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Decision CRTC 2000-627


Ottawa, 14 December 2000


Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (OBCI)

Across Canada — 200012435


14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


Raptors Basketball Channel


On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as Raptors Basketball 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 devoted to the Toronto Raptors and NBA basketball. Programming will include historical events, profiles of players, panel and call-in shows, classic basketball games, interviews with Raptor players, coaches and management, statistics, insights and analysis on the current basketball scene from a Raptors perspective, information as to the purchase of merchandise, tickets and collectibles, and a wide range of other topics related solely to the Raptors and NBA. In addition, there will be a small amount of programming related to general basketball matters, including leagues outside the NBA and basketball instruction.


b) The programming must be drawn exclusively from the following categories, as set out in Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990:
2a, 2b, 3, 5b, 6a, 6b, 11, 12, 13 and 14.


c) The licensee shall not provide any live coverage of professional basketball games.




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


Secretary General



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