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Decision CRTC 2001-420

Ottawa, 24 July 2001

Tamil Vision Inc.
Across Canada 2001-0308-6

22 May 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

Tamil Channel

The Commission approves a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as Tamil Channel. The terms and conditions generally applicable to Category 2 services are set out in Public Notice CRTC 2000-171-1.

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 Public Notice CRTC 2000-171-1 andin the licence to be issued.

Nature of service

a) The licensee shall provide a national ethnic Category 2 specialty television service targeting the Tamil-speaking community.

b) The programming must be drawn exclusively from the following categories, as set out in Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990:
1, 2a), 2b), 3, 4, 5 a), 5b), 6a), 6b), 7a), 7b), 7c), 7d), 7e), 7f), 7g), 8a), 8b), 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.

c) 90% of the programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be in Tamil.


With respect to the condition of licence relating to advertising, as set out in the above-noted public notice, the Commission approves the following:

· condition 4d) with respect to national paid advertising will not apply.

· condition 4a) will be replaced by:

Except as otherwise provided in subparagraphs b), and c), the licensee shall not distribute more than 12 minutes of advertising material during each clock hour, no more than 6 minutes of which may consist of local or regional advertising.


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


The Commission has considered the concerns expressed in the opposing interventions to this application and the applicant's response.

Related CRTC documents

. Public Notice 2000-171-1- Introductory statement - Licensing of new digital pay and specialty services -Corrected Appendix 2

. Public Notice 2000-171 - Introductory statement - Licensing of new digital pay and specialty services

. Public Notice 2000-6 - Licensing framework policy for new digital pay and specialty services

Secretary General

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