CBC/Radio-Canada’s Broadcasting Licences Renewed until August 31, 2011

August 10, 2010, Ottawa

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced the administrative renewals of CBC/Radio-Canada's broadcasting licences until August 31, 2011, subject to the terms and conditions in effect under the current licences.

The renewal covers CBC/Radio-Canada's radio and television network licences (English and French television networks, Radio One and Radio Two, Premiere Chaine and Espace Musique), specialty programming licences (bold, CBCNN, RDI, ARTV and documentary), pay audio programming licence (Galaxie) and transitional digital television and radio undertakings. On July 11, 2010, the CRTC announced that it would proceed with a public hearing to consider renewal applications for these services in late Fall 2011.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences.

For additional information, please contact:
  • Angus McKinnon
    Director, Communications Services and Corporate Spokesperson
    tel. 613-288-6235
    cel. 613-296-1057
    angus.mckinnon@cbc.ca

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