ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-318

This page has been archived on the Web

Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. Archived Decisions, Notices and Orders (DNOs) remain in effect except to the extent they are amended or reversed by the Commission, a court, or the government. The text of archived information has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Changes to DNOs are published as “dashes” to the original DNO number. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.


Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-318

  See also: 2007-318-1

Ottawa, 20 August 2007

  CanWest MediaWorks Inc.
Red Deer and Calgary, Alberta
  Application 2007-0968-6, received 29 June 2007 and 2007-0967-8, received 3 July 2007
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-84
19 July 2007

CHCA-TV Red Deer - Technical parameters for the Calgary transmitter

  The Commission approves the application by CanWest MediaWorks Inc. for the use of channel 44C in Calgary, and to temporarily change the authorized contours of the television programming undertaking CHCA-TV-2 Calgary.

The application


In Broadcasting Decision 2007-168, the Commission approved in part an application by CanWest MediaWorks Inc. (CanWest) to amend the licence for the television programming undertaking CHCA-TV Red Deer, in order to operate a television transmitter in Calgary. In that decision, the Commission approved the establishment of a transmitter of CHCA-TV in Calgary, but required the licensee to submit, within three months of the date of the decision, an amendment to its application proposing the use of technical parameters that are acceptable to both the Commission and the Department of Industry (the Department).


In these applications, CanWest proposes:

a) the use of channel 44C with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 79,000 watts for the operation of the television transmitter CHCA-TV-1 Calgary, and


b) to temporarily change the authorized contours of the Calgary transmitter by decreasing the ERP from 79,000 watts to an average ERP of 6,300 watts, to be used at an alternate transmitter location.


CanWest indicated that, due to uncertainty caused by various ownership transactions in the Canadian broadcasting system, access to the transmitter tower it originally proposed to use in Calgary is not certain. The licensee stated that it will continue to negotiate for a permanent transmitter location, and that the authority sought would be required only until 8 June 2008.


The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with these applications.


The Commission approves the application by CanWest MediaWorks Inc. to operate the transmitter CHCA-TV-1 Calgary on channel 44C with an ERP of 79,000 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 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 from the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 20 August 2009. 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 that date.


The Commission further approves the application by CanWest MediaWorks Inc. to change the authorized contours of its transmitter CHCA-TV-1 Calgary by decreasing the ERP from 79,000 watts to an average ERP of 6,300 watts, and by relocating the transmitter.


This authority will expire on 8 June 2008.
  Secretary General

Related documents

  • CHCA-TV Red Deer - New transmitters in Calgary and Edmonton, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-168, 8 June 2007
  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: 

Date Modified: 2007-08-20

Date modified: