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Decision CRTC 2000-648
Ottawa, 14 December 2000
Ravinder Singh Pannu (OBCI)
Across Canada – 200006610
14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region
On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as SSTV. 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 ethnic Category 2 specialty television service dedicated to programming that focuses on Punjabi religious teachings and religion; music, dance and video based on Punjabi culture; and news and information concerning East Indian countries and Punjabi communities in Canada.
b) The programming must be drawn exclusively from the following categories, as set out in Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990:
1, 4, 5a, 5b, 8b, 11 and 13.
c) No less than 50% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be in Punjabi.
d) No more than 25% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be in Hindi.
e) No more than 25% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be in English.
Broadcast day shall have the same meaning as that set out in section 2 of the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987.
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