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Department of Industry
Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. SMBR-002-10 – BPR-10, Issue 1, Application Procedures and Rules for Digital Television (DTV) Undertakings

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is publishing Broadcasting Procedures and Rules: Part 10 (BPR-10), Issue 1, Application Procedures and Rules for Digital Television (DTV) Undertakings.

In August 2009, the Department released a provisional issue of BPR-10 to provide the application procedures and the operational requirements for DTV undertakings. This document has been updated and finalized to reflect the revised status of analog television, as well as the status of television channels 52 to 69 after August 31, 2011, as per the new Broadcasting Regulatory Policy (CRTC 2010-167): "A group-based approach to the licensing of private television services," published by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on March 22, 2010. Issue 1 of BPR-10 also reflects comments received in response to the publication of the provisional issue of the document.

BPR-10, Issue 1, will come into force as of the date of publication of this notice.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on Industry Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html. Printed copies of the Canada Gazette can be ordered by telephoning the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

August 14, 2010

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Marc Dupuis
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch