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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-304

  Ottawa, 6 November 2008
  Glassbox Television Inc.
Across Canada
  Application 2008-1076-4, received 11 August 2008
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-79
8 September 2008

BITE TV- Licence amendment


The Commission approves the application by Glassbox Television Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking known as BITE TV (formerly Short TV) to add categories 8(b) Music video clips and 8(c) Music video programs to the list of programming categories from which the licensee may draw its programming.


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


The licensee stated that the ability to air short films, videos and computer-produced segments drawn from categories 8(b) and 8(c) will enable BITE TV to better meet the needs and interests of Canadian audiences and short screen producers. Additionally, the licensee stated that the ability to air programming similar to that which its counterparts are able to air will allow BITE TV to continue to evolve with its audiences and users in an increasingly competitive environment.


In accordance with the licensee's commitment, the Commission is imposing the following conditions of licence:

No more than 15% of all programming broadcast over the broadcast day and the evening period (measured in each case during the broadcast semester) shall be devoted to material drawn from category 8(b) or 8(c).

For the purpose of these conditions of licence, the term "broadcast semester" shall mean the total number of hours devoted by the licensee to broadcast during the aggregate of the broadcast months in a sixth month period, beginning 1 September 2008.

  Secretary General
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