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Ottawa, 6 May 2003

Elizabeth Duffy-Maclean
Group Vice-President Regulatory Affairs and Policy Strategy
CTV Inc.
P.O. Box 9, Station O
Toronto, ON
M4A 2M9

Dear Ms. Duffy-Maclean:

RE: BCE-CTV Benefits Report 2002

This is to acknowledge that the Commission accepts CTV's annual report filed 28 November 2002 pursuant to Transfer of effective control of CTV Inc. to BCE Inc. Decision CRTC 2000-747, 7 December 2000, and the additional information filed in the letter dated 28 February 2003.

The Commission notes that at the end of Year 2 CTV has spent only 18% of the $230 million that is required to be spent over the seven year benefit period. This means that CTV must spend $189,225,000 over the next five years. The Commission, while recognizing the normal development cycle of certain television programs, will expect to see higher levels of benefit spending in the coming years.

The annual report and related correspondence will be placed on CTV's public examination file.


Diane Rhéaume
A/Secretary General

Date Modified: 2003-05-06

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