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Route reference: 2010-69

Additional reference: 2010-720

Ottawa, 8 November 2010

Rogers Broadcasting Limited
Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia

Application 2010-1430-8, received 30 August 2010

CKVU–TV Vancouver – Licence amendment

1.      The Commission approves the application by Rogers Broadcasting Limited to amend the broadcasting licence for the television programming undertaking CKVU-TV Vancouver to add post-transition digital transmitters in order to serve the population of Vancouver and Victoria. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2.      The Vancouver transmitter will operate on channel 33 with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 4,300 watts (maximum ERP of 8,300 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain (EHAAT) of 670 metres).

3.      The Victoria transmitter will operate on channel 27 with an ERP of 1,647 watts (maximum ERP of 2,750 watts with an EHAAT of 99.6 meters).

4.      In Revised licensing framework for over-the-air digital television services, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-69, 10 February 2010, the Commission stated that it would no longer issue separate licences for digital television transmitters. Instead, it would authorize the operation of digital transmitters by amending the existing licence so as to 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.

5.      The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this licence amendment will only be effective when the Department of Industry notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.

6.      The transmitters must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 31 August 2011. The Commission expects the licensee to inform it in writing once these transmitters are in operation.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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