CRTC Receives Applications from Thunder Bay Electronics

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THUNDER BAY – The Canadian Radio and Television Commission, CRTC has received application from Thunder Bay Electronics Limited seeking to amend the broadcasting licences for CKPR-TV and CHFD-TV.

Here is the text of the notice from the CRTC:

“Ottawa, 12 January 2011

Notice of application received

Thunder Bay, Ontario

Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 1 February 2011

The Commission has received the following applications:

Applicant and Locality

1.Thunder Bay Electronics Limited, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Applications 2010-1704-6 and 2010-1726-0

Applications by Thunder Bay Electronics Limited to amend the broadcasting licences for the English-language conventional television programming undertakings CKPR-TV and CHFD-TV Thunder Bay.

The licensee proposes to add post-transition digital transmitters to serve the population of Thunder Bay.

The new post-transition digital transmitter for CKPR-TV would operate on channel 2R with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,200 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain (EHAAT) of 366.2 metres).

The new post-transition digital transmitter for CHFD-TV would operate on channel 4R with an ERP of 1,200 watts (non-directional antenna with an EHAAT of 366.2 metres).

The Commission notes that the licensee wishes to comply with Revised licensing framework for over-the-air digital television service, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-69, 10 February 2010.

The Commission also notes that these applications are not in compliance with Notice No. SMBR-006-08 – Publication of the Digital Television (DTV) Post-Transition Allotment Plan of the Department of Industry since the licensee is proposing to use different channels than those prescribed in the plan (namely, channels 49 and 46).

The implementation of these transmitters would decrease potential viewership in the regional service area by 0,21%, from 132,181 to 131,898.”

The public has until February 1, 2011 to submit comment or interventions.

For more information visit: http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2011/2011-23.pdf

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