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Decision CRTC 2001-457-5

See also: 2001-457, 2001-457-1, 2001-457-2,  2001-457-2-1, 2001-457-3, 2001-457-3-1, 2001-457-4, 2001-457-4-1, 2001-457-6, 2001-457-6-1, 2001-457-7, 2001-457-7-1, 2001-457-8, 2001-457-8-1, 2001-457-9, 2001-457-9-1, 2001-457-10, 2001-457-10-1, 2001-457-11, 2001-457-11-1, 2001-457-12, 2001-457-13

Ottawa, 2 August 2001

CTV Television Inc.
Kitchener and Oil Springs, Ontario
2000-2238-5, 2000-2241-8

17 April 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

Renewal of CKCO-TV and CKCO-TV-3


The Commission renews the licences for CKCO-TV Kitchener and its transmitter CKCO-TV-2 Wiarton; and for CKCO-TV-3 Oil Springs, Ontario. The licences for these two undertakings will be subject to the terms, conditions of licence, commitments and expectations set out below, as well as to those contained in Decision CRTC 2001-457:



The licences will be in effect from 1 September 2001 to 31 August 2008.


The Commission notes that this licensee is subject to the Employment Equity Act and therefore files reports concerning employment equity with Human Resources Development Canada.

Conditions of licence


In the case of CKCO-TV Kitchener, in each broadcast year, the licensee shall caption 90% of all programming during the broadcast day, including 100% of all category 1 - News programming.


In the case of CKCO-TV-3 Oil Springs, starting with the year beginning 1 September 2003, the licensee shall caption 90% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast day, including 100% of all category 1 - News programming.


With respect to CKCO-TV-3 Oil Springs, for each hour of station-produced programming broadcast exclusively on the Oil Springs station each week, the licensee may broadcast no more than 6.5% of the commercial availabilities on this station separately from those broadcast on CKCO-TV Kitchener.



Until 1 September 2003, the Commission expects the licensee to, at a minimum, maintain the current level of closed captioning on CKCO-TV-3.



The Commission notes the licensee's commitment to broadcast on CKCO-TV Kitchener a minimum level of 15.5 hours of local programming in each broadcast week. In the case of CKCO-TV-3 Oil Springs, the licensee has also made the commitment to broadcast a minimum of 3.5 hours of separate local programming in each broadcast week.


The Commission encourages the licensee to ensure that the City of Windsor is represented in its news coverage. In this respect, it notes the licensee's statements at the hearing that the news bureaux in Sarnia and Chatham are equipped to provide such coverage.


The licensee confirmed, as an additional commitment, that CKCO-TV Kitchener will control the allocation of a minimum of $50,000 in development funds that will be made available to independent producers in the local market on an annual basis.

Secretary General

This decision is to be appended to each licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined at the following Internet site:

Date Modified: 2001-08-02

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