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Ottawa, 7 June 2004

SENT BY FAX: (416) 332-4580

Mr. Paul Sparkes
Senior Vice-President
Corporate and Public Affairs
Bell Globemedia
9 Channel Nine Court
Scarborough, Ontario
M1S 4B5

Re: Annual CTV Inc. Independent Production Activity Report Pursuant to Decision CRTC 2001-457

Dear Mr. Sparkes:

This is to advise that the Commission accepts CTV Inc.'s Year 2 Independent Production Activity Report for the 2002/2003 Broadcast Year, filed 15 December 2003 pursuant to Licence renewals for the television stations controlled by CTV, Decision CRTC 2001-457, 2 August 2001.

This is also to advise that the Commission, consistent with last year's decision, grants your request to treat as confidential, the production budget, broadcaster licence fees and other broadcaster contributions for individual projects.

Furthermore, the Commission grants your request to treat as confidential the aggregate production budget and aggregate licence fees, as well as the percentage of the total production budgets and percentage of total licence fees accounted for by Quebec and the Prairies. Your request for confidentiality for this information for the Atlantic region is denied.

The Commission reminds CTV of the expectation stated in the Licence renewal for the television stations controlled by CTV, Decision CRTC 2001-457 that:

CTV should be expected to engage in a level of production activity that is commensurate with its presence in its respective markets. The Commission therefore expects CTV to commission its priority programming from all regions of Canada, throughout the course of the new licence term.

The report will be placed on the Commission website and CTV's public examination file.

Yours sincerely,

Diane Rhéaume
Secretary General

Date Modified: 2004-06-07

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