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Ottawa, 8 November 1996
Decision CRTC 96-737
Cablevue (Quinte) Ltd.
Belleville, Ontario -199605143
Addition of CITY-TV
Following Public Notice CRTC 1996-70 dated 22 May 1996, the Commission approves the application for authority to distribute CITY-TV Toronto, received via satellite from CANCOM, on a discretionary tier of the cable distribution undertaking serving Belleville.
In approving this application, the Commission has determined that the distribution of CITY-TV is consistent with the guidelines on the cable distribution of distant Canadian television signals first set out in Public Notice CRTC 1985-61 and reiterated in Public Notice CRTC 1993-74.
The Commission notes that, in two opposing interventions to this application, the licensee of CHEX-TV Peterborough and CKWS-TV Kingston, Power Broadcasting Inc., expressed concern about the future impact approval of this application would have on the operations of its stations. The Commission has reviewed the intervener's arguments as well as the applicant's replies thereto, and it is satisfied that approval of this application will have minimal impact on the audience and national advertising revenues of CHEX-TV and CKWS-TV.
In view of the above, the Commission is satisfied that approval of this application is in the public interest and that the distribution of CITY-TV will enhance the choice of Canadian programming services offered to subscribers.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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