Please find attached documents containing DOC's intervention in support of the license renewal application of Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).
Please find attached DOC's intervention in the Call for Comments on the Governor in Council's erquest to report on the programming distribution modesl of the future.
On June 27 2017, DOC submitted comments to the CRTC with the respect to the licence renewal applications of certain terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings.
Read the submission here.
DOC presented oral submissions before the CRTC with regards to the Large English and French Language Broadcast Ownership Groups at hearings held on November 23rd in Laval and November 29th in Gatineau.
Click here to read the official transcript of DOC's French language presentation on November 23rd, beginning at line 4130
Click here to read the official transcript of DOC's English language presentation on November 29th, beginning at line 3255
During the Laval group renewal hearing, the Vice Chair asked DOC several questions regarding specific proposal DOC made in its written intervention regarding the French-language services of Bell Media and Corus. (Transcript 4159 – 4180). During the Panel's questioning of DOC on November 29, 2016 in Gatineau, the Vice-Chair and the Chair both suggested that DOC's proposal for a condition of licence requiring the groups to spend 1.5% of their gross revenues on Cat. 2(b) programs may run counter to the Commission's policies with respect to broadcaster's requirement for programming flexibility. (See transcripts Paras 3288 & 3293). DOC submitted the following undertaking in response to those questions.
On November 26, 2016, DOC submitted a letter to the CRTC in support of the Bell Fund Request for a one-year transition period for the implementation of the new CIPF Policy Framework.
Read DOC's letter of support here.
DOCUMENTARY ORGANIZATION OF CANADA WELCOMES CRTC CHANGES TO POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR CERTIFIED INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION FUNDS
Toronto, August 29, 2016 – The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) issued the following response to Thursday’s announcement by the CRTC of changes to the policy framework for the Certified Independent Production Fund: “DOC always welcomes changes that endeavor to support our filmmakers and are pleased to see a more forward-thinking approach to this very important component of the funding landscape in Canada. In particular DOC is pleased to see more flexibility to eligibility for accessing the funds as well as the possibility of acquiring funds in development as well as for the promotional phase of a project. These represent significant positive changes for the members of the independent documentary community.”
To read or download the complete CRTC decision CRTC 2016-343, click here.
To read or download DOC’s submission to the CRTC relating to Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-467 – Call for Comments on the Commission’s policies relating to Certified Independent Production Funds, click here.
DOC submits an intervention to the CRTC concerning Corus Entertainment’s acquisition of Shaw Media. Read DOC's submission and three recommendations here.