Archived — Notice No. SMBR-001-00

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMBR-001-00 — Broadcasting Procedures and Rules Part 7 (BPR-7), Issue 1, Draft: Application Procedures and Rules for Digital Television (DTV) Undertakings

Industry Canada announces publication for comments of Broadcasting Procedures and Rules Part 7 (BPR-7), Issue 1, Draft: Application Procedures and Rules for Digital Television (DTV) Undertakings.

On April 15th 1999, the Department published the DTV (Digital Television) Transition Allotment Plan, Issue 2 in Notice No. SMBR-002-99.

The Department adopted the A/53 Digital TV Standard as the DTV standard for Canada with the publication of Gazette Notice No. SMBR-004-97, Adoption of Standard for Digital Television (DTV) Broadcasting in Canada, on November 22, 1997.

BPR-7, Issue 1, Draft sets forth the Department's application and operational requirements for Digital Television (DTV) Undertakings. These requirements are based on criteria developed in government/industry discussions and include the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Group on DTV Planning Parameters.

All technical submissions for DTV undertakings must include an engineering brief prepared according to the requirements in BPR-7, Issue 1. Although a Technical Acceptance Certificate (TAC) is not required in respect of DTV transmitters, digital television transmitting equipment must conform to the technical requirements outlined in BPR-7.

BPR-7 is issued for public comments at this time. However, the document may be used on an interim basis by applicants proposing DTV undertakings.

Interested parties may submit comments on BPR-7, Issue 1, Draft, to the Director General, Spectrum Engineering Branch, Department of Industry, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8, or at the following Internet address: broadcast.gazette@ic.gc.ca. Comments should be submitted no later than 90 days from the date of publication of this notice. Comments received will be made available on written request to the Director General, Spectrum Engineering Branch, Department of Industry, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8.

Copies of this Gazette Notice and of Broadcasting Procedures and Rules, Part 7, Issue 1, Draft, are available electronically on the Internet at the following address: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/home for the English version and http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectre for the French version.

R. W. McCaughern
Director General
Spectrum Engineering Branch

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