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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 25 January 2013
Ottawa, 10 May 2013
591987 B.C. Ltd.
CKWS-TV Kingston – Licence amendment
1. The Commission approves the application by 591987 B.C. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Corus Entertainment Inc., to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language conventional television programming undertaking CKWS-TV Kingston in order to add a digital transmitter to replace its existing analog transmitter serving the population of Kingston. The Commission received one intervention in support of this application.
2. The new transmitter CKWS-DT will operate on channel 11 with a maximum effective radiated power (ERP) of 9,400 watts (average ERP of 4,700 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 312.5 metres).
3. The Commission notes that the proposed amendment is consistent with the Department of Industry’s (the Department) DTV Post-Transition Allotment Plan and with the new licensing framework for over-the-air digital television services outlined in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-69.
4. 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.
5. The transmitter must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 24 months from the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 10 May 2015. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted in writing at least 60 days before that date.
Public service announcements
6. The Commission expects the licensee to broadcast public service announcements and to inform viewers of the existence of the new transmitter by way of its website in a manner consistent with the requirements set out in sections 3 and 4 of the appendix to Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2011-198. Furthermore, the Commission expects the licensee to do this for a period of at least three months from the day this authorization is issued and before the licensee ceases to broadcast in analog or changes channel, whichever is sooner.
- Regulations for the digital television transition, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-198, 18 March 2011
- Revised licensing framework for over-the-air digital television services, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-69, 10 February 2010
*This decision is to be appended to the licence.
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