ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-948
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Route reference: 2010-69
Additional reference: 2010-759
Ottawa, 21 December 2010
Rogers Broadcasting Limited
Application 2010-1404-2, received 23 August 2010
CJMT-TV Toronto – Licence amendment
1. The Commission approves the application by Rogers Broadcasting Limited to amend the broadcasting licence for the television programming undertaking CJMT-TV Toronto to add a post-transition digital transmitter to serve London. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
2. The new transmitter will operate on channel 20 with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 10,600 watts (maximum ERP of 14,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 197.6 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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