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Decision CRTC 2001-643

Ottawa, 11 October 2001

Rogers Cable Inc.
Richmond Hill and part of Toronto (Scarborough), Ontario
2001-0745-0, 2001-0746-8

Application processed by
Public Notice CRTC 2001-92
dated 9 August 2001

Authority to distribute Talentvision as part of the digital service


The Commission approves the applications to amend the licences of the cable distribution undertakings serving the communities noted above. The Commission authorizes the licensee, by condition of each licence, to distribute the signal of Talentvision as part of the digital service offered on each of these cable systems.


Talentvision, a national ethnic specialty programming undertaking, provides programming in the Mandarin, Vietnamese and Korean languages.


In accordance with section 18(5)(c)(ii) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations, Rogers Cable Inc. must distribute Talentvision on its undertakings serving Richmond Hill and Scarborough. Rogers is a Class 1 cable licensee and more than 10% of the population within the licensed area of these systems is of one or a combination of the ethnic origins for Talentvision is intended.


Rogers' proposal to distribute Talentvision as part of the digital service offered by each of these undertaking rather than on its analog service requires an exemption to the regulations by condition of licence. In Decision CRTC 2001-270, in which national distribution for Talentvision was approved, the Commission noted Talentvision's expectation that the service would be distributed mainly on a digital basis outside of British Columbia.

Secretary General

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Date Modified: 2001-10-11

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