Agenda, Hearing 11 December 2012, Gatineau, Quebec

Agenda - Revised on 3 December 2012


Gatineau, Quebec

11 December 2012 at 9:00 a.m.

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Gatineau, Quebec

Hearing Room: Outaouais
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Interventions received concerning the applications scheduled for this hearing are available on the public examination files.

Reference Documents: Broadcasting Notices of Consultation CRTC 2012-560, 2012-560-1, 2012-560-2 and 2012-560-3.

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Appearing Items

Application by OWN Inc.

Phase I – Presentation by the licensee

1. OWN Inc.
Across Canada
Reference 2012-1233-1

In Corus Entertainment Inc. – Group-based licence renewals, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-446, 27 July 2011 (Broadcasting Decision 2011-446), the Commission found that OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) had not complied with its nature of service definition and directed the licensee to file a report no later than 1 March 2012 detailing the measures it had taken to bring the service into compliance with its nature of service definition. In the alternative, the Commission expected the licensee to surrender its licence for its specialty Category A service and apply for a licence to operate a specialty Category C service or to submit another appropriate proposal by the same date.

2. OWN Inc.
Across Canada
Application 2012-1450-2 

In conjunction with item 1 on this hearing, the Commission has received an application by OWN Inc. for a broadcasting license to operate a national, English-language specialty category B service undertaking to be known as OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

3. OWN Inc.
Across Canada
Application 2012-1422-0

In conjunction with item 1 on this hearing, the Commission has received an application by OWN Inc. to amend the licence of the specialty category A service known as the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), formerly known as Canadian Learning Television and then as VIVA.

Phase II – Presentation by interveners

Intervener in support

1. Make Believe Media Inc. (int. #14)

Panel in Interveners in support

1. Mountain Road Productions (int. #16)

2. Sondhi Productions Inc. (int. #17)

3. Pyramid Productions Inc. (int. #18)

Phase III – Reply by the licensee

OWN Inc.

Non-appearing items

Even though there is no oral presentation for the following applications, they are, nevertheless, part of this hearing and such, they will be considered by the Panel and a decision will be rendered at a later date.

Please refer to Broadcasting Notices of Consultation CRTC 2012-560, 2012-560-1, 2012-560-2 and 2012-560-3 for a detailed description of the following applications which are available electronically in the Temporary Examination Room.

4. 2329785 Ontario Inc.
Across Canada (2012-0901-5)

5. Radio Vallacquoise inc.
Val-des-Lacs, Quebec (2012-0749-9)

6. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Trois-Rivières, Quebec (2012-0902-3 and 2012-0883-5)

7. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sherbrooke, Quebec (2012-0903-1 and 2012-0932-0)

8. Fabrique de la Paroisse de Saint-Gérard
Weedon, Quebec (2012-0921-3)

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