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Ottawa, 27 August 1999
Decision CRTC 99-352
Shaw Cablesystems Ltd.
Part of Edmonton and surrounding area, Alberta - 199902010
Application processed by
Public Notice CRTC 1999-85
dated 18 May 1999
Licence renewal
1.  The Commission renews the Class 1 licence for the cable distribution undertaking serving the above-noted locality, from 1 September 1999 to 31 August 2006.
2.  The operation of this undertaking is regulated pursuant to Parts 1, 2 and 5 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the regulations). The licence will be subject to the conditions in effect under the current licence as well as to those conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued.
3.  The licensee is authorized, by condition of licence, to distribute, at its option, KXLY-TV (ABC), KREM-TV (CBS), KSPS-TV (PBS), KHQ-TV (NBC) and KAYU-TV (FOX) Spokane, Washington, as part of the basic service. The Commission notes that the licensee will receive these signals via satellite.
4.  The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, the audio programming services of KMBI-FM, KXLY-FM, KISC-FM, KDRK-FM, KEZE-FM, KZZU-FM and KPBX-FM Spokane, as part of the basic service. The Commission notes that the licensee will receive these signals via satellite.
5.  The licensee may receive any authorized signals over the air, or from any licensed or exempted Canadian broadcasting distribution undertaking authorized to provide signals to other broadcasting distribution undertakings.
6.  The licensee is relieved, by condition of licence, from the requirement of section 22(1)(a) of the regulations to distribute local AM radio station CKUA Edmonton, so long as it continues to distribute CKUA-FM Edmonton.
7.  The licensee is authorized, by condition of licence, to insert, at its option, certain promotional material as a substitute for the "local availabilities" (i.e. non-Canadian advertising material) of non-Canadian satellite services. At least 75% of these local availabilities must be made available for use by licensed Canadian programming services for the promotion of their respective services, for the promotion of the community channel and for unpaid Canadian public service announcements. A maximum of 25% of the local availabilities may be made available for the promotion of discretionary programming services and packages, customer service information, channel realignments, cable FM service and additional cable outlets.
8.  It is a condition of licence that, for community programming and any other programming of a service that it originates, the licensee adhere to the guidelines on the depiction of violence in television programming set out in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Voluntary Code Regarding Violence in Television Programming, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.
9.  The Commission notes that this licensee is subject to the Employment Equity Act that came into effect on 24 October 1996 (1996 EEA), and therefore files reports concerning employment equity with Human Resources Development Canada. As a result of a consequential amendment to the Broadcasting Act (the Act), the Commission no longer has the authority to apply its employment equity policy to any undertaking that is subject to the 1996 EEA.
10.  Section 22 of the Act states that the Commission may not renew a licence unless the Department of Industry has certified that the licensee has been or will be issued a broadcasting certificate. Accordingly, this renewal is subject to the issuance of technical certification by the Department of Industry.
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