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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-151

  Ottawa, 13 April 2005
  Global Fishing Network Ltd.
Across Canada
  Application 2004-0951-7
Public Hearing at Vancouver, British Columbia
28 February 2005
 

Global Fishing Network - Category 2 specialty service

  In this decision, the Commission approves the application for a broadcasting licence to operate a new Category 2 specialty programming undertaking.
  The application

1.

The Commission received an application by Global Fishing Network Ltd., for a broadcasting licence to operate a national English-language Category 21 specialty programming undertaking to be known as Global Fishing Network.

2.

The applicant proposed to offer a service that would be devoted to fishing and fishing enthusiasts. Programming would focus on fly fishing, cooking fish, conserving lakes and rivers, and finding the best places to fish.

3.

The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
 

Commission's analysis and determination

4.

The Commission is satisfied that the application is in conformity with all applicable terms and conditions announced in Introductory statement - Licensing of new digital pay and specialty services - Corrected Appendix 2, Public Notice CRTC 2000-171-1, 6 March 2001 (Public Notice 2000-171-1). Accordingly, the Commission approves the application by Global Fishing Network Ltd. for a broadcasting licence to operate the national English-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking, Global Fishing Network.

5.

The licence will expire 31 August 2011, and will be subject to the conditions set out in Public Notice 2000-171-1, as well as to the conditions of licence set out in the appendix to this decision.
 

Issuance of the licence

6.

A licence will be issued once the applicant has satisfied the Commission, with supporting documentation, that the following requirements have been met:
 
  • the applicant has entered into a distribution agreement with at least one licensed distributor; and
 
  • the applicant has informed the Commission in writing that it is prepared to commence operations. The undertaking must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 36 months from the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 13 April 2008. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted at least 60 days before that date.
  Secretary General
  This decision is to be appended to the licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined in PDF format or in HTML at the following Internet site: www.crtc.gc.ca 
 

Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-151

 

Conditions of licence

 

1. The licence will be subject to the conditionsset out in Introductory statement - Licensing of new digital pay and specialty services - Corrected Appendix 2, Public Notice CRTC 2000-171-1, 6 March 2001, as well as to the following conditions of licence:

 

2. The licensee shall provide a national English-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking devoted to fishing and fishing enthusiasts. Programming will focus on fly fishing, cooking fish, conserving lakes and rivers, and finding the best places to fish.

 

3. The programming must be drawn exclusively from the following categories, as set out in Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, as amended from time to time:

 

1 News
2 (a) Analysis and interpretation
(b) Long-form documentary
5 (b) Informal education/Recreation and leisure
6 (a) Professional sports
(b) Amateur sports
7 (d) Theatrical feature films aired on TV
11 General entertainment and human interest
12 Interstitials
13 Public service announcements
14 Infomercials, promotional and corporate videos

  For the purposes of the conditions of this licence, including condition of licence no.1, broadcast day refers to the 24-hour period beginning each day at 6 a.m., or any other period approved by the Commission.
  Footnote:
[1] The Category 2 services are defined in Introductory statement - Licensing of new digital pay and specialty services, Public Notice CRTC 2000-171, 14 December 2000.

Date Modified: 2005-04-13