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ARCHIVED -  Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-128

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Ottawa, 4 March 2010

Notice of applications received

Various locations
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 8 April 2010

The Commission has received the following applications:

[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]

Applicant and Locality

  1. Afromedia Communications Incorporated
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2010-0137-0
  2. Thunder Bay Electronics Limited
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
    Application No. 2010-0204-7

1. Across Canada
Application No. 2010-0137-0

Application by Afromedia Communications Incorporated to amend the authority for the national, ethnic Category 2 specialty programming undertaking known as AMET-TV, announced in AMET-TV – Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-718, 25 November 2009.

The applicant proposes to replace a portion of the wording in condition of licence 6, which reads:

Not less than 10% of the programming broadcast during the broadcast week will be in the Yoruba, Swahili, Hausa, Twi, Fante and Arabic language.

To now read:

Not less than 10% of the programming broadcast during the broadcast week will be in the various spoken across the African continent.

The applicant states that there are numerous other languages beyond those the ethnic service AMET-TV is currently authorized to carry and that the proposed change would allow AMET-TV to offer a wider variety of third-language programming from more sources.

Licensee's address:

2-58 Weather Vane Lane
Suite 2
Brampton, Ontario
L6X 4R5
Fax: 905-874-1444
E-Mail: kunle.oyegbola@afromediacomm.ca

Examination of application:

C/O Bello Lagoudis
Unit 37
1100 Central Parkway West
Mississauga, Ontario

2. Thunder Bay, Ontario
Application No. 2010-0204-7

Application by Thunder Bay Electronics Limited to amend the broadcasting licence for the television programming undertaking CKPR-TV Thunder Bay.

The licensee proposes to delete the condition of licence relating to its affiliation with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), which reads:

The licensee shall operate this broadcasting undertaking as an affiliate of the English-language television network operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The applicant states that it has been unable to negotiate a new program supply agreement with the CBC.

The applicant noted that CKPR-TV would operate as an independent local station and intends to source its non-local programming.

The applicant states that, if the proposed disaffiliation is approved, it will continue to commit to broadcast a minimum weekly average of 7 hours 40 minutes of original local news, will continue to broadcast in each broadcast week, averaged over the broadcast year, a minimum of 8 hours of priority programming, and will meet all other conditions of licence as stated in CKPR-TV Thunder Bay – Licence renewal, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-387, 30 August 2004.

Licensee's address:

87 Hill Street North
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7A 5V6
Fax: 807-344-1018
E-Mail: dcaron@dougallmedia.com

Examination of application:

At the licensee's address

Public participation

Deadline for interventions

8 April 2010

The intervention must be received by the Commission and by the applicant on or before the above-mentioned date. The Commission cannot be held responsible for postal delays and will not notify a party whose intervention is received after the deadline date. The intervention will not be considered by the Commission and will not be part of the public file.

Interventions will be considered by the Commission and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to intervening parties, provided the procedure set out below has been followed. Parties will be contacted only if their submissions raise procedural questions.

Written interventions should be submitted to the Secretary General of the Commission in only one of the following formats:

by using the
[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]

or

by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2

or

by fax at
819-994-0218

A true copy must be sent to the applicant, and proof that this has been done must accompany the intervention sent to the Commission.

The Commission advises those who file and serve by electronic mode to exercise caution when using e-mail for service of documents or notification, as it may be difficult to establish that service has occurred.

Parties must ensure that, before initiating service through electronic mode, they will be able to satisfy the Commission, upon request, that service of the notification was completed.

Submissions longer than five pages should include a summary.

Each paragraph of the submission should be numbered. In addition, where the intervention is filed by electronic means, the line ***End of document*** should be entered following the last paragraph of the document, as an indication that the document has not been damaged during electronic transmission.

Interventions should clearly identify the application referred to and indicate whether parties support or oppose the application, or, if they propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for their proposal.

Important notice

All information that parties provide as part of this public process, except information granted confidentiality, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, e-mail or through the Commission's website at www.crtc.gc.ca, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission's website.

This information includes personal information, such as full names, e-mail addresses, postal/street addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, and any other personal information parties provide.

The personal information that parties provide will be used and may be disclosed for the purpose for which the information was obtained or compiled by the Commission, or for a use consistent with that purpose.

Documents received electronically or otherwise will be put on the Commission's website in their entirety exactly as received, including any personal information contained therein, in the official language and format in which they are received. Documents not received electronically will be available in PDF format.

The information that parties provide to the Commission as part of this public process is entered into an unsearchable database dedicated to this specific public process. This database is accessible only from the web page of this particular public process.

As a result, a general search of the Commission's website with the help of either its own search engine or a third-party search engine will not provide access to the information that was provided as part of this public process.

The Commission encourages interested parties to monitor the public examination file and the Commission's website for additional information that they may find useful when preparing their interventions.

Examination of documents

An electronic version of the applications is available from the Commission's website by selecting the application number within this notice.

A list of all interventions will also be available on the Commission's website. An electronic version of all interventions submitted will be accessible from this list. To access the list, select "Lists of interventions/comments" under "Public Proceedings" from the Commission's website.

Documents are also available during normal office hours at the local address provided in this notice and at the Commission offices and documentation centres directly involved with this application, or, upon request, within two (2) working days, at any other Commission offices and documentation centres.

Location of Commission offices

Toll-free telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Toll-free TDD: 1-877-909-2782

Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
Central Building
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, Quebec
J8X 4B1
Tel.: 819-997-2429
Fax: 819-994-0218

Regional offices

Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road
Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3A 4S5
Tel.: 902-426-7997
Fax: 902-426-2721

205 Viger Avenue West
Suite 504
Montréal, Quebec
H2Z 1G2
Tel.: 514-283-6607

55 St. Clair Avenue East
Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario
M4T 1M2
Tel.: 416-952-9096

Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue
Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 2B3
Tel.: 204-983-6306
Fax: 204-983-6317

2220 – 12th Avenue
Suite 620
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 0M8
Tel.: 306-780-3422

10405 Jasper Avenue
Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 3N4
Tel.: 780-495-3224

580 Hornby Street
Suite 530
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3B6
Tel.: 604-666-2111
Fax: 604-666-8322

Secretary General

This document is available in alternative format upon request and may also be examined in PDF format or in HTML at the following Internet site: http://www.crtc.gc.ca.