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Route reference: 2012-366
Ottawa, 30 October 2012
Bell Media Inc., on behalf of itself and various licensees
Application 2012-0374-4, received 27 March 2012
Bell Media Inc. – Licence amendments
1. Consistent with Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2012-596, also issued today, the Commission approves the application by Bell Media Inc., on behalf of itself and various licensees,1 to amend the broadcasting licences for the services listed in the appendix to this decision by replacing the condition of licence relating to the level of over-expenditures that may deducted from the required expenditures on Canadian programming or programs of national interest in the next broadcast year set out in appendices 2 to 20 of Broadcasting Decision 2011-444 with the following condition of licence:
(b) In each broadcast year of the licence term, excluding the final year, where the licensee expends an amount for that year on Canadian programming or programs of national interest that is greater than the minimum required expenditure, the licensee may deduct that amount from the minimum required expenditure in one or more of the remaining years of the licence term.
2. A list of the affected services and the conditions of licence amended by this decision is set out in the appendix.
- Revised policy for large broadcast groups regarding Canadian programming expenditure over-expenditures for conventional television and specialty services, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2012-596, 30 October 2012
- Bell Media Inc. – Group-based licence renewals, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-444, 27 July 2011
*This decision is to be appended to each licence.
Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-597
List of affected services and conditions of licence
|Services||Condition of licence amended by this decision|
|Conventional television stations2 and the satellite-to-cable programming undertaking Atlantic Satellite Network (ASN)||8(b)|
|Business News Network||9(b)|
|Discovery Channel (2953285 Canada Inc.)||9(b)|
|Fashion Television Channel||9(b)|
|Réseau Info Sports (Le Réseau des Sports (RDS) inc.)||9(b)|
|The Comedy Network||9(b)|
|Animal Planet (Animal Planet Canada Company)||8(b)|
|Discovery Science (Discovery Science Canada Company)||8(b)|
|Discovery World HD (2953285 Canada Inc.)||8(b)|
|ESPN Classic (The Sports Network Inc.)||8(b)|
 2953285 Canada Inc., Animal Planet Canada Company, Discovery Science Canada Company, Le Réseau des Sports (RDS) inc. and The Sports Network Inc.
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