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Research & Submissions > 2008


Research & Submissions

December 15, 2008 - Submission
CRTC PN 2007-54 – A New Policy with Respect to Closed Captioning - Report: Closed Captioning Validation Sessions – Findings and Analysis (pdf) (T)(S)

December 5, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2008-11: Notice of consultation and hearing: Canadian broadcasting in new media (pdf) (R)(T)(S)

December 2, 2008 - Submission
Preliminary Report on the English-and French-Language Working Groups’ Recommendations on Quality Captioning: CRTC Public Notice 2007-54 – A New Policy with Respect to Closed Captioning (pdf) (T)(S)

November 28, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing/Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2008-8: Unresolved issues related to the accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services to persons with disabilities Undertakings (pdf version) (R)(T)(S)

November 20, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting NPH CRTC 2008-12: Review of English and French Language broadcasting services in English and French linguistic minority communities in Canada (pdf) (R)(T)(S)

November 17, 2008 - CAB Oral Presentation
Unresolved Issues Related to the Accessibility of Telecommunications and Broadcasting Services to Persons with Disabilities - Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2008-8 (R)(T)(S)

October 6, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting NPH/Telecom PN CRTC 2008-8: Unresolved issues related to the accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services to persons with disabilities - Reply Comments (pdf version) (R)(T)(S)

September 5, 2008 - Statement of Case
Consolidated Commercial Radio Tariffs Proceeding (2008 to 2012) (pdf)

September 5, 2008
Part II Licence Fees Case:  CAB Replies to Crown’s Opposition to Leave to Appeal to Supreme Court (pdf)

September 5, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-58: Notice of Consultation: call for comments on proposed amendments to the criteria of the Certified Independent Production Funds policy for broadcasting distribution undertakings (pdf) (T)(S)

July 24, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing/Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2008-8: Unresolved issues related to the accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services to persons with disabilities (pdf) (R)(T)(S)

July 10, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-44: Notice of consultation: Call for comments on the scope of a future proceeding on Canadian broadcasting in new media (pdf) (R)(T)(S)

June 27, 2008
CAB’s Application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada and supporting Memorandum of argument with respect to the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision on CRTC’s Part II Licence Fees (pdf)

June 25, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-46, Item 2: Application by Access Communications Co-operative Limited (Access) to renew the Class 1 licence of its cable broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Regina (pdf) (T)(S)

June 25, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-46, Item 1: Application by Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel) to renew the Class 1 licence of its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving various locations in Saskatchewan (pdf) (T)(S)

June 18, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-43, Item 2: Application by Northern Cablevision Ltd. (Northern) to renew the Class 1 licence of its cable broadcasting distribution undertaking serving Grande Prairie, Alberta (pdf) (T)(S)

June 18, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-43, Item 1: Application by MTS Allstream Inc. (MTS) to renew the Class 1 licence of its cable broadcasting distribution undertaking serving Winnipeg, Manitoba (pdf) (T)(S)

June 18, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-43, Items 3 and 4: Applications by Persona Communications Corp. (Persona) to renew the Class 1 licences of its cable broadcasting distribution undertakings serving Delta and Sechelt/Gibsons, British Columbia (pdf) (T)(S)

June 13, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-16, Call for comments on the definition of emerging Canadian artists on commercial radio – Phase II – Reply comments (pdf) (R)

June 13, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2008-6: Application (No. 2008-0170-6) by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) (pdf) (T)(S)

June 13, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2008-6: Applications (Nos. 20078-0360-3, 2008-0361-0, 2008-0284-4) by High Fidelity HDTV Inc., on behalf of a company to be incorporated (pdf) (T)(S)

June 13, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-40, Items 1 and 2: Applications by Westman Media Cooperative Ltd. (Westman) and Campbell River TV Association (Campbell River) to renew the Class 1 licences of their cable broadcasting distribution undertakings (BDUs) serving Brandon, Manitoba and Campbell River, British Columbia (pdf) (T)(S)

June 5, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-38, Item 44: Application by Novus Entertainment Inc. (Novus) to renew the Class 1 licence of its cable broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Metro Vancouver (pdf) (T)(S)

June 5, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-38, Items 1 to 43: Applications by Shaw Cablesystems Limited and Videon Cablesystems Inc. to renew the licences of 43 cable broadcasting distribution undertakings serving various locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba (pdf) (T)(S)

May 30, 2008 - Submission
Public Safety Canada by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters – Public Alerting in Canada: Achieving Effective Emergency Message Distribution via Radio and Television Broadcasting Stations (pdf) (R)(T)(S)

May 26, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-16, Call for comments on the definition of emerging Canadian artists on commercial radio (pdf) (R) (Paragraphs 13 to 25, Nouvelle proposition de définition d’artiste canadien émergent - marché francophone, are only available in French)

May 16, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notices CRTC 2008-33 and 2008-34: Call for comments on the proposed addition of Big Ten Network and The Sportsman Channel to the lists of eligible satellite services for distribution on a digital basis (pdf) (T)(S)

May 8, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2007-10: Review of the Regulatory Frameworks for Broadcasting Distribution Undertakings and Discretionary Programming Services (pdf) (T)(S)

May 2, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-2: Item 27- Application No. 2007-1694-6 by Russ Wagg for a Low-power English-language FM Commercial Radio Programming Undertaking in Quadra Island, British-Columbia (pdf) (R)

April 30, 2008 - Submission
CAB - 2007-08 Report on Diversity in Broadcasting (pdf version complete with appendices) (R)(T)(S)

  • Appendix A:
Diversity Best Practices for Private Radio (pdf version)
  • Appendix B:
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-122, Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Best Practices for Diversity in Private Radio; Reporting requirements on cultural diversity for commercial radio operators. (only available in pdf)
  • Appendix C:
Changing Channels: Improving Media Portrayals of Disability’ Abilities Magazine, Spring 2008 (only available in pdf)
  • Appendix D:
CAB Special Update on Diversity #1 – April 10, 2008 (pdf version)

April 18, 2008 - Letter
CAB Brief on Intellectual Property addressed to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (pdf) (R)

April 15, 2008 - Letter
Letter to CRTC re Proposed Amendments to the Radio Regulations, 1986 (pdf) (R)

April 10, 2008
Proceeding on the Review of the Regulatory Frameworks for Broadcasting Distribution Undertakings and Discretionary Programming Services - Notice of Public Hearing 2007-10

April 4, 2008 - Submission
Canada Gazette Notice SMSE-004-08; 19 January 2008; “Proposed Revisions to the Frequency Plan for Public Safety in the Band 700 MHz” (pdf) (T)

March 6, 2008 - Letter
CAB Further Submission to Competition Policy Review Panel Consultations (pdf)

March 4, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-1: Call for comments on the policy of the broadcast of hits by FM radio stations (Appendices only avilable in French) (pdf) (R)

February 29, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-6: Call for comments on the public disclosure of aggregated financial data for large ownership groups of over-the-air television and radio broadcasters Reply Comments (pdf) (R) (T)

February 28, 2008 - Submission
Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2007-17-3: Additional information added to the public file re licence application by HDTV Networks Incorporated (pdf) (T)

February 22, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2007-10: Review of the Regulatory Frameworks for Broadcasting Distribution Undertakings and Discretionary Programming Services (pdf) (T) (S)

Appendix 1:  
CAB Comments re Shaw’s Phase 1 Research Studies (pdf)
Appendix 2:  
Comments on the “The Effect of Distant TV Stations On TV Advertising Revenues” by Canadian Media Research Inc. (pdf)

February 19, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2007-15: Proceeding on the Canadian Television Fund (CTF) Task Force Report - Response to Undertakings and Follow-up Comments (pdf) (R) (T) (S)

February 15, 2008 - Submission
Business Coalition Identifies Need for Reproduction Exception in Copyright Act (pdf) (R) (T) (S)

February 14, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-6, Call for comments on the public disclosure of aggregated financial data for large ownership groups of over-the-air television and radio broadcasters (pdf) (R) (T) (S)

February 12, 2008 - Presentation
Proceeding on the HDTV and YesTV Applications Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2007-17 (pdf) (T) (S)

February 4, 2008 - Presentation
Proceeding on the Canadian Television Fund Task Force Report Notice of Public Hearing 2007-15 - Presentation by Glenn O'Farrell, President & CEO, CAB (pdf) (R) (T) (S)

January 31, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-139 (the “BPN”), Call for comments on ways to streamline the determination of the allocation of the value of the transaction in changes in the effective control of a broadcasting undertaking (pdf) (R) (T) (S)

January 29, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-143, Item 1 – Application No. 2007-1589-9 by TFG Communications Inc. (TFG) to amend the licence of CJEF-FM Saint John, New Brunswick (pdf) (R)

January 25, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2007-10-4: Review of the Regulatory Frameworks for Broadcasting Distribution Undertakings and Discretionary Programming Services (pdf) (T) (S)

Appendix 1:  
The Economic Value of Simultaneous Signal Substitution for English-Language Private Conventional Television Broadcasters (pdf)
Appendix 2:  
Small Market Local Programming Fund - Examples of programming initiatives supported by the SMLPF in 2005/2006 and 2006/2007 (pdf)
Appendix 3:  
The Economic Impact on Local Private Television Stations from the distribution of Distant Canadian Television Stations and a Second Set of US 4+1 Television Stations on Digital Cable and DTH: Updated (pdf)

January 24, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2007-17, Items 1 and 2: Application No. 2006-1658-4 by HDTV Networks Incorporated (“HDTV”) and Application No. 2007-1283-7 by YES TV Incorporated (“YES TV”), for licences to operate English-language high definition (“HD”) over-the-air (“OTA”) television services (pdf) (T)

January 22, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007- 141 – Application No. 2007-1562-5 by Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership (ExpressVu) to extend its condition of licence re the distribution of partial or omnibus channels (pdf) (T) (S)

January 22, 2008 - Submission
CAB comments respecting Canada Gazette, Part I; 28 November 2007; “Consultation on Proposed Conditions of Licence to Mandate Roaming and Antenna Tower and Site Sharing and to Prohibit Exclusive Site Arrangements”; Notice DGRB-010-07 (pdf) (R)

January 11, 2008 - Submission
CAB’s Response to the Competition Policy Review Panel Consultation Paper Sharpening Canada’s Competitive Edge (pdf) (R) (T) (S)


 

   
 
 
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