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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-79

  Ottawa, 8 September 2008
  Notice of consultation
  Applications received
Various locations
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 13 October 2008
  The Commission has received the following applications:

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

  Item Applicant and Locality


Glassbox Television Inc.
Across Canada
Application No. 2008-1076-4


Saskatchewan Telecommunications
Province of Saskatchewan
Application No. 2008-1044-1

1. Across Canada
Application No. 2008-1076-4
  Application by Glassbox Television Inc. to amend the licence of the English-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking known as BITE TV (formerly Short TV).
  The licensee proposes to amend item (b) of the service's nature of service to permit BITE TV to draw programming from programming categories 8b (music video clips) and 8c (music video programs).
  The licensee indicates that it would accept a limit of 15% on Category 8b and 8c as follows:

No more than 15% of all programming broadcast over the broadcast day and the evening period (measured in each case during the broadcast semester) shall be devoted to material drawn from category 8b or 8c.

  For the purpose of these conditions of licence, the term 'broadcast semester' shall mean the total number of hours devoted by the licensee to broadcasting during the aggregate of the broadcast months in a six month period, beginning 1 September 2008.
  The licensee states the ability to air short films, videos and computer-produced segments drawn from categories 8b and 8c will enable BITE TV to better meet the needs and interests of Canadian audiences and short screen producers.
  The licensee adds that the ability to air programming similar to that which its counterparts are able to air will enable BITE TV to continue to evolve with its audiences and users in an increasingly competitive environment.
  Licensee's address:

Box 48, Suite 5300
Toronto Dominion Bank Tower
Toronto, Ontario
M5K 1E8
Fax: 416-868-0673
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address
2. Province of Saskatchewan
Application No. 2008-1044-1
  Application by Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel) to amend the licence of its regional, English-language video-on-demand (VOD) programming undertaking.
  The licensee proposes to replace the condition of licence relating to closed captioning which reads:

No later than 1 September 2008 and until the end of the licence term, the licensee shall caption at least 90% of all titles in its inventory.

  with the following condition:

No later than 1 September 2008 and until the end of the licence term, the licensee shall caption at least 90% of all titles in its inventory, excluding titles made available as part of its outlet for local expression.

  The licensee makes this request noting that minimal, if any, requirements for captioning have been imposed on local expression/community programming.
  SaskTel also notes the limited resources available for its local expression/community programming.
  According to the licensee, the additional costs to close caption would result in a 20% reduction in the amount of local expression/community programming they produce.
  Licensee's address:

2121 Saskatchewan Drive, 12th floor
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 3Y2
Fax: 306-565-6216
  Examination of application:

Estevan Shoppers Mall
400 King Street
Estevan, Saskatchewan

109 MacLeod Avenue
Melfort, Saskatchewan

83 Ominica Street West
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

1201 - 100th Street
North Battleford, Saskatchewan

Gateway Mall
1403 Central Avenue
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Cornwall Centre
2121 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina, Saskatchewan

Scotia Centre
122 1st Avenue South
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Wheatland Mall
1150 Central Avenue North
Swift Current, Saskatchewan

314 Coteau Avenue
Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Parkland Mall
277 Broadway East
Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Public Participation


Deadline for Interventions/Comments


13 October 2008

  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
[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]




by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2




by fax at

  A true copy must be sent to the applicant and proof that this has been done must accompany the intervention sent to the Commission.
  The Commission advises those who file and serve by electronic mode to exercise caution when using e-mail for service of documents or notification, as it may be difficult to establish that service has occurred.
  Before initiating service through electronic mode, please ensure that you will be able to satisfy the Commission, upon request, that service of the notification was completed.
  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.
  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.
  Important notice
  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 Web site at, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission's Web site. 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.
  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.
  Documents received electronically or otherwise will be put on the Commission's Web site 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.
  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.
  Examination of Documents
  An electronic version of applications is available from the Commission's Web site by selecting the application number within this notice.
  A list of all interventions/comments will also be available on the Commission's Web site. An electronic version of all interventions/comments submitted will be accessible from this list. To access the list, select "Lists of interventions/comments" under "Public Proceedings" from the Commission's Web site.
  Documents are also available during normal office hours 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 2 working days, at any other CRTC offices and documentation centres.
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0N2
Tel: 819-997-2429
Toll free Telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Toll-free TDD: 1-877-909-2782
Fax: 819-994-0218
  Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4S5
Tel: 902-426-7997
Fax: 902-426-2721
  205 Viger Avenue West
Suite 504
Montréal, Quebec H2Z 1G2
Tel: 514-283-6607
  55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Tel: 416-952-9096
  Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue, Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
Tel: 204-983-6306 - TDD: 204-983-8274
Fax: 204-983-6317
  Cornwall Professional Building
2125 - 11th Avenue, Room 103
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X3
Tel: 306-780-3422
  10405 Jasper Avenue, Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Tel: 780-495-3224
  530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6
Tel: 604-666-2111 - TDD: 604-666-0778
Fax: 604-666-8322
  Secretary General
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Date Modified: 2008-09-08

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