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Decision CRTC 2000-727


Ottawa, 14 December 2000


WETV Canada (OBCI)
Across Canada – 200007874


14 August 2000 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


WETV Canada


On 24 November 2000, the Commission approved a Category 2 specialty television service to be known as WETV 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 devoted to programming about the environment and how human behaviour impacts the natural environment.


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, 5b, 7a, 7c, 7d, 7e, 8c, 11, 12 and 13.


c) No more than 10% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast year shall be drawn from categories 7 and 11.


d) No more than 6% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast year shall be drawn from either category 7 or 11.


e) All programming from categories 7 or 11 shall be environment-related.




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: