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Public Notice

Ottawa, 13 April 1988
Public Notice CRTC 1988-58
REVISED LIST OF PART II ELIGIBLE SATELLITE SERVICES AND LIST OF PART III NON-CANADIAN ELIGIBLE SATELLITE SERVICES
In Public Notice CRTC 1987-261 dated 30 November 1987, the Commission out lined requirements concerning the linkage of discretionary programming services and indicated which non-Canadian satellite services would be authorized for cable distribution. The Commission reiterated that it is not prepared to allow the carriage of U.S. specialty or pay television programming services which would be either totally or partially competitive with Canadian specialty or pay services. Further, the Commission noted that these lists would be reviewed periodically and could be subject to change at any time should competitive situation arise.
The Commission has received requests from the Canadian Cable Television Association and Rogers Cablesystems Inc. that the U.S. programming service Tempo Television be included on the List of Part II Eligible Satellite Services. This service, which formerly operated under the name of Satellite Program Network (SPN), has been available for distribution by Part III licensees. Tempo Television is targeted to a mature audience and attracts primarily middle-aged and older viewers. Its schedule consists of outdoors, travel, general information and entertainment programming and classic feature films that are in the public domain. As of today's date, the Tempo Television service is included in the revised List of Part II Eligible Satellite Services, attached as Appendix 1 to this notice and subject to the general link age requirements set out in Public Notice CRTC 1987-261.
Attached as Appendix 2 is a revised List of Part III Eligible Non-Canadian Satellite Services. It corrects the name of the Tempo Television service and deletes the listing of Modern Satellite Network (MSN) which has ceased operation.
Fernand Bélisle Secretary General
APPENDIX 1/ANNEXE 1
LIST OF PART II ELIGIBLE SATELLITE SERVICES/ SERVICES PAR SATELLITE ADMISSIBLES EN VERTU DE LA PARTIE II
(Cable Television Regulations, 1986, section 10)/ (Règlement de 1986 sur la télédistribution, art. 10)
A)Access Alberta Radio Québec TVOntario Knowledge Network Atlantic Television System Ltd. (ASN) CBC English-language Television Service/Service de télévision de langue anglaise de la SRC CBC French-language Television Service/Service de télévision de langue française de la SRC La Sette* CANCOM - CHCH-TV Hamilton Ind - TCTV Montréal TVA - CITV-TV Edmonton Ind - CHAN-TV Vancouver CTV - WDIV-TV Detroit NBC - WTVS-TV Detroit PBS - WJBK-TV Detroit CBS - WXYZ-TV Detroit ABC - KOMO-TV Seattle ABC - KING-TV Seattle NBC Cable News Network (CNN) CNN Headline News (CNN-2) The Nashville Network (TNN) The Arts and Entertainment Network (A&E) Financial News Network (FNN)** The Weather Channel (TWC) Biznet Country Music Television Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-Span) The Silent Network AP Newscable Dow Jones Cable News Reuters News View UPI Data Cable The Learning Channel Tempo Television
B)WTBS-TV Atlanta WGN-TV Chicago WOR-TV New York City WPIX-TV New York City USA Network
Authorization of the above-noted services is subject to the following:
- when this list of Part II eligible satellite services is replaced by another list of Part II eligible satellite services, the only authorized services will be those contained in the most recent list; accordingly, this list supersedes the list dated 30 November 1987.
- in the case of CANCOM signals, ASN, La Sette and U.S. satellite services, licensees are required to enter into the necessary contractual arrangements for such carriage.
* In the case of La Sette, the authorization to distribute the service will cease when Consortium de télévision Québec Canada (TV5) commences operation.
** In the case of the Financial News Network (FNN) service, the authorization to distribute the service does not include the programming of SCORE.
Date of issue: 13 April 1988
APPENDIX 2/ANNEXE 2
LIST OF PART III ELIGIBLE NON-CANADIAN SATELLITE SERVICES/ SERVICES NON CANADIENS PAR SATELLITE ADMISSIBLES EN VERTU DE LA PARTIE III
(Cable Television Regulations, 1986, section 24)/ (Règlement de 1986 sur la télédistribution, art. 24)
WTBS-TV Atlanta WGN-TV Chicago WOR-TV New York City WPIX-TV New York City Cable News Network (CNN) CNN Headline News (CNN-2) The Nashville Network (TNN) The Arts and Entertainment Network (A&E) Financial News Network (FNN)* The Weather Channel (TWC) The Learning Channel (TLC) Biznet Country Music Television Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-Span) The Silent Network AP Newscable Dow Jones Cable News Reuters News View UPI Data Cable Black Entertainment Television (BET) Tempo Television Genesis Storytime USA Network
Authorization of the above-noted services is subject to the following:
- when this list of Part III eligible non-Canadian satellite services is replaced by another list of Part III eligible non-Canadian satellite services, the only authorized services will be those contained in the most recent list; accordingly, this list supersedes the list dated 30 November 1987.
* In the case of the Financial News Network (FNN) service, the authorization to distribute the service does not include the programming of SCORE.
Date of Issue: 13 April 1988