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Route reference: 2014-151
Ottawa, 2 June 2014
Sex-Shop Television Inc.
Application 2013-1749-6, received 12 December 2013
Vanessa – Licence renewal
- The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the national bilingual pay Category BFootnote 1 service Vanessa from 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2021. The conditions of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision.
- The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
*This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-288
Conditions of licence, expectations and encouragements for the national bilingual pay Category B service Vanessa
Conditions of licence
- The licensee shall adhere to the conditionsset out in Appendix 2 to Standard conditions of licence, expectations and encouragements for Category B pay and specialty services – Corrected Appendices 1 and 2, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-786-1, 18 July 2011, as amended from time to time.
- With respect to the nature of service:
(a) The licensee shall provide a national, French- and English-language pay Category B programming service devoted to the themes of sex appeal, sensuality, eroticism and sexuality. Programming could also include documentaries, news coverage and magazine programs focussing on the industries associated with these themes and the personalities involved in these industries.
(b)The programming shall be drawn exclusively from the following categories set out in item 6 of Schedule I to the Pay Television Regulations, 1990, as amended from time to time:
2 (a) Analysis and interpretation
(b) Long-form documentary
3 Reporting and actualities
7 Drama and comedy
(a) Ongoing drama 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 comedy
(g) Other drama
8 (a) Music and dance other than music video programs or clips (b) Music video clips
(c) Music video programs
10 Game shows
11 (a) General entertainment and human interest
(b) Reality television
13 Public service announcements
15 Filler programming
(c) In each broadcast week, the licensee shall not devote more than 10% of all programming broadcast to programming drawn from category 7(d).
(d)The licensee shall devote at least 20% of both the broadcast day and the evening broadcast period to Canadian programming.
- In accordance with the Commission’s position on Canadian programming expenditures as set out in New Flexibility With Regard to Canadian Program Expenditures by Canadian Television Stations, Public Notice CRTC 1992-28, 8 April 1992, in The Reporting of Canadian Programming Expenditures, Public Notice CRTC 1993-93, 22 June 1993, in Additional clarification regarding the reporting of Canadian programming expenditures, Public Notice CRTC 1993-174, 10 December 1993, and in Incentives for English-language Canadian television drama, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2004-93, 29 November 2004, as may be amended from time to time:
(a) In each broadcast year of the licence term, the licensee shall expend on the acquisition of or investment in Canadian programs at least 22% of the subscription revenues derived from the operation of this service during the previous broadcast year.
(b)In each broadcast year of the licence term, excluding the final year, the licensee may expend an amount on Canadian programs that is up to 10% less than the minimum required expenditure for that year calculated in accordance with this condition; in such case, the licensee shall expend in the next broadcast year of the licence term, in addition to the minimum required expenditure for that year, the full amount of the previous year’s under‑expenditure.
(c)In each broadcast year of the licence term, where the licensee expends an amount on Canadian programs that is greater than the minimum required expenditure for that year calculated in accordance with this condition, the licensee may deduct:
(i)from the minimum required expenditure for the following year of the licence term, an amount not exceeding the amount of the previous year’s over-expenditure; and
(ii)from the minimum required expenditure for any subsequent broadcast year of the licence term, an amount not exceeding the difference between the over-expenditure and any amount deducted under (i) above.
(d)Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c) above, during the licence term, the licensee shall expend on Canadian programs, at a minimum, the total of the minimum required expenditures calculated in accordance with this condition of licence.
For the purposes of the conditions of this licence, “broadcast day” refers to the 24-hour period beginning each day at 6 a.m., or any other period approved by the Commission.
The standard expectations applicable to this licensee are set out in Appendix 2 to Standard conditions of licence, expectations and encouragements for Category B pay and specialty services – Corrected Appendices 1 and 2, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-786-1, 18 July 2011, as amended from time to time.
The standard encouragements applicable to this license are set out in Appendix 2 to Standard conditions of licence, expectations and encouragements for Category B pay and specialty services – Corrected Appendices 1 and 2, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-786-1, 18 July 2011, as amended from time to time.
- Footnote 1
Services previously licensed as Category 2 pay services are now renewed as pay Category B services pursuant to Regulatory frameworks for broadcasting distribution services and discretionary programming services – Regulatory policy, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-100, 30 October 2008.
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