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Decision CRTC 2001-458-1

See also: 2001-458, 2001-458-2, 2001-458-3, 2001-458-4, 2001-458-5, 2001-458-6, 2001-458-7, 2001-458-8, 2001-458-9, 2001-458-10, 2001-458-11, 2001-458-12, 2001-458-13, 2001-458-14

Ottawa, 2 August 2001

Global Communications Limited
Halifax, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick
2000-2275-7, 2001-0163-4

17 April 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

Licence renewals for Global's television stations in the Maritimes


The Commission renews the licences for the following television programming undertakings:

· CIHF-TV Halifax and its transmitters CIHF-TV-4 Truro, CIHF-TV-5 Wolfville, CIHF-TV-6 Bridgewater, CIHF-TV-7 Sydney, CIHF-TV-8 New Glasgow, CIHF-TV-9 Shelburne, CIHF-TV-10 Yarmouth, CIHF-TV-15 Antigonish and CIHF-TV-16 Mulgrave.

· CIHF-TV-2 Saint John and its transmitters CIHF-TV-1 Fredericton, CIHF-TV-3 Moncton, CIHF-TV-11 Woodstock, CIHF-TV-12 St. Stephen, CIHF-TV-13 Miramichi and CIHF-TV-14 Charlottetown.

The licences will be subject to the terms, conditions of licence, expectations and commitments set out below, as well as to those contained in Decision CRTC 2001-458.



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.

Condition of licence


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

Commitments and expectation


The Commission notes the licensee's commitment to broadcast a minimum of 15 hours of local programming to the Maritimes in each broadcast week.


The Commission also notes the licensee's efforts regarding its coverage of issues and concerns specific to the communities served by its New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I. stations, and expects those efforts to continue.


Within its major regional news program, Global broadcasts a seven to ten minute segment focusing on New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island that is aired only on transmitters in those provinces. While this segment is being broadcast, separate information programming is broadcast on the transmitters in Nova Scotia. Global committed to continue to broadcast these segments during the new licence term.

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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