Agenda, Hearing 8 April 2014, Gatineau, Quebec

Agenda (Revised on 7 April 2014)


Gatineau, Quebec

8 April 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

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Portage IV
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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 Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-26.

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Appearing Items

Phase I – Presentations by the applicants

1. Rogers Broadcasting LimitedGroup-based approach, licence terms, evaluation of compliance for G4tech TV and Outdoor Life Network, Sport programs (NHL), VI Code of Conduct and OMNI

City and specialty Category A, B, C services and OMNI
Various locations
Applications 2013-1771-9, 2013-1772-7, 2013-1773-5, 2013-1774-3, 2013-1775-1, 2013‑1776‑9, 2013-1759-5, 2013‑1760‑3, 2013‑1761‑0, 2013‑1762‑8, 2013‑1763‑6, 2013‑1764‑4, 2013-1765-2, 2013-1766-0, 2013-1768-6, 2013-1769-4, 2013-1770-2

Presentation on issues related to the proposed group-based approach, concerns regarding the impact of sports programming on Rogers’ proposed Canadian programming expenditures (CPE) for the group, the imposition of the Vertical Integration Code of Conduct as a condition of licence, the evaluation of Rogers’ compliance with the nature of service definitions for the specialty Category A services G4techTV and Outdoor Life Network, as well as the licence terms for the various services. In addition, the presentation will include matters with respect to programming changes relating to the OMNI multilingual ethnic television stations and requests for licence amendments, followed by questions from the Commission.

Phase II – Presentations by interveners

1. Canadian Interuniversity Sport (int. 344)

2. Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (int. 448)

3. Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation (int. 331)

4. Muuqaalka Soomaalida (int. 460)

5. Canada India Education Society (int. 311)

6. Brandy Y Productions (int. 202)

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Phase II – Presentations by interveners

7. Winnie Ng, Ryerson University (int. 528)

8. Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (int. 247)

9. Canadian Media Production Association (int. 510)

10. Bell Media Inc. (int. 494)

11. Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of British Columbia (COSCO) & National Pensioners Federation (NPF) (“PIAC/COSCO/NPF”) (int. 495)

12. Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc. (int. 484)

13. Fairchild Television Ltd (int. 511)Gulzar Cheema (Int. 515)

14. Forum for Research and Policy in Communications (int. 574)

15. Unifor (int. 521)

16. TELUS Communications Company (int. 543)

17. Gulzar Cheema (int. 515)

18. Irene Chu (int. 337)

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Phase III – Reply by the applicants

1. Rogers Broadcasting Limited – Group-based approach, licence terms, evaluation of compliance for G4tech TV & Outdoor Life Network, Sport programs (NHL), VI Code of Conduct and OMNI

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 Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-26 for a detailed description of the following applications which are available electronically in the Temporary Examination Room.

3. 8094039 Canada Corp.
Across Canada (2013-1194-3)

4. Le Groupe 50+ Ltée
Across Canada (2013-1206-6)

5. TELUS Communications Inc., and 1219723 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
Across Canada (2013-1428-6)

6. 2380393 Ontario Inc.
Across Canada (2013-1464-0)

7. CJQC Radio Society, Inc.
Liverpool, Nova Scotia (2012-1618-5)

8. Fiston Kalambay, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Ottawa, Ontario (2013-0713-2)

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