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Decision CRTC 2000-563


Ottawa, 14 December 2000


Global Television Network Inc.

Across Canada — 200010249


14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


The Jazz Channel


On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a new Category 2 specialty television service to be known as The Jazz 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 music video television service dedicated to jazz, blues and world music. Programming will range from coverage of music festivals and live performances to concerts, documentaries and interview programs.


b) The programming must be drawn exclusively from the following categories, as set out in Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990:
7c, 7d, 8a, 8b, 8c, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 14.


c) A minimum of 25% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be devoted to the exhibition of programming featuring music video clips (category 8b).


d) No more than 15% 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



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