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Route reference: 2010-69

Additional reference: 2010-785

Ottawa, 8 December 2010

Crossroads Television System
Hamilton, Ottawa and London, Ontario

Application 2010-1436-5, received 27 August 2010

CITS-TV Hamilton – Licence amendment

1.      The Commission approves the application by Crossroads Television System to amend the broadcasting licence for the television programming undertaking CITS-TV Hamilton to add post-transition digital transmitters to serve Hamilton, Ottawa and London. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2.      The transitional digital transmitter CITS-DT Hamilton will continue to operate under the same technical parameters as the previously licensed transitional digital television (DTV) undertaking, which currently operates on channel 35 with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 4,700 watts (maximum ERP of 10,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain (EHAAT) of 338.2 metres).

3.      The Hamilton post-transition digital transmitter will operate on channel 36 with an average ERP of 9,500 watts (maximum ERP of 20,000 watts with an EHAAT of 335 metres).

4.      The Ottawa transmitter will operate on channel 42 with an ERP of 18,500 watts (maximum ERP of 37,000 watts with an EHAAT of 203 metres).

5.      The London transmitter will operate on channel 14 with an ERP of 2,300 watts (maximum ERP of 4,000 watts with an EHAAT of 266 metres).

6.      The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the licence amendment for the addition of the post-transition transmitters will only be effective when the Department of Industry notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that broadcasting certificates will be issued.

7.      The post-transition transmitters 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 these transmitters are in operation.

8.      The Commission reminds the licensee that the authority to operate the transitional digital transmitter will expire on 31 August 2011.

9.      Given the approval of this application, and at the licensee’s request, the Commission revokes the broadcasting licence for the transitional DTV undertaking CITS-DT Hamilton, which was granted pursuant to Broadcasting Decision 2004-63.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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