Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-381
Reference: Part 1 application posted on 26 May 2016
Ottawa, 21 September 2016
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
ICI Musique and ICI Radio-Canada Première – Licence amendments
- The Commission approves an application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the broadcasting licences for the ICI Musique and ICI Radio-Canada PremièreFootnote 1 French-language networks and stations to revise the wording of the condition of licenceFootnote 2 regarding French-language vocal music (FVM) as follows (the addition is in bold):
During each broadcast week, the licensee shall devote at least 85% of its vocal musical selections from content category 2 to French-language vocal music. At least 50% of the content category 2 selections broadcast in languages other than French must be Canadian.
- The Commission received an intervention in support of the application.
- The CBC stated that this amendment reflects the Commission’s usual practice, under which the required level of FVM selections to be broadcast only applies to vocal category 2 music selections. In addition, the licensee explained that the calculation of a FVM percentage based on all category 2 selections (rather than on all vocal category 2 selections) would reduce the amount of instrumental selections its French-language radio services currently broadcast.
- The Commission acknowledges that its longstanding practice for all French-language radio stations consists of applying the requirements for the broadcast of FVM selectionsFootnote 3 only to vocal category 2 musical selections and that the absence of the word “vocal” is simply an omission.
*This decision is to be appended to each licence.
- Footnote 1
Formerly Espace Musique and Première Chaîne, respectively.
- Footnote 2
See condition of licence 8 of Appendix 4 to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – Licence renewals, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-263, 28 May 2013.
- Footnote 3
As set out in the Radio Regulations, 1986, these requirements provide that licensees of French-language campus, commercial or community stations shall, in a broadcast week, devote at least 65% of their vocal musical selections from content category 2 to musical selections in the French language broadcast in their entirety (section 2.2(5)) and that licensees of French-language commercial stations shall, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., in any period beginning on a Monday and ending on the Friday of that week, devote at least 55% of their vocal musical selections from content category 2 to musical selections in the French language broadcast in their entirety (section 2.2(10)).
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