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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-33-1


See also: 2007-33

Ottawa, 25 September 2008

  TELUS Communications Inc., and 1219823 Alberta ULC in partnership with TELUS Communications Inc. in TELE-MOBILE Company, partners in a general partnership carrying on business as TELUS Communications Company
Various locations in Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec
  Application 2006-0633-7, received 23 May 2006
Public Hearing in Regina, Saskatchewan
30 October 2006


1. The Commission hereby corrects Broadcasting Decision 2007-33 by adding to that decision the following condition relating to the Class 1 regional licences for the licensee's cable broadcasting distribution undertakings serving various locations in Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec:

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, the audio programming service of any licensed satellite subscription radio undertaking on a digital basis. The distribution of satellite subscription radio signals is subject to the following provisions:

(i) Subject to the exception outlined in (ii), the licensee may not count the signals of conventional radio programming undertakings for the purpose of fulfilling the preponderance requirement set out in section 6(2) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations) unless a subscriber is already receiving 40 channels of one or more licensed pay audio programming undertakings.

(ii) A licensee is entitled to count the signals of conventional radio programming undertakings that a licensee is required to distribute under section 22 of the Regulations for the purpose of fulfilling the preponderance requirement set out section 6(2) of the Regulations.

(iii) The Canadian-produced channels offered by the satellite subscription radio undertaking are deemed to be "Canadian programming services" for the purposes of section 6(2) of the Regulations.

2. The Commission notes that this condition of licence, which was previously attached to the above-noted Class 1 regional licences via Broadcasting Decision 2006-694, had been inadvertently omitted from Appendices 2, 3 and 4 of Broadcasting Decision 2007-33.
  Secretary General

Related documents

  • Acquisition of assets - Corporate reorganization, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-33, 26 January 2007
  • Distribution of satellite subscription radio services, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-694, 21 December 2006
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