Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-17
References: Part 1 applications posted on 22 November 2016
Ottawa, 19 January 2017
Applications 2016-1083-2 and 2016-1084-0
Addition of BESTSELLER and MULT to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution
The Commission approves applications by VMedia Inc., acting as the Canadian sponsor, to add the non-Canadian programming services listed in the table below to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution (the list). The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding these applications. 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.
Name of service Type of service Language of service Description of programming Country of origin of service Target audience BESTSELLER 24-hour niche 100% Russian language provides programming suitable for family viewing, including Russian TV series, popular multi-episode films and streaming premieres and movies Russia Russian-speaking adults 45 years of age and older MULT 24-hour niche 100% Russian language provides children's animation programming Russia Russian-speaking children from 1.5 to 6 years of age
- As set out in Broadcasting Public Notices 2004-96 and 2008-100, requests to add non-Canadian general interest third-language services to the list are generally approved, subject to any requirements the Commission deems appropriate. In Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-100, the Commission stated that non-Canadian third-language services that provide narrowly targeted or "niche" programming would be subject to the same approach as non-Canadian general interest third-language services.
- Regulatory frameworks for broadcasting distribution undertakings and discretionary programming services – Regulatory policy, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-100, 30 October 2008
- Improving the diversity of third-language television services – A revised approach to assessing requests to add non-Canadian third-language television services to the lists of eligible satellite services for distribution on a digital basis, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2004-96, 16 December 2004
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