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Decision CRTC 2000-565


Ottawa, 14 December 2000


Global Television Network (OBCI)

Across Canada — 200010025


14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


Fox News Canada


On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as Fox News 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 English-language Category 2 specialty television service blending a Canadian domestic perspective with an American-style news service. The service will provide regional news reports and public affairs programming from across Canada, enhanced by a general news service provided by Fox News. It will offer 17 hours of live programming per day, including one-hour programs in the evenings taking an in-depth look at the day’s events, and featuring newsmaker interviews. The service will also provide documentaries from around the world that touch on the issues of interest to Canadians.


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, 5b, 6a, 6b, 11, 12, 13 and 14.


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




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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