Senior officials with Dougall Media have confirmed application has been made to the CRTC requesting an amendment to its license for CKPR-Television.
Company vice-president and general manager Don Caron on Friday said the application requests permission to amend a condition of its license related to its affiliation with the CBC.
The network has informed the company it will not be renewing any of its affiliation agreements beyond 2011, a move that will leave CKPR-TV without programming.
Caron called the CRTC filing a technical move that will allow Dougall Media to begin exploring other options.
He said he is saddened by the networks decision, as the CBC has provided services since the station began broadcasting in 1954. But Caron said when the change-over does occur, locally produced services will not be impacted.