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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 28 April 2011
Ottawa, 22 September 2011
Asian Television Network International Limited
Addition of NDTV Profit to the list of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution
The Commission approves an application to add NDTV Profit to the list of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution and amends the list accordingly. The revised list is available on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca under “Broadcasting Sector.”
1. The Commission received an application dated 18 April 2011 from Asian Television Network International Limited (ATN) to add NDTV Profit to the list of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution (the list). The Commission received one intervention in connection with this application but considers that it falls outside the scope of the proceeding.
2. ATN described NDTV Profit as a service providing financial information in the English-language focusing on the South Asian communities.
3. The Commission’s general approach to the addition of non-Canadian English- and French-language services to the list is set out in Public Notice 2000-173. Under this approach, the Commission assesses such requests in the context of its general policy, which among other things, precludes the addition of a non-Canadian service that can be considered either totally or partially competitive with Canadian specialty or pay television services.
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4. The Commission relies primarily on the interventions filed to identify the Canadian pay and specialty services with which the service proposed to be added to the list might be totally or partially competitive and which therefore should be included in the assessment of the competitiveness of the service.
5. In the absence of opposing interventions, the Commission approves the addition of NDTV Profit to the list and amends the list of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution accordingly. The list of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution is available on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca under “Broadcasting Sector” and may be obtained in hard copy on request.
List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-399, 30 June 2011
Call for proposals to amend the lists of eligible satellite services through the inclusion of additional non-Canadian services eligible for distribution on a digital basis only, Public Notice CRTC 2000-173, 14 December 2000
 In Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2011-399, the Commission announced that, as of 1 September 2011, the lists of eligible satellite services available for distribution on a digital basis would be replaced with a consolidated list to be known as the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution.
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