Broadcasting Commission Letter addressed to Jay Thomson (Canadian Communication Systems Alliance)
Ottawa, 5 March 2020
Our reference: 2020-0111-3
Canadian Communication Systems Alliance
Re: Part 1 Application by Rogers Media Inc. for dispute resolution regarding the distribution of its distant signals by TELUS Communications Inc. - Procedural request by the Canadian Communication Systems Alliance
Dear Mr. Thomson,
This letter is in response to the letter dated 28 February 2020 filed with the Commission on behalf of the Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) in which it requested that the Commission modify its process to review the above-referenced Part 1 application by Rogers Media Inc. (RMI) regarding the distribution of its distant signals by TELUS Communications Inc. The CCSA argued that it would be more appropriate for the Commission to address this matter by way of a Notice of Consultation given that many licensees may be affected by the issue of the validity of the distant signal consent regime. On 4 March 2020, RMI filed a letter objecting to the CCSA’s request.
Please note that the CCSA’s procedural letter will be considered by the Commission in the context of its deliberations on the Part 1 application. In addition, the CCSA may wish to file an intervention on the record of the Part 1 process setting out any comments it may have on RMI’s application and on the issues raised therein, in accordance with the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure. Please also note that any such intervention must be filed by the 23 March 2020 deadline.
Original signed by
Cc. Susan Wheeler, Vice-President, Regulatory, Media, Rogers Media Inc., email@example.com
Stephen Schmidt, Vice-President, Telecom Policy & Chief Regulatory Legal Counsel, Telecom Policy & Regulatory Affairs, TELUS Communications Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org
Lecia Simpson, Director, Regulatory Affairs, TELUS Communications Inc., email@example.com
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