Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2018-53

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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 1 September 2017

Ottawa, 7 February 2018

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sept-Îles and Natashquan, Quebec

Public record for this application: 2017-0772-0

CBSI-FM Sept-Îles – New transmitter in Natashquan

  1. The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the broadcasting licence for the French-language radio programming undertaking CBSI-FM Sept-Îles, Quebec, to operate an FM rebroadcasting transmitter in Natashquan to rebroadcast the programming of its national, French-language network service ICI Radio-Canada Première. The new FM transmitter will replace the low-power AM transmitter CBSI-5 Natashquan. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
  2. The new transmitter will operate at 99.9 MHz (channel 260A1) with an effective radiated power of 258 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of the antenna above average terrain of -0.7 metres).
  3. The CBC indicated that the FM transmitter will improve the quality of its ICI Radio-Canada Première signal in Natashquan.
  4. Pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department of Industry notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
  5. The transmitter must be in operation by no later than 7 February 2020. To request an extension, the licensee must submit a written request to the Commission at least 60 days before that date, using the form available on the Commission’s website.

Secretary General

This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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