...and Repeater-Based Pay Radio

...and Repeater-Based Pay Radio
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The CRTC also approved the application of CHUM and its associate, Astral Media Radio Inc., to offer a service comprising 50 channels produced in Canada, of which at least 20% will be French. This licensee also intends to offer five channels intended for the Aboriginal, Chinese, German, Italian and South Asian communities.
The music broadcast by these channels must respect the minimums required by CRTC regulations: notably, for popular music, 35% Canadian content, and, in the case of French-language channels, a minimum of 65% of musical selections in French.
In addition, CHUM/Astral must contribute 2% of its gross annual revenues to initiatives for the development of Canadian talent.
The satellite radio licensees must also contribute at least 5% of their gross annual revenues to initiatives for the development of Canadian talent.
The Toronto Globe and Mail reports the CHUM application proposed a $9.95 per month subscription fee.

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