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Decision CRTC 2000-731


Ottawa, 14 December 2000


Fairchild Media Group (OBCI)
Across Canada – 200008632


14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


The Fairchild Technology Channel


On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as The Fairchild Technology 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 ethnic Category 2 specialty television service consisting of programming related to technology, computers, technological advances, new media and the Internet.


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, 5a, 5b, 10, 12, 13 and 14.


c) 100% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Vietnamese and other East Asian languages.




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.



Secretary General



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