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Route reference: 2010-69

Additional reference: 2010-229

Ottawa, 18 June 2010

CTV Television Inc.
Calgary, Alberta

Application 2010-0521-5, received 29 March 2010

CFCN-TV Calgary – Licence amendment

1.      The Commission approves the application by CTVglobemedia Inc., on behalf of its subsidiary CTV Television Inc., to amend the broadcasting licence for the television programming undertaking CFCN-TV Calgary in order to add a digital transmitter at Calgary. The Commission received one intervention in opposition to this application that it deemed irrelevant. It may be examined on the Commission’s website at under “Public Proceedings.”

2.      The transmitter will operate from the existing CFCN-TV tower on channel 29 with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 120,000 watts (maximum ERP of 220,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 206.1 metres).

3.      In Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-69, the Commission stated that it would not issue separate licences for digital television transmitters. Instead it stated that it would authorize the operation of digital transmitters by way of an amendment to the existing licence that would allow the simulcast of the associated service’s programming on a digital transmitter. In light of the Commission’s determinations set out in that policy, the Commission has considered this application as an amendment to the existing licence. 

4.      Furthermore, in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-167, the Commission established a list of markets for which the transition to digital is mandatory. In this case, the station is located in a mandatory market. The Commission notes that approval of this application will enable the licensee to adhere to the requirement set out in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-167.

5.      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.

6.      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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