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CCR Update

News | 08/08/2001 4:00 am EDT

Changes sought to several specialty channel licences
Several specialty channel broadcasters are asking for changes to their conditions of licence. Astral Media Inc and Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc want to amend their licence for Séries + so that the $900,000 it must now spend on original French-language feature-length fiction movies for television can also go toward specials, miniseries and movies for theatrical release. As well, CTV Inc has asked the CRTC to add long-form documentaries, informal education/recreation and leisure, and professional and amateur sports as programming genres that can be broadcast on its new Category 2 digital news channels. PrideVision, the Category 1 gay and lesbian channel, wants to be able to add programming about religion, music and dance, and music video programs on its schedule. More details.

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