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Decision CRTC 2001-230


See also: 2001-230-1

Ottawa, 24 April 2001


Shaw Cablesystems Company
Shaw Cablesystems (SMB) Ltd.
Prairie Co-Ax TV Ltd.
Access Communications Co-operative Limited


MacGregor, Manitoba; Assiniboia, Bengough, Lafleche, Rockglen, White City and Central Butte, Saskatchewan; Pincher Creek, Cowley and Lundbrek, Bruderheim and Lamont, Redwater, Alberta; Fairmont Hot Springs and Columere Park, Charlie Lake, Radium, Edgewater, Invermere, Athalmer and Windermere, Canal Flats, Lion's Bay, Nanoose Bay and Yahk, British Columbia


2000-2190-8, 2000-2191-5, 2000-2192-3, 2000-2193-1, 2000-2194-9, 2000-2195-7, 2000-2196-5, 2000-2179-1, 2000-2180-9, 2000-2181-6, 2000-2182-4, 2000-2161-8, 2000-2183-2, 2000-2184-0, 2000-2185-8, 2000-2186-6, 2000-2187-4, 2000-2188-2, 2000-2189-0


Applications processed by Public Notice CRTC 2001-18 dated 5 February 2001


Carriage of U.S. 4+1 signals on a discretionary digital basis


The Commission approves the applications to distribute on the Class 3 cable distribution undertakings serving the communities noted above, the following services on a discretionary digital basis:

  • a second set of signals that provides the programming of the four U.S. commercial networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX) and the non-commercial PBS network, which will be selected from the List of Part 3 eligible satellite services.


These signals are generally referred to as the "U.S. 4 + 1 signals." The licensees already distribute a first set of U.S. 4+1 signals on an analog basis.


The Commission has noted the comment in the intervention submitted by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters that the licensees should distribute Canadian services before duplicate U.S. signals.


Secretary General


This decision is to be appended to the licences. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined at the following Internet site: 

Date Modified: 2001-04-24

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