ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Commission Letter addressed to Peggy Tabet (Québecor Média Inc.)

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Ottawa, 24 July 2015


Ms. Peggy Tabet
Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs
Québecor Média Inc.
612 St-Jacques Street
Montréal, Quebec H3C 4M8

RE: Follow-up to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-31

Dear Ms. Tabet:

This is in reference to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-31, in which the Commission established that the broadcasting distribution undertakings operated by Videotron G.P. (Videotron) in Terrebonne, Montréal and Montréal Ouest and their community channel MAtv were in non-compliance with the regulatory requirements regarding access programming and local programming. The Commission also announced its intention to deal with Videotron’s compliance as part of its next licence renewal, scheduled for August 2015.

In April, Videotron filed renewal applications for the above-noted undertakings. In these applications, Videotron describes, among other things, the steps that it has taken or that it intends to take to bring MAtv back into compliance.

As noted in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-331, the Commission has decided to administratively renew Videotron’s licences in Terrebonne, Montréal and Montréal Ouest until 31 August 2016. It therefore intends to deal with Videotron’s compliance as part of the August 2016 renewal. However, the Commission considers that it would be in the public interest for interested parties to immediately have access to Videotron’s plan regarding MAtv.

Accordingly, please submit all of the documents included in the above-noted renewal applications describing the steps taken or that will be taken by Videotron to bring MAtv back into compliance in order for the Commission to place these documents on the public record of application 2013-1746-2, as a follow-up to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-31.

Please file the requested information by 31 July 2015, using the secured service “My CRTC Account” (Partner Log In or GCKey).


John Traversy
Secretary General     

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