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Ottawa, 9 October 2013

By E-mail

Mr. Rick Arnish
Chair, Coalition of Small Market Independent Television Stations (SMITS)
460 Pemberton Terrace, Kamloops, BC
V2C 1T5

By E-mail:

cc. CAB :
cc. CHEK-DT :

Dear Mr. Arnish:

Re: 2013-1140-7

This is in response to your procedural letter dated 24 September 2013 in which you request the opportunity to file additional comments in response to CHEK-DT’s reply submissions that were filed on 17 September 2013. In your letter you submitted that CHEK filed additional arguments as a part of its reply relating to the notion that CHEK serves a “divided market” whose population, when divided by the number of over-the-air stations, amounts to fewer than the 300,000 person threshold required to qualify for the SMLPF. In a letter dated 25 September 2013, CHEK submitted it had not raised new evidence and opposed your request

Commission staff invites SMITS to file and serve an additional response to the CHEK reply to interventions by no later than 15 October 2013 However, SMITS must limit its comments only to arguments made by CHEK regarding the notion of it serving a “divided market” as raised in its reply. CHEK shall serve and file its reply by no later than 17 October 2013. The record will be considered closed on 17 October 2013.

The Commission will decide whether to take the additional information into account when it makes its decision on the application.

A copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public record of the proceeding.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Craig
Manager, English Television Applications

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