Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2004-84
Ottawa, 8 November 2004
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR
A BROADCASTING LICENCE TO CARRY ON A TELEVISION PROGRAMMING UNDERTAKING
TO SERVE THE NIAGARA REGION
The Commission announces
that it has received an application for a broadcasting licence to carry
on a television programming undertaking to provide a television service
to serve the Niagara region.
The Commission hereby calls
for applications from other parties wishing to obtain a broadcasting
licence to provide a television service to the Niagara region.
Persons interested in
submitting such applications are required to file the applications to
the Commission no later than 7 February 2005, and are also
required to submit all necessary technical documentation to the
Department of Industry by the same date.
It should be noted that, in
making this call, the Commission has not reached any conclusion with
respect to the licensing of any service at this time.
Applicants will be required
to provide evidence giving clear indication that there is a demand and a
market for the station and the proposed service. Without restricting the
scope of the issues to be considered, the following should be addressed:
1. The contribution that the
proposed service will make to achieving the objectives established in
the Broadcasting Act and, in particular, to the production of
local and regional programming.
2. The expected
audience of the proposed service.
3. The proposed
expenditures and the means by which the applicant will promote the
development of Canadian talent, including local and regional talent.
4. An analysis of the
markets involved and potential advertising revenues, taking into account
the results of any survey undertaken supporting the estimates.
5. An indication of
possible shared investment or co-operative program buying arrangements
with Canadian or foreign broadcasters.
6. Evidence as to the
availability of financial resources consistent with the requirements
established in the financial projections of the applicant's business
plan. For the convenience of applicants, the Commission has available
upon request, a document entitled Commission Policy Regarding
Documentary Evidence to Confirm the Availability of Financing.
The Commission also reminds
applicants that they must comply with the eligibility requirements set
out in the Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility of Non-Canadians),
SOR/97-192, dated 8 April 1997, as amended by SOR/98-1268, dated 15 July
1998 and the Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility to Hold
Broadcasting Licences), SOR/85-627, dated 27 June 1985, as amended
by SOR/97-231, dated 22 April 1997.
The Commission will announce
at a later date the public process for considering applications and
where they may be examined by the public. As part of that process, the
public will be given the opportunity to comment on any application by
submitting written intervention(s) to the CRTC.
Notice of each application
will also be published in newspapers of general circulation within the
area to be served.
Applications filed in
response to this call should be forwarded to one of the following
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room G-5
Hull, Quebec K1A ON2
Tel: (819) 997-2429 - TDD: 994-0423
FAX: (819) 994-0218
Toll Free Tel.: 1-877-249-2782
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4S5
Tel: (902) 426-7997 - TDD: 426-6997
FAX: (902) 426-2721
405 de Maisonneuve Blvd.
2nd Floor, Suite B2300
Montréal, Quebec H2L 4J5
Tel: (514) 283-6607
FAX: (514) 283-3689
55 St. Clair Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Tel: (416) 952-9096
FAX: (416) 954-6343
275 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
Tel: (204) 983-6306 - TDD: 983-8274
FAX: (204) 983-6317
2125 - 11th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X3
Tel: (306) 780-3422
FAX: (306) 780-3319
10405 Jasper Avenue, Suite
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Tel: (780) 495-3224
FAX: (780) 495-3214
530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6
Tel: (604) 666-2111 - TDD: 666-0778
FAX: (604) 666-8322
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