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  Route reference: 2009-740
  Ottawa, 26 January 2010
  Rogers Broadcasting Limited
Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta and Portage la Prairie/Winnipeg, Manitoba
  Applications 2009-1509-3, 2009-1508-5 and 2009-1507-7, received 11 November 2009

CKEM-TV Edmonton, CKAL-TV Calgary and CHMI-TV Portage la Prairie/Winnipeg – Licence amendment


The Commission approves three applications by Rogers Broadcasting Limited to amend the condition of licence relating to described video for CKEM-TV Edmonton, CKAL-TV Calgary and CHMI-TV Portage la Prairie/Winnipeg. The new condition of licence reflects the Commission's determination in Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy 2009-430 that it is appropriate to add programming categories 9 Variety and 11 General entertainment and human interest to the categories from which the licensee may draw its programming in order to meet its described video requirements. The Commission did not receive any interventions with respect to these applications.


Accordingly, the Commission replaces condition of licence 3 set out in the appendix to Broadcasting Decision 2002-304 with the condition of licence set out below. The wording of this condition has been modified slightly from that suggested by the applicant1 so that it is consistent with that applied to other stations and reflects the clarification with respect to comedy programming set out in Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy 2009-430-1.

3. The licensee shall broadcast an average of 4 hours per week of described Canadian priority programs.


The described programming may be drawn from the following categories: 2(b) Long-form documentary, 7 Drama and comedy, 9 Variety and 11 General entertainment and human interest, as well as programming targeted to children.


In fulfilling this condition, a minimum of 50% of the required hours must be original broadcasts. Further, the licensee may broadcast up to one hour per week of described children's programming at an appropriate children's viewing time.


In Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy 2009-430, the Commission stated its intention to impose on television broadcasters and broadcasting distribution undertakings, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to accessibility provisions. Accordingly, the Commission intends to impose such conditions of licence for CKEM-TV, CKAL-TV and CHMI-TV at the time of the licence renewal for these stations. In the meantime, the Commission expects these stations to adhere, as soon as possible, to the applicable accessibility requirements specified in Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy 2009-430.
  Secretary General

Related documents

  • Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services – Correction, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430-1, 17 December 2009
  • Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009
  • Licence renewals for four Craig television stations, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-304, 11 October 2002
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1 See Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2009-740, 1 December 2009.

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