ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-608-1
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Additional reference: 2012-608
Ottawa, 21 November 2012
Bell ExpressVu Inc. (the general partner), and Bell Canada (the limited partner), carrying on business as Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership
Application 2011-0952-0, received 15 June 2011
Bell TV – Licence renewal – Correction
1. In Bell TV – Licence renewal, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-608, 31 October 2012, the Commission renewed the broadcasting licence for the Bell TV direct-to-home broadcasting distribution undertaking from 1 November 2012 to 31 August 2019.
2. In the appendix to that decision, the Commission incorrectly identified the deadline date by which Bell TV must implement condition of licence 1 relating to the distribution of additional television stations as 1 November 2012. The correct date is 30 November 2012. Accordingly, condition of licence 1 is replaced by the following (change is in bold):
1. The licensee shall distribute at least 43 additional television stations that meet the following criteria in standard definition by 30 November 2012, and as part of the basic package in the appropriate local markets:
(a)the following local stations:
- English- and French-language conventional stations serving markets in which the population with a knowledge of the official language of the station is less than one million (non-metropolitan areas);
- in instances where local programming levels have been harmonized, English- and French-language stations that broadcast a minimum of seven and five hours, respectively, per broadcast week of local programming including news; and
- in instances where local programming levels have not been harmonized, conventional stations in non-metropolitan markets that are meeting their current obligations relating to local programming.
(b) non-branded community-based television services;
(c) local stations, other than those subject to (a) above that meet the five-hour (French-language) and seven-hour (English-language) per broadcast week minimum local programming commitment; and
(d) existing independent television stations that currently operate in markets that were required to convert to digital transmission on 31 August 2011.
* This decision is to be appended to the licence.
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