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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-192

Ottawa, 17 July 2002

Télévision MBS inc.
Rivière-du-Loup and Carleton, Quebec

Application 2001-1119-6
Public Hearing at Québec, Quebec
18 February 2002

CFTF-TV Rivière-du-Loup - Transmitter in Carleton


The Commission approves the application by Télévision MBS inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the television programming undertaking CFTF-TV Rivière-du-Loup, in order to operate a transmitter in Carleton.


One opposing intervention was filed in connection with this application.


In its intervention, Diffusion Communautaire Baie-des-Chaleurs inc., licensee of CIEU-FM Carleton, expressed concerns regarding the negative impact a new player could have on the regional commercial market. The commission notes that in its application, Television MBS inc. indicated that the station [translation]"will not sollicit advertising in the market" and that [translation] "the addition of this transmitter will not necessarily increase their national and network revenues, since the station is readily available to the market through the cable distribution network". The Commission notes that Television MBS inc. offers no local programming in this market and that pursuant to Policy concerning local television advertising, Public Notice CRTC 1988-131, 5 August 1988, is not entitled to sollicit local advertising. In light of the above, the Commission considers that this approval will not have an adverse effect on the revenues of CIEU-FM.


The new transmitter will operate on channel 44C, with an effective radiated power of 50,400 watts.


The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department of Industry notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met, and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.


The transmitter must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 24 months of the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 17 July 2004. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted in writing at least 60 days before this date.

Secretary General

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