Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2022-258

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Ottawa, 22 September 2022

Various licensees
Across Canada

Various independent discretionary services operating under a group-based approach – Administrative renewals

  1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licences for the independent discretionary services operating under a group-based approach set out in the appendix to this decision from 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2024, subject to the terms and conditions in effect under the current licences.
  2. This decision does not dispose of any issues that may arise with respect to the renewal of these licences, including any non-compliance issues.

Secretary General

This decision is to be appended to each licence.

Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2022-258

Discretionary services operating under a group-based approach for which the broadcasting licences are administratively renewed until 31 August 2024

Services that form the Blue Ant Group for the purposes of group-based licensing

Blue Ant Television General PartnershipFootnote 1 is the licensee, unless otherwise specified. These services were last renewed in Blue Ant – Discretionary services – Licence renewal, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2018-291, 21 August 2018.

Licensee Name of discretionary service
Blue Ant Television General Partnership A.Side
BBC Earth
BBC First (formerly HIFI)
Cottage Life
Love Nature
Makeful
T + E
SN Channel General PartnershipFootnote 2 Smithsonian Channel

Services that form the WildBrain Group for the purposes of group-based licensing

WildBrain Ltd. is the licensee, unless otherwise specified. These services were last renewed in Family Channel, Family CHRGD and Télémagino – Licence renewals, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2018-228, 5 July 2018.

Licensee Name of discretionary service
WildBrain Ltd. Family Channel (and its multiplex Family Jr.)
Télémagino
WildBrainTV (formerly Family CHRGD)
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