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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-231

Ottawa, 12 August 2002

Vidéotron ltée
Montréal, Quebec

Application 2001-1440-6
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2002-15
20 March 2002

Application for relief from section 17(1)(c) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations

The application


The Commission received an application from Vidéotron ltée (Vidéotron) to be relieved of the requirement, under section 17(1)(c) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Distribution Regulations),to distribute CJOH-TV-8 (CTV) Cornwall, a rebroadcasting station of CJOH-TV Ottawa.



The Commission received interventions from Patricia Bowman and Ken Lyons opposing the application. Both interveners stated that the applicant did not propose any service to replace the one that would be removed from its line-up. Mr. Lyons added that he appreciated receiving CJOH-TV-8 because it carries local and regional news and different movies than those offered by CFCF 12 (CTV) Montréal.


While no reply was filed, Vidéotron stated in its application that [translation]"because CFCF-TV and CJOH-TV are not only affiliates of the same network, but are also owned and operated by the same owner, the difference between the Ottawa and Montréal programming has diminished and will tend to diminish more and more."

The Commission's determination


Given that the difference in programming between CJOH-TV and CFCF-TV is essentially in local news, the Commission is satisfied that the deletion of the CJOH-TV-8 signal from Vidéotron's line-up will not significantly reduce programming diversity.


Accordingly, the Commission approves the application by Vidéotron and relieves the licensee, by condition of licence, of the requirement, under section 17(1)(c) of the Distribution Regulations,to distribute CJOH-TV-8.

Secretary General

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Date Modified: 2002-08-12

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