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Public Notice

Ottawa, 23 June 1999
Public Notice CRTC 1999-101
The Commission announces that it has received an application for a broadcasting licence to carry on a television programming undertaking to provide television services to serve Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Commission hereby calls for applications from other parties wishing to obtain broadcasting licences to provide television services to Vancouver and/or Victoria.
Persons interested in submitting such an application are required to file a letter of intent no later than 9 August 1999, followed by a formal application to the Commission no later than 23 September 1999, and are also required to submit all necessary technical documentation to the Department of Industry by the latter date.
It should be noted that, in making this call, the Commission has not reached any conclusion with respect to the licensing of such a service, nor should it necessarily be construed that the Commission will, by virtue of having called for applications, authorize such a service at this time.
Applicants will be required to provide evidence giving clear indication that there is a demand and a market for the station and the proposed service. Without restricting the scope of the issues to be considered, the following should be addressed:
1.  The contribution that the proposed service will make to achieving the objectives established in the Broadcasting Act and, in particular, to the production of local and regional programming.
2.  The expected audience of the proposed service.
3.  The means by which the applicant will promote the development of Canadian talent, including local and regional talent.
4.  An analysis of the markets involved and potential advertising revenues, taking into account the results of any survey undertaken supporting the estimates.
5.  An indication of possible shared investment or co-operative program buying arrangements with Canadian or foreign broadcasters.
6.  Evidence as to the availability of financial resources consistent with the requirements established in the financial projections of the applicant's business plan. For the convenience of applicants, the Commission has available upon request a document entitled "Documentation Required by the Commission to Support the Availability of an Applicant's Proposed Financing".
The Commission also reminds applicants that they must comply with the eligibility requirements set out in P.C. 1997-486, dated 8 April 1997 Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility of Non-Canadians) and amended by P.C. 1998-1268, dated 15 July 1998 and in P.C. 1997-629 dated 22 April 1997 Order Amending the Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility to Hold Broadcasting Licences).
The Commission will announce at a later date the public process where applications will be considered and where they may be examined by the public.
Notice of each application will also be published in newspapers of general circulation within the area to be served.
The public will be given the opportunity to comment on any application by submitting written intervention(s) to the Secretary General of the Commission (CRTC, Ottawa, K1A 0N2) and by serving a true copy of the intervention(s) on the applicant(s) at least twenty-five (25) days before the date of the hearing.
Interested parties may forward their submissions to one of the following Commission offices:
Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage
Ground Floor
Hull, Quebec K1A 0N2
Tels: (819) 997-2429 - TDD 994-0423
Telecopier: (819) 994-0218
Toll Free Tel.: 1-877-249-2782
E-Mail address:
Bank of Commerce Building
Suite 1007
1809 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K8
Tels: (902) 426-7997 - TDD 426-6997
Telecopier: (902) 426-2721
Place Montréal Trust
1800 McGill College Avenue
Suite 1920
Montréal, Quebec H3A 3J6
Tels: (514) 283-6607 - TDD 283-8316
Telecopier: (514) 283-3689
Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue
Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
Tels: (204) 983-6306 - TDD 983-8274
Telecopier: (204) 983-6317
530 - 580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3B6
Tels: (604) 666-2111 - TDD 666-0778
Telecopier: (604) 666-8322
C.R.T.C. Documentation Centre
55 St. Clair Avenue East
Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario
M4T 1M2
Tel: (416) 952-9096
Telecopier: (416) 954-6343
C.R.T.C. Documentation Centre
Cornwall Professional Building
Room 103
2125 - 11th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 3X3
Tel: (306) 780-3422
Telecopier: (306) 780-3319
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