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Route reference: 2010-69

Additional reference: 2010-797

Ottawa, 7 January 2011

CHAU-TV Communications ltée
Carleton-sur-Mer, Sainte-Marguerite-Marie, Port-Daniel, Chandler, Percé, Gaspé, Rivière-au-Renard, Cloridorme and Anse-à-Valleau, Quebec; St-Quentin, Tracadie-Sheila and Kedgwick, New Brunswick

Application 2010-1495-1, received 27 October 2010

CHAU-TV Carleton-sur-mer – Licence amendment

1.      The Commission approves the application by CHAU-TV Communications ltée to amend the broadcasting licence for the television programming undertaking CHAU-TV Carleton-sur-mer to add post-transition digital transmitters in order to serve Carleton-sur-Mer, Sainte-Marguerite-Marie, Port-Daniel, Chandler, Percé, Gaspé, Rivière-au-Renard, Cloridorme and Anse-à-Valleau, Quebec, and St-Quentin, Tracadie-Sheila and Kedgwick, New Brunswick. The Commission received a comment to which the applicant has replied. The comment as well as the reply has been carefully examined and the public record of this proceeding is available on the Commission’s website,, under “Public proceedings”.

2.      The new transmitter at Carleton-sur-Mer will operate on channel 5 with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 5,560 watts (maximum ERP of 9,850 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain (EHAAT) of 482.2 metres).

3.      The new transmitter at Sainte-Marguerite-Marie will operate on channel 3 with an average ERP of 522 watts (maximum ERP of 1,680 watts with an EHAAT of 199.6 metres).

4.      The new transmitter at Port-Daniel will operate on channel 10 with an ERP of 7 watts (maximum ERP of 21 watts with an EHAAT of 152 metres).

5.      The new transmitter at Chandler will operate on channel 26 with an average ERP of 75 watts (maximum ERP of 184 watts with an EHAAT of 22.3 metres).

6.      The new transmitter at Percé will operate on channel 13 with an average ERP of 3,767 watts (maximum ERP of 10,375 watts with an EHAAT of 389.7 metres).

7.      The new transmitter at Gaspé will operate on channel 7 with an ERP of 130 watts (non-directional antenna with an EHAAT of 75.6 metres).

8.      The new transmitter at Rivière-au-Renard will operate on channel 4 with an average ERP of 300 watts (maximum ERP of 990 watts with an EHAAT of 228 metres).

9.      The new transmitter at Cloridorme will operate on channel 11 with an average ERP of 37 watts (maximum ERP of 110 watts with an EHAAT of 30.4 metres).

10.  The new transmitter at Anse-à-Valleau will operate on channel 12 with an average ERP of 43 watts (maximum ERP of 75 watts with an EHAAT of 54.1 metres).

11.  The new transmitter at St-Quentin will operate on channel 31 with an average ERP of 67 watts (maximum ERP of 226 watts with an EHAAT of 96.2 metres).

12.  The new transmitter at Tracadie-Sheila will operate on channel 9 with an ERP of 25 watts (non-directional antenna with an EHAAT of 48.9 metres).

13.  The new transmitter at Kedgwick will operate on channel 27 with an ERP of 93 watts (non-directional antenna with an EHAAT of 66.6 metres).

14.  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 broadcasting certificates will be issued.

15.  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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