CRTC to review scope of licence renewal hearings for private conventional television stations

    OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Canadian
Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced that it will
review the scope of the licence renewal hearings for the private conventional
television stations to determine how the focus can be significantly narrowed
or reduced. The public hearings are scheduled for April 2009.
    This review is being conducted in light of the concerns raised by
conventional broadcasters about the challenges of the broadcasting
environment, as well as the current economic climate.
    The Commission will meet next month to discuss the issue. The results of
this review will be made public on February 16, 2009.

    The CRTC

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

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