ARCHIVED - Letter
This page has been archived on the Web
Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. Archived Decisions, Notices and Orders (DNOs) remain in effect except to the extent they are amended or reversed by the Commission, a court, or the government. The text of archived information has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Changes to DNOs are published as “dashes” to the original DNO number. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.
Sent by e-mail: Vincent@adr.tv
All Points Bulletin Incorporated and Avis de Recherche
6555 Metropolitain boulevard, East
Dear Mr. Géracitano,
Subject: Licence renewal and mandatory distribution applications for All Points Bulletin (2012-0689-7) and Avis de Recherche (2012-1051-7)
Paragraph 14 of Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-629, Criteria for assessing applications for mandatory distribution on the digital basic service, 27 August 2010 (Regulatory Policy 2010-629) states that:
“ [...] the Commission has determined that existing services that have been granted mandatory distribution on the basic service pursuant to distribution orders issued under section 9(1)(h) of the Act will be required to justify such continued carriage status with reference to the new criteria as part of their licence renewal.”
In the document received on 30 May 2012 entitled Application for Mandatory Distribution of All Points Bulletin, the applicant addressed the criteria set out in Regulatory Policy 2010-629. However, the document was not explicit as to whether this information applied to Avis de Recherche as well. Since All Points Bulletin is the English version of Avis de Recherche, please confirm that the justification for mandatory carriage set out in your 30 May 2012 document also applies to Avis de Recherche.
If not, please clarify the justification for Avis de Recherche’s continued mandatory carriage on the digital basic service using the criteria set out in Regulatory Policy 2010-629.
The information requested herein should be received by no later than 26 March 2013.
You must submit your answer electronically by using the secured service “My CRTC Account” (Partner Log In or GCKey) and filling the “Broadcasting and Telecom Cover page” located on this web page. Also on this web page you will find information on the submission of applications to the Commission “Submitting applications and other documents to the CRTC using My CRTC Account”.
Please note also that all information that you provide, except information for which confidentiality has been requested and is granted, becomes part of publicly accessible files and will be posted on the Commission’s web site and made available for public examination.
Original signed by
Senior manager, English and third-language programming
- Date modified: