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Decision CRTC 2000-610


Ottawa, 14 December 2000


Key Media Ltd.

Across Canada — 200009242


14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


Wedding Bells


On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as Wedding Bells. 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 marriage, wedding themes and wedding-related programming. The service will offer programming including feature films, documentaries, shorts and Canadian original programs about weddings and marriage with a focus on providing unique insights and information programming to viewers concerning wedding and marriage themes.


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, 4, 5b, 7c, 7d, 10, 11, 12 and 14.


c) No more than one feature film shall be broadcast during the evening broadcast period and any such film shall have weddings or marriage as its primary theme or subject matter.


d) No more than 20 hours of feature films or series shall be broadcast during the broadcast week, the theme or subject of which shall relate exclusively to weddings, marriage or related themes.




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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