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Route reference: 2010-69

Additional reference: 2010-319

Ottawa, 8 November 2010

Rogers Broadcasting Limited
Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia

Application 2010-0037-2, received 15 January 2010

CHNM-TV Vancouver – Licence amendment

1.      The Commission approves the application by Rogers Broadcasting Limited (Rogers) to amend the broadcasting licence for the television programming undertaking CHNM-TV Vancouver in order to add a post-transition digital transmitter in Victoria. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2.      In CHNM-DT Vancouver – New transmitter in Victoria, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-289, 11 July 2006 (Broadcasting Decision 2006-289), the Commission approved an application to amend the broadcasting licence for the transitional digital television programming undertaking CHNM-DT Vancouver in order to operate a transmitter in Victoria to be known as CHNM-DT-1 on channel 54B with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 78 watts. The transmitter approved in that decision is not in operation. Rogers is now requesting an amendment to the licence of CHNM-TV Vancouver in order to add a post-transition digital transmitter at Victoria to replace the transmitter approved in Broadcasting Decision 2006-289.

3.      The new transmitter will operate on channel 29 with an average ERP of 1,647 watts (maximum ERP of 2,750 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 99.6 metres).

4.      The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the licence amendment will not be in effect until 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 operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 31 August 2011. The Commission expects the licensee to inform it in writing once this transmitter is in operation.

6.      Further, given the approval of this application and at the licensee’s request, the authority granted in Broadcasting Decision 2006-289 is null and void as of the date of this decision.

7.      The Commission notes that Rogers intends to cease operation of its analog transmitter CHNM-TV-1 upon commencement of the digital transmitter approved in this decision. The Commission expects Rogers to broadcast public service announcements during peak viewing periods so as to inform over-the-air viewers of the shut-down date for analog transmission and the steps to be taken to continue to receive the over-the-air signal.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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