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See also: 2001-457, 2001-457-1, 2001-457-2, 2001-457-2-1, 2001-457-3, 2001-457-3-1, 2001-457-4-1, 2001-457-5, 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

Decision CRTC 2001-457-4

Ottawa, 2 August 2001

CTV Television Inc.
Toronto, Ontario 2000-2236-9

17 April 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

Licence renewal for CFTO-TV


The Commission renews the licence for the television programming undertaking CFTO-TV Toronto and its transmitters CFTO-TV-1 Bobcaygeon (Peterborough) and CFTO-TV-2 Severn Falls (Orillia). 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 2001-457:



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


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 7 set out in Appendix 2 to Decision CRTC 2001-457, 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 the licensee's commitment to broadcast on CFTO-TV a minimum level of local programming of 15.5 hours in each broadcast week.


The Commission further notes that, although CFTO-TV does not have its own budget for script and program development, it does have access to funds for such development, through CTV's national script and program development office.

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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