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Public Notice 2001-32

  Ottawa, 28 February 2001

An ethnic television programming undertaking to serve Vancouver, British Columbia

1. The Commission hereby calls for applications from parties wishing to obtain a broadcasting licence to provide an over-the-air ethnic television service to Vancouver.
2. Persons interested in submitting such an application are required to file a letter of intent no later than 15 May 2001, followed by a formal application to the Commission to be filed by no later than 29 June 2001. They are also required to submit all necessary technical documentation to Industry Canada by the latter date.
3. Applicants will be required to provide evidence giving clear indication that there is a demand and a market for the specific service they propose. Without restricting the scope of the issues to be considered, the following should be addressed:

· The contribution that the proposed service will make to achieving the objectives established in the Broadcasting Act and, in the context of the Commission's Ethnic Broadcasting Policy (Public Notice CRTC 1999-117), how the service will reflect and meet the needs of the multicultural, multilingual and multiracial population of the Greater Vancouver area.


· The number of ethnic groups the proposed station would serve and the number of languages in which it would provide programming.


· The means by which the applicant will promote the development of Canadian talent, including local and regional talent.


· An analysis of the market and potential advertising revenues, taking into account the results of any survey undertaken supporting the estimates.


· 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.

4. 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)as 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).
5. 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.
6. Notice of each application will also be published in newspapers of general circulation within the area to be served.
7. The public will be given the opportunity to comment on any application by submitting written interventions to the Secretary General of the Commission.
  Letters of intent and applications filed in response to this call should be forwarded to one of the following Commission offices:
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room G-5
Hull, Quebec K1A 0N2
Tel: (819) 997-2429 - TDD: 994-0423
Fax: (819) 994-0218
  Bank of Commerce Building
1809 Barrington Street
Suite 1007
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K8
Tel: (902) 426-7997 - TDD: 426-6997
Fax: (902) 426-2721
  405 de Maisonneuve Blvd. East
2nd Floor, Suite B2300
Montréal, Quebec H2L 4J5
Tel: (514) 283-6607 - TDD: 283-8316
Fax: (514) 283-3689
  55 St. Clair Avenue East
Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Tel: (416) 952-9096
Fax: (416) 954-6343
  Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue
Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
Tel: (204) 983-6306 - TDD: 983-8274
Fax: (204) 983-6317
  Cornwall Professional Building
2125 - 11th Avenue
Room 103
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X3
Tel: (306) 780-3422
Fax: (306) 780-3319
  10405 Jasper Avenue
Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Tel: (780) 495-3224
Fax: (780) 495-3214
  530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6
Tel: (604) 666-2111 - TDD: 666-0778
Fax: (604) 666-8322
  Secretary General
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