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Decision CRTC 2001-458-14

See also: 2001-458, 2001-458-1, 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

Ottawa, 2 August 2001

Global Communications Limited
Victoria, British Columbia 2000-2280-7

17 April 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

Licence renewal for CHEK-TV


The Commission renews the licence for CHEK-TV Victoria and its transmitters CHEK-TV-1 Sooke, CHEK-TV-2 River Jordan, CHEK-TV-3 Port Alberni, CHEK-TV-4 Coal Harbour and CHEK-TV-5 Campbell River. The licence will be subject to the terms, conditions of licence and commitments set out below, as well as to those contained in Decision CRTC 2001-458.



The licence 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


a) The licensee shall broadcast, at a minimum, an average of 23 hours of local programming per week, 17 hours of which is news programming.

b) In accordance with Decision CRTC 2000-224, the licensee shall broadcast, at a minimum, in each broadcast year, an average of 8 hours per week of Canadian programs in the priority program categories between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. which are wholly separate and distinct from the eight hours of priority programming to be broadcast on CHAN-TV.

For the purpose of this condition, the priority program categories are as follows: Canadian drama programs (category 7); Canadian music and dance (category 8a) and variety programs (category 9); Canadian long-form documentaries (category 2b); Canadian regionally-produced programs in all categories other than News and information (categories 1, 2 and 3) and Sports (category 6); Canadian entertainment magazine programs.

c) For the purpose of fulfilling the above-noted condition, the licensee may claim the new dramatic programming credit set out in Public Notice CRTC 1999-205, as may be amended from time to time.

The licensee is no longer entitled to claim the dramatic programming credit set out in the appendix to Public Notice CRTC 1984-94 and appendices I and II to Public Notice CRTC 2000-42.


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



As set out in Decision CRTC 2000-221, the Commission notes CanWest Global's commitment to offer a strong local orientation on CHEK-TV Victoria.


The Commission also notes the commitment made by the licensee regarding CHEK-TV, as set out in the same decision, that management of programming and of news at CHEK-TV shall be kept separate from that of its sister station, CHAN-TV Vancouver.

Secretary General

This decision is to be appended to the 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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