CRTC to release decision on the Canadian Television Fund before the end of December



    OTTAWA and GATINEAU, Sept. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian
Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that
it will issue its decision on the Canadian Television Fund (CTF) before the
end of December, rather than on September 15, due to the high level of
interest generated by the process and the complexity of the issues.
    The Commission launched a public process on June 29, 2007, the same day
that the Task Force on the Canadian Television Fund published its report. The
report contained a number of recommendations to improve the funding of
Canadian programs, increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the CTF, and
enhance the participation of broadcasting distributors, such as cable and
satellite companies, in the CTF. During the public process, Canadians and
stakeholders from the broadcasting industry were invited to submit their views
on the implementation of the Task Force's recommendations.

    The CRTC

    The CRTC is an independent, public authority that regulates and
supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.

    Reference documents:

    News release, "The Task Force releases its report on the Canadian
    Television Fund," June 29, 2007
    http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/NEWS/RELEASES/2007/r070629.htm

    Report of the Task Force on the Canadian Television Fund
    http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/publications/reports/ctf2007.htm

    Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-70
    http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Notices/2007/pb2007-70.htm

    News release, "The CRTC creates a Task Force on the Canadian Television
    Fund," February 20, 2007
    http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/NEWS/RELEASES/2007/r070220.htm

    "Statement by Konrad von Finckenstein, Chairman of the CRTC (Canadian
    Television Fund)," February 13, 2007
    http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/NEWS/RELEASES/2007/i070213.htm




For further information:

For further information: Media Relations: MediaRelations
(http://support.crtc.gc.ca/CRTCSubmissionMU/forms/Mediarelations.aspx?lang=e),
(819) 997-9403, Fax: (819) 997-4245; General Inquiries: (819) 997-0313, TDD:
(819) 994-0423, Fax: (819) 994-0218, Toll-free # 1-877-249-2782, TDD -
Toll-free # 1-877-909-2782 On-line services
(http://support.crtc.gc.ca/crtcsubmissionmu/forms/main.aspx?lang=e); These
documents are available in alternative format upon request.


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