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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2003-26

  Ottawa, 15 May 2003
  The Commission has received the following applications:


13 June 2003


Across Canada
Application Nos. 2003-0353-7 and 2003-0354-5
  Applications by the CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (CBC) to amend the licences of its English and French language television networks.
  In Decisions CRTC 2000-1 and 2000-2, dated 1 January 2000, the Commission attached a condition of licence on the English and French television networks of the CBC which prohibited the broadcast, during peak viewing hours, of "blockbuster", non-Canadian feature films.
  The CBC has applied to delete the following condition of licence, which comes into effect on 1 September 2003:

2. (a) Subject to (b) below, the licensee shall not broadcast in the peak viewing period (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.) any non-Canadian feature film from Category 7d that was:


- theatrically released in Canada within two years from the date the film is broadcast by the licensee or,


- listed within the top 100 films of Variety magazine's list of top grossing films in the United States and Canada, within the 10-year period preceding the date the film is broadcast by the licensee.


(b) The CBC may broadcast for a maximum of 36 months from the beginning of the licence term feature films referred to in (a) for which the CBC already holds the broadcast rights at the time of this decision.

  Licensee's address:

250 Lanark Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Z 6R5
Fax: (613) 724-5668
  Examination of applications:

The reception
25 Henry Street
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

The reception
5600 Sackville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia

The reception
285 Alexandra Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia

The reception
430 University Avenue
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

The reception
250 Université Street
Moncton, New Brunswick

The reception
1160 Regent Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick

The reception
140 René-Lévesque Blvd East
Montreal, Quebec

The reception
2505, Laurier Blvd
Ste-Foy, Quebec

The reception
825 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario

The reception
205 Wellington Street West
Toronto, Ontario

The reception
250 Lanark Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario

The reception
541 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba

The reception
7909-51st Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

The reception
1724 Westmount Blvd North West
Calgary, Alberta

The reception
2440 Broad Street
Regina, Saskatchewan

The reception
5th Floor, CN Tower
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The reception
700 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

[ Intervention Form]






13 June 2003

  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:

by using the form
[Intervention Form]




by electronic mail to




by mail at
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2




by fax to the
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
Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4S5
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
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