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Application to Renew a Broadcasting Licence for a Specialty Programming Undertaking - Form 109

General instructions

Filing

File electronically via Access Key by attaching the application to the Cover page. Access Key allows secure transmissions to the Commission and also authenticates your identity. Therefore, a signature is not required when using Access Key. Applicants who file their application in this manner are not required to submit a hard copy of the application and its related documents.

Applicants who need further information relative to the CRTC processes can contact a Commission specialist at 1-866-781-1911.

Instructions

The following questionnaire is in HTML format and may be downloaded to the word processing software of your choice. This enables you to complete the downloaded questionnaire by inserting your response in bold letters immediately following the question. You may add lines to the tables if necessary but do not alter or delete any text from the questionnaire.

The application must be divided into sections as set out in the questionnaire, and include the numbered questions followed by the corresponding response. Responses must be provided, at a minimum, in a size 10 font.

Naming convention for the electronic documents

The following documents should be submitted as separate electronic documents using the naming convention specified below. The document number (Doc#) indicates the ascending order in which the documents should appear on the public file.

Table 1 - Naming convention for the electronic documents
Document Electronic file name
The Covering Letter (if any) APP - Doc1 - Cover Letter dated ____
The Application Form APP - Doc2 - Form 109 "Application to Renew a Broadcasting Licence for a Specialty Programming Undertaking"
Appendix 1A APP - Doc3 - Appendix 1A - Supplementary Brief
Appendix 2A APP - Doc4 - Appendix 2A - Amendments to constituting documents
Appendix 4A APP - Doc5 - Appendix 4A - Block Program Schedule (Current)
Appendix 4B APP - Doc6 - Appendix 4B -  Block Program Schedule (Proposed) - If response to Question 1.6 is "no"
Appendix 5A APP - Doc7 - Appendix 5A -  Detailed calculations used to arrive at each source of revenue projected at question 5.1
Appendix 5B APP - Doc8 - Appendix 5B -  Calculations used to determine projected advertising revenues
Appendix 5C APP - Doc9 - Appendix 5C -  Audited and Interim Financial Statements
Each confidential document - NOT WEB APP - Doc - CONFIDENTIAL - "brief description of the document"
Each abridged version of each confidential document APP - Doc - ABRIDGED VERSION - "same description of document for which confidentiality is requested"

1.  General Information

Name of service:

Type of undertaking:
National (  ) Regional (specify):

Distribution status:
Dual (  ) Modified Dual (  )
Discretionary (  ) Category 1 (  )

Origination point: City: Province:

1.1 Identification of licensee

Name of legal entity who is authorized by the Commission to operate this undertaking:


Address:
City:
Province/Territory:
Postal code:
Telephone:
Fax:
Email:

Contact person representing the applicant

(if there is no appointed designated representative under question 1.2)

Name:
Title:
Telephone:
Email:

1.2 Appointment of designated representative

I, _________________________, the applicant, hereby designate____________________ as my designated representative for and on my behalf and in my name to sign, file and complete (if necessary) an application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and to sign and file a reply with respect thereto and I do hereby ratify, confirm and adopt as my own act, such application and all replies made thereto.

Date:
At: Example: city, province
Signature (a signature is not required when submitting electronically):
Address of designated representative:
Title:
Telephone:
Fax:
Email:

1.3 Declaration of the applicant or its designated representative

I, ___________________________________ , solemnly declare that:

  1. I am the designated representative of the applicant named in this application brief and as such have knowledge of all matters declared therein.

  2. The statements made in this application or in any document filed pursuant to any request for further information by the Commission are (will be) to the best of my knowledge and believed to be true in all respects.

  3. The opinions and estimates given in this application or in any document filed pursuant to any request for further information by the Commission are (will be) based on facts as known to me.

  4. I have examined the provisions of the Broadcasting Act and the broadcasting regulations and policies relevant to this application.

And I have signed

Signature (a signature is not required when submitting electronically):
Date:

Witnessed by

Signature (a signature is not required when submitting electronically):
Name:
Date:
At: Example: city, province

1.4 Procedural request

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure) allow an interested person to request that the Commission exercise a power under the Rules of Procedure or change the Rules of Procedure for a specific proceeding (sections 5 and 7). This is generally called a procedural request. You may consult Implementation of new Rules of Practice and Procedure, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-958, 23 December 2010, and Guidelines on the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure, Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-959, 23 December 2010, for more information.

Is the applicant requesting that the Commission make an exception to its Rules of Procedure in the treatment of this application?

Yes ( ) No ( )

If yes, please indicate which section of the Rules of Procedure you wish to vary and provide a detailed rationale as to why this request should be granted : 

1.5 Application

The Commission will return the application if it has not been duly completed. The onus will be on the applicant to submit a complete application that provides all of the relevant information, to identify all regulatory issues raised in the application and to provide supporting documentation.

Submit a website address or email address where an electronic copy of the application may be requested:

Website:
Example: www.mycompany.com

Email:
Example: no-reply@no-reply.com 

1.6 Compliance

The undertaking has been operating in compliance, over the licence term, with the provisions of its licence, the Broadcasting Act, and all applicable regulations of the CRTC.

Yes ( ) No ( )

If no, provide the full details of any non-compliance during the licence term, including the reasons, any remedial action and, where applicable, the period of time expected before the undertaking is operating in compliance.

Date:

At:

Signature of Licensee or its appointed agent:

1.7 Same terms, conditions and definitions

The licensee proposes to operate this undertaking under the same terms, conditions and definitions as specified in the current licence and in the last renewal decision or, if there has been no renewal, in the initial licensing decision, and as specified in any subsequent written approvals granted during the term of its current licence.

Yes ( ) No ( )

Date:

At:

Signature of Licensee or its appointed agent:

Licensees must respond to question 1.8 if response to question 1.7 is "no".

1.8

  1. Specify which of the following terms, conditions or definitions you propose to amend:

    Wholesale Fee

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    Canadian Programming Expenditures

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    Nature of Service

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    Program Categories

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    Canadian Content

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    Other

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    Specify:

  2. For each amendment proposed at 1.7a), provide the following:

    1. Outline your current commitments in those areas as well as the status of those commitments;

    2. Outline your proposed changes;

    3. Provide reasons in support of the proposed changes in relation to your service overall, the broadcasting system and the Broadcasting Act; and,

    4. Specify the implications/repercussions if you maintained the current terms, conditions and definitions.


2. Ownership

Definitions:

For the licensee:

2.1

Complete the following tables providing:

  1. A list of the directors and officers, including the Chief Executive Officer.
    Directors and Officers
    Name Complete Home Address Citizenship Position
           
  2. A list of shareholders holding 10% or more of the voting shares (1), of the voting rights (when different from the voting shares), and of the Common (2) (participating) shares, by class of shares.

    Capital Structure and Shareholders
    Shares/Units Participating Votes Authorized Issued Name of Shareholders (company:  provide jurisdiction)
    (individual:  provide complete home address)
    No. Held % of Votes Canadian
    (X)
                     
  3. A breakdown between Canadian and non-Canadian of the remaining shares not accounted for in b), by class of shares.

    Class of Shares Shareholders Total Number of Shares % of Votes Canadian
    (X)
             
2.2

Provide the same tables as in 2.1 for any corporation holding directly or indirectly 20% or more of the voting interest (voting rights/shares) of the licensee or of any corporation forming part of their ownership chain.

Supporting document to be appended:

Appendix 2A

Provide all changes or amendments to the constituting documents (for example, Letters Patent, By-Laws, etc.) of the licensee, that are not already filed with the Commission.




3. Industry consolidation and cross-media ownership

If the information requested in this section has been previously submitted to the Commission, provide reference to the application containing this information: _______________; proceed to section 4.

3.1

Provide a list of all entities involved in any of the areas listed below, for which any investment (equity and/or debt securities) is held by the licensee, its directors, a corporation which directly or indirectly controls the licensee and any shareholder holding 20% or more of the voting interest of the licensee.

  1. Other CRTC licence

  2. Daily newspaper

  3. Non-daily newspaper or other media publisher

  4. Production or distribution of programming material

  5. Lessor of property, plant or equipment of licensee

  6. Telecommunications company regulated under the Telecommunications Act

  7. Company owning securities in any of categories (a) to (f)




4.  Programming

Independent production

4.1
  1. Provide information on the extent to which your service's programming is from the independent production sector.

  2. In Public Notice CRTC 1999-97, the Commission stated:

    "Where a broadcasting licensee owns or has acquired a production company, either in whole or in part, the Commission will expect the licensee to address the issues arising from vertical integration at the time of licensing or licence renewal."

    If applicable, describe the measures that have been taken to limit the potential for preferential treatment of affiliated production companies.

  3. If the Commission were to impose a condition of licence requiring a minimum percentage of programming other than news, current affairs and sports, which is produced by non-related production companies, indicate what percentage you think would be appropriate and why.

    For this purpose, the Commission defines non-related as any production company in which the specialty service, or any of its shareholders, owns or controls, directly or indirectly, less than 30% of the equity.

Regional reflection

4.2
  1. Describe any initiatives designed to reflect Canada's various regions in your programming.

  2. Describe any plans to acquire programming from producers who operate in regions outside the major production centres (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver).

Canadian talent development

4.3

Provide a description of your strategies to develop new Canadian programming and new Canadian talent.

Programming policy

4.4

Please state your service's programming policies with respect to explicit violence, adult scenes and coarse language.

Adult programming

4.5

Do you intend to distribute adult films or other adult programming on your proposed service? The Industry Code of programming standards and practices governing pay, pay-per-view and video-on-demand services (the Industry Code) appended to Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2003-10, 6 March 2003 (Public Notice CRTC 2003-10), defines adult programming as any program that constitutes an "Adult Sex Film" under the Detailed Adult Sex Guidelines established by the Ontario Film Review Board, as amended from time to time.

If yes:

If no, please explain.

Time shift

4.6

Do you time shift?

Yes ( ) No ( )

If yes, explain.

Cultural diversity

4.7

Has the licensee filed a corporate plan on cultural diversity with the Commission?

Yes ( ) No ( )

4.8

With respect to this specific service, describe your strategy for ensuring the reflection of Canada's cultural diversity.

  1. Describe how the programming will reflect the presence of cultural and racial minorities and Aboriginal people in the communities served, in a manner that is accurate, fair and non-stereotypical.

  2. Describe any specific commitments to initiatives designed to ensure an accurate and fair reflection and portrayal of all minority groups.

Service to the hearing impaired

4.9 English-language services
  1. Does the licensee commit to close-caption at least 90% of all English-language programming during the broadcast day, in each year of the licence term?

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    If no, provide reasons and propose alternative commitment.

  2. Would you accept the above commitment as a condition of licence?

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    If no, provide reasons.

  3. Describe the measures, planned or in place at your service, to ensure the quality, reliability, and accuracy of your closed-captioning.

4.10 French-language services
  1. Paragraph 130 of Public Notice CRTC 1999-97 states:  "The Commission considers that French-language broadcasters should have requirements for closed-captioning of programming similar to those applicable to English-language broadcasters.",  that is, that French-language broadcasters should work towards close-captioning 90% of all programming during the broadcast day, including 100% of all news programming.

    Provide a plan of the measures you intend to implement for the advancement of French-language closed-captioning to meet the above policy statement.  Describe distinct measures for real-time captioning and for other kinds of closed-captioning (for example, offline).

  2. For each year of the licence term, set out the minimum percentage of  French-language programming during the broadcast day that will be close-captioned as follows:

    Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7
    % of ALL programming to be close-captioned in a broadcast day              
  3. Does the licensee commit to close captioning at least 90% of all French-language programming beginning in Year 6 of the licence term?

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    If no, provide reasons.

  4. Would you accept the above commitments as a condition of licence?

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    If no, provide reasons.

  5. Describe the measures, planned or in place at your service, to ensure the quality, reliability, and accuracy of your closed-captioning.

4.11 Ethnic services
  1. English-language programming

    Does the licensee commit to close-caption at least 90% of all English-language programming during the broadcast day, in each year of the licence term?

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    If no, provide reasons and propose alternative commitment.

  2. French-language programming

    For each year of the licence term, set out the minimum percentage of French-language programming during the broadcast day that will be close-captioned as follows:

    Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7
    % of ALL programming to be close-captioned in a broadcast day              
  3. Third-language programming

    For each year of the licence term, set out the minimum percentage of third-language programming during the broadcast day that will be close-captioned as follows:

    Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7
    % of ALL programming to be close-captioned in a broadcast day              
  4. Would you accept the above commitments as a condition of licence?

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    If no, provide reasons.

  5. Describe the measures, planned or in place at your service, to ensure the quality, reliability, and accuracy of your closed-captioning.

Service to the visually impaired

4.12
  1. Describe the steps you are taking to improve the accessibility of your service for persons who are visually impaired.

  2. Describe your activities and plans to provide audio description of textual, graphic design and still image elements that are posted on the screen, such as phone numbers, stock information, or weather maps.

  3. Is the licensee technically capable of providing descriptive video, for example, via the Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) channel?

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    If no, explain any challenges of becoming technically capable, and the steps you plan to take to become technically capable.

  4. For each year of the licence term, set out the minimum number of hours of Canadian programming you are prepared to describe in each broadcast month:

    Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7
    Hours of described Canadian programming per month              
  5. Indicate what proportion of the hours will be original: _______ %

  6. Would you accept the above commitments as a condition of licence?

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    If no, provide reasons.

Questions 4.13 to 4.19 to be completed only if response to question 1.6 is "no"

Nature of service

4.13
  1. Language

    Language (%)
    English  
    French  
    Bilingual -- English: %
    French: %
    Other (specify):

    %

  2. If the service will target an ethnic group(s), please indicate % of ethnic programming as defined in Public Notice CRTC 1999-117: ___________%.

  3. Provide a brief description of service which you would accept as a condition of licence defining the nature of the proposed service:

  4. Indicate the program categories from which programming will be drawn (as defined in Public Notice CRTC 1999-205):

    • (  ) 1 News

    • (  ) 2a Analysis and Interpretation

    • (  ) 2b Long-form documentary

    • (  ) 3 Reporting and Actualities

    • (  ) 4 Religion

    • (  ) 5a Formal Education and Pre-school

    • (  ) 5b Informal Education/Recreation and Leisure

    • (  ) 6a Professional sports

    • (  ) 6b Amateur sports

    • (  ) 7a Ongoing dramatic series

    • (  ) 7b Ongoing comedy series (sitcoms)

    • (  ) 7c Specials, mini-series, made-for-TV feature films

    • (  ) 7d Theatrical feature films aired on TV

    • (  ) 7e Animated television programs and films

    • (  ) 7f Programs of comedy sketches, improvisations, unscripted works, stand-up comedy

    • (  ) 7g Other drama

    • (  ) 8a Music and dance other than 8b or 8c

    • (  ) 8b Music video clips

    • (  ) 8c Music video programs

    • (  ) 9 Variety

    • (  ) 10 Game shows

    • (  ) 11 General entertainment and human interest

    • (  ) 12 Interstitials

    • (  ) 13 Public service announcements (PSAs)

    • (  ) 14 Infomercials, promotional and corporate videos

    • (  ) 15 Filler Programming - Justify(1):

    • (1) In Public Notice CRTC 1994-59, the Commission stated that filler programming should not be included in nature of service definitions of specialty services, as it could fall under a number of other categories.

Program schedule and description

4.14

Provide a brief description of each program identified in the Block Program Schedule (schedule is to be provided as Appendix 4B):

  1. Program title (or working title). If an Ethnic program, include language and group to whom it is directed;

  2. CRTC 8-digit key figure(s) (See Specialty Services Regulations, 1990);

  3. Number of Original Programs per year;

  4. Number of Repeats in the same Program Year;

  5. Duration of each program (in hours and minutes);

  6. Production organization/company or stations which produced the program (required for Canadian programs only);

  7. Direct Cost (in $) per title or Series (specify which).  If no costs are involved, indicate if the program is Free, Brokered, Bartered, Paid-to-Air or Other (explain).

Note: The table should be arranged by program category using the programming categories set out in Public Notice CRTC 1999-205 under the following headings: A: In-House Production, B: Co-production with independent producer(s), C: Canadian acquired, and D: Non-Canadian acquired.

Program Description
Program Title CRTC 8-digit Key Figure No. Episodes Original/ Repeats Duration & Day/Time Scheduled Brief Description Production Organization (Canadian Programs Only)
           

Canadian content

4.15
  1. The "Broadcast Day" for the purpose of calculating the licensee's commitments is:

    1. as defined in Section 2 of the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987 (that is, the 18-hour period beginning 6 a.m. each calendar day)

      Yes (  )

      or

    2. the 24-hour period beginning at _______ each calendar day.

  2. The starting time of your "log reporting day" will be:

  3. The licensee undertakes by condition of licence, to broadcast the following minimum levels of Canadian content:

    Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7
    Percentage (%)
    Broadcast Day              
    Between 6 p.m. and midnight              
  4. Set out the minimum percentage of the previous broadcast year's gross advertising, infomercial and subscriber revenues, that the licensee is prepared to expend on Canadian programs:  _______ %

Music video specialty service only

4.16

Indicate the minimum percentage of music videos that will be Canadian as defined in Public Notice CRTC 2000-42.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7
Music Videos              

Advertising

4.17

The licensee accepts the following as a condition of licence:

  1. Subject to subsection b), the licensee shall not distribute more than twelve (12) minutes of advertising material during each clock hour;

  2. In addition to the twelve minutes of advertising material referred to in subsection a), the licensee may distribute during each clock hour, a maximum of 30 seconds of additional advertising material that consists of unpaid public service announcements; and

  3. The licensee shall not distribute any paid advertising material other than national paid advertising.

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    If no, provide alternative.

Industry codes

4.18

Is the licensee a member in good standing of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council?

Yes ( ) No ( )

4.19

The licensee accepts as conditions of licence to adhere to the following codes during all hours of the broadcast day:

  1. The Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Broadcast Code for Advertising to Children (Public Notice CRTC 1993-99, Revised Broadcast Code for Advertising to Children, dated 30 June 1993), as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    If no, provide reasons.

  2. The CAB Violence Code (Public Notice CRTC 1993-149, Voluntary Code Regarding Violence in Television Programming, dated 28 October 1993 and Letter - Re: CAB Violence Code - revised title, dated 8 September 2008), as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission (to be suspended as long as the licensee is a member in good standing of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council).

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    If no, provide reasons.

  3. The Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Equitable Portrayal Code (Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-23, Equitable Portrayal Code, dated 17 March 2008), as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission (to be suspended as long as the licensee is a member in good standing of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council).

    Yes ( ) No ( )

    If no, provide reasons.

Supporting documents to be appended:

Appendix 4A
Program schedule (current)

Provide a copy of the service's fall block program schedule for the current calendar year indicating the country of origin and the category of each program.  Indicate all in-house productions with a "p", co-productions with a "c", acquired productions with an "a", closed-captioned programs with a "cc", and described programs with a "d".  If colour is used, provide a total of 30 colour copies of this schedule.

Appendix 4B
Program schedule (proposed) -- if response to question 1.6 is "no"

Provide a copy of a sample program schedule indicating the country of origin and the category of each program.  Indicate all in-house productions with a "p", co-productions with a "c", acquired productions with an "a", closed-captioned programs with a "cc", and described programs with a "d".  If colour is used, provide a total of 30 colour copies of this schedule.




5. Financial operations

5.1

In accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (G.A.A.P), complete the following summary of the estimated annual revenue and expenses for each 12-month period ending 31 August of the proposed licence term:

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 TOTAL
Revenue (after agency commissions)
($000)
Digital subscriber revenue:
Cable, DTH, MDS, other
               
Analog subscriber revenue:
(independent Class 3 systems only)(1)
               
National advertising revenue                
Infomercial revenue                
Sales/Syndication of programs                
Merchandising/Transaction revenue                
Production                
Other (Specify)                
TOTAL REVENUE                
Operating Expenses
($000)
Programming and Production                
Technical                
Sales and Promotion                
Administration and General                
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES                
Non-Operating Expenses
($000)
Depreciation                
Interest                
Other Adjustments - Expenses (income)                
TOTAL NON-OPERATING EXPENSES                
TOTAL EXPENSES                
Estimated pre-tax income (loss)                
Provision for Income Taxes                
NET INCOME (LOSS) AFTER TAXES
(for broadcasting operations only)
               

5.2 Programming expenses

In accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (G.A.A.P), complete the following summary of the estimated annual operating expenses for programming and production for each 12-month period, ending 31 August of the proposed licence term (refer to Public Notice CRTC 1993-93):

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 TOTAL
Programs to be Telecast (1)
($000)
Acquisition - Canadian                
Investment - Canadian                
Production - Canadian                
Total Canadian Telecast Expenses                
Non-Canadian Telecast Expenses                
TOTAL - PROGRAMS TO BE TELECAST                
Other Programming Expenses
($000)
Cost of Interactive and Merchandising/ Transactional Components                
Program Inventory Write-Downs for Canadian  Programs (2)                
Program Inventory Write-Downs for Non-Canadian Programs (2)                
Script and Concept Development Expenditures for Canadian Programs Not Telecast (3)                
Other Canadian (Specify):                
Other Non-Canadian (Specify):                
Sub-Total - Other Programming Expenses                
TOTAL - TELECAST AND OTHER PROGRAMMING EXPENSES                
Other Production Expenses
($000)
Costs of Production Expenses                
GRAND TOTAL - PROGRAMMING AND PRODUCTION EXPENSES                

5.3

Provide all underlying assumptions upon which the financial projections in questions 5.1 and 5.2 have been prepared, including expected inflation rates and whether the projections have been prepared using current or constant dollars.

5.4

Complete an estimate of annual operating expenses for technical, sales and promotion and administration and general for each 12-month period ending 31 August of the proposed licence term.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Total
Technical
($000)
Salaries and Benefits                
Technical Equipment                
Maintenance                
Satellite Charges                
Technical Consultants Services                
Other Technical Expenses                
TOTAL TECHNICAL                
Sales and Promotion
($000)
Salaries and Benefits                
Sales Commissions                
Advertising and Promotion                
Other Sales Expenses                
TOTAL SALES AND PROMOTION                
Administration and General
($000)
Salaries and Benefits                
Rental and Other Costs of Premises                
Professional Services (Audit and Legal)                
Management Services                
Licence Fees                
Bad Dept Expenses                
Other Expenses                
TOTAL ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL                

Note: Totals of each operating expense category must coincide with question 5.1.

5.5

Complete the following summary of the estimated annual revenue and expenses for the year remaining in the current licence term:

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Total
Revenue (after agency commissions)
($000)
Digital subscriber revenue:
Cable, DTH, MDS, other
               
Analog subscriber revenue:
(independent Class 3 systems only)(1)
               
National advertising revenue                
Infomercial revenue                
Sales/Syndication of programs                
Merchandising/Transaction revenue                
Production                
Other (Specify)                
TOTAL REVENUE                
Operating Expenses
($000)
Programming and Production                
Technical                
Sales and Promotion                
Administration and General                
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES                
Non-Operating Expenses
($000)
Depreciation                
Interest                
Other Adjustments - Expenses (income)                
TOTAL NON-OPERATING EXPENSES                
TOTAL EXPENSES                
Estimated pre-tax income (loss)                
Provision for Income Taxes                
NET INCOME (LOSS) AFTER TAXES
(for broadcasting operations only)
               

5.6 Programming Expenses

Complete the following summary of the estimated annual operating expenses for programming and production for the year remaining in the current licence term (refer to Public Notice CRTC 1993-93):

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7
Programs to be Telecast (1)
($000)
Acquisition - Canadian              
Investment - Canadian              
Production - Canadian              
Total Canadian Telecast Expenses              
Non-Canadian Telecast Expenses              
TOTAL - PROGRAMS TO BE TELECAST              
Other Programming Expenses
($000)
Cost of Interactive and Merchandising/ Transactional Components              
Program Inventory Write-Downs for Canadian Programs              
Program Inventory Write-Downs for Non-Canadian Programs              
Script and Concept Development Expenditures for Canadian Programs Not Telecast              
Other Canadian (Specify):              
Other Non-Canadian (Specify):              
Sub-Total - Other Programming Expenses              
TOTAL - TELECAST AND OTHER PROGRAMMING EXPENSES              
Other Production Expenses
($000)
Costs of Production Expenses              
GRAND TOTAL - PROGRAMMING AND PRODUCTION EXPENSES              

5.7

Complete an estimate of annual operating expenses for technical, sales and promotion and administration and general for the year remaining in the current licence term:

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Total
Technical
($000)
Salaries and Benefits                
Technical Equipment                
Maintenance                
Satellite Charges                
Technical Consultants Services                
Other Technical Expenses                
TOTAL TECHNICAL                
Sales and Promotion
($000)
Salaries and Benefits                
Sales Commissions                
Advertising and Promotion                
Other Sales Expenses                
TOTAL SALES AND PROMOTION                
Administration and General
($000)
Salaries and Benefits                
Rental and Other Costs of Premises                
Professional Services (Audit and Legal)                
Management Services                
Licence Fees                
Bad Dept Expenses                
Other Expenses                
TOTAL ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL                

Note: Totals of each operating expense category must coincide with question 5.5.

Supporting documents to be appended:

Appendix 5A

Submit a table showing, for each of the 7 years of the proposed licence term, all of the detailed calculations used to arrive at each source of revenue projected in 5.1.  In providing the calculations, include a detailed explanation of the expected growth in the digital subscriber universe, sub-divided between DTH, MDS, cable and other.  The number of digital subscribers you expect to obtain for the proposed service, along with the associated wholesale rate, should also be provided.

Appendix 5B

Provide the calculations used to determine the projected advertising revenues (include the expected size of your audience in both prime and out-of-prime periods).

Appendix 5C

Provide the audited financial statements of the licensee for the most recently completed year of operation.  Submit also, where applicable, the latest interim financial statements.




6. Employment equity

Information relating to employment equity is available in Public Notices CRTC 1992-59 and 1997-34.

The Commission requires responses to questions regarding Employment Equity on behalf of the licensee as a whole, with reference to all of its employees in aggregate, that is, employees at all undertakings for which the licensee holds licences.

6.1

Is the licensee subject to the 1996 Employment Equity Act (applicable to federally-regulated employers with 100 or more employees)?

Yes ( ) No ( )

If yes, proceed to section 7, "On-air Presence".
If no, proceed to question 6.2.

6.2

Outline examples of any measures (including hiring and training, apprenticeship programs, work arrangements, etc.) that you have or will put in place for the designated groups (women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities).

Questions 6.3 to 6.5 -- applicable if between 25 and 99 employees:

6.3

How do you or will you communicate details of your employment equity policies to managers and staff?

6.4

Have you assigned, or will you assign, a senior level person to be responsible for tracking progress and monitoring results?

Yes ( ) No ( )

If yes, what authority does or will that person have to ensure goals are achieved?

6.5

What financial resources do you have or will you put in place to promote employment equity in the workplace (for example, funds for daycare, access for persons with disabilities, etc.)?




7. On-air presence

Information relating to on-air presence and voice-overs is available in Public Notices CRTC 1994-69 and 1995-98.

25 or More Employees:

7.1

Outline policies and procedures in place, or plans in this regard, to ensure the representation of members of the four designated groups in on-air positions, including voice-overs, where applicable.  These policies, procedures and plans should include references to programs produced by the licensee, as well as to acquired programming and advertising.

100 or More Employees:

7.2

Provide the total number and percentage of on-air employees, including voice-overs, (full-time, part-time and temporary) from each designated group, as well as the total number of ALL on-air employees who were employed in the last year, in which reports were submitted to Human Resources Development Canada.

Licensees are not required to provide data for each of the four job categories identified individually in the above-mentioned public notices, but rather for the four categories identified in aggregate.

On-Air Employees Number %
Women    
Aboriginal Peoples    
Persons with Disabilities    
Visible Minorities    
TOTAL number of ALL on-air employees    
7.3

Describe in detail the specific initiatives undertaken over the past licence term that are designed to improve the on-air representation of members of the four designated groups.




8. Request for documents to be designated as confidential

Sections 30 to 34 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure set out a process by which parties to Commission proceedings may file information on the record of a public proceeding in confidence.

A party filing information can “designate” it as confidential at the time it is filed with the Commission (section 31) if it falls into one of the following categories:

  1. Information that is a trade secret
  2. Financial, commercial, scientific or technical information that is confidential and that is treated consistently in a confidential manner by the person who submitted it; or
  3. Information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected :
    1. To result in material financial loss or gain to any person;
    2. To prejudice the competitive position of any person; or
    3. To affect contractual or other negotiations of any person.

At the time that the party files the information it designates as confidential, it must provide an abridged version of the document along with an explanation of how the information falls into a category of information listed in section 31. The party must provide a detailed rationale to explain why the disclosure of the information is not in the public interest (section 32(1)).

The confidential version of the document must be filed separately and must be marked “CONFIDENTIAL” on each page. If the document is filed electronically, each file containing confidential information must include “CONFIDENTIAL” in the file name.

The abridged version of the document and the reasons for the designation of information as confidential will be placed on the public record of the proceeding.

Please consult the Implementation of new Rules of Practice and Procedure, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-958, 23 December 2010, and the Procedures for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure in Commission proceedings, Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-961, 23 December 2010, for complete process for filing confidential information.

8.1 Request for documents to be designated as confidential

Are you requesting for some information to be designated as confidential?

Yes ( ) No ( )

If yes, you must provide a detailed rationale to explain why the disclosure of the information is not in the public interest :




Book of supporting documents

Appendix Number and Name Appended
(Yes or No)
E-filed
(Yes or No)
Section 1: General Information
1A - Supplementary Brief    
Section 2:  Ownership
2A - Amendments to constituting documents    
Section 4: Programming
4A - Block Program Schedule (Current)    
4B - Block Program Schedule (Proposed) - If response to Question 1.6 is "no"    
Section 5: Financial Operations
5A - Detailed calculations used to arrive at each source of revenue projected at question 5.1    
5B - Calculations used to determine projected advertising revenues    
5C - Audited and Interim Financial Statements    

CRTC 109 (2013-05-23) - Specialty Renewal

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