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Decision CRTC 99-259

Ottawa, 18 August 1999
UMG Cable Communications Inc.
Brockville, Ontario – 199902177
Application processed by Public Notice CRTC 1999-99 dated 11 June 1999
Relief from the requirement to distribute CKWS-TV at Brockville
1. The Commission approves the application by UMG Cable Communications Inc. (UMG) to carry only one local CBC service, CKWS-TV-2 Prescott, at Brockville.
2. UMG currently carries CKWS-TV (CBC) Kingston and CKWS-TV-2 at Brockville. While CKWS-TV-2 is authorized to broadcast separate programming for the Brockville market, it essentially offers the same programming as the Kingston station.
3. CKWS-TV and CKWS-TV-2 are considered local services for the Brockville cable system. The Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (theregulations) require that UMG carry them both. In approving this application, the Commission has taken into consideration the fact that both stations are affiliated with the CBC and, for the most part, offer the same service. The Commission also notes that carriage of both stations utilizes limited channel carriage resources on the cable system.
4. The Commission amends the broadcasting licence of the cable distribution undertaking serving Brockville by relieving the licensee, by condition of licence, of the requirement of section 17 (c) of the regulations that it distribute CKWS-TV.
Secretary General
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