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CICC-TV
Channels
Branding
  • CTV Yorkton (general)
  • CTV News Yorkton (local newscasts)
Programming
AffiliationsCTV
Ownership
OwnerBell Media Inc.
History
First air date
September 6, 1971 (52 years ago) (1971-09-06)
Technical information
Licensing authority
CRTC
ERP56 kW
HAAT135.3 m (444 ft)
Transmitter coordinates51°12′33″N 102°44′1″W / 51.20917°N 102.73361°W / 51.20917; -102.73361
Links
Website
CICC's former logo (1998–2001)

CICC-TV (channel 10) is a television station in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada, part of the CTV Television Network. Owned and operated by network parent Bell Media, it is a semi-satellite of CKCK-DT in Regina. CICC-TV's studios are located on Broadway Street East and 6 Avenue North in Yorkton, and its transmitter is located adjacent to Highway 52, west of the city.

History

CICC signed on for the first time on Labour Day 1971, owned by Yorkton Television along with CKOS-TV. In 1984, it became a sister station to Prince Albert's CBC affiliate, CKBI-TV. Baton Broadcasting acquired it in 1986 as part of its merger with Yorkton Television. When Baton bought controlling interest in CTV in 1996, CICC became the network's second-smallest O&O.

In 2002, CTV parent company Bell Globemedia (now Bell Media) sold CICC's former CBC-affiliated twinstick sister station, CKOS-TV, to the CBC, which then made CKOS a rebroadcaster of CBKT in Regina. CBC shut down the transmitter in 2012, leaving CICC as the only over-the-air broadcast in Yorkton.

In November 2023, the station launched its digital signal.[1]

News programming

As of February 12, 2024, its only local newscast is CTV News at Five, anchored by Lee Jones from the CTV Regina studios with reporters filing stories from Yorkton.[2] It otherwise simulcasts all of CTV Regina's news programming.

Notable former on-air staff

Former transmitters

Notes
  1. ^ CICC-TV-3 was among a long list of CTV rebroadcasters nationwide to have shut down on or before August 31, 2009, as part of a political dispute with Canadian authorities on paid fee-for-carriage requirements for cable television operators.[4] A subsequent change in ownership assigned full control of CTVglobemedia to Bell Canada; as of 2011, these transmitters remained in normal licensed broadcast operation.[5] Another transmitter that rebroadcast CICC-TV, CIWH-TV-1 channel 32 of Humboldt, was also on that list; that transmitter closed in late 2010.[6]

On February 11, 2016, Bell Media applied for its regular license renewals, which included applications to delete a long list of transmitters, including all of CICC's rebroadcasters. Bell Media's rationale for deleting these analog repeaters is below:[7][8]

We are electing to delete these analog transmitters from the main licence with which they are associated. These analog transmitters generate no incremental revenue, attract little to no viewership given the growth of BDU or DTH subscriptions and are costly to maintain, repair or replace. In addition, none of the highlighted transmitters offer any programming that differs from the main channels. The Commission has determined that broadcasters may elect to shut down transmitters but will lose certain regulatory privileges (distribution on the basic service, the ability to request simultaneous substitution) as noted in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-24, Over-the-air transmission of television signals and local programming. We are fully aware of the loss of these regulatory privileges as a result of any transmitter shutdown.

References

  1. ^ "How to keep watching CTV over the air in Prince Albert and Yorkton". CTV News Saskatoon. Bell Media. November 15, 2023. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
  2. ^ "CTV Yorkton Web News February 12".
  3. ^ "Maloney wins mayoral race by landslide". Yorkton This Week. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  4. ^ CTV list of transmitters to be shut down Archived December 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "CRTC renews licences of most English-language television services: New licence terms to bolster funding for original Canadian programs". Archived from the original on October 5, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  6. ^ Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2011-231, April 6, 2011.
  7. ^ "The Runtime Service cannot communicate with Entitlements Service".
  8. ^ "Notice of hearing - 22 to 24 November 2016 - Laval, Quebec - 28 November to 2 December 2016 - Gatineau, Quebec - Renewal of television licences held by large English- and French-language ownership groups". June 15, 2016.