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Route reference: 2010-69

Additional reference: 2010-739

Ottawa, 17 November 2010

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Ottawa, Ontario

Application 2010-1398-7, received 19 August 2010

CBOT-TV Ottawa – Licence amendment

1.      The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to amend the broadcasting licence for the television programming undertaking CBOT-TV Ottawa to add a post-transition digital transmitter in order to serve the population of Ottawa. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2.      The post-transition digital transmitter will continue to operate under the same technical parameters as the previously licensed transitional digital television (DTV) undertaking, which currently operates on channel 25 with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 90,700 watts (maximum ERP of 165,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 332.9 metres).

3.      In Revised licensing framework for over-the-air digital television services, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-69, 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 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.      Given the approval of this application, and at the licensee’s request, the Commission revokes the broadcasting licence for the transitional DTV undertaking CBOT-DT Ottawa, which was granted pursuant to Broadcasting Decision 2005-526.

Secretary General

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