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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-186

  Ottawa, 15 August 2008
  Serdy inc., on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Across Canada
  Application 2008-0213-3, received 7 February 2008
Public Hearing in Winnipeg, Manitoba
3 June 2008
 

Cuisine - Category 2 specialty service

  The Commission approves an application for a broadcasting licence to operate a new Category 2 specialty programming undertaking.

1.

Serdy inc., on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, filed an application for a broadcasting licence to operate Cuisine, a national, French-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking devoted solely to entertainment, information and educational programs on food and nutrition. The service will specifically focus on the cultural and social aspects of food, the selection, preparation, cooking and preservation of food, and presentation and the art of entertaining.

2.

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

3.

The Commission is satisfied that the application is in conformity with all applicable terms and conditions announced in Public Notice 2000-171-1 and in Broadcasting Public Notice 2007-54. Accordingly, the Commission approves the application by Serdy inc., on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, French-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking to be known as Cuisine. The terms and conditions of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision.
  Secretary General
 

Related documents

 
  • A new policy with respect to closed captioning, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC  2007-54, 17 May 2007
 
  • Introductory statement - Licensing of new digital pay and specialty services - Corrected Appendix 2, Public Notice CRTC  2000-171-1, 6 March 2001
 
  • Licensing framework policy for new digital pay and specialty services, Public Notice CRTC  2000-6, 13 January 2000
  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 2008-186

 

Terms and conditions of licence for the Category 2 specialty programming undertaking Cuisine

 

Terms

  A licence will be issued once the applicant has satisfied the Commission, with supporting documentation, that the following requirements have been met:
 
  • an eligible Canadian corporation has been incorporated in accordance with the application in all material respects;
 
  • 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 15 August 2011. 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.
  The licence will expire 31 August 2014.
 

Conditions of licence

 

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

 

2. The licensee shall provide a national, French-language Category 2 specialty programming service devoted solely to entertainment, information and educational programs on food and nutrition, with a particular focus on the cultural and social aspects of food, the selection, preparation, cooking and preservation of food, and presentation and the art of entertaining.

 

3. The programming shall be drawn exclusively from the following categories set out in item 6 of 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

3 Reporting and actualities

5 a) Formal education and pre-school

b) Information education / recreation and leisure

7 Drama and comedy

a) Ongoing dramatic series

b) Ongoing comedy series (sitcoms)

c) Specials, mini-series, and made-for-TV feature films

d) Theatrical feature films aired on television

e) Animated television programs and films

f) Programs of comedy sketches, improvisations, unscripted works, stand-up comedy

g) Other drama

9 Variety

10 Game shows

11 General entertainment and human interest

12 Interstitials

13 Public service announcements

14 Infomercials, promotional and corporate videos

 

4. In order to ensure that the licensee complies at all times with the Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility of non-Canadians), P.C. 1997-486, 8 April 1997, as amended by P.C. 1998-1268, 15 July 1998, the licensee shall file, for the Commission's prior review, a copy of any programming supply agreement and/or licence trademark agreement it intends to enter into with a non-Canadian party.

 

5. The licensee shall caption 100% of its programs over the broadcast day, consistent with the approach set out in A new policy with respect to closed captioning, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-54, 17 May 2007.

  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.

Date Modified: 2008-08-15