ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-693
This page has been archived on the Web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.
Route reference: 2009-572
Additional reference: 2009-488
Ottawa, 5 November 2009
Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Prince George and Vernon, British Columbia
Applications 2009-1167-9, 2009-1168-7, 2009-1169-5, 2009-1170-3 and 2009-1171-0, received 19 August 2009
Class 1 terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings – Licence amendments
1. The Commission approves the applications by Shaw Communications Inc. (Shaw), on behalf of Shaw Cablesystems Limited, to amend the broadcasting licences for the terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings serving Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Prince George and Vernon, British Columbia, by replacing the condition of licence relating to the distribution of the signals of the four U.S. commercial networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX) and the non-commercial network PBS (collectively, the U.S. 4+1 signals). The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with these applications.
2. These applications follow the Commission’s requirement, set out in Various cable broadcasting distribution undertakings across Canada – Licence amendments, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-488, 13 August 2009 (Broadcasting Decision 2009-488), that Shaw file with the Commission an application for an amendment to the broadcasting licences for the systems serving the above-noted locations so as to distribute on those systems, as part of the basic service, the FOX signal KCPQ-TV Seattle, Washington, instead of the FOX signal KAYU-TV Spokane, Washington. In Broadcasting Decision 2009-488, the Commission noted that, while FOX distributes the signal KAYU-TV as part of the basic service, it does not distribute the high definition (HD) signal of KAYU-TV, but the HD signal of KCPQ-TV.
3. Accordingly, for the five cable systems noted above, the condition of licence relating to the distribution of U.S. 4+1 signals shall read as follows:
The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, KIRO-TV (CBS), KING-TV (NBC), KOMO-TV (ABC), KCPQ-TV (FOX) and KCTS-TV (PBS) Seattle, Washington, as part of the basic service.
This decision is to be appended to each 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: http://www.crtc.gc.ca.
- Date modified: