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Route references: Part 1 applications posted on 17 October 2013

Ottawa, 4 March 2014

Shaw Television G.P. Inc. (the general partner) and Shaw Media Global Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Shaw Television Limited Partnership
Saint John, Woodstock, St. Stephen and Miramichi, New Brunswick

Applications 2013-1341-0, 2013-1344-4 and 2013-1345-2

CHNB-DT Saint John and its transmitters CIHF-TV-11 Woodstock, CIHF-TV-12 St. Stephen and CIHF-TV-13 Miramichi – Licence amendments

1. The Commission approves the applications by Shaw Television Limited Partnership (Shaw)Footnote 1 to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language conventional television programming undertaking CHNB-DT Saint John to add digital transmitters to replace its existing analog transmitters CIHF-TV-11 Woodstock, CIHF-TV-12 St. Stephen and CIHF-TV-13 Miramichi. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding these applications.

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

Call sign and location Channel Maximum effective radiated power Average effective radiated power Effective height of antenna above average terrain
CIHF-DT-11 Woodstock 38 4,470 watts 1,820 watts 172.9 metres
CIHF-DT-12 St. Stephen 21 2,200 watts 900 watts 217.5 metres
CIHF-DT-13 Miramichi 40 4,400 watts 2,600 watts 119.8 metres

3. The Commission reminds the licensee that pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, these authorities will only be effective when the Department of Industry notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that broadcasting certificates will be issued.

4. The transmitters must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 22 October 2015,Footnote 2 unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before that date. To ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted in writing at least 60 days before that date.

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 these authorities are 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.


Footnote 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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Footnote 2

In Broadcasting Decision 2010-782, dated 22 October 2010, the Commission required Shaw to complete the transition to digital broadcasting outside mandatory markets within five years.

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