At Crossroads we continue our commitment to devoting resources to the Church. For over 58 years we’ve served with ministries like 100 Huntley Street and our 24/7 Prayer Centre to serve the Church and its people in countless ways. We feel called to the work of Media Missionaries more than ever in 2020.
We are inviting churches to partner with us as we stand to meet the urgent need for Churches across Canada to thrive in a time of quarantine. While circumstance dictates that we wisely be apart for a time, we can still unite in worship and the study of God’s Word through technology; as we share the good news of Jesus with the world.
Starting today we will be working with Church-partners to upload pre-recorded sermons from church services to our video streaming platform. Castle allows users to stream content on various platforms, and will even allow mobile devices to download the content for offline viewing - a critical feature for many who don’t have the Internet at home. Best of all, we can offer a free subscription to Castle to your members thanks to the generous support of our donors and partners. From Castle, users will be able to stream your sermons and reach out to our Digital Pastor with our Prayer Chat.
We will review all submissions and get back to you about finalizing the Partnership agreement.
If you have any questions please reach out by chat, or email to [email protected].
The following is a statement of basis and principles to which Crossroads adheres. It is not intended to serve as a comprehensive doctrinal statement.
Q. Can we send videos of our full service?
A. In the interest of making the content as accessible to a broader audience we ask that the sermon be the focus of the video, removing announcements, worship music etc.
Q. Why does Castle request worship music to be removed?
A. The complexities of copyright law and the realities of paying royalties on intellectual property require us to be extremely cautious.
Q. How can we send you our files?
A. We use a bunch of file sharing services, see our Content Delivery Guide for more information
THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT made between CASTLE (Owned and operated by CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS INC (“CCCI”), 1295 North Service Road, Burlington, ON, L7R 4X5 and the producer named herein (the “Producer/Distributor”) witnesses that in consideration of the mutual covenants and warranties contained herein and subject to all terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, the parties agree to any submissions of the previous form and as follows:
SCHEDULE “A” STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1.1 Producer grants CCCI the right to broadcast, exhibit, telecast and otherwise exploit the Program, or any part thereof, on the Over the Top Digital Media Platform, during the License Term in the Language in the Territory.
1.2 There will be no obligation on CCCI to broadcast, exhibit, telecast or otherwise exploit all or any part of the Program. CCCI also reserves the right to make deletions, additions or alterations to the Program as may be necessary for the insertion of commercials or editing to time. Without limitation, where such Program is supplied as episodes and such episodes do not conform to CCCI’s expected program durations, the episodes of the Program may be edited and re-packaged into a smaller or larger number of episodes to conform to CCCI requirements. CCCI may also arrange the individual episodes of a Program in any desirable sequence.
1.3 CCCI shall not be responsible for any music synchronization, residual, reuse, rerun or other similar talent and/or rights costs or payments, and all such payments which may become due and payable as a result of CCCI’s proper exploitation or its rights under this agreement shall be paid for solely by Producer, other than performing rights payments that may become payable to the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN).
1.4 Producer grants CCCI a right of first negotiation for sixty (60) consecutive calendar days and right of last refusal for fifteen (15) consecutive calendar days following receipt by CCCI of the relevant third party offer to Producer to extend the license of existing episodes of the Program already licensed by CCCI on substantially equal terms and conditions as contained in this License Agreement. In respect of subsequent seasons of the Program or derivative programs (including but not limited to spin-offs, sequels and prequels), Producer grants CCCI a right of first negotiation for sixty (60) consecutive calendar days to license such subsequent or derivative program on substantially equal terms and conditions as contained in this License Agreement.
1.5 CCCI shall have the right, during the License Term, to promote the Program and any associated advertising and promotional materials (“Program Materials”) by any means, including the right to broadcast, exhibit and disseminate excerpts of the Program and the Program Materials in all forms of television, electronic distribution or communication now known or hereafter devised, including without limitation, the Internet. CCCI shall also have the non-exclusive right to use such Program Materials on any website controlled by CCCI.
1.6 CCCI shall have the right to use the name, likeness, photograph, recorded voice and biography of any performer or other person rendering services in the Program exhibited by CCCI. Producer shall make available to CCCI prior to broadcast, and at no additional cost to CCCI or CTS, such publicity, promotional materials and photographs of persons appearing in the Program as are available to Producer, for use by CCCI in the course of exercising its rights under this License Agreement. As such, CCCI shall have the right to use such publicity, promotional materials and photographs, which shall include, but shall not be limited to, production stills of the Program, segments from the Program not exceeding three minutes in length and a synopsis of the Program not to exceed 500 words for informational purposes and to list, advertise, publicize and promote the Program.
2. Delivery of Program
2.1 Producer shall continue to deliver content to YES TV. Pending successful approval from YES TV’s quality assurance team, the media assets will be made available to CCCI for inclusion on CASTLE. Should distribution arrangements with YESTV be discontinued, the producer will be expected to deliver one copy of the Program (and one copy of the Digital Component, if applicable) to CCCI in accordance with the delivery requirements herein, such copy of the Program (and Digital Component, if applicable) to be of a technical quality that is customary and required for the exercise by CCCI of the rights granted herein. CCCI’ technical delivery requirements are set out in Schedule “B” attached. CCCI shall have sixty (60) days from the date of its receipt of the Program to determine and to notify Producer whether or not the Program meets the required standards for broadcast purposes and meets the standard Code of Ethics for CTS/CCCI. CCCI shall also have sixty (60) days from the date of its receipt of the Digital Component to determine and to notify Producer whether or not the Digital Component meets CCCI’ required standards. Upon receiving notice from CCCI that the delivered Program or Digital Component fails to meet the required standards, Producer shall promptly take such steps as are reasonably necessary to satisfy CCCI’s required standards.
2.2 CCCI accepts no liability of any nature whatsoever for loss or damage done to original negatives or master videotapes of Program until acceptance of delivery to CTS/CCCI. After acceptance of delivery, the risk of loss, damage, destruction or disappearance of the broadcast copies of the tapes or prints of the Program provided to CTS/CCCI shall be borne by CTS/CCCI until the original negatives of master videotapes are delivered to Producer.
3. Canadian Content
3.1 When applicable, (for Canadian Productions and/or Canadian production companies), the producer must provide proof of application for a Canadian program recognition number, as certified by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and/or shall qualify as a Canadian film or video production as certified by the Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (“CAVCO”), then provide the final report when received. While CASTLE is not currently regulated by the CRTC, there is some talk that all over-the-top media platforms in Canada may be required to comply with rules and regulations set out by the CRTC.
4.1 CCCI agrees to display opening and closing credits as they appear in the Program as well as copyrights notices each time the Program is broadcast. The Producer warrants that no sponsor identification of any kind will be included in the copyright notices and credits unless specifically agreed to by both parties. Producer agrees any publicity, promotional materials and photographs made available to CCCI shall also include the appropriate credit and copyright notices.
5.1 Producer acknowledges that it has obtained customary policies of insurance in respect of the Program (including errors and omissions insurance with no non-standard exclusions) and Producer agrees to add CCCI/CTS as an additional insured or loss payee as the case may be on such policies of insurance.
6.1 Producer represents and warrants that:
(i) it has the right, capacity and authority to grant the rights to CCCI that are the subject of this License Agreement;
(ii) nothing contained in the Program and the proper exercise by CCCI of any of its rights under this License Agreement will violate or infringe on the trade make, trade name, copyright, right of privacy or publicity, or any rights of any person or entity;
(iii) the Program is to be free and clear of any lien or claim by any third party that would in any way limit or qualify the rights granted herein;
(iv) Producer has not entered into any other agreement, nor has it done or will it do any act or thing which in any way diminishes or interferes with the rights granted herein. If requested to do so by CCCI, Producer agrees to procure for CCCI properly executed documents and other proof, which it has in its possession or which may by reasonable means procure from others, to evidence a clear chain of title in the rights granted by Producer.
(v) Producer owns or controls all rights hereby licensed, including the rights in and to the script(s) (if applicable) and, subject to paragraph 7.1(vi) below, in and to all musical compositions and musical works contained in the Program;
(vi) the performing rights for Canada in all musical works contained in the Program are:
a. owned or controlled by SOCAN or their affiliated societies (“performing right Societies”); or
b. in the public domain; or
c. owned or controlled by Producer; and
(vii) all representations, warranties and indemnities of Producer shall survive the expiration or other termination of this License Agreement.
7.1 Producer hereby indemnifies CCCI and its affiliates, associates, successors, assigns, licensees and its and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives, and undertakes to hold each of them harmless, from any and all claims, damages, loss, liability, cost and expenses (including all legal fees and disbursements) and obligations arising out of or in any way connected with the breach by Producer of its above representations, warranties or obligations.
7.2 Producer shall have the obligation to assume or participate in the defense of any legal action as may be required by CCCI. Producer agrees to notify CCCI immediately upon receipt of any notice of claim which might result in any claim being made against CCCI.
8. Termination and Force Majeure
8.1 In the event that this License Agreement is terminated by CCCI (or the existing distribution agreement with CTS), including for failure of Producer to meet the Delivery Date(s), Producer will immediately pay any remaining portion of the License Fee due to CTS and the parties will have no further obligations to each other.
8.2 Neither party shall be in default under this License Agreement or have any obligation for any delay in performing or failing to perform any obligation to the extend that the delay, or failure results from force majeure, strike, labour unrest, fire, lightning, tempest, action or inaction of any government, any law, regulation or administrative policy of any government, or from any other cause, similar or not, beyond such party’s control.
9.1 This agreement may be assigned by Producer as long as the assignee assumes the terms of this License Agreement and provided that the representations, warranties and indemnities of the Producer survive the assignment and are kept personal to the Producer.
9.3 The waiver by either party of any breach of this License Agreement by the other party must be in writing and shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any proceeding or succeeding breach by the other party of the same or of any other provision of this License Agreement.
9.4 This agreement expresses the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and may not be modified, renewed, extended or discharged, except by written instrument signed by the party, or its/his/her duly authorized agent, against whom enforcement of the modification, renewal, extension, or discharge is sought.
9.5 This agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable herein and the parties agree to attorn to the courts of the Province of Ontario.