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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2002-6


Ottawa, 6 February 2002


The Commission has received the following applications:




Fairchild Television Ltd.
Across Canada


Maritime Broadcasting System Limited and/et Newcap Inc. (CFCY, CHLQ-FM, CHTN)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


Craig Broadcast Systems Inc. (MTV)
Across Canada


Across Canada
Application No. 2001-0701-2


Application by FAIRCHILD TELEVISION LTD. to amend the licence of the national ethnicspecialty television service known as Fairchild Television.


The licensee proposes to add a condition of licence to authorize separate local programming in Vancouver and Toronto consisting of no more than 10% of the broadcast month.


The authorization of separate local programming would provide Fairchild with the opportunity to include local news items, election coverage, fund-raisers, telethons and similar charitable events.


Licensee's address:

Fairchild Television Ltd.
B8-525 West Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5Z 4K5
Fax: (604) 708-1300


Examination of application:

At the licensee's address


Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Application Nos. 2001-1338-2, 2001-1339-0, 2001-1337-4


Applications by MARITIME BROADCASTING SYSTEM LIMITED and NEWCAP INC. to amend the licences of radio stations CFCY, CHLQ-FM and CHTN Charlottetown, by adding a condition of licence, pursuant to paragraph 11.1(1) of the Radio Regulations, 1986, to permit the licensees to operate their stations pursuant to a Local management agreement (LMA).


The Commission will also want to consider, if the proposed condition of licence is approved, whether the term of the LMA should extend to 31 August 2004 (the end of the current licence term), or should terminate at an earlier date.


The Commission also seeks comments as to the continued appropriateness of the LMA, as well as on the competitiveness and the availability of radio voice diversity in the market and for the province of Prince Edward Island.


Licensees' address:

Maritime Broadcasting System Limited
5121 Sackville Street
7th Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 1K1


NewCap Inc.
c/o NewCap Broadcasting Division
Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited
745 Windmill Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1C2


Examination of applications:

Island Radio
5 Prince Street
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


Across Canada
Application Nos. 2001-1062-7; 2001-1229-3


Applications by CRAIG BROADCAST SYSTEMS INC. (Craig) requesting authority to effect a change in the ownership structure of:


i) the national Category 1specialty television service approved under the name of Connect now operating as MTV (Canada), and


ii) the national Category 2 specialty television service approved under the name of Music 5 now operating as MTV2.


Craig and the licensees (3844161 Canada Ltd. and 3850099 Canada Ltd.) signed a Joint Venture Agreement with MTV Networks (MTV), which calls for a corporate reorganization.


The new proposed ownership structure, resulting from the Joint Venture Agreement, would affect the effective control of both licensees, Connect and Music 5.


Pursuant to this agreement MTV, a division of Viacom International Inc., a non-Canadian, has agreed to license the rights to produce, operate and distribute MTV-branded television programming services in Canada based on the MTV Programming Services. Further, MTV has an option to acquire up to 51% of the licensees' shares, or their parent companies.


Consequently, the Commission seeks public comments on the proposed ownership structure, pursuant to the Joint Venture Agreement, and on the potential impact it may have on the programming of the services.


The Commission notes that it has received complaints by CHUM Television and MusiquePlus inc. raising concerns about Craig's compliance with the nature of service definitions of both specialty services. These complaints are being dealt with in a separate process.


Applicant's address:

Craig Broadcast Systems Inc.
535 - 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 0Y4
Fax: (403) 508-5560


Examination of applications:

At the applicant's address





13 March 2002


The intervention must be received by the CRTC and by the applicant ON OR BEFORE the above-mentioned date. The Commission cannot be held responsible for postal delays.


Your intervention will be considered by the Commission, and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to you, provided the procedure set out below has been followed. You will be contacted only if your submission raises procedural questions.


Submit your written intervention to the Secretary General of the Commission in ONLY ONE of the following formats:




CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2


Secretary General - (819) 994-0218


A true copy MUST be sent to the applicant and proof that this has been done must accompany the intervention sent to the Commission.


Where the intervention is filed by electronic means, the line ***End of document*** should be entered following the last paragraph of the document, as an indication that the document has not been damaged during electronic transmission.


Please note, that only the documents (applications and interventions) electronically filed will be available on the Commission's web site. You will be able to access these documents by indicating the public notice or the notice of public hearing number.


Each paragraph of the document should be numbered.


Your intervention should clearly identify the application and indicate whether you support or oppose the application, or if you propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for your proposal.


In the event that the application is brought to the oral phase of the hearing, and if you wish to appear, you must provide reasons why your written comments are not sufficient and why an appearance is necessary.


In exceptional circumstances, the Commission may allow an intervenor to present its intervention by teleconference. At the time of filing its intervention, the intervenor must clearly indicate why the Commission should grant such a request.




Documents are available at the local address provided in this notice and at the Commission offices and documentation centres directly involved with these applications or, upon request, within 48 hours, at any other CRTC offices and documentation centres.


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


This document is available in alternative format upon request and may also be examined at the following Internet site:


Secretary General

Date Modified: 2002-02-06

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