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Route reference: Part 1 application posted 20 October 2011

Ottawa, 5 January 2012

GlassBOX Television Inc.
Across Canada

Application 2011-1372-9

travel + escape – Licence amendment

1.      The Commission approves the application by GlassBOX Television Inc. to amend conditions of licence for the national, English-language specialty Category A service travel + escape (formerly Travel TV). The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2.      The Commission hereby replaces condition of licence 1 pertaining to the nature of service with the following:

1. (a) The licensee shall provide a national, English-language specialty Category A service that is dedicated entirely to travel or travel-related programming.

(b) The licensee may draw programming from all the categories set out in item 6 to Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, as amended from time to time.

(c) During each broadcast month, no more than 10% of all programming broadcast shall be drawn from each of the categories 6(a) Professional sports,  7(d) Theatrical feature films aired on TV, and 7(e) Animated television programs and films.

(d) During each broadcast month, no more than 10% of all programming broadcast shall be drawn from categories 8(b) Music video clips and 8(c) Music video programs combined.

3.      The Commission further replaces condition of licence 2 relating to the exhibition of Canadian programming with the following:

In each broadcast year or portion thereof, the licensee shall devote to the distribution of Canadian programs not less than 60% of the broadcast year and of the evening broadcast period.

4.      The Commission notes that the changes reflect the flexibility provided under Regulatory frameworks for broadcasting distribution undertakings and discretionary programming services, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-100, 30 October 2008, and recent licensing decisions for specialty services.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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