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Route reference : Part 1 applications posted on 28 April 2011 and 9 May 2011

Ottawa, 16 August 2011

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Toronto, Ontario

Applications 2011-0709-5 and 2011-0756-6

CBOT Ottawa and CBLFT–TV Toronto and their transmitters – technical changes

1.      The Commission approves applications by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation related to the broadcasting licences for the English-language conventional television programming undertaking CBOT Ottawa and the French-language regional conventional television undertaking CBLFT-TV Toronto to change the technical parameters of their transmitters CBOT-1 Foymont and CBLFT-17-TV Sarnia. The technical changes are as follows:

CBOT-1 Foymont:

The transmitter channel will move from 59 to 14 and the authorized contours will change due to a reduction of the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 29,000 to 22,140 watts and a reduction of the maximum ERP from 66,700 to 42,300 watts. The antenna’s effective height above average terrain of 229.2 metres remains unchanged.

The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

CBLFT-17-TV Sarnia:

The transmitter channel will move from 68 to 17 and the authorized contours will change due to a reduction of the average ERP from 41,300 to 12,120 watts, a reduction of the maximum ERP from 60,000 to 27,200 watts, and a change to the antenna’s effective height above average terrain from 133.5 metres to 98 metres.  

The Commission received an intervention in support of this application.

2.      In Analog transmitters mandated for digital conversion, or operating on channels 52 to 69 in non-mandatory markets, Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-719, 28 September 2010, the Commission indicated that it did not intend to renew beyond 31 August 2011 authorizations for full-power analog transmitters on channels 52 to 69 outside the markets where conversion is mandatory. The applicant therefore submitted the applications that are the subject of this decision in order to vacate the channels used by its Foymont and Sarnia transmitters.

3.      The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the authorities granted in this decision 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.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to each licence.

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