CHOB-TV, Community, Hobbema

Cree Communications Group (Samson Management)

CHOB-TV199743n/aCree Communications Group (Samson Management)


On July 10, the CRTC approved an application by Samson Management Ltd., doing business under the name and style of Cree Communications Group for a broadcasting licence for a Native low-power television programming undertaking at Hobbema, on channel 43, with a transmitter power of 20 watts. The licence would expire August 31, 2003. The applicant indicated that initially, it would broadcast approximately 15 hours of programming per week, consisting of live and taped programming in Cree and English. On this same date, the Commission approved the application by Samson Management Ltd. to carry on a radiocommunication distribution undertaking at Hobbema. Issuance of the separate licence approved herein was necessary since the programming to be broadcast on the proposed undertaking would be produced by the licensee and broadcast over-the-air.
CHOB-TV signed on the air.


On July 21, the CRTC administratively renewed CHOB-TV’s licence to February 29, 2004.


On February 5, the CRTC administratively renewed CHOB’s licence until May 31, 2004.

On May 12, the CRTC renewed the licence of CHOB-TV until August 31, 2010.


On August 9, the licence of CHOB-TV was administratively renewed until March 31, 2011.


On March 29, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for a number of conventional television and transitional digital television stations until August 31, 2012. The CRTC noted that it does not intend to renew authorizations for full-power analog transmitters operating in the mandatory markets or on channels 52 to 69 outside the mandatory markets beyond August 31, 2011. By that time, the Commission expected licensees to have the necessary authority to broadcast in digital. In addition, the Commission imposed the following condition of licence on the stations that operate in mandatory markets or on channels 52 to 69 outside the mandatory markets: Unless otherwise authorized by the Commission, the licensee shall not transmit analog television signals after 31 August 2011 in mandatory markets designated as such by the Commission in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2011-184 or transmit television signals on channels 52 to 69. The Commission also noted that, pursuant to Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-69, it does not intend to renew, beyond 31 August 2011, authorizations for the transitional digital transmitters included in the broadcasting licences of the licensees set out in the appendix to this decision.

On July 12, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CHOB-TV until August 31, 2013. 

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