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Decision CRTC 2000-482

 

Ottawa, 14 December 2000

 

Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting Inc. (OBCI)

Across Canada — 200009672

 

14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

 

National Geographic Channel

 

On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as National Geographic Channel. The terms and conditions generally applicable to Category 2 services are set out in the public notice accompanying this and other decisions released today.

 

Conditions of licence

 

The licence, when issued, will expire 31 August 2007 and will be subject to the following conditions as well as to those set out in both Public Notice CRTC 2000-171 andin the licence to be issued.

 

Nature of service

 

a) The licensee shall provide a national English-language Category 2 specialty television service that will feature documentary programming in the areas of geography, world cultures, anthropology, remote exploration, natural conservation and geo-politics. Its programs will draw on pre-eminent resources, talent and expertise and use rare and spectacular images, riveting storytelling and innovative technology to bring the pages of the National Geographic Magazine to life.

 

b) The programming must be drawn exclusively from the following categories, as set out in Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990:
2a, 2b, 3, 5b, 11, 12, 13 and 14.

 

Definitions

 

Broadcast day shall have the same meaning as that out in section 2 of the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987.

 

Secretary General

 

This decision is to be appended to the licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined at the following Internet site: www.crtc.gc.ca

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