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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 25 January 2012

Ottawa, 31 May 2012

V Interactions inc.
Saguenay, Quebec

Application 2012-0072-4

CFRS-DT Saguenay – Technical change

1.      The Commission approves the application by V Interactions inc. to change the authorized contours of the transmitter CFRS-DT Saguenay, Quebec, which is associated with the French-language, conventional digital television programming undertaking CFRS-TV Saguenay, by increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 493 to 1,824 watts (maximum ERP from 1,175 to 4,344 watts). All other technical parameters will remain unchanged. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application. The implementation of these technical changes is subject to the notification by the Department of Industry (the Department) discussed in paragraph 4.

2.      The licensee indicated that following the station’s conversion from a low-VHF, analog channel (channels 2-6) to a high-VHF, digital channel (channels 7-13), a loss of coverage was noted. It stated that the goal of its application is to increase the ERP from that set out in its original application, which corresponded at that time to the maximum set out in the Department’s plan.

3.      The Commission is of the view that approval of the present application is appropriate since it aims to improve CFRS-DT’s signal coverage in Saguenay.

4.      The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued. Therefore, in the absence of the notification by the Department, the licensee will not be able to implement the technical changes approved in this decision.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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