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Old 27-Nov-2012, 7:55 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by tvlurker View Post
It appears that the delay in updating the database is partly due to how it is being done -- no changes are made until the broadcaster files its certification information to indicate that the AU facility is operating as per the original engineering brief. Once that happens, the DT facility is supposed to be promoted to "OP", and the former analog facility is supposed to be deleted from the public version of the database.

Some times there are delays in getting all the i's dotted and the t's crossed. Other times, there seems to be some confusion when there are multiple entries associated with a given station.
Furthermore, there is no real policy established yet for what to do with returned licenses (SunTV, the upcoming CBC and TVO analog TV shutdowns on July 31, etc.)

There is also a request pending to make available entries that correspond to CRTC Part I applications, which are currently not available in the public version of the databse. (This means that the engineering brief and other technical details involved in a Part I (expedited) application are available on the CRTC website, but not in the public version of the IC database.)
Well as pointed out the broadcasters are still taking their time reporting back based on the latest response below ..So is up to the public to get the broadcasters to get this done as it seems after a period of time we are still waiting ?
The process of updating the TV database is done on a regular basis by Industry Canada. As soon as the certification process is completed, the banner of the station will change from AU to OP. The reason why some of the DTV stations are still 'AU' in the database is that Industry Canada is still waiting for some documentation from the station/broadcast consultant in order to finalize the certification process. All the analog stations that are no longer operational are removed from the database. As soon as Industry Canada receives the information from the broadcasters that their stations are no longer operating, they update the database accordingly.
If there are still some stations that should be removed from the database, please inform the Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications Sector at Industry Canada at 1-800-328-6189, and they will investigate and make the necessary corrections.
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