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Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2007-10-7

  See also: 2007-10, 2007-10-1, 2007-10-2, 2007-10-32007-10-4, 2007-10-5, 2007-10-6
  Ottawa, 2 May 2008

Notice of consultation and hearing

  8 April 2008
Gatineau, Quebec
Guidelines for final submissions

Review of the regulatory frameworks for broadcasting distribution undertakings and discretionary programming services

1. In Review of the regulatory frameworks for broadcasting distribution undertakings and discretionary programming services, Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2007-10-6, 30 April 2008, the Commission stated that it would accept final written submissions in connection with this proceeding, and that the deadline for submitting them is Thursday, 8 May 2008. In this notice, the Commission sets out guidelines for the final submissions that may be filed.
2. In their final submissions, interested parties may elaborate on questions asked by the panel or respond to questions or issues raised.
3. Final submissions should be limited in length to no more than 15 pages. Parties are reminded that no new evidence should be introduced in their final submissions with the exception of data requested by the Commission during the course of appearances.
4. While parties are welcome to comment on any issues raised in the context of the hearing, the Commission requests that parties specifically address regulatory approaches to video on demand (VOD) and subscription video on demand (SVOD) in their final submissions.
5. In particular, the Commission requests that parties clearly delineate:
  • those features that distinguish VOD and SVOD from linear programming services; and
  • the appropriate rights and obligations that should accrue to both broadcasters and broadcasting distribution undertakings in the VOD and SVOD environment.
6. The Commission also seeks additional information respecting network personal video recorders (NPVRs) and their potential impact on the Commission's policies.
7. All evidence submitted during the final submission phase will be accorded the appropriate evidentiary weight given potential time and resource limitations of participating parties. No further replies following the final submission phase will be permitted.

Procedures for filing final submissions

8. Parties can file their final submissions to the Secretary General of the Commission:
  • by using the
    Broadcasting Intervention/Comments Form


  • by mail to
    CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2


  • by fax at

Important notice

9. Note that all information that you provide as part of this public process, except information granted confidentiality, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, e-mail or through the Commission's website at, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission's website. This information includes your personal information, such as your full name, e-mail address, postal/street address, telephone and facsimile number(s), and any other personal information you provide.
10. The personal information you provide will be used and may be disclosed for the purpose for which the information was obtained or compiled by the Commission, or for a use consistent with that purpose.
11. Documents received electronically or otherwise will be put on the Commission's website in their entirety exactly as you send them, including any personal information contained therein, in the official language and format in which they are received. Documents not received electronically will be available in PDF format.
12. Please note that the information you provide to the Commission as part of this public process is entered into an unsearchable database dedicated to this specific public process. This database is accessible only from the webpage of this particular public process. As a result, a general search of our website with the help of either our own search engine or a third-party search engine will not provide access to the information which was provided as part of this public process.
  Secretary General
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