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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 27 June 2014
Ottawa, 7 November 2014
Soundview Entertainment Inc.
Addition of HAITI HD to the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution
The Commission approves an application to add HAITI HD to the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution (the list) and amends the list accordingly. The revised list is available on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca by clicking on “TV & Radio” and selecting “Programming.”
- The Commission received an application from Soundview Entertainment Inc. (Soundview), acting as the Canadian sponsor, to add HAITI HD to the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution (the list). The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
- Soundview described HAITI HD as a 24-hour 100% Creole-language niche service that provides movie and music programming, as well as entertainment news and talk shows. Its target audience is Haitian-Canadians and viewers interested in Haitian culture, and its service originates in the United States.
- In Broadcasting Public Notices 2004-96 and 2008-100, the Commission stated that requests to add non-Canadian general interest third-language services to the list would generally be approved, subject to any requirement it deemed appropriate. In Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-100, the Commission stated that non-Canadian third-language services that provide narrowly targeted or “niche” programming would be subject to the same approach as non-Canadian general interest third-language services.
Commission’s analysis and decision
- In the absence of opposing interventions, the Commission approves the application by Soundview Entertainment Inc. to add HAITI HD to the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution and amends the list accordingly. The revised list is available on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca by clicking on “TV & Radio” and selecting “Programming,” and may be obtained in hard copy on request.
- Regulatory frameworks for broadcasting distribution undertakings and discretionary programming services - Regulatory policy, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-100, 30 October 2008
- Improving the diversity of third-language television services - A revised approach to assessing requests to add non-Canadian third-language television services to the lists of eligible satellite services for distribution on a digital basis, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2004-96, 16 December 2004
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