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Decision CRTC 2000-676
Ottawa, 14 December 2000
Sitcom Canada (OBCI)
Across Canada – 200006884
14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region
On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as Sitcom Canada. 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 directed to Italians/Italian-speaking audiences. The programming will be primarily sourced from existing European thematic satellite services operated by the Sitcom Spa group including its news and information, travel, lifestyle, motoring and Italian design services.
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, 4, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 7g, 8a, 8b, 8c, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.
c) No less than 85% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be in Italian.
With respect to the condition of licence relating to advertising, as set out in the above-noted public notice, the Commission approves the following:
- condition 4d) with respect to national paid advertising will not apply.
- condition 4a) will be replaced by:
Except as otherwise provided in subparagraphs b), and c), the licensee shall not distribute more than 12 minutes of advertising material during each clock hour, no more than 6 minutes of which may consist of local or regional advertising.
Broadcast day shall have the same meaning as that set out in section 2 of the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987.
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: www.crtc.gc.ca
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