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Decision CRTC 2000-578


Ottawa, 14 December 2000


Global Television Network Inc.

Across Canada — 200010182


14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


Classic Sports


On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as Classic Sports. 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 providing a retrospective of classic, nostalgic and memorable moments in sports, defined as events that occurred at least 18 months prior to the broadcast day on which they are aired by the service.


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


c) The licensee may devote a maximum of 10% of the broadcast week to coverage of live seniors sporting events, such as Old Timers Hockey games, senior marathons and seniors tennis.




Broadcast day refers to the 24-hour period beginning 6 a.m. each day.


Secretary General



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