ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Procedural Letter addressed to Astrid Zimmer (Blue Ant Television General Partnership)

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Ottawa, 27 May 2019


Our reference: 2019-0242-9

Astrid Zimmer
Senior Legal Counsel
Blue Ant Television General Partnership

Re :        Part 1 application from Blue Ant Media Inc. Footnote1 to reduce its condition of licence relating programs of national interest (PNI) from 13.5% to 5%.

Ms. Zimmer,

On 23 May 2019, Blue Ant filed a letter in the above noted application requesting an extension of time of 7 days to provide responses to the questions sent to the licensee on 9 May 2019. The current deadline for this response is 27 May 2019.  Blue Ant argued that such an extension is necessary because its programming and financial teams attended the a program purchasing event in Los Angeles from May 12-22 and because they are also involved in a budgeting process in preparation for the 2019/20 broadcast year.

In light of the above, a 7 day extension to Blue Ant to provide replies to the questions sent on 9 May 2018 is granted. The deadline is therefore amended to 3 June, 2019. The requested extension will also result in an extension of the deadlines for intervenors to consult and comment on the additional information and for Blue Ant to provide a reply to those interventions. The timelines will therefore be amended as follows:

Interventions Intervention deadline
Intervenors 14 June 2019
Final reply from the Applicant 25 June 2019

Should you need further information concerning this request for information, please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail or by telephone at 819-639-3481.

Yours truly,

Original signed by

Manon Auger
Senior Analyst
English and Third-language Television

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