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Decision CRTC 2001-1


Ottawa, 5 January 2001


Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)
Across Canada - 200015372


Application processed by
Public Notice CRTC 2000-126
dated 31 August 2000


Licence amendments to reduce APTN's Canadian content requirement from 90% to 70%, and to permit the broadcast of infomercials


The Commission, by majority vote, approves the application to amend the national Aboriginal programming network licence issued to APTN by reducing the required level of Canadian content from 90% to 70%.


The amended condition of licence reads as follows:


The licensee must devote not less than 70% of the broadcast year and not less than 70% of the evening broadcast period to the broadcasting of Canadian programs.


The Commission expects the non-Canadian programming broadcast by APTN to reflect the diverse perspectives of Aboriginal or indigenous peoples, their lives and cultures, in accordance with the original licensing decision (Decision CRTC 99-42).


The Commission also approves the request to further amend APTN's licence by adding the following condition of licence:


In addition to the 12 minutes of advertising material permitted by subsection 11(1) of the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987, the licensee may broadcast infomercials. The definition of infomercials and the criteria for broadcasting them are set out, respectively, in Public Notices CRTC 1994-139 and CRTC 1995-93, as they may be amended from time to time.


The Commission reminds the licensee that, as set out in Public Notice CRTC 1999-205, infomercials should be logged as non-Canadian. When infomercials are logged, the start and end times should be listed, the Class should be indicated as "PGI", and the category as 140. No other information relating to infomercials need be included in the program log.


Secretary General 


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Date Modified: 2001-01-05

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