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Route reference: 2014-151

Ottawa, 25 June 2014

Various licensees
Across Canada

The application numbers are set out in the decision.

Various terrestrial and direct-to-home pay-per-view services – Licence renewal

  1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licences for the national terrestrial and direct-to-home (DTH) pay-per-view services set out below from 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2019. The five-year term is consistent with the approach that the Commission has taken for other services controlled by large ownership groups.
Licensee Name of service, type of service, application number and date received
Bell ExpressVu Inc. (the general partner) and Bell Canada (the limited partner), carrying on business as Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership (Bell ExpressVu) Bell TV On Demand
10 January 2014

Bell TV On Demand and Vu!
10 January 2014
Shaw Pay-Per-View Ltd. (Shaw) Shaw Pay-Per-View
30 January 2014

Shaw Pay-Per-View
30 January 2014
Videotron Ltd. and 9227-2590 Québec inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as Videotron G.P. Canal Indigo
28 February 2014
Viewer’s Choice Canada Inc. Viewer’s Choice Canada
10 January 2014 
  1. The Commission received an intervention from Entertainment One in support of the Shaw application. The Commission received a comment from the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) related to all six services as well as a comment from the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (AEEA) related to the Shaw application. Bell ExpressVu replied to the CEEA intervention and Shaw replied to the CEEA and AEEA interventions. The Commission considers that the comments by the CEEA and AEEA, which deal with energy consumption by set-top boxes, fall outside the scope of this proceeding. The public record for these applications can be found on the Commission’s website at or by using the application numbers provided above.
  2. The licensees shall adhere to the standard conditions of licence set out in the appendix to Revised regulatory framework for pay-per-view services, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2013-561, 23 October 2013, as amended from time to time.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to each licence.

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