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Additional reference: 2010-562-1 and 2010-562-2

Ottawa, 9 August 2010

Various private conventional television, specialty, pay, pay-per-view, video on demand, satellite-to-cable, community-based television programming undertakings and Specialty Audio Programming Undertakings
Across Canada

Administrative renewals

1.   The Commission renews the broadcasting licences for the various programming undertakings listed in Appendix I to this decision from 1 September 2010 to 31 March 2011 and from 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011 for those listed in Appendix II and from 1 September 2010 to 28 February 2011 or to 31 August 2011 as specified therein for those in Appendix III and from 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2012 for those listed in Appendix IV, subject to the terms and conditions in effect under the current licences.

2.   This decision will enable the Commission to consider the renewal of the major large English-language private conventional television ownership groups (Canwest, CTVglobemedia and Rogers) by taking into account the determinations in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-167.

3.   It will also permit the Commission to consider the further renewal of community-based television programming undertakings by taking into account the determinations resulting from the review of the community television policy framework announced in Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2009-661.

4.   This decision does not dispose of any substantive issue that may exist with respect to the renewal of these licences and interested parties will have an opportunity to comment at the appropriate time.

5.   The Commission notes that it does not intend to renew authorizations for full-power analog transmitters operating in the mandatory markets or on channels 52 to 69 outside the mandatory markets beyond 31 August 2011.  The Commission, when renewing licences beyond 31 August 2011, expects licensees, by that time, to have the necessary authority to broadcast in digital. In addition, the Commission intends to impose the following condition on affected licensees:

Unless otherwise authorized by the Commission, the licensee shall not transmit analog television signals after 31 August 2011.

6.   As stated in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-485, the Commission is of the view that the conversion of one or more trial market(s) for digital television conversion would be beneficial. However, the Commission considered it was inappropriate to establish trial market(s) in the absence of clarity concerning the timing and scope of a national coordinated consumer education campaign and given the lack of agreement among broadcasters regarding which market(s) would be the most appropriate for the trial. Pending the selection of the most appropriate trial market(s), the Commission renews the broadcasting licences set out in appendix I to this decision from 1 September 2010 to 31 March 2011. The Commission intends to administratively renew the licences of undertakings not operating in the trial market(s) to 31 August 2011 following the designation of the trial market(s).

7.   The Commission notes that it does not intend to renew the licences for the transitional digital television services listed in this decision, beyond 31 August 2011.

Secretary General

Related documents

  • Issues related to the digital television transition, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-485, 16 July 2010

  • A group-based approach to the licensing of private television services, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-167, 22 March 2010

  • Review of community television policy framework, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2009-661, 22 October 2009

*This decision is to be appended to each licence.

 

 


Appendix I to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-562

Large Private Television Ownership Groups
Licences will expire 31 March 2011

CANWEST

Licensee

 

Name of Service / Call Sign

 

Conventional Television

 

Canwest Television GP Inc. (the general partner) and Canwest Media Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Canwest Television Limited Partnership

 

 

CIFG-TV Prince George, British Columbia

 

CFSK-TV Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

 

CFRE-TV Regina, Saskatchewan and its transmitters

 

CHAN-TV Vancouver, British Columbia and its transmitters

 

CHBC-TV Kelowna, British Columbia and its transmitters

 

CHKL-TV Kelowna, British Columbia and its transmitters

 

CHKM-TV Kamloops, British Columbia and its transmitter

 

CICT-TV Calgary, Alberta and its transmitters

 

CIHF-TV Halifax, Nova Scotia and its transmitters

 

CIHF-TV-2 Saint John, New Brunswick and its transmitters in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

 

CIII-TV-41 Toronto, Ontario and its transmitters

 

CISA-TV Lethbridge, Alberta and its transmitters

 

CITV-TV Edmonton, Alberta

 

CITV-TV-1 Red Deer, Alberta

 

CKMI-TV-1 Montréal, Quebec and its transmitters

 

CKND-TV Winnipeg, Manitoba and its transmitter

Transitional Digital Television

 

Canwest Television GP Inc. (the general partner) and Canwest Media Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Canwest Television Limited Partnership

CHAN-DT Vancouver, British Columbia

 

 

CIII-DT-41 Toronto, Ontario

CTVGLOBEMEDIA

Conventional Television

 

CTV Limited

CFPL-TV London, Ontario

 

CHRO-TV Pembroke, Ontario

 

CHRO-TV-43 Ottawa, Ontario

 

CIVI-TV Victoria, British Columbia and its transmitter

 

CKVR-TV Barrie, Ontario and its transmitter

CTV Television Inc.

 

CFCF-TV Montréal, Quebec

 

CIVT-TV Vancouver, British Columbia and its transmitter

 

CFCN-TV Calgary, Alberta and its transmitters

 

CFCN-TV-5 Lethbridge, Alberta and its transmitters in Alberta and British Columbia

 

CFQC-TV Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and its transmitters

 

CFRN-TV Edmonton, Alberta and its transmitters

 

CFTO-TV Toronto, Ontario and its transmitters

 

CHBX-TV Sault Ste. Marie Ontario and its transmitter

 

CICC-TV Yorkton, Saskatchewan and its transmitters

 

CICI-TV Sudbury, Ontario and its transmitters

 

CIPA-TV Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and its transmitters

 

CITO-TV Timmins, Ontario and its transmitters

 

CJCB-TV Sydney, Nova Scotia and its transmitters

 

CJCH-TV Halifax, Nova Scotia and its transmitters

 

CJOH-TV Ottawa, Ontario and its transmitters

 

CKCK-TV Regina, Saskatchewan and its transmitters

 

CKCO-TV Kitchener, Ontario and its transmitters

 

CKCW-TV Moncton, New Brunswick and its transmitters in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

 

CKLT-TV Saint John, New Brunswick and its transmitters

 

CKNY-TV North Bay, Ontario

 

CKY-TV Winnipeg, Manitoba and its transmitters

Transitional Digital Services

 

CTV Television Inc.

CFCN-DT Calgary, Alberta

 

CFTO-DT Toronto, Ontario

 

CIVT-DT Vancouver, British Columbia

ROGERS

Conventional Television

 

 

Rogers Broadcasting Limited

 

CHMI-TV Portage La Prairie, Manitoba and its transmitter

 

CITY-TV Toronto, Ontario and its transmitters

 

CKAL-TV Calgary, Alberta and its transmitter

 

CKEM-TV Edmonton, Alberta and its transmitters

 

CKVU-TV Vancouver, British Columbia and its transmitters

Transitional Digital Television

 

Rogers Broadcasting Limited

CITY-DT Toronto, Ontario

 

Undertakings not part of a Large Ownership Group

TVA GROUP

Conventional and Transitional Digital Television

 

TVA Group Inc.

 

CKXT-TV Toronto, Ontario and its transmitter

CKXT-TV-1 Hamilton

 

CKXT-DT Toronto, Ontario and its transmitters

Other Conventional Television Programming Undertakings

Newfoundland Broadcasting Company Limited

 

CJON-TV St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador and its transmitters

Samson Management Ltd.

 

CHOB-TV Hobbema, Alberta

 

 


Appendix II to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-562

Large Private Television Ownership Groups
Licences will expire 31 August 2011

CANWEST

Licensee

Name of Service / Call Sign

Specialty Services

 

Canwest Television GP Inc. (the general partner) and Canwest Media Inc. (the limited partner) carrying on business as Canwest Television Limited Partnership, and Rogers Communications Inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as TVtropolis General Partnership

TVtropolis (Prime TV)

 

HGTV Canada Inc.

HGTV Canada – Home and Garden Television Canada

History Television Inc.

History Television

Life Network Inc.

Slice

Showcase Television Inc.

Showcase

Specialty Services (Category 1)

 

Discovery Health Channel Canada ULC

Discovery Health Network

Canwest Television GP Inc. (the general partner) and Canwest Media Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Canwest Television Limited Partnership, and TVA Group Inc., partners in Men TV General Partnership

Men TV

 

Canwest Television GP Inc. (the general partner) and Canwest Media Inc. (the limited partner) carrying on business as Canwest Television Limited Partnership, and TVA Group Inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as Mystery Partnership

Mystery

 

Showcase Television Inc.

The Independent Film Channel Canada

Specialty Services (Category 2)

 

3924181 Canada Inc.

Dusk

Canwest Television GP Inc. (the general partner) and Canwest Media Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Canwest Television Limited Partnership

DejaView

 

MovieTime

Canwest Television GP Inc. (the general partner) and Canwest Media Inc. (the limited partner) carrying on business as Canwest Television Limited Partnership, and Fox Sports World Canada Holdco Inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as Fox Sports World Canada Partnership

Fox Sports World Canada

 

HGTV Canada Inc.

Fine Living

Jasper Broadcasting Inc.

BBC Canada

Jasper Junior Broadcasting Inc.

BBC Kids

NGC Channel Inc.

National Geographic Channel

Showcase Television Inc.

Showcase Action

 

Showcase Diva

CTVGLOBEMEDIA

Specialty Services

 

2953285 Canada Inc.

The Discovery Channel Science & Technology

CTV Limited

Bravo

CTV Limited

CablePulse 24 (CP24)

CTV Limited

MuchMoreMusic

CTV Limited

Space

CTV Limited

Star! TV

CTV Television Inc.

Business News Network (BNN)

CTV Television Inc.

CTV News Channel

CTV Television Inc.

MTV (Canada)

CTV Television Inc.

The Comedy Network

Le Réseau des sports (RDS) Inc.

Le Réseau des Sports (RDS)

The Sports Network Inc.

The Sports Network (TSN)

Specialty Services (Category 1)

 

CTV Limited

Book Television

CTV Limited

Fashion Television Channel

CTV Limited

MTV2

CTV Television Inc.

Travel + Escape

Le Réseau des sports (RDS) inc.

Réseau Info Sports (RIS)

Specialty Services (Category 2)

 

Animal Planet Canada Company

Animal Planet

CTV Limited

Court TV Canada

CTV Limited

MuchLoud

CTV Limited

MuchMoreRetro

CTV Limited

MuchVibe

CTV Limited

PunchMuch

Discovery Civilization Canada Company

Discovery Civilization Channel

The NHL Network Inc.

The NHL Network

The Sports Network Inc.

ESPN Classic Canada

TV Land Canada ULC

TV Land

Satellite-to-Cable Programming

 

CTV Television Inc.

/A\Atlantic (ASN)

Learning and Skills Television of Alberta Limited

Access and its transmitters CIAN-TV Calgary Alberta and CJAL-TV Edmonton, Alberta

ROGERS

Specialty Services

 

Rogers Broadcasting Limited

Outdoor Life Network (OLN)

Rogers Sportsnet Inc.

Rogers Sportsnet

Specialty Services (Category 1)

 

Rogers Broadcasting Limited

G4techTV

Rogers Broadcasting Limited

The Biography Channel


Appendix III to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-562

Undertakings not part of a Large Ownership Group
Licences will expire 28 February 2011

Video on Demand Programming Undertakings

 

Licensee

Name of Service / Call Sign

Cogeco Cable Canada GP Inc. (the general partner) and Cogeco Cable Canada Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Cogeco Cable Canada LP

 

Compton Cable T.V. Limited

 

MTS Alstream Inc.

MTS Video on Demand

Rogers Cable Communications Inc.

Rogers on Demand

Saskatchewan Telecommunications

Max Front Row

TELUS Communications Inc., and 1219823 Alberta ULC and Emergis Inc. in partnership with TELUS Communications Inc. in TELE-MOBILE Company, partners in a general partnership carrying on business as TELUS Communications Company

 

Videon Cablesystems Inc.

Shaw on Demand

Videotron Ltd.

Illico sur demande

Westman Media Cooperative Ltd.

 

Licences will expire 31 August 2011

CORUS

Specialty Services

 

Country Music Television Ltd.

CMT

Telelatino Network Inc.

Telelatino

Viva Channel Inc.

VIVA

W Network Inc.

W Network

YTV Canada Inc.

TreeHouse TV

Specialty Services (Category 2)

 

6268609 Canada Inc.

Video Italia Canada

7202342 Canada Inc.

Sundance Channel

7202377 Canada Inc.

W Movies

Telelatino Network Inc.

Leonardo World Canada

Telelatino Network Inc.

SKY TG 24 Canada

Pay TV

 

Encore Avenue Ltd.

Encore Avenue

Movie Central Ltd.

Movie Central

TVA GROUP

Specialty Services

 

TVA Group Inc.

Le Canal Nouvelles (LCN)

Specialty Services (Category 1)

 

TVA Group Inc.

Argent

TVA Group Inc.

Mystère

Other Specialty Programming Undertakings

Pelmorex Communications Inc.

MétéoMédia/The Weather Network

Community-based Television Programming Undertakings

Acadian Communication Limited

CHNE-TV Cheticamp, Nova Scotia

Ear Falls T.V. Committee

CIER-TV Earfalls, Ontario

Hay River Community Service Society

CIHC-TV Hay River, Northwest Territories

Logan McCarthy

CFSO-TV Cardston, Alberta

Southshore Broadcasting Inc.

CFTV-TV Leamington, Ontario

Télé-Mag inc.

CHMG-TV Québec, Quebec

Telile : Isle Madame Community Television Association

CIMC-TV Isle Madame, Nova Scotia

Community Programming Network

TV Hamilton Limited

 

Specialty Audio Programming Undertakings

Accessible Media Inc. (formerly The National Broadcast Reading Service Inc.)

Voiceprint

La Magnétothèque

La Magnétothèque

 


Appendix IV to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-562

Licences will expire 31 August 2012

Specialty Programming Undertakings

Astral Broadcasting Group Inc.

Canal Vie

Fairchild Television Ltd.

Talentvision

MusiquePlus Inc.

MUSIMAX

MusiquePlus Inc.

MusiquePlus

Odyssey Television Network Inc.

Odyssey

South Asian Television Canada Limited

ATN (South Asian Television)

The Score Television Network Ltd.

The Score

TV5 Québec Canada

TV5

TELETOON Canada Inc.

TELETOON/TÉLÉTOON

Specialty Programming Undertakings (Category 1)

6166954 Canada Inc.

OUTtv

Stornoway Communications General Partner Inc. (the general partner) and 1403318 Ontario Limited (the limited partner), carrying on business as Stornoway Communications Limited Partnership

 

ichannel

ONE : The Body, Mind and Spirit Channel Inc.

ONE: The Body, Mind & Spirit Channel

Specialty Programming Undertakings (Category 2)

1225520 Ontario Inc.

AOV Maleflixxx (AOVMF)

1225520 Ontario Inc.

AOV XXX Action Clips (AOVXXX)

1395047 Ontario Inc.

Festival Portuguese Television

1490525 Ontario Inc.

Silver Screen Classics

1494679 Ontario Inc.

ERT sat

All Points Bulletin Incorporated

All Points Bulletin

All TV Inc.

All TV

Avis de recherche incorporée

Avis de Recherche

Drive Publishing Inc.

AOV Adult Movie Channel (AOVMC)

Ethnic Channels Group Limited

Abu Dhabi TV

Ethnic Channels Group Limited

RTVi+

Ethnic Channels Group Limited

RTVi

Ethnic Channels Group Limited

SBTN

Ethnic Channels Group Limited

The Mabuhay

Ethnic Channels Group Limited

TONIS

Glassbox Television Inc.

BITE Television

HTB Canada Inc.

HTB Canada

Moviola: Short Film Channel Inc.

Movieola

Persian Vision Broadcast and Media Corporation

Persian Vision

Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation

Salt & Light (Inner Peace Television Network)

South Asian Television Canada Limited

ATN Alpha ETC Punjabi

South Asian Television Canada Limited

ATN ARY (Undu)

South Asian Television Canada Limited

ATN Tamil Channel (Jaya TV)

South Asian Television Canada Limited

ATN Zee Gujarati

S. S. TV Inc.

Sur Sagar TV (SSTV)

Stornoway Communications General Partner Inc. (the general partner) and 1403318 Ontario Limited (the limited partner), carrying on business as Stornoway Communications Limited Partnership

BPM:TV (The Dance Channel)

Stornoway Communications General Partner Inc. (the general partner) and 1403318 Ontario Limited (the limited partner), carrying on business as Stornoway Communications Limited Partnership

The Pet Network

TamilOne Inc.

Tamil One

Tamil Vision Inc.

Tamil Vision Channel

TEN Broadcasting Inc.

Hustler TV

TEN Broadcasting Inc.

Red Hot TV

The Armed Forces Network Inc.

The Armed Forces Network

The Auto Channel Inc.

The Auto Channel

The Cult Movie Channel Inc.

The Cult Movie Channel

The Fight Network Inc.

The Fight Network

The GameTV Corporation

GameTV

Toronto Maple Leafs Network Ltd.

Leafs TV

Toronto Raptors Network Ltd.

Raptors NBA TV

WETV Canada Corporation

The green channel

Wild TV Inc.

Wild tv (The Hunting Channel)

Woodbine Entertainment Group

HPltv

Satellite-to-Cable

Cable Public Affairs Channel Inc.

CPAC (English)

 

CPAC (French)

Pay-per-View Programming Undertakings

Shaw Pay-Per-View Ltd.

 

Videotron Ltd.

 

Viewer’s Choice Canada Inc.

 

Direct-to-Home Pay-per-View Programming Undertakings

Breakaway PPV Corporation

 

Shaw Pay-Per-View Ltd.

 

Viewers Choice Canada Inc.

 

Pay and Category 2 Pay Television Programming Undertakings

Pay TV

 

Astral Broadcasting Group Inc.

Mpix (MoviePix)

Astral Broadcasting Group Inc.

Super Ecran

Astral Broadcasting Group Inc.

The Movie Network

The Family Channel Inc.

Family Channel

Pay TV – Category 2

1272558 Ontario Inc.

ATN Caribbean

Astral Broadcasting Group Inc.

CINEPOP

South Asian Television Canada Limited

ATN B4U Movie