The CRTC is consulting on changes to how to measure local programming requirements for conventional television stations. The commission said in a notice Tuesday that BCE Inc.’s media division had applied to amend the licence conditions for its conventional television stations. The changes would “allow those English-language conventional stations whose licences were renewed as part of the Commission’s group-based licence renewals in 2011 to average their weekly local programming obligations quarterly throughout the broadcast year,” the CRTC said. In a previous application Bell had said that allowing it to average local programming requirements over the broadcast year would give it “the flexibility to temporarily reduce the amount of local programming on its stations during holiday periods or to cover special events,” the CRTC said. Comments are due Nov. 5.