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Decision CRTC 2000-702


Ottawa, 14 December 2000


TEN Broadcasting Inc. (OBCI)
Across Canada – 200006834


14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


TEN – Channel 1


On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as TEN - Channel 1. 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 adult entertainment programming, including adult entertainment films, talk shows, phone-in shows and other programming on the theme of sexuality. This will range from entertainment material to educational and analytical material on sexuality and health.


b) The programming must be drawn exclusively from the following categories, as set out in Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990:
2a, 5b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7g, 11, 12 and 14.


c) The licensee is authorized for distribution only at the specific request of the subscriber. Distributors are not permitted to package TEN – Channel 1 in such a way that subscribers are obligated to purchase it in order to purchase any other programming service. Distributors are required to take measures to fully block the reception of both the audio and video portions of TEN – Channel 1 to subscribers that request it not to be receivable in their home (in either unscrambled or scrambled analog form).




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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