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Ottawa, 13 July 2016


Mrs. Susan Wheeler
Vice-President, Regulatory, Media
Rogers Media Inc.

Mrs. Sylvie Courtemanche
Vice-President, Government Relations and Compliance
Corus Entertainment Inc.

Mr. Kevin Goldstein
Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs, Content and Distribution
Bell Media Inc.

Mrs. Peggy Tabet
Senior Director Regulatory Affairs – Broadcasting
Québecor Média inc.

Mr. Aldo Di Felice
Telelatino Network Inc.

Dear Sir / Madam,

Re: Renewal of television licences held by large English- and French-language ownership groups-Disclosure of information designated as confidential (Applications 2016-0020-6, 2016-0022-1, 2016-0017-2, 2016-0019-8, 2016-0012-2, 2016-0015-6, 2016-0009-9, 2016-0405-9 and 2016-0018-0)

Pursuant to Section 34(1) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules), the Commission hereby requires the disclosure of the information listed below, and reported for each group in Appendix A, so that this information be placed on the public record of the proceeding initiated by Broadcasting Notice of consultation CRTC 2016-225.

Historical Information

Financial projections

Other Information

The Commission considers that it is in the public interest to require the disclosure of this information for the following reasons:

The Commission requires the disclosure of this information in relation to all the applications listed aboveFootnote1 with the exception of application 2016-0018-0, since that application pertains to a stand-alone conventional television station and the Commission considers that the disclosure of information would reveal a level of disaggregated information that would likely result in direct harm to the applicant that is not outweighed by the public interest in disclosing the information.  

Please file a revised abridged version of the documents reflecting the determinations above by 25 July 2016. Alternatively, you may in accordance with subsection 33(4) of the Rules, file a reply with the Commission by 25 July 2016.Should you wish to confirm the designation, please note that the Commission will not require its disclosure. In this circumstance, the information will not be admissible in evidence and will not be considered by the Commission.

Yours sincerely,

Danielle May-Cuconato
Secretary General

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Appendix A

All applicants

English-language applications






French-language applications



Quebecor (Groupe TVA)

Groupe V


Footnote 1

The term “application” refers here to the applications related to all of the services to be renewed and not only the services that will be part of a designated group.

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