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Decision CRTC 2000-650
Ottawa, 14 December 2000
Rogers Broadcasting Limited (OBCI)
Across Canada – 200009268
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 MSNBC 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 consisting of an innovative hybrid of Canadian and US breaking-news coverage, in-depth news analysis and long-form actuality programming.
b) The programming must be drawn exclusively from the following categories, as set out in Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990:
1, 2a, 2b, 3, 5b, 11, 12, 13 and 14.
Broadcast day shall have the same meaning as that set out in section 2 of the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987.
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