Radio / Television News

CRTC denies majority of CTV’s request for MuchMusic licence amendments

OTTAWA – The CRTC has turned down most of CTV’s requests to amend the licence conditions relating to MuchMusic’s nature of service, including a bid to decrease the number of music videos that it airs. The English-language specialty service will, however, now be able to draw programming from some additional categories and can adopt an 18-hour broadcast day, down from a 24-hour period, the Commission's decision reads.CTV applied in March for amendments that it said would permit MuchMusic to “adapt to the business realities of audience fragmentation and changing technologies by providing programming that is relevant to the service’s core audience of young adult viewers”