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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-567

  Ottawa, 3 October 2006
  CTV Television Inc.
Athabasca, Alberta
  Application 2006-0948-0
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-100
8 August 2006

CFRN-TV-4 Ashmont and CFRN-TV Edmonton - Licence amendments


The Commission approves the application by CTV Television Inc. (CTV) to amend the broadcasting licences for the television programming undertakings CFRN-TV-4 Ashmont and CFRN-TV Edmonton, in order to change the program feed of the transmitter CFRN-TV-12 Athabasca.


The licensee proposed the following changes:
  • to amend the broadcasting licence of CFRN-TV-4 Ashmont by deleting the transmitter CFRN-TV-12 Athabasca; and
  • to amend the broadcasting licence of CFRN-TV Edmonton by adding the transmitter CFRN-TV-12 Athabasca.


CTV indicated that these changes would allow it to deliver the satellite feed of CFRN-TV Edmonton, instead of the existing microwave feed of CFRN-TV-4 Ashmont, to Athabasca. The licensee noted that these changes would result in a significant improvement in signal and picture quality for viewers in Athabasca.


CTV also noted that the programming delivered to Athabasca would, for the most part, be unaffected, as the programming of CFRN-TV Edmonton and of CFRN-TV-4 Ashmont are virtually identical, with the exception of one hour per week of separate local news programming directed to the Fort McMurray community. Moreover, as Athabasca is much closer to Edmonton than it is to Fort McMurray, local news and commercials originating in Edmonton would be of greater relevance to viewers in Athabasca than would local news and commercials originating in Fort McMurray.


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