Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-196
References: Part 1 applications posted on 17 March 2017
Ottawa, 14 June 2017
Applications 2017-0202-7 and 2017-0203-5
Addition of Star HD and Canal 24 Horas to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution
- The Commission approves applications by InsightEdge 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 Star HD 24-hour niche 100% Spanish language provides Spanish drama and entertainment programs Spain Spanish-speaking Canadians, particularly those from Spain Canal 24 Horas 24-hour niche 100% Spanish language provides news, current affairs and educational programming Spain Spanish-speaking Canadians, particularly those from Spain
- 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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