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Ottawa, 4 April 1996
Decision CRTC 96-97
 Northern Cable Holdings Limited
Sudbury, Ontario - 950775700
 Applications to add CITY-TV
  - Denied
Following Public Notice CRTC 1995-84 dated 25 May 1995, the Commission denies the applications for authority to distribute CITY-TV Toronto, received via satellite from CANCOM, on a discretionary tier of the cable distribution undertakings serving the above-noted localities.
 The Commission considers that the distribution of this signal would not be 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. In particular, the Commission has determined that, in view of the size of the Sudbury and Timmins markets, approval of these applications would have significant negative impact on the revenues and profitability of existing local broadcasting services and, therefore, would not be in the public interest.

 The Commission acknowledges the opposing intervention submitted by BBS Ontario Incorporated (MCTV Division), licensee of the twin stick operations CICI-TV/CKNC-TV in Sudbury and CITO-TV/CFCL-TV in Timmins.
 Allan J. Darling
 Secretary General

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