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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-288

Ottawa, 11 September 2002

Thendrel TV Inc.
(formerly Vadivel Kumarasen, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated)

Across Canada

Application 2001-1146-9
Public Hearing at Winnipeg, Manitoba
4 February 2002

Thendrel TV - Category 2 specialty service

In this decision, the Commission approves the operation of a new Category 2 specialty television service.


The Commission received an application by Vadivel Kumarasen, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, now incorporated as Thendrel TV Inc., for a broadcasting licence to operate an ethnic Category 21 specialty television service to be known as Thendrel TV.


The applicant proposed an ethnic programming service that would target the Tamil-speaking community in Canada.


The Commission did not receive any intervention in connection with this application.


Based on its examination of this application, the Commission is satisfied that it is in conformity with all applicable terms and conditions announced in Introductory statement - Licensing of new digital pay and specialty services - Corrected Appendix 2, Public Notice CRTC 2000-171-1, 6 March 2001 (Public Notice 2000-171-1). Accordingly, the Commission approves the application by Thendrel TV Inc. for a licence to operate the Thendrel TV programming service.

Conditions of licence


The licence will expire 31 August 2009, and will be subject to the conditions set out in Public Notice 2000-171-1 as well as to the following conditions:

1. The licensee shall provide a national ethnic Category 2 specialty television service targeting the Tamil-speaking community in Canada.
2. 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, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7g, 8a, 8b, 8c, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
3. Not less than 90% of all programming broadcast during each broadcast week shall be in the Tamil language.

For the purposes of the conditions of this licence, broadcast day refers to the 24-hour period beginning 6 a.m. each day.

Issuance of the licence


A licence will be issued once the licensee has satisfied the Commission, with supporting documentation, that the following requirements have been met:

· the licensee has entered into a distribution agreement with at least one licensed distributor; and

· the licensee has informed the Commission in writing that it is prepared to commence operations. The undertaking must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 24 months of the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 11 September 2004. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted at least 60 days before this date.

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:

1 The Category 2 services are defined in Introductory statement - Licensing of new digital pay and specialty services, Public Notice CRTC 2000-171, 14 December 2000.

Date Modified: 2002-09-11

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