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Ottawa, 4 December 2006

To: Distribution List

Re: Complaint by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) regarding non-compliance of certain broadcasting distribution undertakings (BDUs) with the Commission's regulatory framework respecting the simultaneous substitution of HD signals

The Commission has received a complaint from the CAB dated November 23, 2006 concerning the non-compliance of certain broadcasting distribution undertakings (BDUs) with the Commission's regulatory framework respecting the simultaneous substitution of HD.
A copy of this complaint is attached.

Please provide the Commission with any comments you might have on the CAB'S complaint by December 20, 2006 (with copies to the CAB). The CAB may provide reply comments to the Commission by January 8, 2007 (with copies to parties on the distribution list). The comments and reply comments should be actually received, not merely sent, by the dates specified.

Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.


Original signed by

Cynthia Stockley
Distribution Policy


Cc (letter only): CAB
CTV Inc.
CHUM limited
CanWest MediaWorks


Mr. John Thomas
Delta Cable Communications Inc.
5381 48th Avenue
Delta, British Columbia
V4K 1W7

Mr. Gordon Corlett
Director of Sales
Marketing and Customer Service
Source Cable Limited
1074 Upper Wellington Street
Hamilton, Ontario
L9A 3S6

Mr. Michael Ferras
Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs
Shaw Communications Inc.
440 Laurier Ave W.
Suite 330
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 7X6

Mr. David Purdy
VP and GM Television, Product Management
Rogers Cable Inc.
333 Bloor Street East, 9th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 1J9

Mr. Patrick Kiely
Director, Business Operations & Development
Mountain Cablevision
141 Hester Street
Hamilton, Ontario
L9A 2N9

Ms. Cynthia Rathwell
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Star Choice Communications Inc.
440 Laurier Avenue, West
Suite 200
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 7X6

Mr. Jean-Pierre Caveen
Director, Affiliate Relations
Cogeco Cable Ltd.
5 Place Ville Marie
Suite 915
Montreal, Quebec
H3B 2G2

Mr. Sandy MacDougall
Office Manager
Aurora Cable
P.O. Box 547
Aurora, Ontario
L4G 3L6

Mr. Jonathan Medline
Regulatory Affairs
Global Television Network
1450 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario
M3B 3R5

Mr. Allan Schwebel
Vice President
Affiliate Sales & Marketing
CHUM Television
299 Queen St West
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 2Z5

Mr. Paul D. Sparkes
Senior Vice President
Corporate and Public Affairs
CTV Inc.
9 Channel Nine Court
Scarborough, Ontario
M1S 4B5

Mr. Glenn O'Farrell
President and CEO
Canadian Association of Broadcasters
306 – 350 Sparks
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5S2

Date Modified: 2006-12-04
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