Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-429
Reference: Part 1 application posted on 23 August 2016
Ottawa, 28 October 2016
Addition of CincoMas to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution
- The Commission approves an application from Bell Canada, acting as the Canadian sponsor, to add CincoMas, a non-Canadian third-language service, to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution (the list). The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application. The revised list can be found on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca and may be obtained in hard copy on request.
- Bell Canada described CincoMas as a 24-hour general interest service (100% Spanish-language) providing high-quality entertainment programming drawn from Mediaset España’s suite of seven television services. The service originates from Spain and its target audience will be anyone who has a connection to or interest in Spain.
- As set out in Broadcasting Public Notices 2004-96 and 2008-100, requests to add non-Canadian general interest third-language services to the list are generally approved, subject to any requirements the Commission deems appropriate.
- 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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