emphasis on "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". A daily live Law and Order Help program, with a strong, interactive website component, will assist people with specific legal and other issues, and will provide up-to-date information and service.


b) The programming must be drawn exclusively from the following categories, as set out in Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990:
1, 2a, 2b, 3, 5a, 5b, 7a, 7c, 7d, 7g and 13.


c) No more than 15% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be drawn from category 7.




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



Secretary General




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