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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 22 June 2012

Ottawa, 19 September 2012

Shaw Television G.P. Inc. (the general partner) and Shaw Media Global Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Shaw Television Limited Partnership
Toronto and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Application 2012-0733-2

CIII-DT-41 Toronto and its transmitter CIII-TV-12 Sault Ste. Marie – Licence amendment

1. The Commission approves the application by Shaw Television G.P. Inc. (the general partner) and Shaw Media Global Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Shaw Television Limited Partnership (Shaw), to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language conventional television programming undertaking CIII-DT-41 Toronto in order to add a post transitional digital transmitter to replace its existing analog transmitter CIII-TV-12 Sault Ste. Marie. The Commission did not receive any interventions concerning this application.

2. The new transmitter CIII-DT-12 will operate on channel 15 with a maximum effective radiated power (ERP) of 6,000 watts (average ERP of 2,900 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 132 metres).

3. Shaw indicated that the licence amendment was necessary to fulfill the portion of the tangible benefits package set out in Broadcasting Decision 2010-782 relating to the conversion of analog transmitters outside mandatory markets to digital.

4. The Commission notes that the transmitter will operate on a channel that is different than the channel allotted in the Department of Industry’s (the Department) DTV Post-Transition Allotment Plan. The Commission further notes that the proposed amendment is consistent with the new licensing framework for over-the-air digital television services outlined in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-69.

5. 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.

Public service announcements

6. 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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