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Decision CRTC 2001-458-4

See also: 2001-458, 2001-458-1, 2001-458-2, 2001-458-3, 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
Hamilton, Ontario 2000-2281-4

17 April 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

Licence renewal for CHCH-TV


The Commission renews the licence for CHCH-TV Hamilton and its transmitters CHCH-TV-1 Ottawa, CHCH-TV-2 London, CHCH-TV-3 Muskoka, CHCH-TV-4 Sudbury, CHCH-TV-5 Sault Ste. Marie, CHCH-TV-6 North Bay and CHCH-TV-7 Timmins. 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 36 hours 30 minutes of local programming per week, 29 hours 30 minutes of which is news programming.

b) In accordance with Decision CRTC 2000-228, 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 CIII-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.


In addition to the requirements of condition of licence number 4 set out in Appendix 2 to Decision CRTC 2001-458, the licensee shall broadcast in each of the first two years of the licence term an average of 2 hours per week of described Canadian priority programs from categories 7 (Drama) and 2b (Long-form documentary), between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

In fulfilling this condition, a minimum of 50% of the required hours must be original broadcasts. Further, the licensee may broadcast up to one hour per week of described children's programming at an appropriate children's viewing time.



The Commission notes CanWest Global's commitment, as set out in Decision CRTC 2000-221, to reintroduce on CHCH-TV a strong local orientation long absent from the station's programming.


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

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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