ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-294
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Route reference: 2011-675
Ottawa, 17 May 2012
Evan Kosiner, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Application 2011-1197-1, received 15 August 2011
Public hearing in Miramichi, New Brunswick
16 January 2012
The Commission approves an application for a broadcasting licence to operate a national video-on-demand service.
1. Evan Kosiner, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, filed an application for a broadcasting licence to operate a national video-on-demand (VOD) programming undertaking. The Commission received interventions in support of this application.
2. The applicant will be wholly owned and controlled by Evan Kosiner.
3. The applicant indicated that the new VOD service would offer programming consisting of innovative conferences, speakers and lectures from top Canadian and international presenters.
Commission’s analysis and decision
4. The Commission is satisfied that the application complies with the licensing framework for VOD services set out in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-190 and with all applicable requirements set out in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2011-59-1. Accordingly, the Commission approves the application by Evan Kosiner, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate a national video-on-demand programming undertaking. The licence will expire 31 August 2016. The licensee shall adhere to the conditions of licence set out therein, as well as to the conditions of licence set out in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2011-59-1. The standard expectations and encouragement applicable to this licensee are set out in that same regulatory policy.
5. The licence for this undertaking will be issued once the applicant:
- has satisfied the Commission with supporting documentation that an eligible Canadian corporation has been incorporated in accordance with the application in all material respects; and
- has informed the Commission in writing that it is prepared to commence operations.
6. The undertaking must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 24 months from the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 17 May 2014. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted at least 60 days before this date.
- Standard requirements for video-on-demand undertakings – Provision of an outlet for local expression, measures to control the loudness of commercial messages and annual filing of aggregate statistical data, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-59-1, 8 May 2012
- Regulatory framework for video-on-demand undertakings, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-190, 29 March 2010
*This decision is to be appended to the licence.
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