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Decision CRTC 2001-298


Ottawa, 31 May 2001


Access Communications Co-operative Limited
Regina; Weyburn; Estevan and Yorkton, Saskatchewan 2001-0284-8, 2001-0337-5, 2001-0338-3, 2001-0339-1


Applications processed by Public Notice
CRTC 2001-42 dated 2 April 2001


Licence amendment that will allow the licensee to continue channel sharing with two programming services

1. 9;

The Commission approves the applications to amend the broadcasting licences for the cable distribution undertakings serving the communities noted above by adding the following condition of licence:


The licensee is relieved from the requirement of section 7 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations that it not alter or delete a programming service in the course of its distribution, except as provided below. The licensee may alter or curtail the programming services of the Saskatchewan Provincial Legislature and the Shopping Channel for the purposes of sharing certain channels in accordance with the licensee's agreements with the operators of these programming services.



2. 9;

In Public Notice CRTC 1999-186 dated 19 November 1999, the Commission announced an amendment to section 7 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations. The amendment, which came into force on 1 March 2000, clarifies the conditions under which a broadcasting distribution undertaking may alter or delete a programming service that it distributes.

3. 9;

In PN 1999-186, the Commission invited licensees currently altering or deleting a programming service in accordance with channel-sharing agreements to apply for authorization to continue doing so. The applicant submitted these applications in response to that public notice in which the Commission indicated that it expected to deal with all such requests by 1 March 2000. Access, however, submitted its applications well after that date. The Commission reminds the licensee of the importance of fulfilling its obligations in a timely matter.


Secretary General


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