ARCHIVED - Decision CRTC 2001-457-8

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Decision CRTC 2001-457-8

See also: 2001-457, 2001-457-1, 2001-457-2,  2001-457-2-1, 2001-457-3, 2001-457-3-1, 2001-457-4, 2001-457-4-1, 2001-457-5, 2001-457-6, 2001-457-6-1, 2001-457-7, 2001-457-7-1, 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

Ottawa, 2 August 2001

CTV Television Inc.
Saskatoon and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
2000-2252-5, 2000-2254-1

17 April 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

Licence renewals for CFQC-TV and CIPA-TV


The Commission renews the licences for the following television programming undertakings and their transmitters. The licences will be subject to the terms, conditions of licence, expectations and commitments set out below, aswell as to those contained in Decision CRTC 2001-457:

· CFQC-TV Saskatoon and its transmitters CFQC-TV-1 Stranraer and CFQC-TV-2 North Battleford, Saskatchewan; and

· CIPA-TV Prince Albert and its transmitters CIPA-TV-1 Spiritwood/Alticane, CIPA-TV-2 Big River, CKBQ-TV Star City and CKBQ-TV-1 Nipawin, Saskatchewan.



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, starting with the year beginning 1 September 2003, the licensee shall caption 90% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast day, including 100% of all category 1 - News programming.



Until 1 September 2003, the Commission expects the licensee to, at a minimum, maintain the current level of closed captioning on CFQC-TV and CIPA-TV.



The Commission notes the commitment that each of the television stations noted above will control $50,000 in annual program development funds, which will be made available to independent producers in their local markets.


The Commission also notes the licensee's commitment to broadcast a minimum combined total of 15.5 hours of local programming to the communities served by CFQC-TV and CIPA-TV in each broadcast week.


With respect to CIPA-TV Prince Albert, some 13 hours per week of the local programming will originate with CFQC-TV. The licensee, however, made the further commitment to broadcast approximately 2.5 hours per week of separate, original programming directed to Prince Albert.

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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