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As the regulatory tribunal overseeing broadcasting in Canada, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) plays a critical role in shaping our media landscape. When broadcasters are seeking a broadcast licence renewal, DOC is there. When a channel is being purchased by a big conglomerate group, DOC is there. When policy matters are being debated pertaining to getting Canadian content on the air, DOC is there.

 

DOC regularly intervenes at CRTC proceedings and brings forward issues that are specific to documentary filmmakers and producers.

 

DOC oral presentations to CRTC November 2016
December 15th, 2016

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 DOC's French-language submission to the CRTC. 

Click here to read DOC's English-language submission to the CRTC. 

 

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.

DOC supports Bell Fund Request
November 26th, 2016

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.

DOC responds to CRTC changes to CIPFs
August 29th, 2016

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 the acquisition of Shaw Media by Corus Entertainment
February 18th, 2016

DOC submits an intervention to the CRTC concerning Corus Entertainment’s acquisition of Shaw Media. Read DOC's submission and three recommendations here.
 

DOC responds to CRTC call for comments relating to CIPF
December 18th, 2015

DOC submits response to 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 to read the submission.

The Waiting Game: DOC responds to the 4th CTRC Let's Talk TV Announcement
March 19th, 2015

DOC has issued a press release in response to the CRTC's 4th announcement related to Let's Talk TV. To read DOC's press release, click here.

DOC Responds to CRTC Let's Talk TV Announcement
March 17th, 2015

DOC has issued a press release in response to the CRTC's March 12, 2015 announcement related to Let's Talk TV. To read DOC's press release, click here.

DOC makes final written submission to CRTC regarding Let's Talk TV
October 3rd, 2014

On October 3, 2014, DOC submitted its final written response to the Broadcasting Notice CRTC 2014-190 – “Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians.”  To read our final remarks, please click here.

DOC makes presentation at CRTC Hearing regarding Let's Talk TV
September 19th, 2014

On September 19, 2014, DOC appeared before a hearing of the CRTC with regards to CRTC 2014-190 - Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians.  A copy of our presentation is available here.

DOC submits a brief to the CRTC regarding Let's Talk TV
June 27th, 2014

On June 27, 2014, DOC made a submission to the CRTC regarding Let's Talk TV. To read the submission, click here.

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