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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-495

  Ottawa, 12 September 2006
  1494679 Ontario Inc.
Across Canada
  Application 2006-0438-1
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-62
15 May 2006

ERT sat Canada - Licence amendment


The Commission approves the application by 1494679 Ontario Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the national Category 2 specialty programming undertaking known as ERT sat Canada (previously Odyssey II), in order to amend its nature of service condition of licence to allow the service to broadcast a minimum of 90% Greek-language programming in each broadcast week, with the remainder in the English or French language.


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


In Odyssey II, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2000-642, 14 December 2000, the Commission imposed the following conditions of licence:

a) The licensee shall provide a national ethnic Category 2 specialty television service directed to Greek/Greek-speaking audiences. The programming will be derived primarily from the existing Greek service Mega.


c) 100% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be in Greek.


As proposed by the licensee, the Commission hereby replaces the above conditions with the following conditions of licence:

a) The licensee shall provide a national, ethnic Category 2 specialty television service dedicated to Greek/Greek-speaking audiences.


c) During the broadcast week, the licensee's programming will consist entirely of ethnic programming of which, subject to subsection d) below, a minimum of 90% will be in the Greek language and a maximum of 10% will be in the English or French language.


d) On an exceptional basis during the news, public affairs or youth programs presented primarily in the Greek language, the licensee may distribute brief segments in the English or French language to accommodate interviews and other segments from persons unable to converse in Greek. All such non-Greek language inserts shall be accompanied by a summary in the Greek language and shall not constitute more than 20% of any given program.


The English- or French-language programming that falls within the exception permitted by subsection d) shall not be counted towards the English- or French-language threshold set out in subsection c) above.

  Secretary General
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