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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-307


Ottawa, 11 October 2002


Craig Broadcast Systems Inc.
Brandon, Foxwarren, Melita and McCreary, Manitoba


Application 2001-1310-1
Public Hearing at Calgary
10 April 2002


Licence renewal for CKX-TV Brandon and its transmitters CKX-TV-1 Foxwarren, CKX-TV-2 Melita and CKX-TV-3 McCreary


The Commission received an application by Craig Broadcast Systems Inc. (Craig) for the renewal of the licence for the television programming undertaking CKX-TV Brandon and its transmitters CKX-TV-1 Foxwarren, CKX-TV-2 Melita and CKX-TV-3 McCreary.


The Commission received 6 interventions specifically with regard to the present application, and all have been taken into account by the Commission in its deliberations. All of these interventions were in support of the renewal of the licence to operate CKX-TV. Interventions with regard to the Craig group television renewals are discussed in Licence renewals for four Craig television stations, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-304, 11 October 2002 (Decision 2002-304) which introduces this and other decisions of today's date.


Based on its examination of this application, the Commission is satisfied that renewal of the licence for CKX-TV Brandon for a full seven years is justified. Accordingly, the Commission renews the licence for CKX-TV and its transmitters CKX-TV-1, CKX-TV-2 and CKX-TV-3 from 1 December 2002 to 31 August 20091


Conditions of licence


The licence will expire 31 August 2009 and will be subject to the conditions set out in Decision 2002-304, as well as to the following conditions:


1. The licensee shall operate this broadcasting undertaking as an affiliate of the English-language television network operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.


2. Beginning 1 September 2004, and in each subsequent broadcast year, the licensee shall caption 90% of all programming during the broadcast day.


Other matters


The Commission expects the licensee to, throughout the licence term, caption 100% of the scripted portions of category 1 - News programming, and to be captioning all category 1 - News programming by the end of the licence term.


The Commission expects the licensee to ensure that at least 75% of all Canadian priority programming broadcast by the licensee on average over the broadcast year is produced by independent production companies. For the purpose of this expectation, an independent production company is defined as a production company in which the licensee, and any company related to the licensee, owns or controls, directly or indirectly, in aggregate, less than 30% of the equity.


The Commission also encourages the licensee to commission priority programs from all regions of Canada, and expects the licensee to provide regional reflection, not only in its priority programs, but in all of its programming.


The Commission notes the licensee's commitment to broadcast on CKX-TV, during each broadcast week, an average of not less than 6 hours of local programming.


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:


1 In Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-239, 22 August 2002, the Commission granted a three-month administrative renewal for CKEM-TV Edmonton, CKAL-TV Calgary, CHMI-TV Portage La Prairie/Winnipeg and CKX-TV Brandon, from 1 September to 30 November 2002.

Date Modified: 2002-10-11

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