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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 15 June 2012

Ottawa, 13 September 2012

Bell Media Inc.
Barrie, Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville, Ontario

Application 2012-0704-3

CKVR-DT Barrie and its transmitter CHCJ-DT Hamilton – Licence amendment

1. The Commission approves an application by Bell Media Inc. (Bell Media) to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language conventional television programming undertaking CKVR-DT Barrie in order to add a temporary digital transmitter to serve the areas of Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville, Ontario. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2. The temporary transmitter will operate on channel 35 with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 13,000 watts (maximum ERP of 26,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 107.7 metres).

3. In Broadcasting Decision 2012-51, the Commission approved applications by Bell Media for new digital transmitters to serve several localities in Ontario. Bell Media stated that it was not able to come to a lease agreement with Channel Zero for co-location of the transmission tower for CHCJ-DT Hamilton, the transmitter approved in that decision to serve Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville, and is therefore requesting a one-year temporary transmitter until a lease agreement can be reached. The licensee indicated that it does not expect the operation of the temporary transmitter to exceed one year.

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 change approved in this decision.

Public service announcements

5. The Commission expects the licensee to broadcast public service announcements and to inform viewers of the existence of the new transmitter by way of its website in a manner consistent with the requirements set out in sections 3 and 4 of the appendix to Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2011-198. Furthermore, the Commission expects the licensee to do this for a period of at least three months from the day this authorization is issued and before the licensee ceases to broadcast in analog or changes channel, whichever is sooner.

Secretary General

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*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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