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Decision CRTC 2001-686

Ottawa, 9 November 2001

Get Safe! Inc.
Across Canada 2001-0567-8

10 September 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

Get Safe TV


The Commission approves a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as Get Safe TV. Get Safe Inc. is wholly owned by Communitech Inc.


The Commission will only issue the licence, and it will only be effective at such time as:

· the Commission receives documentation confirming that the licensee has entered into a distribution agreement with at least one licensed distributor; and
· the licensee confirms in writing that it is ready to begin operation. This must take place no later than 9 November 2004. Any request for an extension to that deadline requires Commission approval and must be made in writing before that date.

Conditions of licence

The licence, when issued, will expire 31 August 2008, and will be subject to the following conditions as well as to those terms and conditions set out in Public Notice CRTC 2000-171-1.

Nature of service

a) The licensee shall provide a national English-language Category 2 specialty television service designed for Canadians of all ages, offering viewers a unique blend of safety, injury prevention and security-based programming packaged in an informative, compelling, compassionate and entertaining format and program schedule.
b) The programming must be drawn exclusively from the following categories, as set out in Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 2(a), 2(b), 5(a), 5(b), 7(a), 7(c), 7(e), 7(g), 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.


Broadcast day shall have the same meaning as that set out in section 2 of the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987.

Related CRTC documents

. Public Notice 2001-98 Ownership and launch requirements for Category 1 and Category 2 specialty services
. Public Notice 2000-171-1 Introductory statement - licensing of new digital pay and specialty services-Corrected appendix 2
. Public Notice 2000-6 Licensing framework for new digital pay and specialty services

Secretary General

This decision is to be appended to the licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined at the following Internet site:

Date Modified: 2001-11-09

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