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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-351

  Ottawa, 17 August 2004
  Cable Public Affairs Channel Inc.
Across Canada
  Application 2004-0284-2
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2004-36
31 May 2004
 

Licence amendments for CPAC - addition of a program category

1.

The Commission received an application by Cable Public Affairs Channel Inc. (CPAC) to amend the broadcasting licences of its English- and French-language satellite-to-cable programming undertakings, by adding program category 13 (Public service announcements) to the list of categories from which the licensee may draw its programming. The programming categories are set out in section 6 of Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, as amended from time to time.

2.

The current condition of licence 1. (a) for each undertaking reads as follows:
 

1. (a) The licensee shall provide a national public affairs programming service complementary to the exempt service it operates in accordance with Parliamentary and Provincial or Territorial Legislature Proceedings Exemption Order, appended to Public Notice CRTC 2002-73, 19 November 2002, as may be amended from time to time,consisting exclusively of long-form programming or programming focusing on local, regional, national and international civic affairs, including the process and debates that underpin the operations of democratic government and the development of public policy. All such programming shall be drawn exclusively from the categories: 2a (Analysis and interpretation); 2b (Long-form documentary); 3 (Reporting and actualities); 5b (Informal education/Recreation and leisure, but excluding recreation and leisure); and 12 (Interstitials).

3.

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

4.

The licensee stated that the addition of category 13 to its conditions of licence would allow it to provide public service announcements on issues such as media literacy, civic affairs and encouraging voting by youth.

5.

The Commission approves the application by Cable Public Affairs Channel Inc. to amend the broadcasting licences of its English- and French-language satellite-to-cable programming undertakings, by adding program category 13 (Public service announcements) to the list of categories from which the licensee may draw its programming.

6.

The amended condition of licence 1. (a) now reads as follows for each undertaking:
 

1. (a) The licensee shall provide a national public affairs programming service complementary to the exempt service it operates in accordance with Parliamentary and Provincial or Territorial Legislature Proceedings Exemption Order, appended to Public Notice CRTC 2002-73, 19 November 2002, as may be amended from time to time,consisting exclusively of long-form programming or programming focusing on local, regional, national and international civic affairs, including the process and debates that underpin the operations of democratic government and the development of public policy. All such programming shall be drawn exclusively from the categories: 2a (Analysis and interpretation); 2b (Long-form documentary); 3 (Reporting and actualities); 5b (Informal education/Recreation and leisure, but excluding recreation and leisure); 12 (Interstitials); and 13 (Public service announcements).

  Secretary General
  This decision is to be appended to each licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined at the following Internet site: www.crtc.gc.ca 

Date Modified: 2004-08-17

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