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Ottawa, 9 April 2015

By email:

RE: Interrogatories relating to local and community programming.


In its three year plan, the Commission indicated its intention to assess the ongoing effectiveness of the community television policy in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Further to the ‘’Let’s Talk TV’’ process, the Commission also published Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-24 in which it stated its intention to expand its examination of the community television policy to include the overall state and funding of locally relevant and locally reflective television programming offered in the broadcasting system.

As part of this examination, the Commission is seeking input from a variety of industry players including commercial television stations, community television undertakings as well as broadcasting distribution undertakings with community channels offering community programming.

For each of your conventional television stations, please provide the information requested in Appendix A. For question # 1 in Appendix A (financial data table), please also provide an aggregated summary for all stations.

For the purpose of the appended inquiries, local programming is defined as programming produced by local stations with local personnel or programming produced by locally-based independent producers that reflects the particular needs and interests of the market’s residents.Footnote 1

Please note that aggregate data may be placed on the public record of a future proceeding.

Please provide your response no later than 4 May 2015 by using the secured service “My CRTC Account” (Partner Log In or GCKey). Please provide responses using Excel spreadsheets not PDF, We also ask that you repeat each question in your reply.

Should you need further information concerning this request for information, please do not hesitate to contact Carl Pineau, Policy Analyst, by e-mail at  or by telephone at 819-997-9401.

Best regards,

[Original signed by]

Donna Gill
Senior Manager
Distribution policy and applications


Footnote 1

Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2009-406

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