Canadian Conference of the Arts give short-term renewals as neither CTV nor Global have filed network applications. treat BCE Inc and CanWest Global as networks for the purposes of the Broadcasting Act and set expectations for these new networks, which are commensurate with their size. set spending and exhibition levels with respect to Canadian content to match previous levels set for existing television networks and increase these levels by 2008. Directors Guild of Canada increase the eight hours of priority programming in prime time to 8.5 hours by September 2002 and to nine hours by September 2006. begin to differentiate between categories of priority programming; recommends that 70% of priority programming be drama. increase expenditures on Canadian priority programming during prime time by 5% per year. ensure that 90% of the drama, music and dance programs are independent productions. require that Global’s promise of $12.7 million on script and concept development be matched by CTV. Friends of Canadian Broadcasting make a code of conduct, ensuring the independence of news gathering, that is satisfactory to the commission a condition of licence. ensure CanWest and CTV return in two years time to face questions on the status of the independence of their television and print newsrooms. Canadian Film and Television Production Association CTV and Global should commit to a minimum amount of Canadian 10-point drama each week (a six-point drama is not an appropriate threshold for these national broadcasters to be credited with a 125% bonus, according to the CFTPA). the average eight hours of Canadian priority programming should be equitably available throughout the entire year. a minimum of three hours per week of Canadian children’s programming in children’s viewing hours. 75% of the priority programming from each broadcaster to come from non-affiliated independent producers. wants terms of trade agreements between producers and broadcasters enshrined in the licence renewal. Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association wants all commitments, including those for regional programming, to be made conditions of licence for CTV and Global. each licensee should be required to contribute 10% of its EBITDA each year to an independent, third party, arms length provincial fund to be used for development and financing of Canadian programming by independent producers in that province. a minimum of 40% of priority programming on the networks be drama, measured and averaged over two years. cap priority programming devoted to entertainment magazine programming at 25%. 95% of priority programming should be produced by independent producers. a minimum of three hours of the eight hours of Canadian priority programming per week come from Western Canada. Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists believes it is appropriate and necessary for the CRTC to impose higher minimum Canadian content requirements on CTV and Global; wants a minimum of 50% Canadian content during the peak viewing hours of 7 p.m.-11 p.m., commencing in the third year of licence. impose a 10% limit on the amount of Canadian programming broadcasters acquire from affiliated production companies. Association of Canadian Advertisers deny Global Television’s application for an increase in prime time advertising. regulate virtual advertising.