Broadcasting Commission letter addressed to Various Parties

Ottawa, 13 September 2017


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

Mr. Luc Doyon
Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer
V Media Group

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

Mr. Alain Strati
Associate General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs
Bell Media inc.

Ms. Peggy Tabet
Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs - Broadcasting
Québecor Média Inc.

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

Dear Madam / Sir,

Re :  Reconsideration and hearing of the licence renewal decisions for the large private ownership groups (Broadcasting Decisions 2017-143 to 2017-151) – Extension request approval

Further to a letter received from Bell Media Inc., Corus Entertainment Inc., Groupe V Media, Quebecor Media Inc. and Rogers Media Inc. (collectively, the Television Licensees) on 8 September 2017, your request for a one month extension is approved.

As you know, on 14 August 2017, the Governor-in-Council referred Broadcasting Decisions 2017-143 to 2017-147 (renewing licences of television services of major French-language ownership groups) and CRTC 2017-148 to 2017-151 (renewing licences of television services of major English-language ownership groups) back to the Commission for reconsideration. The Governor General in Council directed both English-language and French-language groups to address specific issues as part of the reconsideration process, which were outlined in the letter sent to you by the Commission on 30 August 2017.

A one-month extension has been granted in order to allow you further time to address the issues and recommendations outlined by the Government as part of the Department of Canadian Heritage’s consultation process and to provide the financial calculations requested by the Commission. Please submit the information requested in the Commission’s 30 August letter, including updates of the original renewal applications from last year as a result of the Order in Council that referred the renewal decisions back to the Commission for reconsideration, by no later than 31 October 2017.

A copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public record of the proceeding.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by:

Sheehan Carter
Senior Manager, Television

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