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Decision CRTC 2001-652

Ottawa, 15 October 2001

Aliant Telecom Inc. (formerly Maritime Tel & Tel Limited)
Halifax Regional Municipality (Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Sackville),
Nova Scotia 2001-0801-0

Application processed by
Public Notice CRTC 2001-93
dated 17 August 2001

Application to insert certain promotional material in the local availabilities of U.S. satellite services


The Commission approves the application for authority to alter the signal of U.S. satellite services for the insertion of promotional material in the local availabilities of those services, by adding the following condition of licence:

The licensee may, at its option, insert certain promotional material as a substitute for the "local availabilities" (i.e. non-Canadian advertising material) of non-Canadian satellite services. At least 75% of these local availabilities must be made available for use by licensed Canadian programming services for the promotion of their respective services, for the promotion of the community channel and for unpaid Canadian public service announcements. A maximum of 25% of the commercial availabilities may be made available for the promotion of discretionary programming services and packages, customer service information, channel realignments, cable FM service and additional cable outlets.


This amendment is consistent with the approach taken by the Commission in Decision CRTC 95-12 dated 18 January 1995.


The Commission reminds the licensee that it is not generally prepared to consider applications to use such availabilities for the broadcast of commercial advertising. 

Secretary General

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Date Modified: 2001-10-15

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