November 22, 2012

November 22, 2012

DOC appeared before the CRTC on November 22, 2012 in regards to CBC/SRC’s licence renewal hearings. Click here for the text of the presentation. The hearing can be viewed by clicking here.

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 10, 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 11, 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 preceding will be available soon.

August 9, 2012

DOC submits its intervention to the CRTC concerning BCE’s move to acquire Astral. Read the intervention here.

October 3, 2011

DOC submits its comments and recommendations to the CRTC concerning French-language broadcaster licence renewals. Read the submission here.

July 11, 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 13, 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 7, 2011

DOC submits its comments and recommendation of how to define reality TV to the CRTC. Read more here.

March 4, 2011

DOC submits its comments and recommendations to the CRTC concerning group licence renewals. Read the intervention here.

January 11, 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 proposal. 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 click here.

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 broadcasters’ 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. 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 DOC’s position, please click here. A big thank you to DOC’s advocacy chair, John Christou and all those who contributed to this document. Read here.

June 10, 2008 

DOC is critical of CRTC’s Recommended Changes to the Canadian Television Fund. Recommendations will have a profound negative impact on public broadcasters, which are the most significant funders of independent documentaries.