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Decision CRTC 2000-484


Ottawa, 14 December 2000


Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting Inc.(OBCI)
Across Canada — 200009698


14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


BBC Canada


On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as BBC Canada. 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 devoted to entertainment, drama and documentary programming exclusively from the library of the British Broadcasting Corporation and its affiliates (not outside the United Kingdom), other than programs already licensed by the BBC to other Canadian broadcasting services, and except for complementary Canadian programs that explore or are informed by Canada's relationship to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.


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, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7f, 8a, 8b, 8c, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.




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


Secretary General



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