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Route reference: 2012-366

Ottawa, 30 October 2012

Bell Media Inc., on behalf of itself and various licensees
Across Canada

Application 2012-0374-4, received 27 March 2012

Bell Media Inc. – Licence amendments  

1. Consistent with Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2012-596, also issued today, the Commission approves the application by Bell Media Inc., on behalf of itself and various licensees,1 to amend the broadcasting licences for the services listed in the appendix to this decision by replacing the condition of licence relating to the level of over-expenditures that may deducted from the required expenditures on Canadian programming or programs of national interest in the next broadcast year set out in appendices 2 to 20 of Broadcasting Decision 2011-444 with the following condition of licence:

(b) In each broadcast year of the licence term, excluding the final year, where the licensee expends an amount for that year on Canadian programming or programs of national interest that is greater than the minimum required expenditure, the licensee may deduct that amount from the minimum required expenditure in one or more of the remaining years of the licence term.

2. A list of the affected services and the conditions of licence amended by this decision is set out in the appendix.

Secretary General

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*This decision is to be appended to each licence.

Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-597

List of affected services and conditions of licence

Services Condition of licence amended by this decision
Conventional television stations2 and the satellite-to-cable programming undertaking Atlantic Satellite Network (ASN) 8(b)
Book Television 9(b)
Bravo! 9(b)
Business News Network 9(b)
CablePulse 24 8(b)
Discovery Channel (2953285 Canada Inc.) 9(b)
E! 9(b)
Fashion Television Channel 9(b)
MTV (Canada) 9(b)
MTV2 9(b)
MuchMoreMusic 9(b)
MuchMusic 9(b)
Réseau Info Sports (Le Réseau des Sports (RDS) inc.) 9(b)
Space 9(b)
The Comedy Network 9(b)
Animal Planet (Animal Planet Canada Company) 8(b)
Discovery Science (Discovery Science Canada Company) 8(b)
Discovery World HD (2953285 Canada Inc.) 8(b)
ESPN Classic (The Sports Network Inc.) 8(b)

[1] 2953285 Canada Inc., Animal Planet Canada Company, Discovery Science Canada Company, Le Réseau des Sports (RDS) inc. and The Sports Network Inc.

[2] The complete list of conventional television stations belonging to the Bell Media Inc. ownership group is set out in Appendix 1 to Bell Media Inc. – Group-based licence renewals, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-444, 27 July 2011.

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