Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2019-192

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Ottawa, 3 June 2019

Public record: 1011-NOC2019-0192

Call for licence renewal applications

Submission of renewal applications for the broadcasting licences of television services expiring 31 August 2020

  1. The Commission requests that the licensees listed in the appendix to this notice submit renewal applications for their broadcasting licences expiring 31 August 2020. The licensees must submit their renewal applications by 30 September 2019.
  2. Licensees who do not wish to renew their licences beyond the expiry date of 31 August 2020 must advise the Commission in writing by 30 September 2019.
  3. The Commission will process the licence renewal applications for licensees in the appendix to this notice in accordance with the rules for applications set out in Part 1 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure and in Broadcasting Information Bulletin 2015-116.
  4. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to comment on the renewal applications once they are posted on the Commission’s website.
  5. In instances where the Commission deems it appropriate, some renewal applications may be published as part of a notice of consultation or notice of hearing.

Services eligible for exemption

  1. Pursuant to Broadcasting Order 2015-88, the Commission will not renew the licences of any discretionary services that meet the criteria outlined in that order. The Commission therefore directs those broadcasters who have no already done so to register their undertakings with the Commission using Form 308 by 30 September 2019.

Licences held by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

  1. The Commission will announce at a later date the process to be followed for the renewal of the various television licences held by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as well as the orders relating to the mandatory distribution of some of its services.

Procedure for filing

  1. Licensees must file their renewal applications electronically by completing the Broadcasting Cover Page using the secured service My CRTC Account (Sign-In Partner or GCKey). Samples of the application forms can be viewed on the Find a Broadcasting Form web page. Licensees that have questions relating to the application forms may contact a Commission specialist at 1-866-781-1911.


  1. Pursuant to section 32 of the Broadcasting Act, it is an offence for anyone to carry on a broadcasting undertaking without a licence unless exempt from the requirement to hold a licence. Failure to submit an application for renewal by the date set out in this notice may result in the expiry of the licence, after which the licensee would no longer be authorized to carry on a broadcasting undertaking.

Secretary General

Related documents

Appendix to Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2019-192

Television services for which the broadcasting licences will expire on 31 August 2020

Television (community)

Licensee Call sign and location
Acadian Communication Limited CHNE-TV Cheticamp, Nova Scotia
Chetwynd Communications Society CHET-TV Chetwynd, British Columbia, and its transmitter CHET-TV-1 Hasler Flats
Hay River Community Service Society CIHC-TV Hay River, Northwest Territories
Neepawa Access Community T.V. (ACTV) Inc. Neepawa, Manitoba
Télé-Mag inc. CHMG-TV Québec, Quebec
Telile: Isle Madame Community Television Association CIMC-TV Isle Madame and areas of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
The B.C. Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches CFEG-TV Abbotsford, British Columbia
TV Hamilton Limited Hamilton, Ontario
St. Andrews Community Channel Inc. CHCO-TV St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Television (commercial)

Licensee Call sign and location
Logan McCarthy CFSO-TV Cardston, Alberta
Stingray Radio Inc. CITL-DT Lloydminster, Alberta
CKSA-DT Lloydminster, Alberta, and its transmitter CKSA-TV-2 Bonnyville
The Miracle Channel Association CJIL-DT Lethbridge, Alberta, and its transmitters CJIL-TV-1 Bow Island and CJIL-TV-2 Burmis
Thunder Bay Electronics Limited CKPR-DT Thunder Bay, Ontario
ZoomerMedia Limited CHNU-DT Fraser Valley, British Columbia, and its transmitter CHNU-DT-1 Victoria
CIIT-DT Winnipeg, Manitoba

Television (ethnic)

Licensee Call sign and location
4517466 Canada Inc. CFHD-DT Montréal, Quebec

Discretionary programming

Licensee Name of service
1395047 Ontario Inc. Festival Portuguese Television
All Points Bulletin Incorporated All Points Bulletin
Avis de recherche incorporée Avis de Recherche
Fairchild Television Ltd. Fairchild TV
Fight Media Inc. Fight Network
Odyssey Television Network Inc. Odyssey (formerly OTN)
OUTtv Network Inc. OUTtv (formerly PrideVision)
Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation Salt & Light (Inner Peace Television Network)
South Asian Television Canada Limited ATN South Asian Television (SATV)
Sylvain Gagné (OBCI) FRISSONS TV
Telelatino Network Inc. EuroWorld SPORT (formerly RCS Television)
Mediaset Italia (formerly Italian Entertainment TV)
Univision Canada (formerly TLN en Español)
The Armed Forces Network Inc. The Armed Forces Network
The Auto Channel Inc. The Auto Channel
The GameTV Corporation GameTV (formerly CGTV Canada)
The Natural Resources Television Channel (IDRN-TV/IDNR-TV) IDNR-TV Natural Resources Television
Toronto Maple Leafs Network Ltd. Leafs TV
Toronto Raptors Network Ltd. NBA TV (Canada) (formerly Raptors NBA TV)
Woodbine Entertainment Group HPItv (formerly The Racing Network Canada)
World Fishing Network ULC Sportsman Canada
World Media Ministries Daystar Canada (formerly Grace TV)
ZoomerMedia Limited The Beautiful Little Channel (formerly Classical Digital)
The Brand New ONE Body, Mind, Spirit, Love Channel
Vision TV

On-demand programming

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