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Decision CRTC 2000-720


Ottawa, 14 December 2000


The Sports Network Inc.

Across Canada – 200010728


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 TSN2. 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 broadcasting the best of TSN's sporting events, magazine shows and sports documentaries.


b) The programming must be drawn exclusively from the following categories, as set out in Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990:
1, 2b, 3, 5b, 6a, 6b, 11, 12, 13 and 14.


c) All programming will have aired previously on TSN.


d) The licensee shall not broadcast any live coverage of sports events.




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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