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CTV News Regina (newscasts)
|Channels||Analog: 10 (VHF)
Digital: allocated 23 (UHF)
|First air date||1971|
|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.
Bob Maloney and his news team anchors local Yorkton CTV News at Noon and CTV News at 6 p.m. (5 days a week). Other newscasts are simulcast from CKCK in Regina.
Notable former on-air staff
|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 CICC-TV-2, CICC-TV-3, CIEW-TV and CIWH-TV. 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."
At the same time, Bell Media applied to conver the licenses of CTV2 Atlantic (formerly ASN) and CTV2 Alberta (formerly ACCESS) from satellite-to-cable undertakings into television stations without transmitters (similar to cable-only network affiliates in the United States), and to reduce the level of educational content on CTV2 Alberta.
- CTV list of transmitters to be shut down
- Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2011-231, April 6, 2011.