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Decision CRTC 2000-481


Ottawa, 14 December 2000


Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting Inc. (OBCI)

Across Canada — 200009664


14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


The Luxe Network


On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as The Luxe Network. 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 dedicated to programming about the finer things in life. This service will feature all things that can bring a taste of the luxurious into our lives, from vacations and leisure activities to home furnishings and fashion. The Luxe Network will become the ultimate source of information and entertainment about the best quality products and services in Canada and around the world. The service will schedule documentaries, magazine-style and human interest programs.


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, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.


c) No more than 10% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be drawn from category 7.


d) No more than 25% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be from any one programming genre (i.e. health, fashion, travel).




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


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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