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Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-719

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See also: 2010-719-1, 2010-719-2

Ottawa, 28 September 2010

Analog transmitters mandated for digital conversion, or operating on channels 52 to 69 in non-mandatory markets

1. Canadian television is in the process of converting its over-the-air transmitters from analog to digital. The Commission considers that the transition to digital television (DTV) will provide significant benefits to Canadians. Not only will the DTV transition provide television viewers with better picture and sound, including high definition programming, it will allow for more services through multiplexing. Moreover, reclaimed spectrum will be made available for public safety uses and greater wireless competition and innovation through the repurposing of channels 52 to 69.

2. The Commission has established a baseline group of mandatory markets for transition to digital by 31 August 2011, which include the National Capital Region and all provincial and territorial capitals, as well as markets served by multiple originating stations or with populations greater than 300,000. In Appendix 1 to this information bulletin, the Commission has set out a list of affected analog transmitters in those markets.

3. In order to vacate channels 52 to 69, the Commission does not intend to renew authorizations for full-power analog transmitters on those channels outside the mandatory markets beyond 31 August 2011. In Appendix 2 to this information bulletin, the Commission has set out a list of affected analog transmitters in this regard.

4. In A group-based approach to the licensing of private television services, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-167, 22 March 2010, the Commission stated that applications for conversion in the markets of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa-Gatineau, Montréal, Québec and Halifax were to be filed by 31 August 2010. For all other mandatory markets, applications for conversion are to be filed by no later than 31 December 2010.

5. Finally, as soon as their digital transmitters have become operational, licensees are reminded that they are required to inform the Commission in one of the following formats:

electronically, by clicking on the following link:
http://support.crtc.gc.ca/crtcsubmissionmu/forms/broadcasting.aspx?lang=e
and choosing “Information/reports requested by the Commission”

or

by mail to
CRTC
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0N2

or

by fax at
819-994-0218

Applicants who need further information relating to the Commission’s processes can contact a Commission specialist at 1-866-781-1911.

Secretary General

Appendix 1 to Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-719

Analog transmitters involved in digital conversion that are operating in mandatory markets
Call sign Channel Licensee
British Columbia
Vancouver
CBUFT (Radio-Canada) 26 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBUT (CBC) 2 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CHAN-TV (Global) 8 Canwest Television Limited Partnership[1]
CHNM-TV (OMNI) 42 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
CHNU-TV (JoyTV10) 66 Christian Channel Inc.
CIVI-TV-2 (A) 17 CTV Corp.
CIVT-TV (CTV) 32 CTV Television Inc.
CKVU-TV (Citytv) 10 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
Victoria
CHEK-TV (CHEK) 6 0859291 B.C. Ltd.
CHNM-TV-1 (OMNI) 29 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
CHNU-TV-1 (JoyTV10) 21 Christian Channel Inc.
CIVI-TV (A) 53 CTV Corp.
Alberta
Edmonton
CBXFT (Radio-Canada) 11 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBXT (CBC) 5 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CFRN-TV (CTV) 3 CTV Television Inc.
CITV-TV (Global) 13 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
CJAL-TV (Access) 9 Learning and Skills Television of Alberta Limited
CJEO-TV (OMNI) 56 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
CKEM-TV (Citytv) 51 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
CKES-TV (CTS) 45 Crossroads Television System
Calgary
CBRFT (Radio-Canada) 16 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBRT (CBC) 9 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CFCN-TV (CTV) 4 CTV Television Inc.
CIAN-TV (Access) 13 Learning and Skills Television of Alberta Limited
CICT-TV (Global) 2 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
CJCO-TV (OMNI) 38 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
CKAL-TV (Citytv) 5 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
CKCS-TV (CTS) 32 Crossroads Television System
Lethbridge
CBRT-6 (CBC) 10 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBXFT-3 (Radio-Canada) 23 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CFCN-TV-5 (CTV) 13 CTV Television Inc.
CISA-TV (Global) 7 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
CJIL-TV 17 The Miracle Channel Association
CKAL-TV-1 (Citytv) 2 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
Lloydminster
CITL-TV (CTV) 4 Newcap Inc.
CKSA-TV (CBC) 2 Newcap Inc.
Saskatchewan
Saskatoon
CBKFT-1 (Radio-Canada) 13 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBKST (CBC) 11 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CFQC-TV (CTV) 8 CTV Television Inc.
CFSK-TV (Global) 4 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
Regina
CBKFT (Radio-Canada) 13 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBKT (CBC) 9 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CFRE-TV (Global) 11 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
CKCK-TV (CTV) 2 CTV Television Inc.
Manitoba
Winnipeg
CBWFT (Radio-Canada) 3 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBWT (CBC) 6 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CHMI-TV (Citytv) 13 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
CIIT-TV (JoyTV11) 35 Christian Channel Inc.
CKND-TV (Global) 9 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
CKY-TV (CTV) 7 CTV Television Inc.
Ontario
Toronto
CBLFT (Radio-Canada) 25 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBLT (CBC) 5 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CFMT-TV (OMNI) 47 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
CFTO-TV (CTV) 9 CTV Television Inc.
CICA-TV (TVO) 19 The Ontario Educational Communications Authority
CIII-TV-41 (Global) 41 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
CITY-TV (Citytv) 57 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
CJMT-TV (OMNI) 69 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
CKXT-TV (SUN-TV) 52 The Miracle Channel Association
Hamilton
CHCH-TV (CHCH) 11 2190015 Ontario Inc.
CITS-TV (CTS) 36 Crossroads Television System
CKXT-TV-1 (SUN-TV) 45 The Miracle Channel Association
Barrie
CBLFT-11 (Radio-Canada) 55 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBLT-TV-1 (CBC) 16 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CHCH-TV-3 (CHCH) 67 2190015 Ontario Inc.
CIII-TV-7 (Global) 7 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
CKVR-TV (A) 3 CTV Corp.
London
CBLFT-9 (Radio-Canada) 53 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBLN-TV (CBC) 40 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CFMT-TV-1 (OMNI) 69 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
CFPL-TV (A) 10 CTV Corp.
CHCH-TV-2 (CHCH) 51 2190015 Ontario Inc.
CICO-TV-18 (TVO) 18 The Ontario Educational Communications Authority
CITS-TV-2 (CTS) 14 Crossroads Television System
CITY-TV-2 (Citytv) 31 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
CJMT-TV-1 (OMNI) 20 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
CKXT-DT-2 (SUN-TV) 26 TVA Group Inc.
Kitchener
CBLFT-8 (Radio-Canada) 61 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBLN-TV-1 (CBC) 56 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CICO-TV-28 (TVO) 28 The Ontario Educational Communications Authority
CIII-TV (Global) 6 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
CKCO-TV (CTV) 13 CTV Television Inc.
Windsor
CBEFT (Radio-Canada) 54 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBET (CBC) 9 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CHWI-TV (A) 16 CTV Corp.
CHWI-TV-60 (A) 60 CTV Corp.
CICO-TV-32 (TVO) 32 The Ontario Educational Communications Authority
CIII-TV-22 (Global) 22 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
Thunder Bay
CBLFT-18 (Radio-Canada) 12 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CHFD-TV (Global) 4 Thunder Bay Electronics Limited
CICO-TV-9 (TVO) 9 The Ontario Educational Communications Authority
CKPR-TV (CBC) 2 Thunder Bay Electronics Limited
Ottawa
CBOFT (Radio-Canada) 9 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBOT (CBC) 4 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CFMT-TV-2 (OMNI) 60 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
CHCH-TV-1 (CHCH) 11 2190015 Ontario Inc.
CHRO-TV-43 (A) 43 CTV Corp.
CICO-TV-24 (TVO) 24 The Ontario Educational Communications Authority
CIII-TV-6 (Global) 6 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
CITS-TV-1 (CTS) 32 Crossroads Television System
CITY-TV-3 (Citytv) 65 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
CJMT-TV-2 (OMNI) 14 Rogers Broadcasting Limited
CJOH-TV (CTV) 13 CTV Television Inc.
CKXT-DT-3 (SUN-TV) 54 TVA Group Inc.
Quebec
Gatineau
CFGS-TV (V) 34 RNC MEDIA Inc.
CHOT-TV (TVA) 40 RNC MEDIA Inc.
CIVO-TV (Télé-Québec) 30 Société de télédiffusion du Québec
Montréal
CBFT (Radio-Canada) 2 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBMT (CBC) 6 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CFCF-TV (CTV) 12 CTV Television Inc.
CFJP-TV (V) 35 V Interactions inc.
CFTM-TV (TVA) 10 TVA Group Inc.
CFTU-TV 29 Canal Savoir
CIVM-TV (Télé-Québec) 17 Société de télédiffusion du Québec
CJNT-TV (CJNT) 62 2209005 Ontario Inc.
CKMI-TV-1 (Global) 46 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
Sherbrooke
CBMT-3 (CBC) 50 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CFKS-TV (V) 30 V Interactions inc.
CHLT-TV (TVA) 7 TVA Group Inc.
CIVS-TV (Télé-Québec) 24 Société de télédiffusion du Québec
CKMI-TV-2 (Global) 11 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
CKSH-TV (Radio-Canada) 9 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Québec
CBVE-TV (CBC) 5 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBVT (Radio-Canada) 11 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CFAP-TV (V) 2 V Interactions inc.
CFCM-TV (TVA) 4 TVA Group Inc.
CIVQ-TV (Télé-Québec) 15 Société de télédiffusion du Québec
CKMI-TV (Global) 20 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
Trois-Rivières
CBMT-1 (CBC) 28 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CFKM-TV (V) 16 V Interactions inc.
CHEM-TV (TVA) 8 TVA Group Inc.
CIVC-TV (Télé-Québec) 45 Société de télédiffusion du Québec
CKTM-TV (Radio-Canada) 13 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Saguenay
CBJET (CBC) 58 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CFRS-TV (V) 4 V Interactions inc.
CIVV-TV (Télé-Québec) 8 Société de télédiffusion du Québec
CJPM-TV (TVA) 6 TVA Group Inc.
CKTV-TV (Radio-Canada) 12 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Rivière-du-Loup
CFTF-TV (V) 29 Télévision MBS inc.
CIMT-TV (TVA) 9 Télé Inter-Rives ltée
CKRT-TV (RC) 7 CKRT-TV ltée
Rouyn-Noranda/Val-d’Or
CFEM-TV (TVA) 13 RNC MEDIA Inc.
CFEM-TV-1 (TVA) 10 RNC MEDIA Inc.
CFVS-TV (V) 25 RNC MEDIA Inc.
CFVS-TV-1 (V) 20 RNC MEDIA Inc.
CIVA-TV (Télé-Québec) 12 Société de télédiffusion du Québec
CIVA-TV-1 (Télé-Québec) 8 Société de télédiffusion du Québec
CJDG-TV (Radio-Canada) 7 RNC MEDIA Inc.
CKRN-TV (Radio-Canada) 4 RNC MEDIA Inc.
New Brunswick
Moncton
CBAFT (Radio-Canada) 11 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBAT-TV-2 (CBC) 7 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CIHF-TV-3 (Global) 27 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
CKCW-TV (CTV) 2 CTV Television Inc.
Saint John
CBAFT-1 (Radio-Canada) 5 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBAT-TV (CBC) 4 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CIHF-TV-2 (Global) 12 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
CKLT-TV (CTV) 9 CTV Television Inc.
Fredericton
CBAFT-10 (Radio-Canada) 19 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CIHF-TV-1 (Global) 11 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
Nova Scotia
Halifax
CBHFT (Radio-Canada) 13 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBHT (CBC) 3 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CIHF-TV (Global) 8 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
CJCH-TV (CTV) 5 CTV Television Inc.
Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown
CBAFT-5 (Radio-Canada) 31 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBCT (CBC) 13 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CIHF-TV-14 (Global) 42 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
CKCW-TV-1 (CTV) 8 CTV Television Inc.
Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John’s
CBFJ-TV (Radio-Canada) 4 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBNT (CBC) 8 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CJON-TV (NTV) 6 Newfoundland Broadcasting Company Limited
Yukon
Whitehorse
CBFT-15 (Radio-Canada) 7 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CFWH-TV (CBC) 6 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CHWT-TV (APTN) 11 Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Incorporated
Northwest Territories
Yellowknife
CFYK-TV (CBC) 8 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CH4127 (SRC) 13 Association Franco-Culturelle de Yellowknife
CHTY-TV (APTN) 11 Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Incorporated

Appendix 2 to Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-719

Analog transmitters involved in digital conversion that are operating on channels 52 to 69 outside mandatory markets
Call sign Channel Licensee
British Columbia
Spillimacheen
CBUBT-6 (CBC) 69 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Alberta
Burmis
CJIL-TV-2 55 The Miracle Channel Association
Forestburg
CBXT-12 (CBC) 52 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Ontario
Belleville
CICO-TV-53 (TVO) 53 The Ontario Educational Communications Authority
Brighton
CKWS-TV-1 (CKWS-TV) 66 591987 B.C. Ltd.
Chatham
CBLN-TV-3 (CBC) 64 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CICO-TV-59 (TVO) 59 The Ontario Educational Communications Authority
Cloyne
CICO-TV-92 (TVO) 55 The Ontario Educational Communications Authority
Fort Erie
CIII-TV-55 (Global) 55 Canwest Television Limited Partnership
Foymount (CFB)
CBOT-1 (CBC) 59 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Peterborough
CFTO-TV-54 (CTV) 54 CTV Television Inc.
Sarnia
CBLFT-17 (Radio-Canada) 68 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Quebec
Lac-Etchemin
CBVT-4 (Radio-Canada) 55 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sainte-Famille
CBVT-2 (Radio-Canada) 55 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Nova Scotia
Digby
CBHFT-6 (Radio-Canada) 58 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBHT-7 (CBC) 52 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Truro
CBHT-8 (CBC) 55 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Footnotes


[1] Canwest Television GP Inc. (the general partner) and Canwest Media Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Canwest Television Limited Partnership