Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-44

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Additional reference: 2016-44-1

Ottawa, 8 February 2016

Call for licence renewal applications

Submission of renewal applications for television licences owned by large English- and French-language ownership groups that will expire in 2017

  1. In Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2015-86, the Commission stated its intention to implement a number of policy determinations at the renewal of television licences owned by large English- and French-language ownership groups, which expire on 31 August 2017. A list of the services belonging to these groups and whose licences are set to expire on that date is provided in the appendix to this notice.
  2. As a first step, and in accordance with the new procedures announced in Broadcasting Information Bulletin 2015-116, the Commission requests that the licensees listed in the appendix submit renewal applications so that the Commission has time to process them before the expiration of the licences.
  3. Given that there is no licence renewal application form for television services owned by large ownership groups, the Commission has sent customized letters to each group today. Licensees are required to respond to questions set out in the letter. These questions and the responses provided will comprise the application, which will be published at a later date.
  4. Unless otherwise required or authorized, the licensees listed in the appendix must submit their renewal application by no later than 4 April 2016. Licensees who do not wish to renew their licences beyond the expiry date indicated in this notice must advise the Commission in writing by no later than 4 April 2016.
  5. The applications will be reviewed once they have been received and may be subject to questions. The Commission will thereafter issue another notice of consultation, at which time interested persons will be given the opportunity to comment on each group's renewal application.

Rogers Media Inc.

  1. In Broadcasting Decision 2016-8, the Commission denied applications by the Urban Alliance on Race Relations and Unifor Local 723M seeking an expedited public hearing on the broadcast of local third-language newscasts on Rogers Media Inc.'s (Rogers) OMNI stations. It also announced in that decision that it would review the OMNI stations' ongoing performance and requirements, including their obligations regarding the provision of local third-language programming, as part of the upcoming licence renewals.
  2. Consequently, on 12 January 2016, Commission staff sent a letter to Rogers requesting that it file a licence renewal application for its services by no later than 7 March 2016. After having received this letter, Rogers requested an extension. As a result, Rogers must now file the information required for its OMNI stations by no later than 7 March 2016 and complete the application by filing the information for its other services by no later than 1 April 2016.

Application by Shaw

  1. In Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2016-22, the Commission announced that it had received an application by Shaw Communications Inc. (SCI) on behalf of Shaw Media Inc. and its licensed subsidiaries (SMI), for authority to effect a multi-step intra-corporate reorganization by transferring all the voting shares of SMI to Corus Entertainment Inc. or one of its subsidiaries (Corus).
  2. The renewal of the licences that are relevant to SCI's application will be dealt with as part of the present process.

Procedure for filing

  1. Licensees must file their renewal applications electronically using the secured service “My CRTC Account” (Partner Log In or GCKey) and accompanied by the completed “Broadcasting Cover page” or the “Broadcasting Online Form and Cover Page” located on this web page. Also on this web page you will find information on the submission of applications to the Commission “Submitting applications and other documents to the CRTC using My CRTC Account.” Licensees that encounter any difficulties submitting their application electronically may contact the CRTC Helpline at 1-866-893-0932.

Reminder

  1. Pursuant to section 32 of the Broadcasting Act, unless otherwise exempt from the requirement to hold a licence, it is an offence to carry on a broadcasting undertaking without a licence. Failure to submit an application for renewal by the date specified in this notice may result in the licence expiring, after which the licensee would no longer have the authority to carry on a broadcasting undertaking.

Secretary General

Related documents

Appendix to Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-44

Television services and networks owned by English- and French-language large private ownership groups for which the broadcasting licences will expire on 31 August 2017

Bell

English-language Category A services
Licensee Name of service
2953285 Canada Inc. Discovery Channel
Bell Media Inc. Book Television
Bravo!
Business News Network (BNN)
CablePulse 24
E!
Fashion Television Channel
M3
MTV (Canada)
MTV2
Much
Space
The Comedy Network (TCN)
The Movie Network
The Movie Network Encore
French-language Category A services
Licensee Name of service
Bell Media Inc. Super écran
Canal D
Canal Vie
Vrak.TV
Ztélé
Le Réseau des sports (RDS) inc. RDS Info
English-language Category B services
Licensee Name of service
2953285 Canada Inc. Discovery Velocity
Animal Planet Canada Company Animal Planet
Bell Media Inc. Comedy Gold
Investigation Discovery
Juicebox
MuchLoud
MuchRetro
MuchVibe
Discovery Science Canada Company Discovery Science
The Sports Network Inc. ESPN Classic
French-language Category B service
Licensee Name of service
Bell Media Inc. Cinépop
Category C services
Licensee Name of service
Bell Media Inc. CTV News Channel
Le Réseau des sports (RDS) inc. Le Réseau des sports (RDS)
The Sports Network Inc. The Sports Network
Conventional television stations
Licensee Province Call sign and location
Bell Media Inc. Nova Scotia CJCB-TV Sydney and its transmitters:
CJCB-TV-1 Inverness
CJCB-TV-2 Antigonish
CJCB-TV-3 Dingwall
CJCB-TV-5 Bay St. Laurence
CJCB-TV-6 Port Hawkesbury
CJCH-DT Halifax and its transmitters:
CJCH-TV-1 Canning
CJCH-TV-2 Truro
CJCH-TV-3 Valley Colchester County
CJCH-TV-4 Bridgetown
CJCH-TV-5 Sheet Harbour
CJCH-TV-6 Caledonia
CJCH-TV-7 Yarmouth
CJCH-TV-8 Marinette
New Brunswick CKCW-DT Moncton and its transmitters:
CKAM-TV Upsalquitch
CKAM-TV-1 Newcastle
CKAM-TV-2 Chatham
CKAM-TV-3 Blackville
CKAM-TV-4 Doaktown
CKCW-DT-1 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
CKCW-TV-2 St. Edward/St. Louis, Prince Edward Island
CKCD-TV Campbelton
CKLT-DT Saint John and its transmitters:
CKLT-TV-1 Florenceville
CKLT-TV-2 Boiestown
Quebec CFCF-DT Montréal
Ontario CFPL-DT London and its transmitter:
CKNX-TV Wingham
CFTO-DT Toronto and its transmitters:
CFTO-TV-21 Orillia
CFTO-DT-54 Peterborough
CHBX-TV Sault Ste. Marie and its transmitter:
CHBX-TV-1 Wawa
CHRO-TV Pembroke
CHRO-DT-43 Ottawa
CJOH-DT Ottawa and its transmitters :
CJOH-TV-6 Deseronto
CJOH-TV-8 Cornwall
CJOX-TV-47 Pembroke
CHWI-DT Wheatley and its transmitter:
CHWI-DT-60 Windsor
CICI-TV Sudbury and its transmitters:
CICI-TV-1 Elliot Lake
CKNY-TV-11 Huntsville
CITO-TV Timmins and its transmitters:
CITO-TV-1 Kapuskasing
CITO-TV-2 Kearns
CITO-TV-3 Hearst
CITO-TV-4 Chapleau
CKCO-DT Kitchener and its transmitter:
CKCO-TV-3 Oil Spring
CKNY-TV North Bay
CKVR-DT Barrie and its transmitters:
CKVR-TV-1 Parry Sound
CHJC-DT Burlington
CKVP-DT Welland
Manitoba CKY-DT Winnipeg and its transmitters:
CKYA-TV Fisher Branch
CKYB-TV Brandon
CKYB-TV-1 McCreary
CKYD-TV Dauphin
CKYF-TV Flin Flon
CKYP-TV The Pas
CKYS-TV Snow Lake
CKYT-TV Thompson
Saskatchewan CFQC-DT Saskatoon and its transmitters:
CFQC-TV-1 Stranraer
CFQC-TV-2 North Battleford
CICC-TV Yorkton and its transmitters:
CICC-TV-2 Norquay
CICC-TV-3 Hudson Bay
CIEW-TV Warmley
CIWH-TV Wynyard
CIPA-TV Prince Albert and its transmitters:
CIPA-TV-1 Spiritwood
CIPA-TV-2 Big River
CKBQ-TV Melfort
CKBQ-TV-1 Nipawin
CKCK-DT Regina and its transmitters:
CKCK-TV-1 Colgate
CKCK-TV-2 Willow Bunch
CKCK-TV-7 Fort Qu'Appelle
CKMC-TV Swift Current
CKMC-TV-1 Golden Prairie
CKMJ-TV Marquis
Alberta CFCN-DT Calgary and its transmitters:
CFCN-TV-1 Drumheller
CFCN-TV-2 Banff
CFCN-TV-6 Drumheller
CFCN-TV-13 Pigeon Mountain
CFCN-TV-14 Harvie Heights
CFCN-TV-15 Invermere, British Columbia
CFCN-TV-16 Oyen
CFWL-TV-1 Invermere, British Columbia
CFCN-DT-5 Lethbridge and its transmitters:
CFCN-TV-3 Brooks
CFCN-TV-4 Burmis
CFCN-TV-8 Medicine Hat
CFCN-TV-9 Cranbrook, British Columbia
CFCN-TV-10 Fernie, British Columbia
CFCN-TV-11 Sparwood, British Columbia
CFCN-TV-12 Moyie, British Columbia
CFCN-TV-17 Waterton Park
CFCN-TV-18 Coleman
CFRN-DT Edmonton and its transmitters:
CFRN-TV-1 Grande Prairie
CFRN-TV-2 Peace River
CFRN-TV-3 Whitecourt
CFRN-TV-4 Ashmont
CFRN-TV-5 Lac La Biche
CFRN-TV-7 Lougheed
CFRN-TV-8 Grouard Mission
CFRN-TV-9 Slave Lake
CFRN-TV-11 Jasper
CFRN-TV-12 Athabasca
CFRN-TV-6 Red Deer and its transmitter:
CFRN-TV-10 Rocky Mountain House
British Columbia CIVT-DT Vancouver
CIVI-DT Victoria and its transmitter:
CIVI-DT-2 Vancouver
Bell Media Radio (Toronto) Inc. and 4382072 Canada Inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as Bell Media Radio G.P. British Columbia CFTK-TV Terrace and its transmitter:
CFTK-TV-1 Prince Rupert
CJDC-TV Dawson Creek and its transmitters:
CJDC-TV-1 Hudson Hope
CJDC-TV-2 Bullhead Mountain
Satellite-to-cable programming undertakings
Licensee Name of service
Bell Media Inc. /A\ Atlantic (formerly Atlantic Satellite Network (ASN))
Learning and Skills Television of Alberta Limited ACCESS
Video-on-demand programming undertakings
Licensee Name of service
Bell ExpressVu Inc. (the general partner) and Bell Canada (the limited partner), carrying on business as Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership Bell TV On Demand
Northwestel Inc. On Demand
Pay-per-view programming undertaking
Licensee Name of service
Bell ExpressVu Inc. (the general partner) and Bell Canada (the limited partner), carrying on business as Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership Bell Sports Special PPV

Corus

English-language Category A services
Licensee Name of service
Country Music Television Ltd. CMT
Own Inc. OWN
W Network Inc. W Network
YTV Canada, Inc. Treehouse TV
YTV Canada, Inc. YTV
Encore Avenue Ltd. Encore Avenue
Movie Central Ltd. Movie Central
Bilingual Category A service
Licensee Name of service
TELETOON Canada Inc. TELETOON/TÉLÉTOON
French-language Category A services
Licensee Name of service
8504644 Canada Inc. Historia
8504652 Canada Inc. Séries+
Ethnic Category A service
Licensee Name of service
Telelatino Network Inc. Telelatino
English-language Category B services
Licensee Name of service
4537459 Canada Inc. Nickelodeon
7202342 Canada Inc. Sundance Channel
7202377 Canada Inc. W Movies
Cosmopolitan Television Canada Company Cosmopolitan TV
TELETOON Canada Inc. Cartoon Network (formerly TELETOON Retro)
French-language Category B service
Licensee Name of service
TELETOON Canada Inc. Disney La ChaÎne (formerly Télétoon Rétro)
Ethnic Category B service
Licensee Name of service
Telelatino Network Inc. Sky TG24 Canada
Conventional television stations
Licensee Province Call sign and location
591987 B.C. Ltd. Ontario CKWS-DT Kingston and its transmitter:
CKWS-TV-3 Smiths Falls
CKWS-DT-1 Brighton
CHEX-DT Peterborough and its transmitter:
CHEX-TV-1 Bancroft
CHEX-TV-2 Oshawa
CKWS-TV-2 Prescott

Quebecor

Category A services
Licensee Name of service
TVA Group Inc. AddikTV
ARGENT
Category B services
Licensee Name of service
TVA Group Inc. Casa
Prise 2
YOOPA (formerly TVA Junior)
Moi & Cie (formerly Mlle)
Category C services
Licensee Name of service
TVA Group Inc. Le Canal Nouvelles (LCN)
TVA Sports
Conventional television stations
Licensee Province Call sign and location
TVA Group Inc. Quebec CFCM-DT Québec
CFER-DT Rimouski and its transmitter:
CFER-TV-2 Sept-Îles
CFTM-DT Montréal
CHEM-DT Trois-Rivières
CHLT-DT Sherbrooke
CJPM-DT Saguenay and its transmitter
CJPM-TV-1 Chambord
Television network
Licensee Name of network
TVA Group Inc. TVA (Network)
Video-on-demand programming undertaking
Licensee Name of service
Videotron Ltd. and 9227-2590 Québec inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as Videotron G.P. Illico sur demande

Rogers

Category A services
Licensee Name of service
Rogers Media Inc. G4 (Canada)
Outdoor Life Network (OLN)
Sportsnet 360
The Biography Channel
Category B services
Licensee Name of service
Rogers Media Inc. Sportsnet World
8834776 Canada Inc. FXX (formerly Ampersand)
8064750 Canada Inc. FX (formerly FX Canada)
Category C services
Licensee Name of service
Rogers Media Inc. Sportsnet
Sportsnet One
Conventional television stations
Licensee Province Call sign and location
Rogers Media Inc. Quebec CJNT-DT Montréal
Ontario CITY-DT Toronto and its transmitters:
CITY-DT-2 Woodstock
CITY-DT-3 Ottawa
Manitoba CHMI-DT Portage La Prairie
Alberta CKAL-DT Calgary and its transmitter:
CKAL-DT-1 Lethbridge
CKEM-DT Edmonton and its transmitter:
CKEM-TV-1 Red Deer
British Columbia CKVU-DT Vancouver and its transmitters:
CKVU-TV-1 Courtenay
CKVU-DT-2 Victoria
Ethnic television stations
Licensee Province Call sign and location
Rogers Media Inc. Ontario CFMT-DT Toronto and its transmitters:
CFMT-DT-1 London
CFMT-DT-2 Ottawa
CJMT-DT Toronto and its transmitters:
CJMT-DT-1 London
CJMT-DT-2 Ottawa

Alberta

CJCO-DT Calgary
CJEO-DT Edmonton
British Columbia CHNM-DT Vancouver and its transmitter:
CHNM-DT-1 Victoria
Television network
Licensee Name of network
Rogers Media Inc. Hockey Night in Canada
Video-on-demand programming undertaking
Licensee Name of service
Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (formerly Rogers Cable and Data Centres Inc.)Footnote 1 Rogers On Demand

Shaw

Category A services
Licensee Name of service
Discovery Health Channel Canada ULC Fyi (formerly Twist TV)
Food Network Canada Inc. Food Network Canada
HGTV Canada Inc. HGTV Canada
History Television Inc. History Television
Life Network Inc. Slice
Shaw Television G.P. Inc. (the general partner) and Shaw Media Global Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Shaw Television Limited Partnership, and Shaw Media Global Inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as Men TV General Partnership H2 (Cave)
Shaw Television G.P. Inc. (the general partner) and Shaw Media Global Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Shaw Television Limited Partnership, and Shaw Media Global Inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as Mystery Partnership Crime + Investigation (Formerly Mystery)
Shaw Television G.P. Inc. (the general partner) and Shaw Media Global Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Shaw Television Limited Partnership, and Shaw Media Global Inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as TVtropolis General Partnership DTOUR (formerly TVtropolis)
Showcase Television Inc. The Independent Film Channel Canada
Showcase
Category 2 service
Licensee Name of service
Shaw Television G.P. Inc. (the general partner) and Shaw Media Global Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Shaw Television Limited Partnership Reality TV
Category B services
Licensee Name of service
HGTV Canada Inc. D.I.Y. Network
Jasper Broadcasting Inc. BBC Canada
Shaw Television G.P. Inc. (the general partner) and Shaw Media Global Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Shaw Television Limited Partnership DejaView
Movie Time
NGC Channel Inc. National Geographic Channel
Showcase Television Inc. ACTION (formerly Showcase Action)
Lifetime (formerly Showcase Diva)
Shaw Television G.P. Inc. (the general partner) and Shaw Media Global Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Shaw 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
Conventional television stations
Licensee Province Call sign and location
Shaw Television G.P. Inc. (the general partner) and Shaw Media Global Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Shaw Television Limited Partnership Nova Scotia CIHF-DT Halifax and its transmitters:
CIHF-DT-4 Truro
CIHF-DT-5 Wolfville
CIHF-DT-6 Bridgewater
CIHF-DT-7 Sydney
CIHF-DT-8 New Glasgow
CIHF-DT-9 Shelburne
CIHF-DT-10 Yarmouth
CIHF-DT-15 Antigonish
CIHF-DT-16 Mulgrave
New Brunswick CHNB-DT Saint John and its transmitters:
CIHF-DT-1 Fredericton
CIHF-DT-3 Moncton
CIHF-DT-11 Woodstock
CIHF-DT-12 St. Stephen
CIHF-DT-13 Miramichi
CIHF-DT-14 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Quebec CKMI-DT-1 Montréal and its transmitters:
CKMI-DT Québec
CKMI-DT-2 Sherbrooke
Ontario CIII-DT-41 Toronto and its transmitters:
CFGC-DT Sudbury
CFGC-DT-2 North Bay
CIII-DT Paris
CIII-TV-2 Bancroft
CIII-DT-4 Owen Sound
CIII-DT-6 Ottawa
CIII-DT-7 Midland
CIII-DT-12 Sault Ste. Marie
CIII-DT-13 Timmins
CIII-DT-22 Stevenson
CIII-DT-27 Peterborough
CIII-DT-29 Oil Spring
CIII-TV-55 Fort Erie
Manitoba CKND-DT Winnipeg and its transmitter:
CKND-DT-2 Minnedosa
Saskatchewan CFRE-DT Regina and its transmitter:
CFRE-TV-2 Fort Qu'Appelle
CFSK-DT Saskatoon
Alberta CISA-DT Lethbridge and its transmitters:
CISA-TV-1 Burmis
CISA-TV-2 Brooks
CISA-TV-3 Coleman
CISA-TV-4 Waterton Park
CISA-TV-5 Pinchere Creek
CICT-DT Calgary and its transmitters:
CICT-TV-1 Drumheller
CICT-TV-2 Banff
CITV-DT Edmonton and its transmitter:
CITV-DT-1 Red Deer
British Columbia CHBC-DT Kelowna and its transmitters:
CHBC-DT-1 Penticton
CHBC-DT-2 DT Vernon
CHBC-DT-2 TV Vernon
CHBC-TV-3 Oliver
CHBC-TV-4 Salmon Arm
CHBC-TV-5 Enderby
CHBC-TV-7 Skaha Lake
CHBC-TV-8 Canoe
CHBC-TV-9 Apex Mountain
CHRP-TV-2 DT Revelstoke
CHRP-TV-2 TV Revelstoke
CHAN-DT Vancouver and its transmitters:
CHAN-DT-1 Chilliwack
CHAN-DT-2 Bowen Island
CHAN-TV-2 Bowen Island
CHAN-DT-3 Squamish
CHAN-DT-4 Courtenay
CHAN-DT-5 Brackendale
CHAN-DT-6 Wilson Creek
CHAN-DT-7 Whistler
CITM-DT DT 100 Mile House
CITM-DT TV 100 Mile House
CITM-DT-1 Williams Lake
CITM-DT-2 Quesnel
CIFG-DT Prince George
CHKL-DT Kelowna
CHKL-DT-1 Penticton
CHKL-DT-2 Vernon
CHKL-DT-3 Revelstoke
CHKL-TV-3 Revelstoke
CISR-DT Santa Rosa
CISR-TV Santa Rosa
CISR-DT-1 Grand Forks
CKKM-TV Oliver
CKTN-TV Trail
CKTN-TV-1 Castlegar
CKTN-TV-2 Taghum
CKTN-DT-2 Taghum
CKTN-TV-3 Nelson
CKTN-TV-4 Creston
CHKM-DT Kamloops
CHKM-DT-1 Pritchard
Shaw Cablesystems Limited Ontario CJBN-TV Kenora
Video-on-demand programming undertaking
Licensee Name of service
Shaw Cablesystems (VCI) Limited Shaw On Demand

Remstar

Category A services
Licensee Name of service
MusiquePlus inc. MusiMax
MusiquePlus
Conventional television stations
Licensee Province Call sign and location
V Interactions inc. Quebec CFAP-DT Québec
CFJP-DT Montréal
CFKM-DT Trois-Rivières
CFKS-DT Sherbrooke
CFRS-DT Saguenay
Television network
Licensee Name of network
V Interactions inc. V (Network)

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In Various broadcasting distribution, video-on-demand and pay-per-view undertakings - Acquisition of assets (corporate reorganization), Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-564, 21 December 2015, the Commission approved a multi-step corporate reorganization within Rogers, for the acquisition by Rogers Cable and Data Centres Inc. (RCDCI), of the assets of the undertakings owned by RCDCI and Fido Solutions Inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as Rogers Communications Partnership. On 1 January 2016, RCDCI changed its name to Rogers Communications Canada Inc.

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