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  Route reference: 2009-68
  Ottawa, 24 July 2009
  TVA Group Inc.
Across Canada
  Application 2008-1702-5, received 17 December 2008

Les idées de ma Maison – Licence amendments

1. The Commission approves an application by TVA Group Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the national, French-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking known as Les idées de ma Maison (formerly Télé-Services) by adding program category 7(e), as set out in item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, as amended from time to time, to the list of categories from which it may draw programming. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
2. The licensee stated that it submitted this application pursuant to Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-100, in which the Commission stated that it would permit Category 2 services the same flexibility as Category 1 services if it received requests to do so. The Commission considers that the addition of the above-mentioned program category is appropriate as this amendment is in accordance with the objectives set out in that public notice.
3. The licensee stated that it would be prepared to accept a condition of licence requiring it to limit the broadcast of programming drawn from category 7(e) to 10% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast month.
4. The Commission’s policy on the licensing of analog specialty and Category 2 services has always been and will continue to be that these services should not compete directly with other analog specialty or Category 1 services airing programs from the same categories.
5. Accordingly, the Commission replaces condition of licence number 3, set out in Broadcasting Decision 2005-521, with the following condition of licence:

3. The programming shall be drawn exclusively from the following categories set out in item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, as amended from time to time:

2 (a) Analysis and interpretation

(b) Long-form documentary

3 Reporting and actualities
5 (b) Informal education/Recreation and leisure
7 (a) Ongoing dramatic series

(b) Ongoing comedy series (sitcoms)
(c) Specials, mini-series or made-for-TV feature films
(d) Theatrical feature films aired on TV
(e) Animated television programs and films

9 Variety
10 Game shows
11 General entertainment and human interest
12 Interstitials
13 Public service announcements
14 Infomercials, promotional and corporate videos

6. To ensure that this amendment does not allow Les idées de ma Maison to develop into a service that could compete with Category 1 services, and in accordance with the intent of the policy set out in Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-100, the Commission imposes on the licensee the following condition of licence:

The licensee shall devote not more than 10% of the programming broadcast during the broadcast month to programs drawn from category 7(e).

  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
  • Télé-Services – Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-521, 21 October 2005
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