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Route reference: 2010-69
Additional reference: 2010-739
Ottawa, 17 November 2010
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Application 2010-1423-2, received 26 August 2010
CBWT-TV Winnipeg – Licence amendment
1. The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to amend the broadcasting licence for the television programming undertaking CBWT-TV Winnipeg to add a post-transition digital transmitter in order to serve the population of Winnipeg. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
2. The transmitter will operate on channel 27 with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 42,000 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 138.6 metres).
3. 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 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. 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.
5. The transmitter 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 this transmitter is in operation.
*This decision is to be appended to the licence.
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