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Route reference: 2010-952-1

Additional references: 2011-447, 2010-952-2, 2010-952-3, 2010-952-4 and 2010-952-5

Ottawa, 22 August 2011

Rogers Media Inc., on behalf of Rogers Broadcasting Limited and Rogers Sportsnet Inc.
Across Canada

Application 2010-1257-5, received 1 November 2010
Public hearing in the National Capital Region
4 April 2011

Rogers Media Inc. – Group-based licence renewals – Correction

1.    In Broadcasting Decision 2011-441, the Commission confirmed the appropriateness of retaining the existing requirements relating to independent production for the various services for which the broadcasting licences were renewed in Broadcasting Decisions 2011-447, 2011-446, 2011-445 and 2011-444.

2.    In paragraph 50 of Broadcasting Decision 2004-9, the Commission set out an expectation for the specialty Category A service Outdoor Life Network (OLN) relating to the acquisition of original, first-run Canadian programming from non-related (i.e., independent) producers. However, in Broadcasting Decision 2011-447, in which the Commission renewed the broadcasting licence for OLN, this expectation was inadvertently omitted for this service.

3.    Accordingly, the Commission hereby corrects Appendix 5 to Broadcasting Decision 2011-447, by including the following expectation:

The Commission expects the licensee to ensure that a minimum of 75% of all original, first-run Canadian programming broadcast on Outdoor Life Network is acquired from independent production companies.[1]

Secretary General

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*This decision is to be appended to the licence.


[1] The definition of “independent production company” is the same as that set out in Appendix 5 to Broadcasting Decision 2011-447.

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