April 5th 2013
DOC submits its intervention to the CRTC concerning BCE's second proposal to acquire Astral assets. DOC once again expresses its concerns about the impact this transaction will have on Canadian documentary production. Read the reasons why here.
March 5th 2013
DOC submits it's intervention to the CRTC on mandatory distribution on digital basic service.
Read our intervention here.
November 22nd 2012
And the transcript can be read here (starts at paragraph 7984).
DOC was asked to submit a further document regarding its position on documentary channel, the text is here.
October 10th 2012
DOC filed its intervention to the CRTC last Friday pertaining to the CBC/SRC licence renewals. DOC maintains that given its mandate, CBC/SRC should champion Canadian documentary and that audiences are entitled to expect more from their public broadcaster.
To read our intervention click here.
September 11th 2012
DOC presents its intervention in front of the CRTC in Montreal concerning Bell's (BCE Inc) proposed takeover of Astral.
Read DOC's oral presentation here. A transcript of the proceding will be avaiable soon.
August 9th 2012
DOC submits its intervention to the CRTC concerning BCE's move to acquire Astral. Read the intervention here.
October 3rd 2011
DOC submits its comments and recommendations to the CRTC concerning French-language broadcaster licence renewals. Read the submission here.
July 11th 2011
DOC issues a press release in response to the CRTC's decision to
postpone the CBC/SRC's licence renewal hearing. Read the release here.
April 13th 2011
DOC appears before the CRTC as part of the audiences for the renewal of the private English language broadcast groups. To read the presentation, click here.
To read the transcript of the entire question and answer period, read here.
March 7th 2011
DOC submits its comments and recommendation of how to define reality TV to the CRTC. Read more here.
March 4th 2011
DOC submits its comments and recommendations to the CRTC concerning group licence renewals. Read the intervention here.
January 11th 2011
DOC submits its intervention to the CRTC concerning BCE's reacquisition of CTVgm. Read more here.
October 27, 2010
DOC submits comments to the CRTC supporting Bluepoint's purchase of SCN. To read the submission click here.
September 30, 2010
DOC files final comments to the CRTC on Shaw's revised benefits prposal. To read the submission click here.
August 31, 2010
DOC writes to the CRTC requesting to sit on the New Media Reporting working group. To read the submission click here.
August 23, 2010
DOC files comments to the CRTC opposing Shaw's proposed benefits package
for the purchase of CanWest's assets. To read the submission please
August 10, 2010
DOC Defends the Documentary Definition in CRTC Program Categories Review. To read the submission please click here.
March 24, 2010
DOC is reacting cautiously to the CRTC's new approach to group-based television licensing. Although most of the focus of mainstream media has been on the Commission's decision regarding fee-for-carriage, yesterday's decision sets the stage for the next licence renewals, now set for late summer and early fall of 2011. More information can be found here.
February 1, 2010
DOC writes the CRTC to support the intervention of the Canadian Association of Campus and Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS), while also voicing concerns regarding community television policy. Read more here.
January 27, 2010
DOC write the CRTC in support of the proposed purchase of Vision TV by Zoomer Media Limited but expresses concerns in regards to the proposed benefits package. Click here to read more.
December 2, 2009
Please find the presentation DOC made to the CRTC on the grouped licensing approach on November 23rd, 2009. Read more here
August 12, 2009
DOC files its submission to the CRTC regarding policy proceeding on a group-based approach to the licensing of television services. Read more here
March 31 2009
DOC files its submission to the CRTC in opposition to broadcastersâ€™ positions in their licence renewal filings. Read more here
February 24 2009
John Christou and Danijel Margetic appear before the CRTC for the New Media Hearings. Read more here.
February 5 2009
DOC urges the CRTC to reconsider limiting the scope of OTA hearings. Read here.
December 5 2008
DOC responds to the CRTC's call for comments regarding Canadian Broadcasting in New Media. Read here.
September 15 2008
DOC, ACTRA, DGC, NABET and the WGC wrote a join letter to the CRTC in response to the Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-58, Call for comments on proposed amendments to the criteria of the Certified Independent Productions Funds policy for broadcasting distribution undertakings (BPN 2008-58). Read here.
July 11 2008
DOC responds to a call for comments from the CRTC on the scope of a future proceeding on Canadian broadcasting in new media. To view DOCâ€™s position, please click here. A big thank you to DOCâ€™s advocacy chair, John Christou and all those who contributed to this document. Read here.