Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-446
Ottawa, 17 August 2012

Southshore Broadcasting Inc.
Leamington, Ontario
Application 2012-0220-0

CFTV-TV Leamington – Licence amendment
The Commission approves an application by Southshore Broadcasting Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the low-power, primarily English-language community-based television station CFTV-TV Leamington to add a digital transmitter to serve the area of Leamington, Ontario.

The Commission also approves the licensee’s request for authorization to multiplex its digital television signal in order to provide four separate programming services offering various types of local programming.

The application
1. The Commission received an application by Southshore Broadcasting Inc. (Southshore) to amend the broadcasting licence for the low-power, primarily English-language community-based television programming undertaking CFTV-TV Leamington in order to add a digital transmitter to serve the area of Leamington, Ontario.

2. The new transmitter CFTV-DT Leamington would operate on channel 34 with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 356 watts (maximum ERP of 621 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 56 meters).

3. Southshore also requested authorization to multiplex its digital television signal in order to provide services that offer the following types of local programming:
* local community programming as required under its current broadcasting licence;
* local French-language content from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Spanish-language programming for the Hispanic community from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.;
* local programming specifically produced for people with intellectual, mobility, hearing and visual disabilities, as well as Aboriginal programming from the local Caldwell First Nation; and
* local municipal programming (council meetings, town halls, events, public service announcements, emergencies and notices).

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Source: http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2012/2012-446.htm