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Broadcasting Public Notice 2008-94
  Ottawa, 29 April 2009
  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Fort Fraser, British Columbia
  Application 2008-1194-4, received 4 September 2008

CBCB-TV-2 – Revocation of licence


The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has requested the revocation of the broadcasting licence for its radiocommunication distribution undertaking CBCB-TV-2 Fort Fraser which was distributing the programs of CKPG-TV Prince George. There were no interventions to this application.


In CKPG-TV Prince George and its transmitters CKPG-TV-1 Hixon, CKPG-TV-4 Mackenzie and CKPG-TV-5 Quesnel, British Columbia, and CHAT-TV Medicine Hat and its transmitters CHAT-TV-1 Pivot, Alberta and CHAT-TV-2 Maple Creek, Saskatchewan – Licence amendments, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-49, 28 February 2008, the Commission deleted conditions of licence requiring that CKPG-TV Prince George and its transmitters operate as affiliates of the English-language television network of the CBC.


The CBC stated that since the vast majority of viewers in Fort Fraser receive their television signals by cable or direct-to-home, it will not acquire new reception equipment to continue to serve Fort Fraser and considers the continuation of the broadcast of CKPG-TV Prince George an inefficient use of scarce resources.


Given the licensee's request, by majority decision, the Commission revokes, pursuant to sections 9(1)(e) and 24(2) of the Broadcasting Act, the broadcasting licence issued to the CBC for CBCB-TV-2 Fort Fraser.
  Secretary General
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