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Decision CRTC 2000-525


Ottawa, 14 December 2000


Corus Entertainment Inc.(OBCI)

Across Canada — 200008007


14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


Discovery Kids


On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as Discovery Kids. 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 offers children of all ages a fun, entertaining way to satisfy their natural curiosity with stimulating, imaginative programming that asks the questions of how? and why? and awakens the power of the mind. The schedule shall include interactive programming as well as action-packed programs with unforgetable characters and real life young heroes.


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, 5a, 5b, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 7g, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14


c) No more than 10% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be drawn from category 7.




Broadcast day shall have the same meaning as that set 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: