Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2020-175
Ottawa, 1 June 2020
Call for licence renewal applications
Submission of renewal applications for broadcasting licences for television services expiring 31 August 2021
- The Commission requests that the licensees listed in the appendix to this notice submit renewal applications for their broadcasting licences expiring 31 August 2021. The licensees must submit their renewal applications by no later than 30 September 2020.
- Licensees who do not wish to renew their licences beyond the expiry date of 31 August 2021 must advise the Commission in writing by no later than 30 September 2020.
- The Commission will process the licence renewal applications for the licensees in the appendix to this notice in accordance with the rules 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.
- Interested persons will be given the opportunity to comment on the renewal applications once they are posted on the Commission’s website.
- 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
- Pursuant to Broadcasting Order 2015-88 (the Order), the Commission will not renew the licences for any discretionary services that meet the criteria outlined in the Order. The Commission therefore directs those broadcasters, who have not already done so, to register their undertakings with the Commission using Form 308 by no later than 30 September 2020.
Licences held by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
- 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
- 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 who have questions relating to the application forms may contact a Commission specialist at 1-866-781-1911.
- 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.
- New procedures for licence renewal applications, Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2015-116, 31 March 2015
- Exemption order respecting discretionary television programming undertakings serving fewer than 200,000 subscribers, Broadcasting Order CRTC 2015-88, 12 March 2015
Appendix to Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2020-175
Television services for which the broadcasting licences will expire 31 August 2021
|Licensee||Call sign and/or location|
|Ash-Creek Television Society||Ashcroft, British Columbia|
|Cache Creek, British Columbia|
|Southshore Broadcasting Inc.||CFTV-DT Leamington, Ontario|
|Télévision communautaire des Basques et du Haut-Pays||Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec|
|Télévision communautaire Frontenac||Montréal, Quebec|
|The Valemount Entertainment Society||CHVC-TV Valemount, British Columbia, and its transmitter CHVC-TV-1 Valemount|
Discretionary programming services
|Licensee||Name of service|
|TLN Media Group Inc.||Soccer Television|
- 2251723 Ontario Inc.
- Saskatchewan Telecommunications
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