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Ottawa, 19 August 1996
Decision CRTC 96-425
Télémédia Communication inc.
Montréal, Quebec - 199529835
Licence amendments related to contributions to Canadian talent development: CITE-FM
Following Public Notice CRTC 1996-63 dated 10 May 1996, the Commission approves the application by Télémédia Communications inc., for relief from current direct cost commitments for Canadian talent development made as part of the last licence renewal for CITE-FM Montréal and to amend its licence by adding the following condition of licence, commencing with the 1996-97 broadcast year:
The licensee is required, by condition of licence, to make payments to third parties involved in Canadian talent development at the level identified for it in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' (CAB) "Distribution Guidelines For Canadian Talent Development", as set out in Public Notice CRTC 1995-196 or as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission, and to report the names of the third parties associated with Canadian talent development, together with the amounts paid to each, on its annual return. The payments required under this condition of licence are over and above any outstanding commitments to Canadian talent development offered as benefits in an application to acquire ownership or control of the undertaking.
Given that the condition of licence will apply starting with the 1996-97 broadcast year, the Commission therefore requires the licensee's current commitments for Canadian talent development for the 1995-96 broadcast year to be fulfilled.
Included among the applications announced in Public Notice CRTC 1996-63 were applications by certain major radio broadcasters, which pledged amounts over and above those set out in the CAB Guidelines in order to ensure that the minimum target of $1.8 million was met. The Commission stated in the public notice that the additional commitments would be applied as conditions of licence should the applications be approved.
Accordingly, it is a condition of licence that the licensee make additional payments to third parties involved in Canadian talent development as follows:
1996-97: $25,000
1997-98: $15,000
1998-99: $8,000
In Public Notice CRTC 1996-114, released today and titled "Implementation of the New Approach to Canadian Talent Development", the Commission indicated that it would impose, as a condition of licence, any specific commitments made by licensees to direct money for Canadian talent development specifically to MusicAction. Accordingly, it is a condition of licence that the licensee make an annual payment to MusicAction of $27,000.
The approval granted herein is consistent with the approach outlined by the Commission in Public Notice CRTC 1995-196 entitled "Contributions by Radio Stations to Canadian Talent Development - A New Approach" and in Public Notice CRTC 1996-114.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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