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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-119

  Ottawa, 24 October 2007
  The Commission has received the following application. The deadline for submission of interventions/comments is 14 November 2007.

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

  Item Applicant and Locality


Shaw Communications Inc.
Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta
Application No. 2007-1376-0


Calgary and Edmonton Alberta
Application No. 2007-1376-0
  Application by Shaw Communications Inc., on behalf of its subsidiary Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw), to amend the broadcasting licences of the cable distribution undertakings serving Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.
  Shaw is seeking a condition of licence to be authorized to distribute the signals of Crossroads Television System (CTS), CKCS-TV Calgary and CKES-TV Edmonton, on unrestricted channel 51 as part of the basic service in Shaw's Calgary and Edmonton cable systems.
  Sections 17(1) and 17(2) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations require a licensee of a cable distribution undertaking to distribute priority local, over-the-air television stations as part of the basic service, and beginning with the basic band, i.e., channels 2 to 13.
  In its application, Shaw noted that, in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-167, the CRTC approved applications by CTS to launch new, for profit, English-language religious television stations in Calgary and Edmonton. At the same time, the Commission issued broadcasting licences to Rogers Broadcasting Limited to operate new multilingual ethnic television programming undertakings to serve Calgary and Edmonton. In addition, the CRTC approved an application by CanWest MediaWorks Inc. to add local retransmitters in Calgary and Edmonton to rebroadcast CHCA-TV Red Deer as a local service.
  According to Shaw, the regulatory requirement to accommodate the distribution of two new analog television services - Crossroads and Omni - and to change the channel placement of an existing service - CHCA-TV Red Deer - in its Calgary and Edmonton systems, is an unprecedented customer and network management challenge. It is Shaw's view that the distribution of Crossroads on channel 51 of the basic service in both Calgary and Edmonton would allow Shaw to accommodate the distribution of new analog and digital services in the most customer-friendly manner with the least disruption, in consideration of the extremely competitive BDU marketplace.
  Shaw stated that it had developed and presented to CTS a media plan valued by Shaw at approximately $250,000 to support the launch of CTS on channel 51 in Calgary and Edmonton. According to Shaw, CTS rejected this offer, indicating that it must be distributed on channel 22 or below to be viable.
  Licensee's address:

Shaw Communications Inc.
440 Laurier Avenue West
Suite 330
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 7X6
Fax: 613-234-2997
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address, and

Shaw Court
Suite 900, 630-3rd Avenue South West
Calgary, Alberta

10450 - 178th Street
Edmonton, Alberta

Public Participation


Deadline for Interventions/Comments


14 November 2007

  The intervention must be received by the CRTC and by the applicant on or before the above-mentioned date. The Commission cannot be held responsible for postal delays.
  Your intervention will be considered by the Commission, and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to you, provided the procedure set out below has been followed. You will be contacted only if your submission raises procedural questions.
  Submit your written intervention to the Secretary General of the Commission in only one of the following formats:

by using the
[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]




by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2




by fax at

  A true copy must be sent to the applicant and proof that this has been done must accompany the intervention sent to the Commission.
  The Commission advises those who file and serve by electronic mode to exercise caution when using e-mail for service of documents or notification, as it may be difficult to establish that service has occurred.
  Before initiating service through electronic mode, please ensure that you will be able to satisfy the Commission, upon request, that service of the notification was completed.
  Where the intervention is filed by electronic means, the line ***End of document*** should be entered following the last paragraph of the document, as an indication that the document has not been damaged during electronic transmission.
  Each paragraph of the document should be numbered.
  Your intervention should clearly identify the application and indicate whether you support or oppose the application, or if you propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for your proposal.
  Important notice
  Note that all information that you provide as part of this public process, except information granted confidentiality, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, e-mail or through the Commission's web site at, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission's web site. This information includes your personal information, such as your full name, e-mail address, postal/street address, telephone and facsimile number(s), and any other personal information you provide.
  The personal information you provide will be used and may be disclosed for the purpose for which the information was obtained or compiled by the Commission, or for a use consistent with that purpose.
  Documents received electronically or otherwise will be put on the Commission's web site in their entirety exactly as you send them, including any personal information contained therein, in the official language and format in which they are received. Documents not received electronically will be available in PDF format.
  Please note that the information you provide to the Commission as part of this public process is entered into an unsearchable database dedicated to this specific public process. This database is accessible only from the webpage of this particular public process. As a result, a general search of our website with the help of either our own search engine or a third-party search engine will not provide access to the information which was provided as part of this public process.
  Examination of Documents
  An electronic version of applications is available from the Commission's web site by selecting the application number within this notice.
  A list of all interventions/comments will also be available on the Commission's Web site. An electronic version of all interventions/comments submitted will be accessible from this list. To access the list, select "Lists of interventions/comments" under "Public Proceedings" from the Commission's Web site.
  Documents are also available during normal office hours at the local address provided in this notice and at the Commission offices and documentation centres directly involved with these applications or, upon request, within 2 working days, at any other CRTC offices and documentation centres.
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0N2
Tel: 819-997-2429
Toll free Telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Toll-free TDD: 1-877-909-2782
Fax: 819-994-0218
  Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4S5
Tel: 902-426-7997
Fax: 902-426-2721
  205 Viger Avenue West
Suite 504
Montréal, Quebec H2Z 1G2
Tel: 514-283-6607
  55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Tel: 416-952-9096
  Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue, Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
Tel: 204-983-6306 - TDD: 204-983-8274
Fax: 204-983-6317
  Cornwall Professional Building
2125 - 11th Avenue, Room 103
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X3
Tel: 306-780-3422
  10405 Jasper Avenue, Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Tel: 780-495-3224
  530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6
Tel: 604-666-2111 - TDD: 604-666-0778
Fax: 604-666-8322
  Secretary General
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