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CRTC Revisits Compensation for Carriage and Local Programming and Announces a Structural Review of Conventional Television and Discretionary Services

July-9-2009

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Summary

On July 6, 2009 the CRTC released:  (a) its policy determinations on the short-term licence renewals for the major conventional television broadcasters; (b) its short-term licence renewal decisions for those broadcasters; and (c) a notice of consultation for a public hearing to consider a group-based approach to the licensing of conventional television and discretionary services and certain policy issues related to conventional television (the “Structural Review”). Comments on the Structural Review are due August 10, 2009 and the public hearing will commence September 29, 2009.

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