TORONTO, July 8 /CNW/ - CTV today announced that the /A\ Windsor station
CHWI-TV will continue to operate for the license renewal term that all of
CTV's conventional stations have received (expiring August 31, 2010).
On July 6, the CRTC announced the enhancement of the Local Improvement
Programming Fund (LPIF) to assist conventional broadcasters in supporting
local television programming during the 2009-2010 broadcast year.
"Today's announcement about saving Windsor's only local private
television station for one year is a direct result of the CRTC's one year LPIF
enhancement," said Paul Sparkes, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs,
In addition, the CRTC acknowledged that Canadians value their local
stations and have provided a new regulatory framework to negotiate fair market
value for the distribution of our signals to provide for future stability for
An application will be made to convert CKNX-TV Wingham to a full
re-broadcast of the /A\ London signal.
With respect to CKX-TV Brandon (a CBC affiliate), CTV will continue to
review its options including the potential sale of the station. CTV has
previously stated that all three stations would close by August 31, 2009.
For further information: Bonnie Brownlee, SVP Corporate Communication,
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