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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 9 May 2013

Ottawa, 17 September 2013

4537459 Canada Inc.
Across Canada

Application 2013-0689-5

Nickelodeon – Licence amendment

1. The Commission approves the application by 4537459 Canada Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the national, English-language specialty Category B service Nickelodeon by modifying condition of licence 2(b) to allow the service to draw programming from program category 5(a) Formal education and pre-school. The Commission also approves the licensee’s proposal to limit the amount of programming that Nickelodeon may draw from category 5(a) to 10% of the broadcast month. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.

2. The Commission notes that this application is consistent with its policy on programming flexibility set out in Regulatory frameworks for broadcasting distribution undertakings and discretionary programming services – Regulatory policy, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-100, 30 October 2008.

3. Consequently, the Commission replaces the current condition of licence 2(b) with the following condition:

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

5     (a) Formal education and pre-school
       (b) Informal education/Recreation and leisure
6     (b) Amateur sports
7     Drama and comedy
       (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
       (f)  Programs of comedy sketches, improvisation, unscripted works, stand-up
       (g) Other drama
8     (a) Music and dance other than music video programs or clips
       (b) Music video clips
       (c) Music video programs
9     Variety
10   Game shows
11   (a) General entertainment and human interest
      (b) Reality television
12   Interstitials
13   Public service announcements

4. Moreover, Nickelodeon will be subject to the following new condition 2(d):

The licensee shall devote not more than 10% of all programming broadcast each broadcast month to programming drawn from program category 5(a) Formal education and pre-school.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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