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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-198

  Ottawa, 24 May 2006
  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Across Canada
  Application 2006-0029-8
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-32
16 March 2006

Newsworld - Licence amendment


The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the broadcasting licence for the national, specialty programming undertaking known as Newsworld.


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


In Licences for Newsworld and RDI renewed for a seven-year term, Decision CRTC 2000-3, 6 January 2000, the Commission imposed the following condition of licence relating to the measurement of Canadian content:

2. The licensee shall devote no less than 90% of the broadcast week to the distribution of Canadian programs.


For the purpose of this condition, ''broadcast week'' means seven consecutive broadcast days, beginning on Sunday.


The CBC proposed to replace condition of licence no. 2 with the following condition:

2. In each broadcast year, the licensee shall devote at least 90% of its programming to the distribution of Canadian programs during the broadcast day.


The CBC stated that the proposed change in measurement of Canadian content is consistent with the Commission's approach taken with other analog specialty services. The CBC submitted that the proposed amendment will enable it to provide a "deeper context" to international events that would benefit its viewers, and will not result in any decrease in the amount of Canadian content currently offered by Newsworld.
  Secretary General
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