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|Branding||CTV Yorkton (general)|
CTV News Regina (newscasts)
|Channels||Digital: allocated 23 (UHF)|
|First air date||1971|
|Last air date||2021 (analog)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog 10 (VHF) (1971-2021)|
|Transmitter power||56 kW|
CICC-TV (branded on-air as CTV Yorkton) is the CTV owned-and-operated station in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada. It broadcasts an analogue signal on VHF channel 10 from a transmitter adjacent to Highway 52, west of Yorkton, and also operates rebroadcast transmitters in Norquay, Hudson Bay, Carlyle Lake, Wynyard and Humboldt.
In 2002, CTV parent company Bell Media sold CICC's former CBC Television-affiliated twinstick sister station, CKOS-TV, to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which then made CKOS-TV a rebroadcaster of CBKT-DT in Regina.
CICC signed on in the fall of 1971, owned by Yorkton Television along with CKOS-TV. In 1984, it became 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.
Christeen Jesse anchors Yorkton's local CTV News at Noon. Other newscasts are simulcast from CKCK in Regina.
Notable former on-air staff
- Rob Brown (now anchor with CBC News Calgary)
- Robin Gill (now anchor with Global National)
- Bob Maloney (current Mayor of Yorkton)
|Station||City of licence||Channel||ERP||HAAT||Transmitter Coordinates|
|CICC-TV-2||Norquay||7 (VHF)||69 kW||107.6 m|
|CICC-TV-3*||Hudson Bay||11 (VHF)||0.68 kW||55.8 m|
|CIEW-TV||Carlyle Lake||7 (VHF)||170 kW||334.7 m|
|CIWH-TV||Wynyard||12 (VHF)||140 kW||170.7 m|
* 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. A subsequent change in ownership assigned full control of CTVglobemedia to Bell Canada; as of 2011, these transmitters remain in normal licensed broadcast operation. Another transmitter that rebroadcast CICC-TV, CIWH-TV-1 channel 32 of Humboldt, was also on that list; that transmitter closed in late 2010.
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:
"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."
- "Maloney wins mayoral race by landslide". Yorkton This Week. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
- CTV list of transmitters to be shut down Archived 2011-12-24 at the Wayback Machine
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2012-06-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2011-231, April 6, 2011.
- Official website
- CICC-TV history - Canadian Communication Foundation
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CICC-TV
- Query TV Fool's coverage map for CICC