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Route reference: Part 1 applications posted on 20 February 2013

Ottawa, 9 May 2013

Shaw Television G.P. Inc. (the general partner) and Shaw Media Global Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Shaw Television Limited Partnership
Vancouver, Kamloops and Prince George, British Columbia

Applications 2013-0322-1 and 2013-0324-7

CHAN-DT Vancouver and its transmitters CHKM-TV Kamloops and CIFG-TV Prince George – Licence amendments

1. The Commission approves the applications by Shaw Television Limited Partnership1 to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language conventional television programming undertaking CHAN-DT Vancouver in order to add digital transmitters to replace its existing analog transmitters CHKM-TV Kamloops and CIFG-TV Prince George. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with these applications.

2. The new transmitters will operate in accordance with the following technical parameters:

Location Channel Maximum effective radiated power Average effective radiated power Effective height of antenna above average terrain
Kamloops 22 30,000 watts 15,800 watts 150 metres
Prince George 29 30,000 watts 15,800 watts 482 metres

3. The Commission notes that the transmitters will operate on channels that are different from those allotted in the Department of Industry’s (the Department) DTV Post-Transition Allotment Plan. The Commission further notes that the proposed amendments are consistent with the new licensing framework for over-the-air digital television services outlined in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-69.

4. The Commission reminds the licensee that pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the authority for the new transmitters will only be effective when the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that broadcasting certificates will be issued.

Public service announcements

5. The Commission expects the licensee to broadcast public service announcements and to inform viewers of the existence of the new transmitters 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 channels, whichever is sooner.

Secretary General

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*This decision is to be appended to the licence.


[1] Shaw Television G.P. Inc. (the general partner) and Shaw Media Global Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Shaw Television Limited Partnership

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