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Decision CRTC 2001-557
Ottawa, 30 August 2001
Mrs. Elisabeth Duffy-MacLean
Dear Ms. Elisabeth:
The Commission approves the above-noted application for authority to effect a transaction whereby 3922111 Canada Inc. will become the principal shareholder of the new category 2 specialty television service to be known as "Animal Planet".
The Commission notes that in its Decision 2000-552 (dated November 24, 2000), it has awarded a category 2 digital specialty service to be known as "Animal Planet" to CTV Inc. on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, whose share holders are Netstar Entreprises Inc. (Netstar) with 80% voting rights and Discovery Communications Inc. with 20% voting rights. The current transaction is to transfer the direct interest of Netstar to its wholly owned subsidiary 3922111 Canada Inc. Effective control will remain in the hands of Netstar.
The Commission will modify its ownership records to reflect the authorized ownership of "Animal Planet" as shown in the attached appendix.
The Commission also approves the licensee's confidentiality request for certain parts of the following documents:
The Commission notes that abridged versions of the above documents have been filed and that it will be placed in the public file.
All letters of approval issued by the Commission are made available for public examination at the Commission's central office. The Commission also requires you to append this letter to your licence.
Animal Planet Canada Company
3922111 Canada Inc.
Date Modified: 2001-08-30