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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-433

  Ottawa, 31 August 2006
  CF Cable TV Inc.
Montebello, Quebec
  Application 2005-1317-8
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-64
23 May 2006

Cable distribution undertaking at Montebello - Licence renewal


The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the Class 3 cable broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Montebello, from 1 September 2006 to 31 August 2013.


The Commission also approves the application by CF Cable TV Inc. in order to redefine the authorized service area of the cable BDU serving Montebello.


The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.


The operation of this undertaking is regulated pursuant to the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations. The licence will be subject to the conditions specified therein as well as to the conditions specified in the appendix to this decision.


Because the licensee is subject to the Employment Equity Act and files reports concerning employment equity with the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development, its employment equity practices are not examined by the Commission.
  Secretary General
   This decision is to be appended to the licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined in PDF format or in HTML at the following Internet site: 

Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-433


Conditions of licence


1. The licensee is relieved of the requirement of section 32 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations to distribute CJMT-TV-2 (OMNI.2) Ottawa as part of the basic service beginning with the basic band (channels 2 to 13). The licensee will distribute this service on channel 41 as part of the high-penetration tier in analog mode and on channel 15 as part of the digital basic service.


2. The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, CFCF-TV (CTV) Montréal, CHRO-TV (CTV) Pembroke and CFMT-TV-2 (IND) Ottawa, and WNPE-TV (PBS) Watertown, WOKR-TV (ABC), WHEC-TV (NBC) and WROC-TV (CBS) Rochester, New York, as part of the basic service.


3. The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, WFFF-TV (FOX) Burlington, Vermont, on a discretionary tier.


4. The licensee is authorized to distribute the signals of the transitional digital television undertakings CFTO-DT Toronto and CIII-DT-41 Toronto, as part of its HD digital service, until Montréal digital television undertakings that provide CTV and Global programming in HD begin broadcasting. Specifically, the authorization to distribute CFTO-DT Toronto will lapse once a Montréal digital television undertaking that provides CTV programming in HD begins broadcasting, and the authorization to distribute CIII-DT-41 Toronto will lapse once a Montréal digital television undertaking that provides Global programming in HD begins broadcasting.


5. The licensee is authorized to distribute the following signals on a digital discretionary 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 (hereafter referred to as the U.S. 4+1 signals).

The distribution on a discretionary basis on the licensee's digital service of a second set of U.S. 4+1 signals is subject to the provision that, with respect to such signals, the licensee adhere to the requirements regarding non-simultaneous program deletion set out in section 43 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations. The Commission may suspend the application of this provision, with respect to the signals to be distributed, upon its approval of an executed agreement between the licensee and broadcasters. Such an agreement must deal with issues related to the protection of program rights arising in connection with the discretionary carriage of a second set of U.S. 4+1 signals solely on the licensee's digital service.


6. The licensee may, at its option, insert 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 used to provide subscribers with information regarding customer service and channel realignments, and for the promotion of discretionary programming services and packages, cable FM service, additional cable outlets and non-programming services, including Internet and telephone services.

Date Modified: 2006-08-31

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