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Decision CRTC 2000-692
Ottawa, 14 December 2000
Stornoway Communications Limited Partnership
Across Canada – 200007246
14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region
The Pet Network
On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as The Pet 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 devoted to pets and working animals.
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, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 7g, 8a, 8b, 8c, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.
c) The licensee shall broadcast no live play-by-play sports other than those dealing with competitions involving animals such as dog shows, field trials, equestrian events, pet or working animal competitions, and related fairs and exhibitions.
d) The licensee shall devote 100% of the programs in the drama and comedy category (category 7) to programs with, as a major protagonist, a domestic or working animal or a puppet or animated character of a domestic or working animal.
e) No more than 20% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be drawn from category 7.
Broadcast day shall have the same meaning as that set out in section 2 of the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987.
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: www.crtc.gc.ca
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