Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Common menu bar links

ARCHIVED -  Decision CRTC 2000-548

Warning This Web page has been archived on the Web.

Archived Content

Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. Archived Decisions, Notices and Orders (DNOs) remain in effect except to the extent they are amended or reversed by the Commission, a court, or the government. The text of archived information has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Changes to DNOs are published as “dashes” to the original DNO number. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.

 

Decision CRTC 2000-548

 

Ottawa, 14 December 2000

 

Craig Broadcast Systems Inc.

Across Canada — 200010505

 

14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

 

Retro

 

On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as Retro. 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 classic television programming.

 

b) The programming must be drawn exclusively from the following categories, as set out in Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990:
6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 7g, 8a, 9, 10, 11, 13 and 14.

 

c) Except as provided in d), all programming from categories 6, 7, 8 or 9 shall have been copyrighted at least 15 years prior to the broadcast year in which it is aired by the service.

 

d) All programming from category 7d shall have been copyrighted at least 25 years prior to the broadcast year in which it is aired by the service.

 

e) No more than 20% of all programming broadcast during the evening broadcast period and no more than 20% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast day shall be drawn from category 7d.

 

f) No more than 10% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast day shall be drawn from categories 6a and 6b.

 

g) The licensee shall not broadcast live coverage of sporting events.

 

Definitions

 

Broadcast day refers to the 24-hour period beginning 6 a.m. each day.

 

 

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