ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-112

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  Ottawa, 1 December 2008

Notice of consultation

  Application received
Across Canada
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 5 January 2009
  The Commission has received the following application:

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

  Item Applicant and Locality


CTVglobemedia Inc.
Across Canada
Application Nos. 2008-1438-6, 2008-1440-2, 2008-1441-9, 2008-1443-5, 2008-1444-3, 2008-1445-1, 2008-1447-7, 2008-1449-3, 2008-1450-1, 2008-1451-8
1. Across Canada
Application Nos. 2008-1438-6, 2008-1440-2, 2008-1441-9, 2008-1443-5, 2008-1444-3, 2008-1445-1, 2008-1447-7, 2008-1449-3, 2008-1450-1, 2008-1451-8
  Applications by CTVglobemedia Inc. (CTVgm) to amend various licences for analog television undertakings allowing it to provide high definition (HD) signals through direct feed to broadcasting distribution undertakings.
  The licensee proposes adding the following condition of licence for various broadcasting undertakings:

The licensee is authorized to offer a high definition version of its signal to broadcasting distribution undertakings by direct feed until the earlier of:


(a) The approval of an application for a digital transitional licence for this service; or


(b) 12 months from the date of the decision adding this provision.

  CTVgm requests licence amendments for the following broadcasting undertakings:
  • CJCH-TV Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • CFCF-TV Montreal, Quebec
  • CJOH-TV Ottawa, Ontario
  • CHRO-TV Pembroke, Ontario
  • CHRO-TV-43 Ottawa, Ontario
  • CKVR-TV Barrie, Ontario
  • CKY-TV Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • CKCK-TV Regina, Saskatchewan
  • CFRN-TV Edmonton, Alberta
  • CIVI-TV Victoria, British Columbia
  The licensee also notes that Commission policy, to this point, has not required BDUs to provide simultaneous substitution with respect to HD television signals offered by direct feed only. CTVgm submits that the simultaneous substitution rules for HD television, whether offered by an over-the-air transmitter or through a direct feed, should be harmonized.
  In A licensing policy to oversee the transition from analog to digital, over-the-air television, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2002-31, 12 June 2002, the Commission stated that a television programming undertaking may not provide a direct feed of its signal in HD until an application for a digital transitional licence has been approved.
  CTVgm notes that, until the final allotment plan and new Broadcasting Procedures and Rules are published by the Department of Industry, it will be unable to provide all of the technical information to receive a digital transitional licence for the services identified above. The licensee states that, in the meantime, viewers can access HD programming from non-Canadian services. In CTVgm's view, the public's ability to access HD programming from non-Canadian rather than Canadian services is not in the public's best interest.
  Licensee's address:

299 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 2Z5
Fax: (416) 332-4580
  Examination of applications:

2885 Robie Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia

1205 Papineau Avenue
Montreal, Quebec

1500 Merivale Road
Ottawa, Ontario

87 George Street
Ottawa, Ontario

P.O. Box 1010
611 TV Tower Road
Pembroke, Ontario

33 Beacon Road
Barrie, Ontario

400-345 Graham Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba

#1 Highway East
P.O. Box 2000
Regina, Saskatchewan

18520 Stony Plain Road
Edmonton, Alberta

1420 Broad Street
Victoria, British Columbia

Public Participation


Deadline for interventions/comments


5 January 2009

  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 delay.
  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 two working days, at any other CRTC offices and documentation centres.
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudiere
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
Montreal, 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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