The CRTC opened consultations on seven broadcasting applications, including one renewal and six requests to operate new services. In a notice posted on the commission’s website Tuesday, the commission said it is seeking comments on Canadian Teen Television Network Inc.’s application to renew its specialty channel licence, which is set to expire Aug. 31. The commission said it is also consulting on applications by Bathurst Radio Inc., Saugeen Community Radio Inc., and Golden West Broadcasting Inc. to operate new FM radio stations in Bathurst, N.B., Mount Forest and Wellington West, Ont., and Portage La Prairie, Man., respectively. Three other applications by Beanfield Technologies Inc., The Westport Telephone Company Ltd., and Wightman Telecom Ltd. relate to requests to operate new broadcast distribution and video-on-demand services in Southern Ontario, the commission said. The deadline for comments on the applications is May 23, the CRTC said.