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  Route reference: 2010-2
  Additional reference: 2010-2-1
  Ottawa, 4 March 2010
  Canwest Television GP Inc. (the general partner) and Canwest Media Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Canwest Television Limited Partnership
Calgary, Alberta
  Application 2009-1556-4, received 13 November 2009

CICT-DT Calgary – Technical change


The Commission approves the application by Canwest Television GP Inc. (the general partner) and Canwest Media Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Canwest Television Limited Partnership, to replace the current transitional digital transmitter for CICT-TV Calgary with the post-transition transmitter CICT-DT. The authorized contours of the transmitter will be changed by increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 3,200 to 50,000 watts, by modifying the antenna radiation pattern from directional to non-directional, by increasing the effective height of the antenna above average terrain from 51 to 378 meters and by relocating the antenna. The Commission did not receive any interventions with respect to this application. The implementation is subject to the notification by the Department of Industry (the Department) discussed in paragraph 3.


The licensee indicated that because tower space is limited in the Calgary area, moving its antenna and increasing the ERP will enable it to provide four times the coverage of its current transitional antenna located at the CICT-TV station.

Condition prior to the implementation of the new technical parameters


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. Therefore, in the absence of the notification by the Department, the applicant will not be able to implement the new technical parameters approved in this decision.
  Secretary General
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