Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-555

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Route references: Part 1 applications posted on 17 and 22 July 2014

Ottawa, 28 October 2014

Shaw Television G.P. Inc. (the general partner) and Shaw Media Global Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Shaw Television Limited Partnership
Vancouver, Bowen Island, Squamish, Brackendale, Whistler, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake, British Columbia

Applications 2014-0657-0, 2014-0668-7, 2014-0653-8, 2014-0674-4, 2014-0689-3 and 2014-0675-2

CHAN-DT Vancouver and its transmitters CHAN-TV-2 Bowen Island, CHAN-TV-3 Squamish, CHAN-TV-5 Brackendale, CHAN-TV-7 Whistler, CITM-TV 100 Mile House and CITM-TV-1 Williams Lake – Licence amendments

  1. The Commission approves the applications by Shaw Television Limited Partnership (Shaw)Footnote 1 to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language conventional television programming undertaking CHAN-DT Vancouver, British Columbia, to add digital transmitters to replace its existing analog transmitters CHAN-TV-2 Bowen Island, CHAN-TV-3 Squamish, CHAN-TV-5 Brackendale, CHAN-TV-7 Whistler, CITM-TV 100 Mile House and CITM-TV-1 Williams Lake. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding these applications.
  2. The transmitters will operate in accordance with the following technical parameters:
Call sign and location Channel Maximum effective radiated power Average effective radiated power Effective height of antenna above average terrain
CHAN-DT-2 Bowen Island 39 954 watts 495 watts 375 metres
CHAN-DT-3 Squamish 7 428 watts 107 watts -433 metres
CHAN-DT-5 Brackendale 9 242 watts 103 watts -373 metres
CHAN-DT-7 Whistler 9 348 watts 100 watts -480 metres
CITM-DT 100 Mile House 21 4,284 watts 2,256 watts 573 metres
CITM-DT-1 Williams Lake 13 687 watts 97 watts 163 metres
  1. The Commission reminds the licensee that pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, these authorities will only be effective when the Department of Industry notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that broadcasting certificates will be issued.
  2. The transmitters must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 22 October 2015,Footnote 2 unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before that date. To ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted in writing at least 60 days before that date.

Public service announcements

  1. The Commission expects the licensee to broadcast public service announcements and to inform viewers of the existence of the new transmitters by way of its website in a manner consistent with the requirements set out in sections 3 and 4 of the appendix to Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2011-198. Furthermore, the Commission expects the licensee to do this for a period of at least three months from the day these authorities are issued and before the licensee ceases to broadcast in analog or changes channels, whichever is sooner.

Secretary General

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*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Shaw Television G.P. Inc. (the general partner) and Shaw Media Global Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Shaw Television Limited Partnership

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Footnote 2

In Broadcasting Decision 2010-782, dated 22 October 2010, the Commission required Shaw to complete the transition to digital broadcasting outside mandatory markets within five years.

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