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  Route reference: 2009-166
  Ottawa, 19 May 2009
  Toronto Maple Leafs Network Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario
  Application 2009-0467-4, received 4 March 2009

LeafsTV – Licence amendment


The Commission approves the application by Toronto Maple Leafs Network Ltd. to amend the broadcasting licence for the regional, Category 2 specialty programming undertaking known as LeafsTV to allow the service to be made available for distribution in high definition (HD) format. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.


Consistent with the Commission's approach to HD specialty services set out in Broadcasting Public Notices 2003-61 and 2006-74, as well as with the changes to this approach announced in Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-100, the licensee shall be subject to the following condition of licence until the end of its current licence term:

The licensee is authorized to make available for distribution a version of its service in HD format, provided that not less than 95% of the video and audio components of the upgraded and standard definition versions of the service are the same, exclusive of commercial messages and of any part of the service carried on a subsidiary signal. Further, all of the programming making up the 5% allowance shall be provided in HD.

  Secretary General

Related documents

  • Regulatory frameworks for broadcasting distribution undertakings and discretionary programming services – Regulatory policy, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-100, 30 October 2008
  • Regulatory framework for the licensing and distribution of high definition pay and specialty services, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-74, 15 June 2006
  • The regulatory framework for the distribution of digital television signals, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2003-61, 11 November 2003
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