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Route reference: 2010-114

Additional reference: 2010-114-1 and 2010-234-1

Ottawa, 26 April 2010

Rogers Broadcasting Limited
Edmonton, Alberta

Application 2010-0050-5, received 18 January 2010

CKEM-TV Edmonton - Licence amendment

1.     The Commission approves the application by Rogers Broadcasting Limited (Rogers) to amend the broadcasting licence for the television programming undertaking CKEM-TV Edmonton in order to add a transitional digital television (DTV) transmitter in Edmonton to broadcast the programming of CKEM-TV. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2.     The new transitional DTV transmitter will operate on channel 17 with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 85,000 watts (a maximum ERP of 107,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 294 metres).

3.     In its application, Rogers submitted that the new transmitter would allow it to adequately serve, in a digital format, the population of Edmonton. It also noted that the proposed contours for the new transmitter would differ slightly from those relating to the analog coverage of CKEM-TV, resulting in an increase of about 1% in the population served.

4.     The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the licence amendment will not be in effect until the Department of Industry notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate has been issued.

5.     The transmitter must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 31 August 2011, unless otherwise authorized by the Commission.

Secretary General

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