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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-14

  Ottawa, 21 February 2008
 

Information Bulletin

 

Applications processed pursuant to the streamlined procedure

  In this public notice, the Commission publishes a list of applications involving transfers of ownership and changes in the effective control of broadcasting undertakings, as well as applications for amendments or extensions of deadlines not requiring a public process, that it has processed during the period 1 November 2007 to 31 December 2007 pursuant to its streamlined procedure.

1.

The Commission has a streamlined procedure for its consideration of applications involving transfers of ownership and changes in the effective control of broadcasting undertakings, as well as applications for amendments or extensions of deadlines, not requiring a public process. Under this procedure, and on a case-by-case basis, the Commission may approve or deny such an application without first having issued a public notice provided that:
 

a) its examination of the application reveals the presence of no significant policy concern; and

 

b) the Commission is convinced that approval or denial would be consistent with its approvals or denials of previous applications.

2.

Where these two conditions are met, the Commission is generally satisfied that a process initiated by a public notice is not required in the public interest, and would unnecessarily delay implementation of the transaction contemplated or of other proposals by the applicant.

3.

In the appendices to this public notice, the Commission publishes a list of applications involving transfers of ownership and changes in the effective control of broadcasting undertakings (Appendix 1), as well as applications for amendments or extensions of deadlines not requiring a public process (Appendix 2), that it has processed during the period 1 November 2007 to 31 December 2007 pursuant to its streamlined procedure.
  Secretary General
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Appendix 1 to Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-14

 

Changes of ownership processed by the Commission
by letter of authority during the period 1 November 2007 to 31 December 2007

 

Licensee

Application number and authorization date

Description of the transaction

1.

The Fight Network Inc. 2007-1288-7
2 November 2007
APPROVED - Change in the effective control of The Fight Network Inc. (TFN) from Michael R. Garrow to a joint control by Edwin Nordholm and Louden Owen.
TFN is the licensee of the Category 2 specialty service known as The Fight Network.

2.

Muskoka-Parry Sound Broadcasting Limited 2007-1260-6
7 November 2007
APPROVED - Change in the effective control of Muskoka-Parry Sound Broadcasting Limited (Muskoka-Parry Sound), from Ian Byers to Christopher Grossman, through the transfer to Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc., a corporation controlled by Mr. Grossman, of all the shares of Muskoka-Parry Sound. Muskoka-Parry Sound is the licensee of the radio programming undertaking CFBK-FM Huntsville, Ontario.

3.

Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. 2007-1538-6
26 November 2007
APPROVED - Extension to 31 March 2008, of the authority for the Voting Trust Arrangement between CanWest MediaWorks Inc. and Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. and the trustee, Mr. James B. MacDonald, approved in Administrative letter of 24 May 2007.

4.

CTVglobemedia Inc. 2007-1484-1
11 December 2007
APPROVED - Change in the ownership of CTVglobemedia Inc. (CTVgm), through a corporate reorganization at the level of The Woodbridge Company Limited (Woodbridge) and its wholly-owned subsidiary 1565117 Ontario Limited (1565117), consisting of the transfer of Woodbridge's 23.59% interest in CTVgm to 1565117, holder of another 16.41% voting interest in CTVgm.
This transaction does not affect the total 40% voting interest of Woodbridge in CTVgm, or the effective control of CTVgm, which continues to be exercised by its board of directors. CTVgm owns, through its subsidiaries, various radio, television and specialty programming undertakings.

5.

Rogers Communications Inc. 2007-1833-0
18 December 2007
APPROVED - Corporate reorganization for estate planning, at the level of Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI).
This transaction does not affect the ultimate control of RCI, which continues to be exercised by Mr. Edward S. Rogers.
RCI owns, through subsidiaries, various radio and television programming undertakings, broadcasting distribution undertakings, and specialty, pay-per-view and video-on-demand services.
 

Appendix 2 to Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-14

 

Other broadcasting applications not requiring a public process that have been processed by the Commission pursuant to its streamlined procedure, during the period 1 November 2007 to 31 December 2007

 

Licensee

Application number and authorization date

Description of the application

1.

United Christian Broadcasters Canada 2007-1429-7
5 November 2007
APPROVED - Change the authorized contours of the transmitter CKJJ-FM-1 Cobourg, Ontario.

2.

Shaw Cablesystems Limited, a subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. 2007-1471-8
13 November 2007
APPROVED - Change the authorized service area of the cable broadcasting distribution undertaking serving Courtenay, Comox and Powell River, British Columbia in order to include new areas of development.

3.

Shaw Cablesystems Limited, a subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. 2007-1472-6
13 November 2007
APPROVED - Change the authorized service area of the cable broadcasting distribution undertaking serving Nanaimo, Cedar, Gabriola Island, Ladysmith, Mudge Island and Protection Island, British Columbia in order to include new areas of development.

4.

Shaw Cablesystems Limited, a subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. 2007-1473-4
13 November 2007
APPROVED - Change the authorized service area of the cable broadcasting distribution undertaking serving Nanoose Bay, British Columbia in order to include a new area.

5.

Shaw Cablesystems Limited, a subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. 2007-1474-2
13 November 2007
APPROVED - Change the authorized service area of the cable broadcasting distribution undertaking serving Parksville and Qualicum Beach, British Columbia in order to include new areas of development.

6.

Shaw Cablesystems Limited, a subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. 2007-1475-0
13 November 2007
APPROVED - Change the authorized service area of the cable broadcasting distribution undertaking serving Port Alberni, British Columbia in order to include new areas of development.

7.

CanWest MediaWorks Inc. 2007-1333-0
14 November 2007
DENIED - Extension of the time limit to commence operation of the new English-language FM radio programming undertaking CHAL-FM Halifax, Nova Scotia, authorized in Easy Listening FM radio station in Halifax, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-515, 26 November 2004.

8.

Newcap Inc. 2007-1546-9
19 November 2007
APPROVED - Change the authorized contours of the English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking CHFT-FM Fort McMurray, Alberta, authorized in Classic Hits FM radio station in Fort McMurray, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-628, 15 November 2006.

9.

Coop de solidarité radio communautaire MRC de Maskinongé 2007-1576-6
22 November 2007
APPROVED - Extension of the time limit, to 30 December 2007, to commence operation of the transmitter CHHO-FM-1 Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, Quebec, authorized in Community radio station in Louiseville, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-353, 28 July 2005.

10.

Shaw Cablesystems Limited, a subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. 2007-1585-7
22 November 2007
APPROVED - Change the authorized service area of the cable broadcasting distribution undertaking serving New Westminster, British Columbia in order to include new areas of development.

11.

Shaw Cablesystems Limited, a subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. 2007-1587-3
22 November 2007
APPROVED - Change the authorized service area of the cable broadcasting distribution undertaking serving Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Mission and Fraser, British Columbia in order to include new areas of development.

12.

Source Cable Limited 2007-1609-5
3 December 2007
APPROVED - Change the authorized service area of the cable broadcasting distribution undertaking serving Hamilton and area, Ontario in order to include new areas of development.

13.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2007-1617-8
6 December 2007
APPROVED - Change the authorized contours of the transmitter CBYW-FM Whistler, British Columbia.

14.

Harvard Broadcasting Inc. 2007-1593-0
10 December 2007
APPROVED - Change the authorized contours of the English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking CFVR-FM Fort McMurray, Alberta, authorized in Adult Contemporary FM radio station in Fort McMurray, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-627, 15 November 2006.

15.

4239130 Canada Ltd. 2007-1675-6
10 December 2007
APPROVED - Extension of the time limit, to 2 February 2009, to commence operation of the national Category 2 specialty service authorized in Le Canal Erotique AOV - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-32, 2 February 2005. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

16.

4239130 Canada Ltd. 2007-1676-4
10 December 2007
APPROVED - Extension of the time limit, to 3 February 2009, to commence operation of the national Category 2 specialty service authorized in XXX Clips AOV - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-39, 3 February 2005. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

17.

The Kamloops Campus/
Community Radio Society
2007-1678-0
10 December 2007
APPROVED - Change the authorized contours of the English-language community-based campus radio programming undertaking CFBX-FM Kamloops, British Columbia.

18.

K-Rock 1057 Inc. 2007-1693-8
10 December 2007
APPROVED - Change the authorized contours of the English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking authorized in Conversions to FM band and licensing of a new radio station to serve Kingston, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-334, 28 August 2007.

19.

OlaFarmHollywood Corporation 2007-1673-0
11 December 2007
APPROVED - Extension of the time limit, to 4 February 2009, to commence operation of the national English-language specialty audio programming undertaking authorized in OlaFarmHollywood Corporation - Specialty audio service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-43, 4 February 2005. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

20.

591991 B.C. Ltd., a subsidiary of Corus Entertainment Inc. 2007-1783-7
21 December 2007
APPROVED - Extension of the time limit, to 16 March 2009, to simulcast the programming of the new radio programming undertaking CJRC-FM Gatineau, Quebec on the AM radio station CJRC Gatineau.

21.

Ramanjeet S. Sivia, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated 2007-1798-6
21 December 2007
APPROVED - Extension of the time limit, to 4 February 2009, to commence operation of the national ethnic Category 2 specialty service authorized in Virasat TV - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-44, 4 February 2005. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

Date Modified: 2008-02-21