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Ottawa, 15 January 2012
Mr. Bram Abramson
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Boulevard 2196 Dunwin, Mississauga
Ontario, L5L 1C7
Subject: Application 2011-1017-1 (GlassBox Créneau musical : musiques émergentes)
This is in reference to the application by GlassBOX Television Inc. (GlassBOX) for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, French-language specialty Category B service to be known as GlassBOX Créneau musical: musiques émergentes.
Section 28(1)(a) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that the Commission may request parties to file information, particulars or documents where needed.
1. Please refer to paragraph 27 of GlassBOX’s written reply dated 31 October 2011, wherein GlassBOX states that “In response to ADISQ’s concerns, we confirm that French-language videoclips will play the key role in GlassBOX Créneau’s videoclip programming.”
Does GlassBOX commit to ensure “that French-language videoclips play the key role in GlassBOX Créneau’s videoclip programming”?
2. Please comment on the appropriateness for the Commission to impose a condition of licence pertaining to the broadcast of a minimum percentage of the total number of music video clips distributed by the licensee during each broadcast month that should be in the French language.
3. If the Commission were to impose such condition of licence, please provide the minimum percentage of the total number of music video clips that would be distributed by the licensee during each broadcast month in French language.
You are required to provide the information noted above on the public record by no later than 23 January 2012.
A copy of this letter and your reply will be added to your application to be made available for public examination.
Please be reminded that applicants are required to file their applications, related documents and related correspondence electronically using Access key at the following link http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/info_sht/g100.htm
Should you need further information concerning this application, please contact me by telephone at 819-997-4608 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Policy Analyst
Policy and Applications - French-Language Television
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