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Ottawa, 21 March 2005

SENT BY FAX: (416) 446-5544

Ms. Charlotte Bell
Regulatory Affairs
Global Television Network
81 Barber Greene Road
Toronto, Ontario M3C 2A2

Re: Annual Independent Production Report Pursuant to Decision CRTC 2001-458 (Case Number 221183)

Dear Ms. Bell:

This is to advise that the Commission accepts Global Television Network's Year 3 Independent Production Activity Report for the 2002/2003 Broadcast Year, filed 17 December 2004 pursuant to Licence renewals for the television stations controlled by Global, Decision CRTC 2001-458, 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 and licence fee information for individual projects.

Furthermore, the Commission grants your request to treat as confidential the total production budgets and aggregate broadcaster licence fees, as well as the percentage of the total priority programming budget and percentage of total licence fees accounted for by the Atlantic region.

The Commission reminds Global of the expectation stated in Licence renewals for the television stations controlled by Global, Decision CRTC 2001-458 that:

The Commission therefore expects Global to commission its priority programming from all regions of Canada, throughout the course of the new licence term. It further considers that Global has a special obligation to ensure that its support for independent production in B.C. is commensurate with the extent of its television and other media interests in that province.

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

Yours sincerely,

Diane Rhéaume
Secretary General

Date Modified: 2005-03-21

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