(April 22, 2013) APTN’s executives will appear before the CRTC Commission in Gatineau, Quebec on April 25, 2013 to make a presentation as part of its broadcast license renewal application. APTN is seeking a seven year license term, the continuation of mandatory carriage, and a .15 monthly subscriber fee increase.
More than 800 people submitted intervention letters to the CRTC in support of APTN’s license renewal. Several media companies, including Shaw and Rogers, will be intervening at the hearings asking the CRTC to deny APTN its requested subscriber fee increase.
The CRTC’s Spring 2013 license hearings, which involve several Canadian broadcasters, take place from April 23 to May 2 at the Conference Centre, Phase IV, 140 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec. The public is welcome to attend the hearings. APTN is scheduled to appear on April 25 and May 2.
The Alliance of Aboriginal Media Professionals is scheduled to speak in support of APTN’s license renewal application on May 1.
The CRTC license renewal hearings are broadcast on CPAC’s cable channel and online at http://www.cpac.ca.