Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-236
Reference: Part 1 application posted on 29 February 2016
Ottawa, 21 June 2016
TerraTerra Communications Inc.
Addition of C-MUSIC to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution
- The Commission approves an application from TerraTerra Communications Inc. (TerraTerra), acting as the Canadian sponsor, to add C-MUSIC, a non-Canadian English-language service, to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution (the list). The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application. The revised list can be found on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca and may be obtained in hard copy on request.
- The applicant described C-MUSIC as a 24-hour niche service (100% English-language) providing classical music and film soundtrack clips. The service originates from England and targets an audience that includes families and music and film enthusiasts.
- TerraTerra’s request is in line with the Commission’s general approach, as set out in Public Notice 2000-173 and reiterated in Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-100, regarding the addition of non-Canadian English- and French-language services to the list. Further, based on the record of the proceeding and in the absence of opposing interventions, the Commission finds that C-MUSIC will be neither totally nor partially competitive with any Canadian discretionary (i.e., pay or specialty) television services.
- Regulatory frameworks for broadcasting distribution undertakings and discretionary programming services - Regulatory policy, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-100, 30 October 2008
- 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
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